Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions (1983-1984)

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince s rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet His journey is metic

  • Title: Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions (1983-1984)
  • Author: Duane Tudahl Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
  • ISBN: 9781538105498
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince s rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet His journey is meticulously documented through detailed accounts of his time secluded behind the doors of the recording studio as well as his days on tour With unprecedented access to the musicPrince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince s rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet His journey is meticulously documented through detailed accounts of his time secluded behind the doors of the recording studio as well as his days on tour With unprecedented access to the musicians, singers, and studio engineers who knew Prince best, including members of The Revolution and The Time, Duane Tudahl weaves an intimate saga of an eccentric genius and the people and events who helped shape the groundbreaking music he created From Sunset Sound Studios daily recording logs and Warner Brothers vault of information, Tudahl uncovers hidden truths about the origins of songs such as Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, and Raspberry Beret and also reveals never before published details about Prince s unreleased outtakes This definitive chronicle of Prince s creative brilliance during 1983 and 1984 reveals a new experience of the Purple Rain album as an integral part of Prince s life and the lives of those closest to him.

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    • Chris Johnson says:

      On April 21, 2016, the world lost one of the most prolific, hard-working musicians that ever lived.  Prince Rogers Nelson was a bona-fide legend, his talent only eclipsed by the aura of mystery that surrounded him.  In the wake of his death, many writers (both professional and amateur) have written books that attempt to unravel Prince’s mystery while also honoring the legacy he left behind.  However, few of these books have been met with the kind of anticipation and hype that Duane Tudahl [...]

    • KaNisa says:

      Prince is music. Prince is a prolific writer. Prince is a workaholic. Prince can be tough at times. Prince has a way of pushing you beyond your self-assumed boundaries and will have you doing things you never thought possible… We hear these notions that describe Prince so often, it’s almost easy to gloss over exactly what they mean. Only when we hear specific stories or accounts about working with him do these phrases truly begin to resonate past lore and into real life experience.Prince and [...]

    • Taylor Wilson says:

      The world lost a legend when Prince died, one of the greatest musicians ever. I’ve been listening to Purple Rain, 1999, When Doves Cry, Raspberry Beret, and many more of Prince’s songs since I was young. That man could sing, there was no doubt about it. Prince was full of mystery and even after his death, people are still trying to figure out the mystery that was Prince. Many authors have published books honoring Prince’s legacy but none have done it quite as well as Duane Tudahl in Prince [...]

    • Jacob Adkins says:

      Prince’s unexpected passing on April 21, 2016 shocked the world. During his life he released 39 albums, four movies, and recorded thousands of songs, most of which remain locked in his vault. Without a doubt there will never be another music artist as skilled, productive, and revered as he was. He was always a rather private person, rarely giving interviews, and keeping his musical process a secret, except to those involved in it. This book is the first installment of a planned series of books [...]

    • Zach says:

      This review originally appeared on my chronological Prince blog, dance / music / sex / romance.It is no exaggeration to say that without Duane Tudahl, Prince fandom and Prince scholarship would both look very different. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Tudahl was one of the amateur historians behind Uptown, the venerated fanzine that remains the chief source of what we know about Prince’s work beyond the official studio recordings. If you have a dogeared copy of Per Nilsen’s Dance Music Sex Rom [...]

    • Crissy says:

      ** I received a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**This was an okay read for me. What did blow me away was the dedication and passion that this writer had to give us a glimpse into the life and person known as Prince. Sometimes we put legendary people and legends on a pedestal and think they are untouchable but this book makes you realize that a person with Prince's status and fame is still just a person. We as people might not have the same struggle but in life we all struggl [...]

    • Eva says:

      My husband and I are huge fans of Prince and I was very excited to read this book and am excited that this book is the first of many Prince books to come. Prince's talent was amazing, multiple instruments, writing, and collaborations come together to become the music from Prince. The Purple Rain time is the focus of this book and that was instrumental in my late high school years. This book is an incredible resource for both Prince fans. It will help the non-Prince fan learn about his talent. Hi [...]

    • Vnunez-Ms_luv2read says:

      I have been a Prince fan since his first recording. I have followed his career through all ups and downs. I have read many books on Prince and I have to say this book still gave tidbits that I had never read before. This is an outstanding book on The Purple One. It breaks down his songs and give you background on the studio sessions, who participated and other fascinating information. This book is a definite for any fan of Prince. I really enjoyed this book. Thanks to NetGalley, the author and t [...]

    • Bert says:

      (This review is currently a work-in-progress. I'm still trying to sort all of my opinions into a better flowing form, so bear with me.)There is so much to admire here. It is clear that Duane Tudahl invested a lot of time and effort in this book, and that it must have taken an awful lot of work to compile all of his sources into a working narrative that isn't scared to admit when it presumes some events take place (because documentation is lacking or witness accounts are contradicting each other) [...]

    • Valerity * says:

      3.5/5 This book is about Prince during a specific period of time (1983-1984) when he was at his most creative. It was a time when he was touring and recording and got off the road to make a movie that started out being titled "Dream" but ended up becoming "Purple Rain". It talks about all 3 bands that he was writing for and running on tour, which was crazy, he had The Time, Destiny 6, and his own band, but he practiced with all three bands. It goes into every studio session between those years, [...]

    • Diane Hernandez says:

      Like Beetlejuice’s The Handbook for the Living and the Dead, “this thing reads like stereo instructions”. But if the stereo instructions show Prince behind the scenes, it is worth spending a bit of time reading inconsequential details. Prince and the Purple Rain Era Sessions: 1983 and 1984 describes what Prince was doing, and especially recording, literally day-by-day through 1983 and 1984. It also includes some new and captivating tidbits. Prince was the producer and Svengali of Vanity 6, [...]

    • Kristine says:

      Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions by Duane Tudahl is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-November.Personally, I had to try really hard not to write my review in Prince-ese with symbols, numerics, and shortened words. Anyway, the era of this book takes place between January 1983 and December 1984 with Tudahl logging an exhaustive amount of interviews as a self-admitted 'funk archivist' on the production of the Purple Rain album, a moderate amount about the movie of the same nam [...]

    • Tony says:

      Hands down, the best Prince book I have read so far (and I've read a lot of them!). Having an audio/sound background, this book hit all the right buttons for me (pun kinda intended). While it concentrated on P's studio work, I learned tons about the man that I didn't know reading the more "usual" Prince books. His sense of urgency regarding the recording process was a real eye opener. I had a general sense about that, but this book really puts that into sharp focus. Prince's restless nature in w [...]

    • Rachel Kayla says:

      Duane Tudahl has created a masterpiece for Prince fans, musicologists, musicians, sound engineers, pop culture enthusiasts and anyone who wants to work in the recording industry in any capacity. With meticulous research, he paints the clearest picture we may ever have about the process of creating a masterpiece (or in Prince’s case during this time.erpieces). His extensive interviews with most of the people involved in the process at the time, pull back the purple curtain Prince kept shut for [...]

    • Tropical Sorbet says:

      The amount of research Duane did and how brilliantly he organized this book blows my mind. I was actually trying to slow down as I read because I didn’t want it to end. This book was very much needed and I am so grateful that it now exists. I look forward to future volumes. If you haven't read this book yet and are browsing the reviews before you make a decision, trust me this book will exceed your highest expectations. Buy it. From page one you will devour it and by the end of it you will hav [...]

    • Chambers Stevens says:

      I am a lifelong Prince fan. And I know some of the biggest Prince scholars in the world. But the truth is no one really compares to Duane Tudahl. The research on this book is incredible. But so what? That doesn't mean you should read it. What sets this book apart from other books is Duane can freakin' write!!! He takes the story of a genius who sits in a studio for 2 years and turns it into a page turning epic. I recommend you get your Prince albums out and listen to the songs as you read the bo [...]

    • Jay Gabler says:

      I was really impressed by this book. Instead of wonky studio details, it tells the very human story of Prince's changing relationships during this crucial period. I reviewed Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions for The Current.

    • Kalina Ingham says:

      I learned so much about Prince's brilliance and creativity behind the Purple Rain album, movie, and tour! A thoroughly researched and very entertaining book! I especially loved the extensive documented interviews and resources!A must read for all Purple Rain and Prince fans! 💜🎸

    • Amy says:

      Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions is an interesting read and I learned more about this music legend I did not know previously.

    • Kurt Gottschalk says:

      Review forthcoming in Keyboard magazine.

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