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Thread started 04/14/17 4:38pm

LEATHRSAIL

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The Dream Factory artwork event ~ Susannah Melvoin

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Susannah Melvoin will be making another appearance at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis on April 23, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.. She will bring the never before seen artwork that Prince approved for the 1986 unreleased Prince and the Revolution album "The Dream Factory". "Prince loved the Electric Fetus and even days before he transcended was tweeting about them selling his Piano and Microphone concert program. This just seemed like a great way to honor both the work Prince and I put into the Dream Factory project, and his love for the Electric Fetus. I can't wait to show the fans what they've been hearing about and discussing amongst themselves for decades! I miss my friend dearly and will do my part to keep his musical legacy alive and to keep sharing my gift as he always encouraged me to do."

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Reply #1 posted 04/14/17 4:40pm

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Awwww shoot! I'll be at Paisley Park at that time. Would love to see Susannah, too!

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Reply #2 posted 04/14/17 4:46pm

mbdtyler

Nice! I was wondering if/when she would share the artwork, it has been a while since she mentioned it on facebook.

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Reply #3 posted 04/14/17 11:09pm

motherfunka

rubymoon53 said:

Awwww shoot! I'll be at Paisley Park at that time. Would love to see Susannah, too!

She'll be singing with the Revolution at Paisley Park. Hopefully she'll bring the artwork.

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Reply #4 posted 04/15/17 4:49am

paulludvig

Here we got again: "This just seemed like a great way to honor both the work Prince and I put into the Dream Factory project,"
She's talking like the project was a joint effort.
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #5 posted 04/15/17 6:14am

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paulludvig said:

Here we got again: "This just seemed like a great way to honor both the work Prince and I put into the Dream Factory project," She's talking like the project was a joint effort.

you know everybody from that era thinks that lol

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Reply #6 posted 04/15/17 6:16am

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tab32792 said:



paulludvig said:


Here we got again: "This just seemed like a great way to honor both the work Prince and I put into the Dream Factory project," She's talking like the project was a joint effort.

you know everybody from that era thinks that lol




lol True!
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #7 posted 04/15/17 8:50am

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paulludvig said:

Here we got again: "This just seemed like a great way to honor both the work Prince and I put into the Dream Factory project," She's talking like the project was a joint effort.

And U will be right there stalking her facebook page to get a look at it

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #8 posted 04/15/17 8:51am

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paulludvig said:

tab32792 said:

you know everybody from that era thinks that lol

lol True!

Even though it is true, she is talking about the artwork concepts

What's the matter with your life
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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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Reply #9 posted 04/15/17 9:24am

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Cool.
“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
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Reply #10 posted 04/16/17 6:12am

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I think you are overreacting to this one Paul. I was on her ass (indirectly on this site) about the Starfish and Coffee shit but this one seems cool. She has talked about he and her drawing together and his being a good artist (one of the silver linings of mayte's book is that Prince' s drawing ability is apparent in the book). She called it a project, not an album. She is not implying in this paragraph anything other than working on artwork for an album. And to be honest, its pretty subtle what she is doing. She is promoting her drawing ability but she is not claiming more credit than she deserves as far as I can tell.

paulludvig said:

Here we got again: "This just seemed like a great way to honor both the work Prince and I put into the Dream Factory project," She's talking like the project was a joint effort.

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Reply #11 posted 04/17/17 10:09pm

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Hello. Her work is part of the history. Looking forward. Peace.

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Reply #12 posted 04/18/17 5:34am

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if will definately be cool to have 2 pieces of different 'official' artwork for the dream factory.


I'll be able to put together my cds of 2 different Dream Factory configurations and have artwork to go with both.

What's the matter with your life
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Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #13 posted 04/18/17 6:42am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

if will definately be cool to have 2 pieces of different 'official' artwork for the dream factory.


I'll be able to put together my cds of 2 different Dream Factory configurations and have artwork to go with both.

What's the other "official" artwork for Dream Factory other than the one Susannah is going to reveal at this event?

Heavenly wine and roses seems to whisper to me when you smile...
Always cry for love, never cry for pain...
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Reply #14 posted 04/18/17 7:05am

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RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

if will definately be cool to have 2 pieces of different 'official' artwork for the dream factory.


I'll be able to put together my cds of 2 different Dream Factory configurations and have artwork to go with both.

What's the other "official" artwork for Dream Factory other than the one Susannah is going to reveal at this event?

She has two different drawings

Susannah Melvoin on designing the Dream Factory album cover: Prince and I used to draw together. He was actually a really great artist. I was really into it, too. I would always have a pad and I was always drawing. I've been drawing since I was a kid. We would sit down and we would draw together. One particular night he couldn't come up with an album cover (for Dream Factory). I came up with a couple of different ones. One of them was actually a dramatized version of myself, opening up a door into this dream world, with images that were based on some of the songs. I remember that there was a lot of white space, because, I couldn't fill up the background with color... Everything was kind of drawn onto white paper. But, the doors were very ornate and I'm opening the door into the Dream Factory. The second album cover didn't have me on it. It just had the name Dream Factory, with some things hanging off the words. I used to do murals in the house where Prince lived, incredible, crazy murals that he would ask me to paint. We were always into doing stuff like that.

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #15 posted 04/18/17 7:09am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

What's the other "official" artwork for Dream Factory other than the one Susannah is going to reveal at this event?

She has two different drawings

Susannah Melvoin on designing the Dream Factory album cover: Prince and I used to draw together. He was actually a really great artist. I was really into it, too. I would always have a pad and I was always drawing. I've been drawing since I was a kid. We would sit down and we would draw together. One particular night he couldn't come up with an album cover (for Dream Factory). I came up with a couple of different ones. One of them was actually a dramatized version of myself, opening up a door into this dream world, with images that were based on some of the songs. I remember that there was a lot of white space, because, I couldn't fill up the background with color... Everything was kind of drawn onto white paper. But, the doors were very ornate and I'm opening the door into the Dream Factory. The second album cover didn't have me on it. It just had the name Dream Factory, with some things hanging off the words. I used to do murals in the house where Prince lived, incredible, crazy murals that he would ask me to paint. We were always into doing stuff like that.

Ah okay, gotcha, think I've read that before but only really remembered her talking about the first one, quite excited to see them as well.

Heavenly wine and roses seems to whisper to me when you smile...
Always cry for love, never cry for pain...
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Reply #16 posted 04/22/17 11:49am

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has anyone seen it?

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #17 posted 04/23/17 1:08pm

woogiebear

Went 2 the signing. Got 2 meet Susannah and Eric Leeds!!
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Reply #18 posted 04/23/17 1:31pm

paulludvig

woogiebear said:

Went 2 the signing. Got 2 meet Susannah and Eric Leeds!!

Eric or Allan? I thought Eric was in Australia playing shows with St Paul.

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #19 posted 04/23/17 4:22pm

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https://www.facebook.com/susannahmelvoinartistpage/photos/a.201853310159152.1073741828.201835890160894/466828940328253/?type=3&theater

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