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Thread started 03/18/16 4:22pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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Prince announces His FIRST MEGA Memoir!!!!!

The Purple One's first original book is scheduled for release autumn 2017



Prince has announced that he is writing a memoir. The currently untitled book is scheduled for release in fall 2017 via Spiegel & Grau (a Random House imprint). It will be Prince's first original book. It's described as "an unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work – from the family that shaped him and the people, places, and ideas that fired his creative imagination, to the stories behind the music that changed the world," in a press release.

Also in the press release, Spiegel & Grau Executive Editor Chris Jackson said:

Prince is a towering figure in global culture and his music has been the soundtrack for untold numbers of people—including me—for more than a generation; his creative genius has provided the musical landscape of our lives. Millions of words have been written about Prince—books and articles, essays and criticism—but we're thrilled to be publishing Prince's powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice.

Prince will certainly have stories to tell in his memoir. We sure hope his story about the time he replaced a ?uestlove DJ set with a DVD showing of Finding Nemo is in there.

Yesterday, a bunch of Prince goodies (like his engagement ring, rare recordings, and more) were put up for auction. He released two albums last year: HITNRUN Phase One and HITNRUN Phase Two.

Read our new feature "Everybody Is a Star" about Minneapolis venue First Avenue, where Prince came up in the '80s. Also check out some of his riders and guest lists on the Pitch.

prince's book will be the most HIGHLY anticipated book in the history of muziq entertainment!!!!It'll b a COMPLETE "mAsTeRPieCe"....

http://pitchfork.com/news/64240-prince-announces-memoir/?mbid=social_twitter


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In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #1 posted 03/18/16 4:29pm

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Reply #2 posted 03/18/16 4:32pm

bluegangsta

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Finally, a project that deserves to be shelved.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #3 posted 03/18/16 4:39pm

vivifiant

I'll believe this when I hold this book on my hands.

And yes, a project that I wouldn't mind at all if it's shelved.

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Reply #4 posted 03/18/16 4:42pm

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This is insanely big news.

Sticky'd and featuring it on the front page.

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Reply #5 posted 03/18/16 4:47pm

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I hope he doesn't go overboard with the "unconventional" aspects of it. I'd rather a more straightforward autobiography.
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Reply #6 posted 03/18/16 4:50pm

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PRINCE just tweeted this link, so it seems official...

http://pitchfork.com/news/64240-prince-announces-memoir/?mbid=social_twitter

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Reply #7 posted 03/18/16 4:58pm

1contessa

All I hope for is truth and not some ego trip.

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Reply #8 posted 03/18/16 5:09pm

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After I finished picking up my jaw from the floor, I started hoping that it will be more comprehensible than the late Vanity's autobiography was. lol If it sees the light of day.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #9 posted 03/18/16 5:15pm

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Kind of surprised by this, but I'm sure it will certainly make for an interesting read. Cool news!
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Reply #10 posted 03/18/16 5:24pm

bashraka

I doubt that the book will be a scandalous tell all book. Probably a book featuring his idiosyncratic muses about the origins of his talent, music, lyrics and collaborators-which is good for him. Too many celebrities sell other people out with tell-all books with information that is salacious and often in bad taste. I would love for the memoir to be written like "Main In The Music" by Joseph Vogel which details the recording process and circumstances surrounding his most famed recordings.

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Reply #11 posted 03/18/16 5:34pm

PurpleColossus

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omg

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Looking forward to it!

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Reply #12 posted 03/18/16 5:37pm

JoeyCococo

I know, in the early 2000s or late 90s he did show interest in a book deal. I never heard what happened. Now, being nearly 60, he must me reflecting more. It is natural and I am happy. This guy has been in the spotlight for 40 years but has remained mostly out of gossip garbage. Surely he hasMANY MANY stories he can tell but has remained quiet all ofvthese decades. I cannot see him do a tell all. He is above that trash. I hope to get se stories explaining his normal life.

I never thought i would see a piano and mic tour. I think he is in some transitional period.

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Reply #13 posted 03/18/16 5:37pm

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bashraka said:

I doubt that the book will be a scandalous tell all book. Probably a book featuring his idiosyncratic muses about the origins of his talent, music, lyrics and collaborators-which is good for him. Too many celebrities sell other people out with tell-all books with information that is salacious and often in bad taste. I would love for the memoir to be written like "Main In The Music" by Joseph Vogel which details the recording process and circumstances surrounding his most famed recordings.

Except all of the information in that book could already be found on the internet. Despite the fact that he interviewed a lot of MJ's collaborators and that the Estate allowed him access to MJ's archive, he managed to get the same answers musicologists and hard-core fans have already heard... That book was the definition of fail.

Making Michael, on the other hand, will have a ton of exclusive information.

Speaking of books, when is madhouseman's coming out? Frankly, I'm more excited for that one than I am Prince's.

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Reply #14 posted 03/18/16 5:37pm

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INSAAAAANNNNNE



*praying this is real talk and not JW propaganda*

*if I open the cover & it's the new world translation of the holy scriptures imma hurt somebody*
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Reply #15 posted 03/18/16 5:49pm

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In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #16 posted 03/18/16 6:09pm

warning2all

I have about as much faith of this product coming to be as the Remasters. Which is almost nil.

If he does see it through, I really hope it isn't salacious or tawdry or low class. Too many artists/performers in my lifetime that I admired/respected as a kid have shown themselves to be idiots in this social media age.

I hope Prince can retain his air of mystery and artistic other worldliness but really share his musical approach to his craft.

And maybe,just maybe this will trigger some fondness for the Vault and he can share that with us too! Maybe a cd Soundtrack for the book?
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Reply #17 posted 03/18/16 6:18pm

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if it chronicles his carreer and recordings as thoroughly and as in depth as the 21 Nights book + cd
chronicled that 21 Nights at the O2, well, we're in for a treat, aren't we.

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Reply #18 posted 03/18/16 6:32pm

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IstenSzek said:

if it chronicles his carreer and recordings as thoroughly and as in depth as the 21 Nights book + cd
chronicled that 21 Nights at the O2, well, we're in for a treat, aren't we.

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Start with low expectations people of the org. Then you can't be disappointed when 'this never before revealing insight into the world of blah-blah-blah' has pictures of his shoeboxes or protégés rolleyes or whatever
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Reply #19 posted 03/18/16 6:47pm

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I highly doubt this book will ever be finished or see the light of day.

As fans we know how spontaneous and short attention spanned prince is. To commit to a project with release over a year from now? No freakin way. He'll start work on it then no doubt lose interest and shelve it, leave it unfinished in the vault.
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Reply #20 posted 03/18/16 6:53pm

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Cannot wait!

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Reply #21 posted 03/18/16 7:01pm

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starkitty said:

INSAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNE *praying this is real talk and not JW propaganda* *if I open the cover & it's the new world translation of the holy scriptures imma hurt somebody*


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Reply #22 posted 03/18/16 7:03pm

AnnaSantana

sfinky1 said:

I highly doubt this book will ever be finished or see the light of day.

As fans we know how spontaneous and short attention spanned prince is. To commit to a project with release over a year from now? No freakin way. He'll start work on it then no doubt lose interest and shelve it, leave it unfinished in the vault.


Agreed.
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Reply #23 posted 03/18/16 7:14pm

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(3/18, 9:18 p.m.): Tonight at a press conference. To a packed room at Avenue nightclub in New York City’s Meatpacking District, Prince announced the title of his memoir will be The Beautiful Ones (which is also the name of a Purple Rain track). He said it will span from his first memory to when he played the Super Bowl XLI halftime show in 2007.

Also in the press release, Spiegel & Grau Executive Editor Chris Jackson said:

Prince is a towering figure in global culture and his music has been the soundtrack for untold numbers of people—including me—for more than a generation; his creative genius has provided the musical landscape of our lives. Millions of words have been written about Prince—books and articles, essays and criticism—but we're thrilled to be publishing Prince's powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice.

Eye'm so Xcited!!! "The Beautiful Ones" is the PERFECT title....

prince clad in gold sequined pinstripe pajamas, said at an event in New York City on Friday night that the book's working title is "The Beautiful Ones" and that the publishers made him "an offer I can't refuse."

He added that the book will start with his first memory.

"This is my first (book). My brother Dan is helping me with it. He's a good critic and that's what I need. He's not a 'yes' man at all and he's really helping me get through this," prince told the audience, which included Harry Belafonte, Trevor Noah, journalists and music industry players.

"We're starting from the beginning from my first memory and hopefully we can go all the way up to the Super Bowl," he said.

At one point prince asked the crowd: "You all still read books right?"

The audience roared loudly.

prince said he just got off a plane, and said he was going home to change, but that he would return.

"If you don't mind, I'm going to go home and change real quick and come back and party with y'all," he said.

According to a press release about the memoir, " prince will take readers on an unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work." It says the book will include stories about prince 's music and "the family that shaped him and the people, places, and ideas that fired his creative imagination."


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In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #24 posted 03/18/16 7:25pm

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Buzz here in NYC is that he's playing tonight somewhere post the book press conference....

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Reply #25 posted 03/18/16 7:44pm

trax

You know this book is going to be bs with out any substance. It will probably be filled with pictures and poetic riddles accompaning them. I can't see him actually telling stories and any juicy details about really anything. Sorry for the negativity but you know its true. This is going to be crap!!

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Reply #26 posted 03/18/16 7:46pm

AnnaSantana

trax said:

You know this book is going to be bs with out any substance. It will probably be filled with pictures and poetic riddles accompaning them. I can't see him actually telling stories and any juicy details about really anything. Sorry for the negativity but you know its true. This is going to be crap!!

Yeah it is.

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Reply #27 posted 03/18/16 8:06pm

williamb610

"The Beautiful Ones"?

Why not "Welcome to the Dawn"? I guess he abandoned the Dawn concept completely.

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Reply #28 posted 03/18/16 8:07pm

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well ever since piano & mic gigs....he has been opening up and sharing stories from the past. This could give us a peek into what direction the

memior will be like (there is no way of knowing until it is really happening and is released/ hopefully it won't be another 21 nights coffee table book)

however, it is probably best to not have high expectations right now and we should look more forward to the upcoming intimate gigs wink

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Reply #29 posted 03/18/16 8:09pm

babynoz

O. M. G. I just read this on another site.... omg Knock me over with a feather!

If this is a serious project lemme know if you need any help with editing, proofreading and such brotha P, biggrin

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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