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Reply #30 posted 07/18/16 11:29am

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A true fan tells the truth about Prince. You certainly do not think everything he did was chuckles.

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Reply #31 posted 07/18/16 11:43am

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muleFunk said:

I wouldn't read this book if I got it for free.

Hahn is an ambulance chasing lawyer that wants to cash in on Prince's death.

If Per Nielsen writes one then fine but this joker......




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Reply #32 posted 07/18/16 11:49am

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OperatingThetan said:

I'll withold my final judgement until the book is released and I read the final results, but 'Possessed' was very critical with some aspects that read like a tabloid. And now after Prince's death, Alex appears again having been absent from the community for many years, to publicise another book? Hmmm...



I'm also wondering how come this thread gets featured when he isn't the first or last person to write a Prince screed......erm, book.

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Reply #33 posted 07/18/16 12:27pm

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@ Alex Hahn. ...u have all my support. .i'M impatient to buy and read ur Book! Thanx 4 ur imput!
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Reply #34 posted 07/18/16 1:50pm

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Hopeful for a good biography. Gonna keep an open mind.

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Reply #35 posted 07/18/16 2:15pm

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What do you all think of the title? He should call it Moonbeam Levels.

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Reply #36 posted 07/18/16 2:18pm

LauraTiebert

Hi all, wanted to introduce myself - I'm new to the Org, but not new to Prince. As a longtime Prince fan who's a writer, it's extremely rewarding to be working on this project with Alex. He and I are committed to producing a detailed and accurate biography that honors Prince's legacy.

The org has already proven to be an immensely helpful resource and the knowledge base here is phenomenal. Thanks to those who offered support and kind words, and look forward to getting to know the community here in the coming months.

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Reply #37 posted 07/18/16 3:40pm

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I'm also looking forward to your book. Maybe some people that refer to "cashing in" are referring to the out of print book going for over $300 on Amazon...reality is that you don't see a penny of that. So many posts that identified best biographies put Possessed and DMSR as top on their lists. I'm hopeful that the future volumes will find the way up there too!!
Added this -> I noticed comments on recommended reading hoping Alex would update and republish his book and that some wanted to purchase now but $300 or whatever the going rate for third party sale was out of reach. I think it's great that he is responding to the community!!
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Reply #38 posted 07/18/16 5:12pm

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Terrific news, Alex. I can't wait to purchase a copy of your next book. Possessed is stellar.

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Reply #39 posted 07/18/16 5:17pm

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Wonderful. Thanks so much Alex! I loved Possessed and can't wait to see what else is in store.

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Reply #40 posted 07/18/16 5:44pm

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LauraTiebert said:

Hi all, wanted to introduce myself - I'm new to the Org, but not new to Prince. As a longtime Prince fan who's a writer, it's extremely rewarding to be working on this project with Alex. He and I are committed to producing a detailed and accurate biography that honors Prince's legacy.

The org has already proven to be an immensely helpful resource and the knowledge base here is phenomenal. Thanks to those who offered support and kind words, and look forward to getting to know the community here in the coming months.


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Reply #41 posted 07/18/16 6:17pm

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I'd like to read Possessed, but I'm not paying hundreds of dollars for a book. Is there somewhere that you can download the book?
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Reply #42 posted 07/18/16 7:59pm

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Thanks for the update Alex. I am very excited to read the new book.

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Reply #43 posted 07/18/16 8:12pm

SENNISS

It's free, right?

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Reply #44 posted 07/18/16 8:19pm

williamb610

I just did a 180 and bought a Prince book on a whim. I had Per Nielson's book on Prince, previously, but it's lost at my parent's house. I'll probably get it again because it had so much info on Prince tracks, heard and unheard.

I got Matt Thorne's book on Prince(the Man and his Music) after getting excited about reading about some of the unheard tracks that he mentions; the previously unheard tracks are the things the get me riled up.

We'll see, if this new book, can hold a candle to either of them.

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Reply #45 posted 07/18/16 8:30pm

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I wouldn't read this book if I got it for free.



Hahn is an ambulance chasing lawyer that wants to cash in on Prince's death.



If Per Nielsen writes one then fine but this joker.....



agreed...Prince hasn't been dead 3 months...damn
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Reply #46 posted 07/18/16 8:58pm

jordynne

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I'd like to read Possessed, but I'm not paying hundreds of dollars for a book. Is there somewhere that you can download the book?

I'm new to the Org too but 30 year Prince fan. Many of the Prince bios can be found at your local library.
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Reply #47 posted 07/18/16 9:21pm

Eileen

Looking forward to your work, Alex and Laura. Definitely would want it as a real, physical book.

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Reply #48 posted 07/18/16 10:35pm

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LauraTiebert said:

Hi all, wanted to introduce myself - I'm new to the Org, but not new to Prince. As a longtime Prince fan who's a writer, it's extremely rewarding to be working on this project with Alex. He and I are committed to producing a detailed and accurate biography that honors Prince's legacy.

The org has already proven to be an immensely helpful resource and the knowledge base here is phenomenal. Thanks to those who offered support and kind words, and look forward to getting to know the community here in the coming months.

Welcome. Glad you're here smile

What misfortune left your heart so broken you only say words intended to belittle and dismay?
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Reply #49 posted 07/19/16 5:38am

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I liked Possessed. Looking forward to this one.

Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #50 posted 07/19/16 7:04am

Conor

I liked Possessed a lot too. I'll definitely buy this one.

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Reply #51 posted 07/19/16 11:37am

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Possessed was a decent read *although a bit tabloid ish..

Please dont waste your time on another book unless you have some groundbreaking 'new' info!

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Reply #52 posted 07/19/16 12:26pm

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MD431Madcat said:

Possessed was a decent read *although a bit tabloid ish..

Please dont waste your time on another book unless you have some groundbreaking 'new' info!


I'm sure Mr. Hahn can decide what to do on his own. Besides Jon Bream, Alan Light, Questlove, or Per Nilsen, Alex Hahn is the only other person I'd want to read when writing about Prince.

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #53 posted 07/19/16 12:31pm

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The new book series will include a team of writers, which Mr. Hahn is part of.

why settle for a star when you can have the sun?
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Reply #54 posted 07/19/16 12:37pm

AlexHahn

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The new book series will include a team of writers, which Mr. Hahn is part of.

Which is part of my scheme to have others take the flack with me! : )

LauraTiebert is a great writer and true fan, and is adding a huge amount to this.

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Reply #55 posted 07/19/16 12:41pm

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I hope its not another cut and paste job (I can spot those a mile away!). Also I would like to see more info about The Time and Vanity 6 and the author's reaction to the Prince's show in Australia this year, in particular the Melbourne show...where Prince spoke so candidly. Thanks in advance biggrin


I would like an unbiased view of Prince during that time is objective.
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Reply #56 posted 07/19/16 12:41pm

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AlexHahn said:

Fellow orgers, I am excited to tell you about a major upcoming biography of our favorite musician. It will be entitled “Make the House Shake: The Life and Legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson.”

This will be a comprehensive, multi-volume biography. Volume 1 is being targetted for release as an electronic book in September 2016. A hardcover run is also being considered.

This book is being created with the active involvement of a small group of Prince fans and archivists, including longtime prince.org participants. These include senior editor and researcher Laura Tiebert, a brilliant writer of numerous non-fiction books. While this will be a work of journalism, rather than hagiography, it will be animated by the deep respect, interest, and passion we all here have for this artist.

The sources of information will include interviews and research for my previous book Possessed; the voluminous public record concerning Prince that has emerged; and additional, ongoing original research.

While the book will contain expanded elements of Possessed, it will be a book with a dramatically different perspective and approach. It will also be more comprehensive.

Updates will also appear on twitter, where I am @alexhahnlaw, and my Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/...952765104/

I look forward to telling you more about the project in the coming weeks. And thanks to the many supportive words I have heard from people so far.

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Reply #57 posted 07/19/16 4:56pm

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Possessed was a decent read *although a bit tabloid ish..

Please dont waste your time on another book unless you have some groundbreaking 'new' info!

TrivialPursuit said:

MD431Madcat said:

Possessed was a decent read *although a bit tabloid ish..

Please dont waste your time on another book unless you have some groundbreaking 'new' info!


I'm sure Mr. Hahn can decide what to do on his own. Besides Jon Bream, Alan Light, Questlove, or Per Nilsen, Alex Hahn is the only other person I'd want to read when writing about Prince.

[Edited 7/19/16 16:57pm]

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Reply #58 posted 07/19/16 5:13pm

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AlexHahn said:

Fellow orgers, I am excited to tell you about a major upcoming biography of our favorite musician. It will be entitled “Make the House Shake: The Life and Legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson.”

This will be a comprehensive, multi-volume biography. Volume 1 is being targetted for release as an electronic book in September 2016. A hardcover run is also being considered.

This book is being created with the active involvement of a small group of Prince fans and archivists, including longtime prince.org participants. These include senior editor and researcher Laura Tiebert, a brilliant writer of numerous non-fiction books. While this will be a work of journalism, rather than hagiography, it will be animated by the deep respect, interest, and passion we all here have for this artist.

The sources of information will include interviews and research for my previous book Possessed; the voluminous public record concerning Prince that has emerged; and additional, ongoing original research.

While the book will contain expanded elements of Possessed, it will be a book with a dramatically different perspective and approach. It will also be more comprehensive.

Updates will also appear on twitter, where I am @alexhahnlaw, and my Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/...952765104/

I look forward to telling you more about the project in the coming weeks. And thanks to the many supportive words I have heard from people so far.

Wow! This went farther than u originally considered it seems! Cool news, looking forward to reading it! As I always said the first decade is well documented but what came next is in deep need for more research, I hope ur books can do the job smile

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Reply #59 posted 07/19/16 5:25pm

AlexHahn

databank said:

Wow! This went farther than u originally considered it seems! Cool news, looking forward to reading it! As I always said the first decade is well documented but what came next is in deep need for more research, I hope ur books can do the job smile

It sure did!

The later years remain a puzzle, and I do hope more information emerges.

Right now, we arere digging back into the very early years. There is a lot of stuff that needs correcting . There is a lot of myth that has been passed from book to book somewhat credulously -- and I'll plead a little guilty for all my past and future crimes -- and new interpretations are warranted as well. I am anxious to create as accurate as possible a record, something that can be consulted for a long time to come.

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