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Strawberrylova
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Prince and the purple rain era studio sessions ( book discussion) MEGA THREAD

Here is a super thread so the fans can discuss 😊 book has a lot of info
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Reply #1 posted 11/15/17 10:08am

TheVaultKeeper

Okay, I'll start off the discussion. Despite pre-ordering the hardcover version of the book on Oct. 30th and today being the release date, Amazon still says that it has not yet shipped and that they need a little more time to provide me with a good estimate on delivery. They will notify me via e-mail as soon as they have an estimated delivery date. Also, they say this usually happens when an item doesn't have a release date, it's pre-ordered, or it's out of stock. WTF? I've never encountered this with any previous books that I've ordered from Amazon. On his Facebook page, the author(Duane Tudahl) says: "Today is the day my book is officially released. It may not ship for a few more days...." He doesn't explain the reason for the delay. This is beginning to annoy me a little bit. I don't mind waiting a little longer but it's the lack of information that irks me. However, after being a Prince fan for all of these years, I guess I should be used to having a lack of information by now. Has anybody else heard anything or received their physical copy today?

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Reply #2 posted 11/15/17 10:29am

bonnie184

Digital book can be purchased today. Hardcover in a few days.
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Reply #3 posted 11/15/17 10:34am

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Amazon hasn’t received them yet. And it will be a few days before they do. Per Duane
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Reply #4 posted 11/15/17 11:36am

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4 all the Prince fams we highly recommend 2 books:

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Reply #5 posted 11/15/17 12:06pm

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HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

4 all the Prince fams we highly recommend 2 books:

What is the point of recommending "The Vault?" It's been out of print for years and will not likely ever be reprinted, add to that the extortionate prices for used copies, and you would be as well recommending a potato.

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Reply #6 posted 11/15/17 12:21pm

bashraka

I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. I look forward to reading people's thoughts on the book. Finally a book about Prince after his death that is not exploitative and self-serving by an ex-wife or other associate.

3121 #1 THIS YEAR
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Reply #7 posted 11/15/17 12:21pm

TheVaultKeeper

bonnie184 said:

Amazon hasn’t received them yet. And it will be a few days before they do. Per Duane [Edited 11/15/17 10:34am]

Well, if it's true that Amazon hasn't received them yet, then the publisher or whoever isn't being very professional. Those books should have already been in Amazon's warehouses so they could start shipping them on the release day, which is today! Just sayin'.

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Reply #8 posted 11/15/17 12:30pm

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This is a great book, order it now!! you can hear our chat with @Duane_Tudahl here http://peachandblack.podb...-interview #Prince #PrinceStudioSessions

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Reply #9 posted 11/15/17 2:53pm

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FunkyStrange said:

This is a great book, order it now!! you can hear our chat with @Duane_Tudahl here http://peachandblack.podb...-interview #Prince #PrinceStudioSessions


Sweet
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Reply #10 posted 11/15/17 4:32pm

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TheVaultKeeper said:



bonnie184 said:


Amazon hasn’t received them yet. And it will be a few days before they do. Per Duane [Edited 11/15/17 10:34am]

Well, if it's true that Amazon hasn't received them yet, then the publisher or whoever isn't being very professional. Those books should have already been in Amazon's warehouses so they could start shipping them on the release day, which is today! Just sayin'.

Yeah, this is an inconvenience. I pre-ordered my copy over a month ago.
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Reply #11 posted 11/15/17 6:10pm

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FunkyStrange said:

This is a great book, order it now!! you can hear our chat with @Duane_Tudahl here http://peachandblack.podb...-interview #Prince #PrinceStudioSessions

Superb interview

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Reply #12 posted 11/15/17 6:19pm

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bashraka said:

I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. I look forward to reading people's thoughts on the book. Finally a book about Prince after his death that is not exploitative and self-serving by an ex-wife or other associate.


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[Edited 11/15/17 18:20pm]

“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 #13 posted 11/15/17 7:44pm

EddieC

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TheVaultKeeper said:

Well, if it's true that Amazon hasn't received them yet, then the publisher or whoever isn't being very professional. Those books should have already been in Amazon's warehouses so they could start shipping them on the release day, which is today! Just sayin'.

Yeah, this is an inconvenience. I pre-ordered my copy over a month ago.

I pre-ordered mine longer than than--and yeah, I suppose it's an inconvenience. I have to admit I thought it might even be possible itwould show up today, but certainly by the weekend. I still want to have it at hand before the Thanksgiving visit to my in-laws', at least.

What exactly is the hold up, anyway? Why doesn't Amazon have the books yet?

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Reply #14 posted 11/16/17 11:00pm

TheVaultKeeper

Duane Tudahl is now saying on his Facebook page:

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We are all waiting for Amazon to ship the book, so if you can't wait another day go to DuaneTudahl.com to download the PREFACE and FIRST CHAPTER (and there is a bonus discount coupon at the end!) I hope that helps until Amazon starts getting the book to you. Thank you for all the enthusiasm. I've been waiting 20+ years for this so I can completely relate!

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It sounds like he's laying the blame on Amazon. I don't know who; Amazon, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, or Duane Tudahl, but somebody needs to get their shit together and get this book shipped.

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Reply #15 posted 11/17/17 12:13am

Boydie

That is a nice gesture making the preface and first chapter available to ease the wait biggrin
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Reply #16 posted 11/17/17 7:24am

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‘Baby, I’m a Star’: Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions, a Puzzle We Will Never Fully Understand

https://www.huffingtonpos...450602e99b

[Edited 11/17/17 7:27am]

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #17 posted 11/17/17 8:08am

madhouseman

Hey everyone, I am really excited about getting this out there as well. I wish I had information about the delay, but it just sounds like the books haven't gotten to the publisher or to Amazon yet but I've been assured that they'll be there soon and shipped asap but I don't have a date yet. Wish I had more clout in this area (or that they'd just publicly pushed the release date if needed), but I write 'em, I don't ship 'em! lol


I've been waiting for 20 years to have you read it, so I completely understand your feelings about getting it as quickly as possible.


In the meantime the ebook has shipped, so that is a step in the right direction.


The Huffington Post wrote a great review today

(https://www.huffingtonpos...450602e99b)

and I want to make sure that everyone notices the final part:

One lucky fan will be eligible to win a free copy of Tudahl’s book by tweeting my post about this piece on Twitter with the hashtag
#PurpleRainSessions between November 17-25, 2017. The winner will be selected at random and announced on my Twitter account @AishaStaggers and on Tudahl’s Facebook group page, Prince: The Complete Studio Sessions Book Series. Giveaway open to U.S. residents, 18 and over, only.



If you want the Preface and first chapter, go to DuaneTudahl.com and you can download them as well as a 30% coupon off coupon to order it from the publisher (although I don't think it will get out any quicker than Amazon).


Thank you to everyone who has helped on this project. Let me know if you have any questions and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the book.


Duane

My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 comes out in November 2017. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/...104195943/ and join the conversation.
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Reply #18 posted 11/17/17 8:09am

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I preordered it directory from the publisher.
They die not ship it until now.
It seems to be out of stock sad
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Reply #19 posted 11/17/17 8:22am

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madhouseman said:

Hey everyone, I am really excited about getting this out there as well. I wish I had information about the delay, but it just sounds like the books haven't gotten to the publisher or to Amazon yet but I've been assured that they'll be there soon and shipped asap but I don't have a date yet. Wish I had more clout in this area (or that they'd just publicly pushed the release date if needed), but I write 'em, I don't ship 'em! lol



I've been waiting for 20 years to have you read it, so I completely understand your feelings about getting it as quickly as possible.



In the meantime the ebook has shipped, so that is a step in the right direction.





The Huffington Post wrote a great review today (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5a0e9aa1e4b0e6450602e99b) and I want to make sure that everyone notices the final part:



One lucky fan will be eligible to win a free copy of Tudahl’s book by tweeting my post about this piece on Twitter with the hashtag #PurpleRainSessions between November 17-25, 2017. The winner will be selected at random and announced on my Twitter account @AishaStaggers and on Tudahl’s Facebook group page, Prince: The Complete Studio Sessions Book Series. Giveaway open to U.S. residents, 18 and over, only.



If you want the Preface and first chapter, go to DuaneTudahl.com and you can download them as well as a 30% coupon off coupon to order it from the publisher (although I don't think it will get out any quicker than Amazon).



Thank you to everyone who has helped on this project. Let me know if you have any questions and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the book.




Duane



If you already pre-ordered the book from Amazon, then is the coupon still applicable?
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Reply #20 posted 11/17/17 8:35am

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I know we're living in an 'everything now' culture, but this book has been 20+ years in the making.

I don't think it's going to hurt fans to wait a few more days for its delivery.

As mentioned above by Duane, you can download the first chapter for free to wet your appetite.


"Everybody want what they don't got..."
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Reply #21 posted 11/17/17 8:40am

madhouseman

MotownSubdivision said:

madhouseman said:

Hey everyone, I am really excited about getting this out there as well. I wish I had information about the delay, but it just sounds like the books haven't gotten to the publisher or to Amazon yet but I've been assured that they'll be there soon and shipped asap but I don't have a date yet. Wish I had more clout in this area (or that they'd just publicly pushed the release date if needed), but I write 'em, I don't ship 'em! lol

I've been waiting for 20 years to have you read it, so I completely understand your feelings about getting it as quickly as possible.

In the meantime the ebook has shipped, so that is a step in the right direction.

The Huffington Post wrote a great review today (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5a0e9aa1e4b0e6450602e99b) and I want to make sure that everyone notices the final part:
One lucky fan will be eligible to win a free copy of Tudahl’s book by tweeting my post about this piece on Twitter with the hashtag #PurpleRainSessions between November 17-25, 2017. The winner will be selected at random and announced on my Twitter account @AishaStaggers and on Tudahl’s Facebook group page, Prince: The Complete Studio Sessions Book Series. Giveaway open to U.S. residents, 18 and over, only.

If you want the Preface and first chapter, go to DuaneTudahl.com and you can download them as well as a 30% coupon off coupon to order it from the publisher (although I don't think it will get out any quicker than Amazon).

Thank you to everyone who has helped on this project. Let me know if you have any questions and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the book.

Duane

If you already pre-ordered the book from Amazon, then is the coupon still applicable?

The coupon is for the publisher, not for Amazon. It is another way of getting the book, but at a discount. I want everyone who wants to get a copy to have a way of getting it.

My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 comes out in November 2017. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/...104195943/ and join the conversation.
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Reply #22 posted 11/17/17 2:46pm

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Reverend said:

I know we're living in an 'everything now' culture, but this book has been 20+ years in the making.


I don't think it's going to hurt fans to wait a few more days for its delivery.


As mentioned above by Duane, you can download the first chapter for free to wet your appetite.



Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #23 posted 11/17/17 4:38pm

MotownSubdivis
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Help!

I requested a download for the first chapter about an hour ago and still haven't received it.

EDIT: Found the link in my promotions folder in my inbox. Thanks again!
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Reply #24 posted 11/17/17 5:04pm

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bashraka said:

I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. I look forward to reading people's thoughts on the book. Finally a book about Prince after his death that is not exploitative and self-serving by an ex-wife or other associate.


There are indeed a lot of bad Prince books, but don't overlook Let's Go Crazy (2014) by Alan Light, which is a wonderful recounting of the c.1983-1985 Purple Rain-era recordings and movie. It's outstanding, though it sounds like (based on a cursory glance) this new one goes into finer detail about the recording sessions.

Still, I recommend Light's book to everyone. Not only is it the fantastic story of Prince's finest hour, it also has a chapter discussing the confluence of pop-culture and pop-music in 1984 that was unique in American history, and which contributed to the Purple Rain phenomenon.

Can be found here:

https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Go-Crazy-Prince-Making/dp/147677675X/ref=la_B00CBKO4O0_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510966988&sr=1-1

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Reply #25 posted 11/17/17 10:13pm

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The 1999 tour = DRAMA
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Reply #26 posted 11/17/17 10:34pm

EddieC

madhouseman said:

MotownSubdivision said:

madhouseman said: If you already pre-ordered the book from Amazon, then is the coupon still applicable?

The coupon is for the publisher, not for Amazon. It is another way of getting the book, but at a discount. I want everyone who wants to get a copy to have a way of getting it.

Pre-ordered from Amazon myself--I wish this release were going more smoothly. You've been whetting my appetite for years with this thing, madhouseman--I'm ready for the actual feast. Any idea on when we'll get it from them? (If you've given information somewhere else, Duane, I haven't seen it).

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Reply #27 posted 11/18/17 6:09am

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preordered... obviously thru amazon didn't get it yet, but I said fck it.

I appreciate the time it takes to archive and write the book , so I bought the kindle version too.

So far I am enjoying it.

these are my favorite types of books, as I enjoy the studio and song info the most,

Also anything good enough for Per Nilsen, is good with me, he set the bar for this type of exhausting work.

there's always a rainbow.... at the end of any rain

Music is the best...
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Reply #28 posted 11/18/17 8:14am

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This will be an early Xmas present 4 myself for sure
I love the look of the book, and it looks to be hardcover?

It wall be a great addition to my library, right next to Toures I Would Die 4 U Steve Parks Picturing Prince and Afshin Shahidis A Private View

the Prince memoir soon...

This is all a very curious affair. Bittersweet.

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 #29 posted 11/18/17 1:44pm

TheVaultKeeper

Now Amazon says they are temporarily out of stock!

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