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Reply #30 posted 04/21/19 8:56pm

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So how do we know this is legit? Just Dr. Funkenberry?

https://www.amazon.com/Un...amp;sr=1-9

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Reply #31 posted 04/21/19 9:24pm

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The first part is his memoir is through lyrical prose?

I love this photo of P, and I had a had a hat just like P did in the photo!!





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Reply #32 posted 04/21/19 9:59pm

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rogifan said:

So how do we know this is legit? Just Dr. Funkenberry?



Go check his facebook page. Drfunkenberry never puts information out there that is NOT legit. He is reliable source.

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Reply #33 posted 04/22/19 12:29am

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rogifan said:

So how do we know this is legit? Just Dr. Funkenberry?

From penguinrandomhouse.com

'...The book is told in four parts. The first is composed of the memoir he was writing before his tragic death, pages that brings us into Prince’s childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us into Prince’s early years as a musician, before his first album released, through a scrapbook of Prince’s writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince’s evolution through candid images that take us up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book’s fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain—the final stage in Prince’s self-creation, as he retells the autobiography we’ve seen in the first three parts as a heroic journey.'

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Reply #34 posted 04/22/19 12:37am

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Looking forward to this.

Also, having read some of the notebook pages at the My Name is Prince exibit while it was in London, I did wonder why the estate hasn't made more of that, and published them. Any one of those notebooks would be of interest to Prince fans, especially if there's some liner notes to put things in context a bit.

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Reply #35 posted 04/22/19 12:41am

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Variety.com had an article with a lady who've read the book and she said half of the book he discusses his family genealogy. I love this because i love history

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Yet you provide no link.

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Reply #36 posted 04/22/19 12:43am

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Here is the interview of the lady giving details of the memoir Https://www.google.com/am...48341/amp/

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https://variety.com/2018/...202748341/

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Reply #37 posted 04/22/19 5:34am

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luv4u said:

rogifan said:

So how do we know this is legit? Just Dr. Funkenberry?



Go check his facebook page. Drfunkenberry never puts information out there that is NOT legit. He is reliable source.


Thanks for the CORRECT link. [Off topic snip - luv4u]

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #38 posted 04/22/19 6:20am

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mynameisnotsusan said:

Ok wow - so it is legit eek The next 6 months of speculation about content on here is going to be out of control err


well, yes, because why would people actually read the press blurbs that explain what the contents
of the book are. that would be so un-org-like lol

no, instead we will get people who will be extremely pissed off come october 29 and they find out
that it's not 288 pages written by prince, but only perhaps 40 pages of his own writing, 10 pages
of pictures provided by him and the rest is fluffed out (hopefully in a beautiful, respectful way) to
document his life from a young age up to Purple Rain.

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I'm going to speculate about the 50 or so pages written by Prince...

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I would love it if he talked about the inspiration and process for recording songs. But Prince was notoriously reluctant to discuss that stuff. For example, he did an interview with Bass Player magainze where the jounralist desperately tried to get him to discuss the artisitic and technical aspects of bass lines from certain songs. Prince would have none of it and kept steering the conversation back to his spritual journey. I imagine this book will be the same. I could be wrong. I hope I'm wrong.

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Prince also wasn't one to discuss the private details of his personal life, so I don't expect there to much of that in his ~50 pages. I'm fine with that. I'm not interested in the drama or gossip of his life, which is why I haven't read any of memoires/biographies of associated artists. I'm more interested in discussions of the music, not his love life.

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Reply #39 posted 04/22/19 6:54am

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Seahorsie said:

Can't wait for this! Just to read about him in his own words; even if he never got to finish it. Can you imagine the thread on it the day it drops???

We will have to do a book club on this book for sure.

YESSSSSSS!

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Reply #40 posted 04/22/19 7:41am

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Reply #41 posted 04/22/19 7:47am

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Bodhitheblackdog said:

PennyPurple said:

We will have to do a book club on this book for sure.

YESSSSSSS!

Hell yeah biggrin

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Reply #42 posted 04/22/19 8:32am

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Ordered.

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Reply #43 posted 04/22/19 8:53am

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That's the first time I'm ready to buy extra 20 dollars for faster shipping. I can't wait for october.

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Reply #44 posted 04/22/19 9:35am

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Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #45 posted 04/22/19 9:35am

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I read off another site it is 288 pages and I can't wait and its about time. I love the cover so far.....

And also I love the cover because it show his natural and real side. I don't always want to see Prince dolled up.

[Edited 4/21/19 16:19pm]

Prince handed over 55 pages... The rest will be never before seen photos, notes, lyrics, etc...

Uh I know that. Still total out to be 288ish pages per Amazon.

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Reply #46 posted 04/22/19 9:49am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

luv4u said:



Go check his facebook page. Drfunkenberry never puts information out there that is NOT legit. He is reliable source.


Thanks for the CORRECT link. [Off topic snip - luv4u]



Yes the link you FAILED to provide.

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Reply #47 posted 04/22/19 10:00am

0uterageous

It's bittersweet to know 3 years and drifting further from his physical presence while we finally get to see what he was working on

Any of his personal touches & personal collections will be of a sentimental value to all of us

I do wonder if lyric/note sheets from what was displayed at both exhibit tours and ultimate experience tours will also be included in this book

I am also looking forward to when Madison Dube will officially release a book of his photos

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Reply #48 posted 04/22/19 10:30am

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banishedones666 said:

That cover has to be a fake. My 6 year old niece could have made a better cover lol. No cover listed on amazon so I believe info is real but that cover photo is trash.


That cover is fantastic.
That's what SKipper would have gotten in a wrecka stow at fourteen.
He was a pure seventies creature. The cover is true to who he once was.
Half-Gold, Half Faded Oranges, thankfully not rasta.
I bet the choice was already set, so I'm pretty sure
you're trashing Prince's own choice. That typo is Letraset® galore.
The embossed Prince handwriting is the nicest autograph.

Cool wallpaper. Looks like a mattress made of barb wires.
This is Prince coming up with the idea of the Dirty Mind cover background.
Not just a selfie. Trash it all you want. Ignore the perfect font.

Trashely up yourself.


PS: He looks kinda like a Marine, don't U think?
Prince, the dude born the day just after the Normandy Landings.
"At war with the show-biz! Let's have a revolution!"


[Edited 4/22/19 10:43am]

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #49 posted 04/22/19 11:38am

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bonatoc said:

banishedones666 said:

That cover has to be a fake. My 6 year old niece could have made a better cover lol. No cover listed on amazon so I believe info is real but that cover photo is trash.


That cover is fantastic.
That's what SKipper would have gotten in a wrecka stow at fourteen.
He was a pure seventies creature. The cover is true to who he once was.
Half-Gold, Half Faded Oranges, thankfully not rasta.
I bet the choice was already set, so I'm pretty sure
you're trashing Prince's own choice. That typo is Letraset® galore.
The embossed Prince handwriting is the nicest autograph.

Cool wallpaper. Looks like a mattress made of barb wires.
This is Prince coming up with the idea of the Dirty Mind cover background.
Not just a selfie. Trash it all you want. Ignore the perfect font.

Trashely up yourself.


PS: He looks kinda like a Marine, don't U think?
Prince, the dude born the day just after the Normandy Landings.
"At war with the show-biz! Let's have a revolution!"


[Edited 4/22/19 10:43am]



Nah, that's an ol'school 70's Breuer Cesca wicker chair pattern. They were quite popular, because I remember them in a lot of my friends and family's homes.



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Reply #50 posted 04/22/19 11:58am

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According to Tyka... orange... No seriously, this picture is everything heart


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Reply #51 posted 04/22/19 12:07pm

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I wish I could see the details of his necklace.

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Reply #52 posted 04/22/19 12:16pm

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CatB said:


According to Tyka... orange...

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With a correct colour balance there would be no orange on this photo. His jumper is red.

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Reply #53 posted 04/22/19 12:16pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I wish I could see the details of his necklace.

And it's a pretty nice neckalce for a guy who was too poor for McDonald's lol

However I don't doubt he had it tough at home...

I believe Prince's Friend's Youtube video says something about the fiorst part being Prince telling his story in "prose". And I think he said it was just the beginning of his life. As expected for just the beginning of the book being written.

However you bet I ordered a copy. Cant wait. Have to own this one.

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Reply #54 posted 04/22/19 12:25pm

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This is the only book about Prince that truly matters. Not Mayte's book, not former girlfriends, musicians, hairdressers, janitors making their come up off of a dead man's 40 years of hard work, sacrifice, pain, creativity, musicality and musicianship as a teenager to his death. This is the first book since Prince's death that I will buy.

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Reply #55 posted 04/22/19 12:29pm

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No official source on this.

Calling bullshit on this - and there's no way that will be the front page.

Wrong. Wrong. And Wrong. Why do you even bother?

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Reply #56 posted 04/22/19 1:14pm

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bonatoc said:

banishedones666 said:

That cover has to be a fake. My 6 year old niece could have made a better cover lol. No cover listed on amazon so I believe info is real but that cover photo is trash.


That cover is fantastic.
That's what SKipper would have gotten in a wrecka stow at fourteen.
He was a pure seventies creature. The cover is true to who he once was.
Half-Gold, Half Faded Oranges, thankfully not rasta.
I bet the choice was already set, so I'm pretty sure
you're trashing Prince's own choice. That typo is Letraset® galore.
The embossed Prince handwriting is the nicest autograph.

Cool wallpaper. Looks like a mattress made of barb wires.
This is Prince coming up with the idea of the Dirty Mind cover background.
Not just a selfie. Trash it all you want. Ignore the perfect font.

Trashely up yourself.


PS: He looks kinda like a Marine, don't U think?
Prince, the dude born the day just after the Normandy Landings.
"At war with the show-biz! Let's have a revolution!"


[Edited 4/22/19 10:43am]

What can u expect with "666" in ones name... biggrin razz lol

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Reply #57 posted 04/22/19 1:15pm

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pricetag said:

jjam said:

No official source on this.

Calling bullshit on this - and there's no way that will be the front page.

Wrong. Wrong. And Wrong. Why do you even bother?

Seem like banishedones666 and jjam are in the minority from reading you all responses. biggrin

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Reply #58 posted 04/22/19 1:24pm

CatB

Kares said:

CatB said:


According to Tyka... orange...

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With a correct colour balance there would be no orange on this photo. His jumper is red.



My face is red. I stand corrected.


"Time is space spent with U"
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Reply #59 posted 04/22/19 1:25pm

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CatB said:

Kares said:

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With a correct colour balance there would be no orange on this photo. His jumper is red.



My face is red. I stand corrected.


smile It's hard to tell in old pics they don't have the quality that today's pics have.

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