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Sheena Easton on working with Prince

What was it like working so closely with one of the most influential artists of all time?

I met him when we were both very young still. When you’re around him on a personal basis and get to see the Prince that’s not the persona, the concert Prince or stage Prince or interview Prince, he’s just so relaxed. And he’s always busting you, making fun of you, making you laugh. It was also fascinating to see the genius of how his mind worked and understand why he was such a big deal from the artists point of view, why he was so respected by his peers. He would put out a song and everybody would go, “Nah. What? What did he just do?” He would mix it in a way that nothing on the radio sounded like it, the chord changes and harmonies would just pop your eyes open. And the way he worked was so fluid. I’ve worked with many great and talented producers who make hit after hit and they all know exactly what they’re going to do when they go in the studio, all mapped out. Prince would go in and if an accident happened, he might say, “No, no, I like it like that. Do what you did.” Something would spark an idea and he would go off in another direction. When we did “U Got The Look,” it was a finished track, it was done, and he asked if I wanted to come down and throw some backup vocals with everybody else. Then we started playing with me doing the answering thing and it developed into a duet. I never worked with anybody before or since that did that. What kept him fresh and kept other artists admiring him so much was that willingness to just go out there, his openness.

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Reply #1 posted 12/20/19 9:02am

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beautiful...he was probably more respected by musicians, artists & music professionals of all capacities in comparison to fans.

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Reply #2 posted 12/22/19 8:20pm

madhouseman

Where is this quote from? It is great!
The expanded version of my book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 was released in November 2018. (www.amazon.com/gp/product/1538114623/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0) or www.facebook.com/groups/1...104195943/
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Reply #3 posted 12/27/19 5:55pm

bsprout

madhouseman said:

Where is this quote from? It is great!

It is great...don’t know where it’s from but I remember she also gave a beautiful and memorable quote after Prince passed.
By the way, your book is excellent and a great read.
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Reply #4 posted 12/30/19 3:00pm

madhouseman

bsprout said:

madhouseman said:
Where is this quote from? It is great!
It is great...don’t know where it’s from but I remember she also gave a beautiful and memorable quote after Prince passed. By the way, your book is excellent and a great read.

Thank you very much. I'm working on book 2.

(the article is from https://lasvegassun.com/n...t-prince/. Great find!)

The expanded version of my book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 was released in November 2018. (www.amazon.com/gp/product/1538114623/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0) or www.facebook.com/groups/1...104195943/
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Reply #5 posted 12/31/19 8:55am

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madhouseman said:

bsprout said:

madhouseman said: It is great...don’t know where it’s from but I remember she also gave a beautiful and memorable quote after Prince passed. By the way, your book is excellent and a great read.

Thank you very much. I'm working on book 2.

(the article is from https://lasvegassun.com/n...t-prince/. Great find!)

eek

The first one was GREAT!!!

Where is BOOK 2 taking us???

Guten Rutsch!

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #6 posted 12/31/19 9:53am

bsprout

madhouseman said:



bsprout said:


madhouseman said:
Where is this quote from? It is great!

It is great...don’t know where it’s from but I remember she also gave a beautiful and memorable quote after Prince passed. By the way, your book is excellent and a great read.



Thank you very much. I'm working on book 2.



(the article is from https://lasvegassun.com/n...t-prince/. Great find!)


Yay, I’m looking forward to reading it. Please keep us posted. Book 1 is a page-turner for us Prince fans! And thanks for tracking down the interview. Sheena looks beautiful.
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Reply #7 posted 01/03/20 4:13pm

LovePaisley

Did you notice that she named 5 Princes, just like Morris Hayes did in one of his interviews? lol

Wouldn't it be awesome if there's some footage around somewhere of him just being a no-facade goofball?
[Edited 1/3/20 16:14pm]
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
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Reply #8 posted 01/04/20 3:36pm

OzlemUcucu

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nayroo2002 said:

madhouseman said:

Thank you very much. I'm working on book 2.

(the article is from https://lasvegassun.com/n...t-prince/. Great find!)

eek

The first one was GREAT!!!

Where is BOOK 2 taking us???

Guten Rutsch!

What book?

Prince I will always miss and love U.
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Reply #9 posted 01/04/20 4:43pm

madhouseman

OzlemUcucu said:

nayroo2002 said:

eek

The first one was GREAT!!!

Where is BOOK 2 taking us???

Guten Rutsch!

What book?

I wrote a book about Prince's Purple Rain studio sessions from 1983-84 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1538105497/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1) and I'm working on book 2 (1985-86) which covers Parade/SOTT and everything from that period. Very excited about it and hope to have news of when it is finished soon.


Thanx!

The expanded version of my book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 was released in November 2018. (www.amazon.com/gp/product/1538114623/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0) or www.facebook.com/groups/1...104195943/
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Reply #10 posted 01/05/20 1:03pm

OzlemUcucu

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madhouseman said:

OzlemUcucu said:

What book?

I wrote a book about Prince's Purple Rain studio sessions from 1983-84 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1538105497/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1) and I'm working on book 2 (1985-86) which covers Parade/SOTT and everything from that period. Very excited about it and hope to have news of when it is finished soon.


Thanx!

ok thanx this is great. cool

Prince I will always miss and love U.
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Reply #11 posted 01/08/20 9:05am

VaultCurator

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madhouseman said:

OzlemUcucu said:

What book?

I wrote a book about Prince's Purple Rain studio sessions from 1983-84 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1538105497/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1) and I'm working on book 2 (1985-86) which covers Parade/SOTT and everything from that period. Very excited about it and hope to have news of when it is finished soon.


Thanx!


Hi Duane,

Thank you so much for all your efforts in creating 'Purple Rain studio sessions'. I'm really grateful for it.

May I ask, as far as book 2 is concerned do you have any idea when we can expect it to be released? Are we talking months or years here?

1986 was my favourite period as far as Prince's recordings go so this is the book I'm most excited about as a Prince fan.

All the best,
VC

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