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Thread started 03/05/05 11:43pm

piscesglenn

Possesed!

Yesterday was my birthday cake...and the coolest thing happened...my dear friend who knows nothing ...at all...about Prince gave me the gift of Possessed touched...she knows I like to read and knew someone, somewhere had to have written a book about the Man. She searched high and low (she doesn't "do" the Internet) and this is what she found. Is that too sweet? lol I am not crazy about the title but not familiar with the book either so...

Thoughts on the book are appreciated.

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Reply #1 posted 03/06/05 12:12am

scruffman4

I have this book. It's very interesting and covers his career in good detail all the way up to the Xenophobia tour. It seems to be written under the assumption that after Sign O' The Times, Prince went downhill. I don't personally believe that to be totally true, especially with what he has been creating recently. Overall though, great read, very inforamtive, and the discography in the back is astounding (so much stuff).
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Reply #2 posted 03/06/05 1:34am

doeineffect

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Now you have to live up to this gift when it's her birthday, if that's possible.
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Reply #3 posted 03/06/05 3:40am

Pbg

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I bought the book about a year ago and I've liked it. It gives you a glimpse of his life throughout his career, both personal and musical, but I'm glad it's mostly focused on the music. The writer's own opinion is a bit disturbing at times but otherwise it's a great book.
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Reply #4 posted 03/06/05 7:20am

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It is a good, but flawed book. There is a lot of great research in it with many exclusive interviews and insights into Prince that I hadn't read elsewhere. That said, there are several stupid factual errors that make it slightly flawed. You'll hear a lot of people who hated it because it seemed negative, but most of it is true and Prince doesn't always come out smellin' like roses.

The author, Alex Hahn, angers a lot of orgers, because they say that he has a grudge against Prince. What many of these people don't realize that is Alex saved UPTOWN from the lawsuit that Prince issued. He worked for free to defend UPTOWN's right to publish and because of him, we were able to continue UPTOWN's work to this day. If it weren't for Alex, there would be no DAYS OF WILD, no VAULT, and no UPTOWN. That alone is reason to give his book a quick read.

Bottom line, it is a good book, but if you are looking for a great book try DMSR or Days Of Wild. Possessed, uses a great deal of their information as well as his own and it has Hahn's viewpoint, sometimes a little too heavy handed.
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Reply #5 posted 03/06/05 9:54am

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It's a pretty good book.
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Reply #6 posted 03/06/05 10:35am

sexinthesummer

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i liked the book....happy birthday! biggrin
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Reply #7 posted 03/06/05 10:37am

piscesglenn

scruffman4 said:

I have this book. It's very interesting and covers his career in good detail all the way up to the Xenophobia tour. It seems to be written under the assumption that after Sign O' The Times, Prince went downhill. I don't personally believe that to be totally true, especially with what he has been creating recently. Overall though, great read, very inforamtive, and the discography in the back is astounding (so much stuff).

Yes, I agree and thank you very much scruff ! smile
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Reply #8 posted 03/06/05 10:37am

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doeineffect said:

Now you have to live up to this gift when it's her birthday, if that's possible.

I already did...hers was two weeks ago! lol
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Reply #9 posted 03/06/05 10:39am

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madhouseman said:

It is a good, but flawed book. There is a lot of great research in it with many exclusive interviews and insights into Prince that I hadn't read elsewhere. That said, there are several stupid factual errors that make it slightly flawed. You'll hear a lot of people who hated it because it seemed negative, but most of it is true and Prince doesn't always come out smellin' like roses.

The author, Alex Hahn, angers a lot of orgers, because they say that he has a grudge against Prince. What many of these people don't realize that is Alex saved UPTOWN from the lawsuit that Prince issued. He worked for free to defend UPTOWN's right to publish and because of him, we were able to continue UPTOWN's work to this day. If it weren't for Alex, there would be no DAYS OF WILD, no VAULT, and no UPTOWN. That alone is reason to give his book a quick read.

Bottom line, it is a good book, but if you are looking for a great book try DMSR or Days Of Wild. Possessed, uses a great deal of their information as well as his own and it has Hahn's viewpoint, sometimes a little too heavy handed.


Spot on.

I'd add to enjoy the gossipy, salacious tone of the book, and ignore the cry-baby fams who whine about the book being "negative".
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Reply #10 posted 03/06/05 10:44am

piscesglenn

madhouseman said:

It is a good, but flawed book. There is a lot of great research in it with many exclusive interviews and insights into Prince that I hadn't read elsewhere. That said, there are several stupid factual errors that make it slightly flawed. You'll hear a lot of people who hated it because it seemed negative, but most of it is true and Prince doesn't always come out smellin' like roses.

The author, Alex Hahn, angers a lot of orgers, because they say that he has a grudge against Prince. What many of these people don't realize that is Alex saved UPTOWN from the lawsuit that Prince issued. He worked for free to defend UPTOWN's right to publish and because of him, we were able to continue UPTOWN's work to this day. If it weren't for Alex, there would be no DAYS OF WILD, no VAULT, and no UPTOWN. That alone is reason to give his book a quick read.

Bottom line, it is a good book, but if you are looking for a great book try DMSR or Days Of Wild. Possessed, uses a great deal of their information as well as his own and it has Hahn's viewpoint, sometimes a little too heavy handed.


Thank you very much for that "review", very on point. I will get the other books soon... smile
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Reply #11 posted 03/06/05 10:46am

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Isn't "THE VAULT" the best so far?
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Reply #12 posted 03/06/05 12:49pm

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I really love this book! I think it is interesting fun read! No one is perfect & it makes Prince look human.

cool
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Reply #13 posted 03/06/05 12:53pm

piscesglenn

sexinthesummer said:

i liked the book....happy birthday! biggrin


Thank you sexinthesummer!! hug
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Reply #14 posted 03/06/05 12:55pm

piscesglenn

Thank you also...Electric and Metro!!
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Reply #15 posted 03/06/05 12:57pm

rockwilder

interesting book.actually,i like all the prince books.dmsr is still my fave,so far.
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Reply #16 posted 03/06/05 6:08pm

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Possesed is ok. I really liked DMSR.

Happy (belated) Birthday!
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Reply #17 posted 03/06/05 10:15pm

piscesglenn

rockwilder ...and uptown thanks and hug for the birthday wish...I guess I will be buying myself DMSR...!
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