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Thread started 02/05/13 5:49am

Javi

Toure's book on Prince

Hi,

I've just seen that there'll be a new Prince book soon, Toure's I Would Die For You: Why Prince Became An Icon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/W...amp;sr=1-1

Not living in the US, I haven't heard of Touré. I've seen he has several books on racial issues. Can some orger tell me something about him? I don't know if we can expect something from his book on Prince.

Thanks!

[Edited 2/5/13 5:50am]

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Reply #1 posted 02/05/13 9:08am

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He visited Prince/prince in Paisley Park in 1998 for an interview in Icon magazine. It was a well written piece, he has a sense of humour, even joined the man for a game of baseball.
Just one of the many interviews P did back then, but it was worth the read, so I'm guessing the book will be good.
Haven't seen you in a while, Javi, welcome back!
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Reply #2 posted 02/05/13 9:11am

rdhull

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Toure...lawd

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #3 posted 02/05/13 9:25am

Dazza

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rdhull said:

Toure...lawd

Anybody who goes by a single name has got to be a dick

Green virgin teenager, or filthy rich yuppy. Pussy cat pussy cat, where for out thou puppy
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Reply #4 posted 02/05/13 9:26am

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Dazza said:

rdhull said:

Toure...lawd

Anybody who goes by a single name has got to be a dick

lol exclaim

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #5 posted 02/05/13 12:17pm

langebleu

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Here's a previous thread where someone received an advance copy:

http://prince.org/msg/7/392300

ALT+PLS+RTN: Pure as a pane of ice. It's a gift.
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Reply #6 posted 02/05/13 1:05pm

Javi

SuperSoulFighter said:

He visited Prince/prince in Paisley Park in 1998 for an interview in Icon magazine. It was a well written piece, he has a sense of humour, even joined the man for a game of baseball. Just one of the many interviews P did back then, but it was worth the read, so I'm guessing the book will be good. Haven't seen you in a while, Javi, welcome back!

Thanks for the info and for the welcome!

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Reply #7 posted 02/05/13 1:13pm

Javi

langebleu said:

Here's a previous thread where someone received an advance copy:

http://prince.org/msg/7/392300

OK, thanks, I wasn't aware of this thread, maybe I lost it because it was short.

I think we can appreciate new efforts with different perspectives. It's difficult to write a better book than The Vault when it comes to info about songs, albums and tours; but there are other approaches, like McInnis's on The Lyrics Of Prince or that book Prince: The Making Of A Pop Icon, that can throw light upon our kid. Maybe Toure's can be interesting if he tries to make something different.

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Reply #8 posted 02/05/13 1:19pm

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Javi said:

Maybe Toure's can be interesting

Toure..Interesting..Oxymoron

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #9 posted 02/06/13 12:42pm

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I've read two books on the man, "Pop Life" which as I seem to recall as being fairly excellent, particularly the analysis of his albums up through lovesexy, and "Possessed" which aside from the occasional nods to Prince's musical genius, was a fairly negative portrait.

Still, I didn't hold that against the writer, if indeed the stories within were accurate and true.

I will be interested in checking out the book, it's been a long time since I've read a longform analysis of his work.

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Reply #10 posted 02/06/13 1:25pm

Genesia

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rdhull said:

Dazza said:

Anybody who goes by a single name has got to be a dick

lol exclaim

^This.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #11 posted 02/06/13 2:04pm

rdhull

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Genesia said:

rdhull said:

lol exclaim

^This.

Plus, I don't trust anyone who doesn't comb their hair.

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #12 posted 02/06/13 2:09pm

Genesia

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rdhull said:

Genesia said:

^This.

Plus, I don't trust anyone who doesn't comb their hair.

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