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ChocolateBox3121

Prince: The Beautiful Ones available October 29th!

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The Beautiful Ones Hardcover – October 29, 2019

by Prince (Author)



Links to pre-order purchase:

https://store.prince.com/...229_105206
https://www.amazon.com/dp...cOS87JCf2Y



From Prince himself comes the brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.

Prince was a musical genius, one of the most talented, beloved, accomplished, popular, and acclaimed musicians in history. He was also a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of “Uptown” to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of “Paisley Park.” But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, the greatest pop star of his era.


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The REAL book that PRINCE(r.i.p.) was born to make is FINALLY on it's way!!!!

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"
Reply #1 posted 04/21/19 11:34am

IstenSzek

eek eek eek

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
Reply #2 posted 04/21/19 11:59am

jdcxc

Great photo...never seen before. Sounds like it could have promise if the added material is well done.
Reply #3 posted 04/21/19 12:16pm

jjam

No official source on this.

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

Reply #4 posted 04/21/19 12:41pm

rnb

After reading Mayte and now Kim book about Prince- I CANNOT wait for Prince memoir! Based on what I have seen and heard about this book thus far - it sounds very promising! It appears that they put some thought behind this book since it wasn't completely finished by Prince. I just hope my assumption are correct! But so far so good - love the cover and I love the concept of the book!
Reply #5 posted 04/21/19 3:19pm

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

It is official. Saw link on Drfunkenberry's facebook page. That's where I got link from to paste. Drfunkenberry is a reliable source.

Edmonton, AB - canada
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Reply #6 posted 04/21/19 3:42pm

ChocolateBox3121

[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"
Reply #7 posted 04/21/19 3:56pm

banishedones666

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.
Reply #8 posted 04/21/19 4:00pm

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

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.



I was hoping it would look something like this.


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Edmonton, AB - canada
Mod Goddess of the SNIP & BAN Making Moves - OF4S
Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
Reply #9 posted 04/21/19 4:07pm

mynameisnotsusan

Ok wow - so it is legit :-o

The next 6 months of speculation about content on here is going to be out of control err
Reply #10 posted 04/21/19 4:09pm

HatrinaHaterwitz

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
Reply #11 posted 04/21/19 4:10pm

LenguaDePlata

It will be interesting to see what they’ve done with this. I’ll certainly get this one...
Life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last...
Reply #12 posted 04/21/19 4:17pm

ladygirl99

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]

Reply #13 posted 04/21/19 4:28pm

Seahorsie

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???

Good morning children...take a look out your window, the world is falling...
Reply #14 posted 04/21/19 4:34pm

eugenius

Didn't he get only 50 pages into it? It'll be interesting if they release it the same way they released Kurt Cobain's journals: His own handwritten notes along with personal photos and such.

Why is it so difficult to upload an avatar?
Reply #15 posted 04/21/19 4:36pm

feeluupp

ladygirl99 said:

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...

Reply #16 posted 04/21/19 4:37pm

ThatWhiteDude

We finally get to read the 55 pages. biggrin biggrin I'm so happy right now.

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


"Extra cheese, extra HAM, extra bullshit" -DiminutiveRocker
Reply #17 posted 04/21/19 4:50pm

TheTruth123

YYYYEEEEESSSSS!

THEY HEARD US!

THANK YOU!!!! 💜💜💜
Reply #18 posted 04/21/19 4:54pm

Shockadelica9

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
Reply #19 posted 04/21/19 5:03pm

IstenSzek

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.

oh, and barnes and nobles links says only 256 pages in total. so yeah.


but regardless of whatever they fleshed this out with, it will be worth the price for however few
pages of prince's own writings. it'll still be a very interesting insight into what might have become
of his biography had he been able to finish it.




and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
Reply #20 posted 04/21/19 5:33pm

PennyPurple

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.

Reply #21 posted 04/21/19 6:04pm

petalthecat

Listed on Amazon with an October 29, 2019 release date. Kindle $14.62 USD and Hardcover $30.00 USD.


From Prince himself comes the brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.


Prince was a musical genius, one of the most talented, beloved, accomplished, popular, and acclaimed musicians in history. He was also a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of “Uptown” to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of “Paisley Park.” But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, the greatest pop star of his era.

The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince—a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. 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.

The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring’s riveting and moving introduction about his short but profound collaboration with Prince in his final months—a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated—and annotations that provide context to each of the book’s images.

This work is not just a tribute to Prince, but an original and energizing literary work, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image, his undying gift to the world.
There's always a rainbow 🌈 , at the end of every rain ☔️
Reply #22 posted 04/21/19 6:18pm

lastdecember

Yeah from what it seems this was what Prince was working on those last months-year, again I know people dont like to hear it but I do think he knew he was on borrowed time, with people dieing left and right we know from Tavis Smiley that Michael J dieing did effect Prince and though we dont think PRINCE was human, like a human getting older and noticing he is not able to do things he could be it because of pain or whatever, he was losing the only thing he could really do in life. So he may not of thought he was gonna die but i think Bowie dieing, Vanity dieing all these people going, getting older, in pain, and now this addiction that he thought he alone could overcome, I think what he was writing was an account of just who he was, and not all the stuff that happened after he blew up in the world, that person that got there. SO i hope people are not expecting details of relationships with Shelia and Wendy and Lisa stories etc...because I doubt anyone but family is gonna be in this book.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
Reply #23 posted 04/21/19 6:31pm

jennalynn

The cover for this is gorgeous, lovely photo choice, and oh my gosh it will be so exciting to see the content inside of the book! This one's getting pre-ordered for sure 💜 I'd love to see the parts Prince himself wrote intentionally for autobiography purposes especially, I can't wait to see his thoughts on his life!!!

~everything is a prince reference~
Reply #24 posted 04/21/19 6:31pm

Shockadelica9

Here is the interview of the lady giving details of the memoir
Https://www.google.com/amp/s/variety.con/2018/biz/news/strictly-business-esther-newberg-icm-prince-bob-oger-1202748341/amp/
Reply #25 posted 04/21/19 7:38pm

nelcp777

Exciting

Reply #26 posted 04/21/19 8:00pm

RJP1205

CANNOT WAIT!!! This will be the one and only Prince memoir book I'll be buying!!! 💜
Reply #27 posted 04/21/19 8:11pm

206Michelle

Cannot wait for this!!!
Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
Reply #28 posted 04/21/19 8:38pm

rogifan

So how do we know this is legit? Just Dr. Funkenberry?
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #29 posted 04/21/19 8:53pm

HatrinaHaterwitz

rogifan said:

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

I clicked the to purchase Amazon link and saw this:

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (October 29, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399589651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399589652
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.1 inches

And I was able to pre-order.

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
Reply #30 posted 04/21/19 8:56pm

TrcikyChristopher

rogifan said:

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

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

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

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame



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!!





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

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

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.

Edmonton, AB - canada
Mod Goddess of the SNIP & BAN Making Moves - OF4S
Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
Reply #33 posted 04/22/19 12:29am

MacDaddy

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.'

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

ian

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.

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

BartVanHemelen

Shockadelica9 said:

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

.

Yet you provide no link.

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

BartVanHemelen

Shockadelica9 said:

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

.

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

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

ChocolateBox3121

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"
Reply #38 posted 04/22/19 6:20am

lurker316

IstenSzek said:

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.

.

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

.

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.

.

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.

.

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

Bodhitheblackdog

PennyPurple said:

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!

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

rogifan

Finally confirmed by the estate: https://twitter.com/prince/status/1120336051279728641?s=21
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #41 posted 04/22/19 7:47am

ThatWhiteDude

Bodhitheblackdog said:

PennyPurple said:

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

YESSSSSSS!

Hell yeah biggrin

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


"Extra cheese, extra HAM, extra bullshit" -DiminutiveRocker
Reply #42 posted 04/22/19 8:32am

Genesia

Ordered.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
Reply #43 posted 04/22/19 8:53am

ThatWhiteDude

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

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


"Extra cheese, extra HAM, extra bullshit" -DiminutiveRocker
Reply #44 posted 04/22/19 9:35am

Mumio

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

ladygirl99

feeluupp said:

ladygirl99 said:

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.

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

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

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.

Edmonton, AB - canada
Mod Goddess of the SNIP & BAN Making Moves - OF4S
Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
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

[Edited 4/22/19 11:11am]

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[Edited 4/23/19 9:47am]

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

bonatoc

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
Reply #49 posted 04/22/19 11:38am

HatrinaHaterwitz

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.



"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
Reply #50 posted 04/22/19 11:58am

CatB



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


ChocolateBox3121 said:

20fdu0m.jpg

"Time is space spent with U"
Reply #51 posted 04/22/19 12:07pm

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame

I wish I could see the details of his necklace.

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

Kares

CatB said:


According to Tyka... orange...

.

.

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

Friends don't let friends clap on 1 and 3.

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

TheTruth123

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.

[Edited 4/22/19 12:16pm]

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

bashraka

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.

3121 #1 THIS YEAR
Reply #55 posted 04/22/19 12:29pm

pricetag

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?

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

Astasheiks

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

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

Astasheiks

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

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

CatB

Kares said:

CatB said:


According to Tyka... orange...

.

.

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"
Reply #59 posted 04/22/19 1:25pm

PennyPurple

CatB said:

Kares said:

.

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.

Reply #60 posted 04/22/19 1:42pm

pricetag

Astasheiks said:

pricetag said:

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

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

Which is exaclty why my response is direct..and not towards the thread as a whole.

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Reply #61 posted 04/22/19 1:55pm

42Kristen

lol About time

Reply #62 posted 04/22/19 1:58pm

bonatoc

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

bonatoc said:


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!"


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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.





Eye NO where the pattern is coming from, but thanks for the nod to memorabilia.

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
Reply #63 posted 04/22/19 2:06pm

bonatoc

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.



Photo balanced (the lower half is still "gold plated").

Still looks orange to me.
Maybe you have tomatopia.



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
Reply #64 posted 04/22/19 2:13pm

bonatoc

CatB said:



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


ChocolateBox3121 said:

20fdu0m.jpg



Still orange, Hatrina:





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
Reply #65 posted 04/22/19 2:27pm

Kares

bonatoc said:

Kares said:

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


Photo balanced (the lower half is still "gold plated").

Still looks orange to me.
Maybe you have tomatopia.
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Or maybe I have scanned thousands of old photos (negatives, slides and prints) and done colour correction on most of them so I can say from experience that the way this looks now, his jumper was actually red and the background pattern is either white or much closer to white than to yellow.

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Reply #66 posted 04/22/19 2:32pm

Shockadelica9

bonatoc said:

 



CatB said:




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




ChocolateBox3121 said:


20fdu0m.jpg


 


 



 





Still orange, Hatrina:






People actually think this is red?? Its orange
Reply #67 posted 04/22/19 2:43pm

bsprout

I can’t wait to read this.
Reply #68 posted 04/22/19 3:00pm

lurker316

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I just color-corrected the photo. His shirt is still kind of orange-ish, like a burnt orange. The background latticework is an off-white. The picture looks much better now. You can tell from his complexion that the corrected version is the right version. However, the bottom half of the cover (with the title and embossed autograph) looks washed out. It's no longer gold.

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How do I upload it to the forum? I clicked the button for "insert/edit" image, but it's asking for a URL rather than letting me choose a photo on my harddrive. Is that against the rules?

Reply #69 posted 04/22/19 3:11pm

Kares

lurker316 said:

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I just color-corrected the photo. His shirt is still kind of orange-ish, like a burnt orange. The background latticework is an off-white. The picture looks much better now. You can tell from his complexion that the corrected version is the right version. However, the bottom half of the cover (with the title and embossed autograph) looks washed out. It's no longer gold.

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How do I upload it to the forum? I clicked the button for "insert/edit" image, but it's asking for a URL rather than letting me choose a photo on my harddrive. Is that against the rules?

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You actually think the golden, lower part of the cover was part of the original photo? biggrin Of course it will no longer look gold if you perform a colour correction on it too, not just on the old photo, but I thought that would be obvious...

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Besides, you can't really do proper colour correction on this file because it's way too faded. The best colour correction results can only be achieved during scanning of the original negative or slide (and I mean using a dedicated film scanner and a decent software such as VueScan Pro), not afterwards.

I bet if you've done some correction and the jumper still looks orange-ish then the skin tone will look yellowish too.
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Reply #70 posted 04/22/19 3:55pm

Flirt1

This looks like a very 70's color palette.Remember harvest gold, avocado and colors used in 70's kitchens?
The background pattern looks like a wallpaper pattern scaled up to be a supergraphic.
Reply #71 posted 04/22/19 4:15pm

lurker316

Kares said:

lurker316 said:

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I just color-corrected the photo. His shirt is still kind of orange-ish, like a burnt orange. The background latticework is an off-white. The picture looks much better now. You can tell from his complexion that the corrected version is the right version. However, the bottom half of the cover (with the title and embossed autograph) looks washed out. It's no longer gold.

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How do I upload it to the forum? I clicked the button for "insert/edit" image, but it's asking for a URL rather than letting me choose a photo on my harddrive. Is that against the rules?

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You actually think the golden, lower part of the cover was part of the original photo? biggrin Of course it will no longer look gold if you perform a colour correction on it too, not just on the old photo, but I thought that would be obvious...

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Besides, you can't really do proper colour correction on this file because it's way too faded. The best colour correction results can only be achieved during scanning of the original negative or slide (and I mean using a dedicated film scanner and a decent software such as VueScan Pro), not afterwards.

I bet if you've done some correction and the jumper still looks orange-ish then the skin tone will look yellowish too.
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Of course I don't think the lower half of the book cover was part of the original photo... And of course I know that if you color correct the photo all of it (top and bottom) will be affected. I'm not an idiot. I wasn't remotely surprised by the fact that the bottom looked washed out -- I was simply noting the results of my edit.

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And of course a color correction of a copy won't be as good as a color correction of the original. Neverthless, my correction turned out pretty good. Far from perfect, but good. His skin isn't yellow. His complexion is not perfect, but it has a far more nactual hue than the photo posted above. His jumper is more reddish, but it's still not a pure red. It may even be closer to red than orange, but it's still not a pure red.

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Reply #72 posted 04/22/19 4:17pm

lurker316

Also... I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how to upload a photo to this thread. Thanks.

Reply #73 posted 04/22/19 4:25pm

gwiliandre

bashraka said:

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.

Yes Indeed!! Thank you! So true!! Love & Peace.

Reply #74 posted 04/22/19 4:29pm

PliablyPurple

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I wish I could see the details of his necklace.

Seems early for either, but I'm seeing YES or Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Reply #75 posted 04/22/19 4:51pm

violetcrush

bonatoc said:

CatB said:



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




Still orange, Hatrina:





It's that oh-so-popular "rusty orange" color that was pretty big in the 70's. I had a couple of "velour" (remember that material??) shirts with that color in them when I was a kid biggrin

Reply #76 posted 04/22/19 4:54pm

violetcrush

MacDaddy said:

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.'

So, it seems from this description that only the first part of the book was personally written by Prince, and it covers just his childhood years. The rest is pieces of his writing and photos pulled together to complete the book which ends at Purple Rain.

Reply #77 posted 04/22/19 4:55pm

violetcrush

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!"


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Agreed! I LOVE the cover. Perfect choice for him.

Reply #78 posted 04/22/19 5:49pm

ChocolateBox3121

That night in March 2016 at a press conference to a packed room at Avenue nightclub in New York City’s Meatpacking District, Prince(r.i.p.) announced the title of his memoir will be The Beautiful Ones. The HIGHLY anticipated memoir barely a month before his unexpected transitioning was described as "an unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work – from the family that shaped him and the people, places, and ideas that fired his creative imagination.

The late,great Prince(r.i.p.) said

“We’re starting right at the beginning — my first memory — and HOPEFULLY eek we can move all the way to the Super Bowl,”

cry

Prince(r.i.p). who played the SuperBowl halftime show in 2007, told a small crowd at a mini concert to celebrate news of the book in March 2016 that was first posted here at The Org.

33pdfuo.jpgMarch,2016

Avenue nightclub in New York City’s Meatpacking District

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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"
Reply #79 posted 04/22/19 6:15pm

Goddess4Real

bsprout said:

I can’t wait to read this.

yeahthat reading prince woot!

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
Reply #80 posted 04/22/19 6:16pm

violetcrush

^^^ Wow, he looks SO thin in that picture. Almost does not even look like him.
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So sad that he did not get to the Super Bowl with his own writing. Reading his words and descriptions about his childhood will be wonderful though.
Reply #81 posted 04/22/19 6:20pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

We'll see neutral

How long do u wanna be loved? Is forever enough, is forever enough?
Reply #82 posted 04/22/19 6:38pm

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame

PliablyPurple said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I wish I could see the details of his necklace.

Seems early for either, but I'm seeing YES or Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.



I thought I saw YES too.

Reply #83 posted 04/22/19 6:40pm

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame

lurker316 said:

Also... I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how to upload a photo to this thread. Thanks.



Go to TinyPic and upload it there then copy and paste the url in the tree box above.

Reply #84 posted 04/22/19 6:55pm

lurker316

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

lurker316 said:

Also... I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how to upload a photo to this thread. Thanks.



Go to TinyPic and upload it there then copy and paste the url in the tree box above.

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Thanks. Let's see if this works:

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http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg

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Reply #85 posted 04/22/19 7:23pm

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame

lurker316 said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:



Go to TinyPic and upload it there then copy and paste the url in the tree box above.

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Thanks. Let's see if this works:

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http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg

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You need to paste the url from TinyPic in the box in the heading above that looks like a tree.

Reply #86 posted 04/22/19 7:43pm

lurker316

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

lurker316 said:

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Thanks. Let's see if this works:

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http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg

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You need to paste the url from TinyPic in the box in the heading above that looks like a tree.

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[EDIT] I figured it out now. At first I didn't understand what you meant by "looks like a tree" but now I get it.

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[Edited 4/22/19 19:55pm]

Reply #87 posted 04/22/19 7:50pm

HatrinaHaterwitz

lurker316 said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:



You need to paste the url from TinyPic in the box in the heading above that looks like a tree.

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I'm not sure what you mean by "looks like a tree". It said to use that link for forums and message boards. It works for me when I click on it.

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I edited out the image tag when I posted it. Should I have left that in?

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[img:$uid]http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Oh well, I'll paste all the links they give me. One of them has to work. This is the one is says to use for email and IM:

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http://tinypic.com/r/35bcnew/9

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And here's the string for websites:

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<a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=35bcnew" target="_blank"><img src="http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

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Here you go. cool

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
Reply #88 posted 04/22/19 7:52pm

lurker316

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

lurker316 said:

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I'm not sure what you mean by "looks like a tree". It said to use that link for forums and message boards. It works for me when I click on it.

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I edited out the image tag when I posted it. Should I have left that in?

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[img:$uid]http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Oh well, I'll paste all the links they give me. One of them has to work. This is the one is says to use for email and IM:

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http://tinypic.com/r/35bcnew/9

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And here's the string for websites:

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<a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=35bcnew" target="_blank"><img src="http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

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Here you go. cool

35bcnew.jpg

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Oh! (Slaps head.) Now I understand. He was talking about the button with a tree on it in the message reply window. Got it.

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Reply #89 posted 04/22/19 7:57pm

HatrinaHaterwitz

^ nod

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
Reply #90 posted 04/22/19 8:27pm

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame

Thanks Hatrina.

Lurker, you did a good job on the photo!

Can you do this for me with all my '70 and early '80 photos?

They all have that orange tint lol

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Here you go. cool

Reply #91 posted 04/22/19 8:47pm

lurker316

qp3tk5.jpg

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For comparison. As you can see, mine is not perfect, but it's much closer to the true colors than the original scan.

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Reply #92 posted 04/22/19 9:32pm

leadline

More nonsense to capitalize on the purple empire.....folks, Prince barely wrote 3000 words (about 10 pages worth of text) of the memior before he passed away, this book in almost its entirety will not be princes words, but written by a hired hand. So it is a shame they are using the same title Prince chose for his actual memiors in an attempt to fool people and captitalize as much as they can. Money always trumps morals.

Sure I will be happy to see those 3000 words, even though they will likely be heavily edited by the purple powers that be. They are taking liberties here overall that are insulting and disrespectful to what Prince wanted this to be. I won't be buying this item, I will wait for the highly edited 3000 words to show up online elsewhere, which it surely will at some point.

Peace

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #93 posted 04/22/19 11:10pm

Kares

lurker316 said:

qp3tk5.jpg

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For comparison. As you can see, mine is not perfect, but it's much closer to the true colors than the original scan.

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The skin tone still has too much yellow in it, even though the photo is already very under-saturated. If you'll try to increase colour saturation it will just add even more yellow to the skin. So trust me, if this picture would be perfect quality you would see no yellow in Prince's jumper at all, that is a pure red colour that just looks orange-ish now because the photo is so faded and was unprofessionally scanned.
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Reply #94 posted 04/22/19 11:58pm

McD

So did that selfie and that wallpaper give him the idea for the the Dirty Mind cover?
Reply #95 posted 04/23/19 12:18am

Kares

McD said:

So did that selfie and that wallpaper give him the idea for the the Dirty Mind cover?

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Nope, that was Allen Beaulieu's idea. Prince just wanted a bed for the shoot, it was Allen who thought that wouldn't work so he went out and bought the bedstrings at a junkjard.
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Reply #96 posted 04/23/19 1:34am

bonatoc

McD said:

So did that selfie and that wallpaper give him the idea for the the Dirty Mind cover?


No, Kares is right. But still, Prince had the final word, and the DM sessions by Beaulieu had more than just the bed idea. It's fair to assume Prince called the shots, or the liner notes would say otherwise.

I like to see the pic as prescience selfie. He chose that background for a reason.

This selfie is ooking for a interesting pattern in the background for Prince to be put over, which is what the DM cover is. It impresses me how much his expression is focused on "does this work?" and not "mirror, oh mirror".

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
Reply #97 posted 04/23/19 3:23am

leecaldon

leadline said:

More nonsense to capitalize on the purple empire.....folks, Prince barely wrote 3000 words (about 10 pages worth of text) of the memior before he passed away, this book in almost its entirety will not be princes words, but written by a hired hand. So it is a shame they are using the same title Prince chose for his actual memiors in an attempt to fool people and captitalize as much as they can. Money always trumps morals.

Sure I will be happy to see those 3000 words, even though they will likely be heavily edited by the purple powers that be. They are taking liberties here overall that are insulting and disrespectful to what Prince wanted this to be. I won't be buying this item, I will wait for the highly edited 3000 words to show up online elsewhere, which it surely will at some point.

Peace

How dare they release Prince's own words, that fans have been desperate for, using the title that he personally wanted for this writing.

It's tragic that he wasn't able to complete it, but perfectly appropriate for it be released (possibly containing his handwritten notes) and to be beefed up with other exclusive stuff.

I can't really understand how you can be enough of a fan to post on this site, but not be interested in what Prince's was writing for his memoirs.

Reply #98 posted 04/23/19 4:42am

violetcrush

leecaldon said:

 



leadline said:


More nonsense to capitalize on the purple empire.....folks, Prince barely wrote 3000 words (about 10 pages worth of text) of the memior before he passed away, this book in almost its entirety will not be princes words, but written by a hired hand. So it is a shame they are using the same title Prince chose for his actual memiors in an attempt to fool people and captitalize as much as they can. Money always trumps morals.

Sure I will be happy to see those 3000 words, even though they will likely be heavily edited by the purple powers that be. They are taking liberties here overall that are insulting and disrespectful to what Prince wanted this to be. I won't be buying this item, I will wait for the highly edited 3000 words to show up online elsewhere, which it surely will at some point.

Peace



 


How dare they release Prince's own words, that fans have been desperate for, using the title that he personally wanted for this writing.


 


It's tragic that he wasn't able to complete it, but perfectly appropriate for it be released (possibly containing his handwritten notes) and to be beefed up with other exclusive stuff.


 


I can't really understand how you can be enough of a fan to post on this site, but not be interested in what Prince's was writing for his memoirs.


I think what leadline is saying is that the majority of the book will NOT be Prince’s own words or prose - beyond his childhood years. I for one was hoping he had made it to at least the PR years, but knew it wasn’t likely based on the number of pages. So, I agree that unless they were given lots of previously unseen notes, pictures, etc.- most of the book will most likely resemble that of another Biography.
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To me, the book is worth it just to see/read his initial pages.
Reply #99 posted 04/23/19 4:49am

Kares

violetcrush said:

leecaldon said:

How dare they release Prince's own words, that fans have been desperate for, using the title that he personally wanted for this writing.

It's tragic that he wasn't able to complete it, but perfectly appropriate for it be released (possibly containing his handwritten notes) and to be beefed up with other exclusive stuff.

I can't really understand how you can be enough of a fan to post on this site, but not be interested in what Prince's was writing for his memoirs.

I think what leadline is saying is that the majority of the book will NOT be Prince’s own words or prose - beyond his childhood years. I for one was hoping he had made it to at least the PR years, but knew it wasn’t likely based on the number of pages. So, I agree that unless they were given lots of previously unseen notes, pictures, etc.- most of the book will most likely resemble that of another Biography. * To me, the book is worth it just to see/read his initial pages.

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A decent biography would barely cover the ancestry of an artist within the first 15-20 pages (which is roughly the equivalent of 55 handritten pages) before even getting to their birth, so yeah, it's a great shame that P didn't have the time to write more. Still, I can hardly wait to read it.

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Reply #100 posted 04/23/19 5:46am

lurker316

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Here is Kare's version of the corrected photo (I'm posting it for him). He says: "it's just a very quick adjustment (done in the Photos app). Only scanning the original film with a pro film scanner and with VueScan Pro would allow to do a better job."

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His is much better than mine, but I still think there's a hint of orange in the shirt. It doesn't look pure red to me.

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Reply #101 posted 04/23/19 5:48am

lurker316

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And here's mine and Kare's side-by-side for comparison. Mine is obviously more washed-out. His colors are more vibrant.

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Reply #102 posted 04/23/19 5:53am

Kares

lurker316 said:

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Here is Kare's version of the corrected photo (I'm posting it for him). He says: "it's just a very quick adjustment (done in the Photos app). Only scanning the original film with a pro film scanner and with VueScan Pro would allow to do a better job."

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His is much better than mine, but I still think there's a hint of orange in the shirt. It doesn't look pure red.

Prince, memoir, corrected

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Thanks for posting it for me.
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The skin tone still has too much yellow in it but I just wanted to show a bit more vibrant colours to try to take it a bit closer to what it would've looked like originally. So the hint of orange you still see on the jumper would actually decrease too if this would be perfectly balanced (which is not possible without masking elements of the picture and correcting-colorising the elements independently).

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Reply #103 posted 04/23/19 5:57am

leadline

violetcrush said:

leecaldon said:

How dare they release Prince's own words, that fans have been desperate for, using the title that he personally wanted for this writing.

It's tragic that he wasn't able to complete it, but perfectly appropriate for it be released (possibly containing his handwritten notes) and to be beefed up with other exclusive stuff.

I can't really understand how you can be enough of a fan to post on this site, but not be interested in what Prince's was writing for his memoirs.

I think what leadline is saying is that the majority of the book will NOT be Prince’s own words or prose - beyond his childhood years. I for one was hoping he had made it to at least the PR years, but knew it wasn’t likely based on the number of pages. So, I agree that unless they were given lots of previously unseen notes, pictures, etc.- most of the book will most likely resemble that of another Biography. * To me, the book is worth it just to see/read his initial pages.


Thank you violetcrush, aside from the tainting and capitalization of the process and final result, indeed I am saying all that you mention. Some folks like to read things so fast and then knee jerk a response that makes no sense. I even stated clearly in the post that I am looking forward to those 3000 words, even if they are unfortunately edited.

Thank you for actually reading the post and posting an educated reply, as you always do.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #104 posted 04/23/19 6:03am

violetcrush

leadline said:

violetcrush said:

leecaldon said: I think what leadline is saying is that the majority of the book will NOT be Prince’s own words or prose - beyond his childhood years. I for one was hoping he had made it to at least the PR years, but knew it wasn’t likely based on the number of pages. So, I agree that unless they were given lots of previously unseen notes, pictures, etc.- most of the book will most likely resemble that of another Biography. * To me, the book is worth it just to see/read his initial pages.


Thank you violetcrush, aside from the tainting and capitalization of the process and final result, indeed I am saying all that you mention. Some folks like to read things so fast and then knee jerk a response that makes no sense. I even stated clearly in the post that I am looking forward to those 3000 words, even if they are unfortunately edited.

Thank you for actually reading the post and posting an educated reply, as you always do.

You're welcome smile

Reply #105 posted 04/23/19 6:29am

thedoorkeeper

I would think late October might be a good time to release some music with the book coming out. Like maybe the deluxe edition of 1999.
Reply #106 posted 04/23/19 6:39am

Kares

thedoorkeeper said:

I would think late October might be a good time to release some music with the book coming out. Like maybe the deluxe edition of 1999.

.
If I'd be in charge I'd release '1999 Deluxe' on September 9 (which is in large parts of the world written as 19/9/9). And I'd spend on marketing it better than 'PR Deluxe' was.

.

For the book launch I'd release the 2 'Piano And A Microphone Gala Event' shows recorded in Paisley. Those were quite intimate and self-reflective, I think it'd be best to publish them at the same time as the book.

.

Friends don't let friends clap on 1 and 3.

The Paisley Park Vault spreadsheet: https://goo.gl/zzWHrU
Reply #107 posted 04/23/19 6:49am

HatrinaHaterwitz

Kares said:

thedoorkeeper said:

I would think late October might be a good time to release some music with the book coming out. Like maybe the deluxe edition of 1999.

.
If I'd be in charge I'd release '1999 Deluxe' on September 9 (which is in large parts of the world written as 19/9/9). And I'd spend on marketing it better than 'PR Deluxe' was.

.

For the book launch I'd release the 2 'Piano And A Microphone Gala Event' shows recorded in Paisley. Those were quite intimate and self-reflective, I think it'd be best to publish them at the same time as the book.

.

Are we talking about on DVD? If so then...

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
Reply #108 posted 04/23/19 8:18am

leecaldon

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Kares said:

.
If I'd be in charge I'd release '1999 Deluxe' on September 9 (which is in large parts of the world written as 19/9/9). And I'd spend on marketing it better than 'PR Deluxe' was.

.

For the book launch I'd release the 2 'Piano And A Microphone Gala Event' shows recorded in Paisley. Those were quite intimate and self-reflective, I think it'd be best to publish them at the same time as the book.

.

Are we talking about on DVD? If so then...

Let's make it Bluray smile

Reply #109 posted 04/23/19 8:47am

PURPLEIZED3121

WOW, These are brilliant...better than the original!

lurker316 said:

.

And here's mine and Kare's side-by-side for comparison. Mine is obviously more washed-out. His colors are more vibrant.

.

Reply #110 posted 04/23/19 8:58am

Shockadelica9

Kares said:

 



lurker316 said:


.


Here is Kare's version of the corrected photo (I'm posting it for him).  He says: "it's just a very quick adjustment (done in the Photos app). Only scanning the original film with a pro film scanner and with VueScan Pro would allow to do a better job." 


.


His is much better than mine, but I still think there's a hint of orange in the shirt.  It doesn't look pure red.


Prince, memoir, corrected



.


Thanks for posting it for me. 
.
The skin tone still has too much yellow in it but I just wanted to show a bit more vibrant colours to try to take it a bit closer to what it would've looked like originally. So the hint of orange you still see on the jumper would actually decrease too if this would be perfectly balanced (which is not possible without masking elements of the picture and correcting-colorising the elements independently).


Prince was "high yellow" so....lol
Reply #111 posted 04/23/19 9:34am

leecaldon

violetcrush said:

leadline said:


Thank you violetcrush, aside from the tainting and capitalization of the process and final result, indeed I am saying all that you mention. Some folks like to read things so fast and then knee jerk a response that makes no sense. I even stated clearly in the post that I am looking forward to those 3000 words, even if they are unfortunately edited.

Thank you for actually reading the post and posting an educated reply, as you always do.

You're welcome smile

I'll stand by my response to the initial post. As it's going to contain 'scrapbooks and lyrics', that should at least be stuff in his own hand.

The memoirs would have been for financial gain. I have no idea on advance he may have received, but there clearly would have needed to be paid back if nothing was published, and the estate absolutely needs to make decisions that will enrich it (it still hasn't paid the huge death tax bill afaik).

This seems to me a perfectly reasonable release, and beyond that, not releasing it in a profitable way would be a dereliction of duty by those running the estate.

Reply #112 posted 04/23/19 9:54am

darkroman

Does anyone know why this is being released by two different publishers and if there will be any differences between them?

Maybe it's too early to know at this stage.


cool

Reply #113 posted 04/23/19 9:59am

Kares

darkroman said:

Does anyone know why this is being released by two different publishers and if there will be any differences between them?

Maybe it's too early to know at this stage.


cool

.

It is not being released by two different publishers. Spiegel & Grau is an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Friends don't let friends clap on 1 and 3.

The Paisley Park Vault spreadsheet: https://goo.gl/zzWHrU
Reply #114 posted 04/23/19 11:58am

IstenSzek

Kares said:

thedoorkeeper said:

I would think late October might be a good time to release some music with the book coming out. Like maybe the deluxe edition of 1999.

.
If I'd be in charge I'd release '1999 Deluxe' on September 9 (which is in large parts of the world written as 19/9/9). And I'd spend on marketing it better than 'PR Deluxe' was.

.

For the book launch I'd release the 2 'Piano And A Microphone Gala Event' shows recorded in Paisley. Those were quite intimate and self-reflective, I think it'd be best to publish them at the same time as the book.

.


yeah, but that makes too much sense lol if it makes sense, they won't do it neutral

also, since there will be very early lyrics (from what i've gathered) in the book,
it might be a nice way to start up the expanded reissues series after the initial
book release, with the For You and Prince reissues, including lots of early songs
from the vault.

smile


but yeah, warners is probably like 'you guys are insane, that is enough material
for us to release over the next 14 years. all you need right now is the book and
PERHAPS another one off re-released single, sometime next spring' disbelief


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
Reply #115 posted 04/23/19 12:02pm

Grog

Wow, I haven't seen this much excitement on this site in a while.

Reply #116 posted 04/23/19 12:39pm

LenguaDePlata

Grog said:

Wow, I haven't seen this much excitement on this site in a while.


There hasn’t been much to be excited about to be honest...
Life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last...
Reply #117 posted 04/23/19 12:54pm

ChocolateBox3121

IstenSzek said:

Kares said:

.
If I'd be in charge I'd release '1999 Deluxe' on September 9 (which is in large parts of the world written as 19/9/9). And I'd spend on marketing it better than 'PR Deluxe' was.

.

For the book launch I'd release the 2 'Piano And A Microphone Gala Event' shows recorded in Paisley. Those were quite intimate and self-reflective, I think it'd be best to publish them at the same time as the book.

.


yeah, but that makes too much sense lol if it makes sense, they won't do it neutral

also, since there will be very early lyrics (from what i've gathered) in the book,
it might be a nice way to start up the expanded reissues series after the initial
book release, with the For You and Prince reissues, including lots of early songs
from the vault.

smile


but yeah, warners is probably like 'you guys are insane, that is enough material
for us to release over the next 14 years. all you need right now is the book and
PERHAPS another one off re-released single, sometime next spring' disbelief


WBR doesn't own The '4U' master....

[Edited 4/23/19 12:54pm]

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"
Reply #118 posted 04/23/19 1:33pm

violetcrush

leecaldon said:

violetcrush said:

You're welcome smile

I'll stand by my response to the initial post. As it's going to contain 'scrapbooks and lyrics', that should at least be stuff in his own hand.

The memoirs would have been for financial gain. I have no idea on advance he may have received, but there clearly would have needed to be paid back if nothing was published, and the estate absolutely needs to make decisions that will enrich it (it still hasn't paid the huge death tax bill afaik).

This seems to me a perfectly reasonable release, and beyond that, not releasing it in a profitable way would be a dereliction of duty by those running the estate.

I get what you are saying as well. Of course the publisher must release the book in order to recoup any advance given to Prince, and also to attempt to make some type of profit for themselves. They will also give major "hype" to the book regardless of how much was written by his own hand. We don't yet know - other than the first 50 pages about his genealogy/birth/childhood - what other handwritten pieces will be included.

*

From the description posted earlier on this thread it seems that the majority of the book will be a Biography from where he had stopped at his childhood up through Purple Rain. I am very curious about the person or people who organized and wrote the remaining pages. I guess still lots of questions to be answered...

[Edited 4/23/19 13:35pm]

Reply #119 posted 04/23/19 1:44pm

IstenSzek

ChocolateBox3121 said:

IstenSzek said:


yeah, but that makes too much sense lol if it makes sense, they won't do it neutral

also, since there will be very early lyrics (from what i've gathered) in the book,
it might be a nice way to start up the expanded reissues series after the initial
book release, with the For You and Prince reissues, including lots of early songs
from the vault.

smile


but yeah, warners is probably like 'you guys are insane, that is enough material
for us to release over the next 14 years. all you need right now is the book and
PERHAPS another one off re-released single, sometime next spring' disbelief


WBR doesn't own The '4U' master....

[Edited 4/23/19 12:54pm]


i know, but they do own the licensing until 2021, right? so it would make sense to have
warners remaster, repack, expand and reissue the albums prince recorded while he was
with them, wouldn't it?


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
Reply #120 posted 04/23/19 1:52pm

ChocolateBox3121

IstenSzek said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

WBR doesn't own The '4U' master....

[Edited 4/23/19 12:54pm]


i know, but they do own the licensing until 2021, right? so it would make sense to have
warners remaster, repack, expand and reissue the albums prince recorded while he was
with them, wouldn't it?


I seriously doubt it, Chris Moon was trying to sell the rights to 'Soft & Wet' which is part that album. I doubt he could do that if WBR owns the licensing of it.

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"
Reply #121 posted 04/23/19 1:54pm

Kares

IstenSzek said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

WBR doesn't own The '4U' master....

[Edited 4/23/19 12:54pm]


i know, but they do own the licensing until 2021, right? so it would make sense to have
warners remaster, repack, expand and reissue the albums prince recorded while he was
with them, wouldn't it?


.
Frankly I don't think Warners will put any effort into producing deluxe editions when their licensing deal will run out in 2021 so I don't think we will see any more deluxe editions before Sony Legacy would start coming up with them.

Friends don't let friends clap on 1 and 3.

The Paisley Park Vault spreadsheet: https://goo.gl/zzWHrU
Reply #122 posted 04/23/19 1:56pm

Shockadelica9

violetcrush said:

 



leecaldon said:


 



violetcrush said:


 


 


You're welcome  smile



 


 


I'll stand by my response to the initial post. As it's going to contain 'scrapbooks and lyrics', that should at least be stuff in his own hand.


 


The memoirs would have been for financial gain. I have no idea on advance he may have received, but there clearly would have needed to be paid back if nothing was published, and the estate absolutely needs to make decisions that will enrich it (it still hasn't paid the huge death tax bill afaik).


 


This seems to me a perfectly reasonable release, and beyond that, not releasing it in a profitable way would be a dereliction of duty by those running the estate.



 


I get what you are saying as well.  Of course the publisher must release the book in order to recoup any advance given to Prince, and also to attempt to make some type of profit for themselves.  They will also give major "hype" to the book regardless of how much was written by his own hand.  We don't yet know - other than the first 50 pages about his genealogy/birth/childhood - what other handwritten pieces will be included.  


*


From the description posted earlier on this thread it seems that the majority of the book will be a Biography from where he had stopped at his childhood up through Purple Rain.  I am very curious about the person or people who organized and wrote the remaining pages.  I guess still lots of questions to be answered...

[Edited 4/23/19 13:35pm]


From the sounds of it i think this book is going to mainly focus on his geneology
Reply #123 posted 04/23/19 2:02pm

Kares

ChocolateBox3121 said:

IstenSzek said:


i know, but they do own the licensing until 2021, right? so it would make sense to have
warners remaster, repack, expand and reissue the albums prince recorded while he was
with them, wouldn't it?


I seriously doubt it, Chris Moon was trying to sell the rights to 'Soft & Wet' which is part that album. I doubt he could do that if WBR owns the licensing of it.

.

Chris Moon does not own the rights to the master recording. He owns half of the publishing rights. Those are two different things.
(Just checked the song's publishing info in Universal's database: it still lists Prince and C.Moon so it looks like Moon's share wasn't sold after all.)

.

And just to be clear: Warners does not "own" the licensing. The masters (and their licensing rights) are owned by the Estate, and they have licensed the WB-era masters back to Warners for certain time periods (mostly until 2021). Probably that's what you meant too, just wanted to make sure it's clear for others as well.

[Edited 4/23/19 14:06pm]

Friends don't let friends clap on 1 and 3.

The Paisley Park Vault spreadsheet: https://goo.gl/zzWHrU
Reply #124 posted 04/23/19 2:09pm

leadline

leecaldon said:

violetcrush said:

You're welcome smile

I'll stand by my response to the initial post. As it's going to contain 'scrapbooks and lyrics', that should at least be stuff in his own hand.

The memoirs would have been for financial gain. I have no idea on advance he may have received, but there clearly would have needed to be paid back if nothing was published, and the estate absolutely needs to make decisions that will enrich it (it still hasn't paid the huge death tax bill afaik).

This seems to me a perfectly reasonable release, and beyond that, not releasing it in a profitable way would be a dereliction of duty by those running the estate.


Their dereliction of duty is NOT releasing any vault music. But you have some good points in there.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #125 posted 04/23/19 2:15pm

violetcrush

Shockadelica9 said:

violetcrush said:

I get what you are saying as well. Of course the publisher must release the book in order to recoup any advance given to Prince, and also to attempt to make some type of profit for themselves. They will also give major "hype" to the book regardless of how much was written by his own hand. We don't yet know - other than the first 50 pages about his genealogy/birth/childhood - what other handwritten pieces will be included.

*

From the description posted earlier on this thread it seems that the majority of the book will be a Biography from where he had stopped at his childhood up through Purple Rain. I am very curious about the person or people who organized and wrote the remaining pages. I guess still lots of questions to be answered...

[Edited 4/23/19 13:35pm]

From the sounds of it i think this book is going to mainly focus on his geneology

It seems that Prince's written contribution to the book before he passed will be focused on his genealogy and some or most of his childhood. The other 3 parts seem to have been put together by another person or group, and will tell the story of his time up through Purple Rain. Very curious to know how many never-before-seen Prince-penned items they actually had for the book.

*

I'm guessing someone found that purple notebook??

Reply #126 posted 04/23/19 2:20pm

BartVanHemelen

Kares said:

darkroman said:

Does anyone know why this is being released by two different publishers and if there will be any differences between them?

Maybe it's too early to know at this stage.


cool

.

It is not being released by two different publishers. Spiegel & Grau is an imprint of Penguin Random House.

.

Was. S&G closed down in January 2019.

© Bart Van Hemelen
This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.
It is not authorized by Prince or the NPG Music Club. You assume all risk for
your use. All rights reserved.
Reply #127 posted 04/23/19 2:23pm

Shockadelica9

violetcrush said:

 



Shockadelica9 said:


violetcrush said:

 


 


I get what you are saying as well.  Of course the publisher must release the book in order to recoup any advance given to Prince, and also to attempt to make some type of profit for themselves.  They will also give major "hype" to the book regardless of how much was written by his own hand.  We don't yet know - other than the first 50 pages about his genealogy/birth/childhood - what other handwritten pieces will be included.  


*


From the description posted earlier on this thread it seems that the majority of the book will be a Biography from where he had stopped at his childhood up through Purple Rain.  I am very curious about the person or people who organized and wrote the remaining pages.  I guess still lots of questions to be answered...


[Edited 4/23/19 13:35pm]



From the sounds of it i think this book is going to mainly focus on his geneology

 


It seems that Prince's written contribution to the book before he passed will be focused on his genealogy and some or most of his childhood.  The other 3 parts seem to have been put together by another person or group, and will tell the story of his time up through Purple Rain.  Very curious to know how many never-before-seen Prince-penned items they actually had for the book.  


*


I'm guessing someone found that purple notebook??


I was wondering about that 2 or that tyka will fill in the spaces or he had a dairy
Reply #128 posted 04/23/19 3:12pm

luv4u

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Reply #129 posted 04/23/19 3:46pm

IstenSzek

Kares said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

I seriously doubt it, Chris Moon was trying to sell the rights to 'Soft & Wet' which is part that album. I doubt he could do that if WBR owns the licensing of it.

.

Chris Moon does not own the rights to the master recording. He owns half of the publishing rights. Those are two different things.
(Just checked the song's publishing info in Universal's database: it still lists Prince and C.Moon so it looks like Moon's share wasn't sold after all.)

.

And just to be clear: Warners does not "own" the licensing. The masters (and their licensing rights) are owned by the Estate, and they have licensed the WB-era masters back to Warners for certain time periods (mostly until 2021). Probably that's what you meant too, just wanted to make sure it's clear for others as well.

[Edited 4/23/19 14:06pm]


nod

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
Reply #130 posted 04/23/19 3:56pm

ChocolateBox3121

Kares said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

I seriously doubt it, Chris Moon was trying to sell the rights to 'Soft & Wet' which is part that album. I doubt he could do that if WBR owns the licensing of it.

.

Chris Moon does not own the rights to the master recording. He owns half of the publishing rights. Those are two different things.
(Just checked the song's publishing info in Universal's database: it still lists Prince and C.Moon so it looks like Moon's share wasn't sold after all.)

.

And just to be clear: Warners does not "own" the licensing. The masters (and their licensing rights) are owned by the Estate, and they have licensed the WB-era masters back to Warners for certain time periods (mostly until 2021). Probably that's what you meant too, just wanted to make sure it's clear for others as well.

[Edited 4/23/19 14:06pm]

I NEVER said C Moon did. I also NEVER said he didn't own half of the publishing either. I SAID WBR doesn't OWN the master recordings.

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"
Reply #131 posted 04/23/19 5:46pm

Purplebflogirl

Limited income here..I want to pre order but trying to stick to my monthly budget..Can fellow Purple Army members tell me the most reasonable priced site to pre order?
I see Amazon has free shipping..which is good because I don't have prime..but with tax its showing the price at $32+.
Until the end of time
Reply #132 posted 04/23/19 7:23pm

HatrinaHaterwitz

Ooooooohhh! I do love how it's going to look in book form:


"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
Reply #133 posted 04/23/19 9:54pm

Mumio

Purplebflogirl said:

Limited income here..I want to pre order but trying to stick to my monthly budget..Can fellow Purple Army members tell me the most reasonable priced site to pre order? I see Amazon has free shipping..which is good because I don't have prime..but with tax its showing the price at $32+.


If you have a local BN you can pick up at, this would be the best deal I know of: https://www.barnesandnobl...99589652#/

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
Reply #134 posted 04/24/19 1:25am

Vannormal

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.

-

why correct color balance ?

if the origianl is faded, the better is suits the current situation.

And why always photoshop everything ?

Everything in life is imperfect, and that's perfect.

Cleaned up stuff always lacks reality. wink

Peace though.

-

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
Reply #135 posted 04/24/19 1:33am

Vannormal

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.

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Trash ?

It's the utmost best cover ever!

It's real, it's Prince without overdone make-up or hairdo.

This cover tells a story.

A guy in search of everything, and himself.

-

This cover could've been a wonderful album cover for a good compilation release or (future) box set.

Instead of these horrible (The Hits 1 & 2) cover arts.

Prince for one had a huge amount of taste leaning towards (good) kitch.

His complete package of life, music, imagery, live performances, movies and videos was wonderful, and unique though, as a whole.

Many album covers i never liked. (90's and later). They lack of iconic images and leave less traces then his first 10 album covers, imho of course. wink

Always peace.

-

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
Reply #136 posted 04/24/19 1:33am

Kares

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Kares said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

IstenSzek said:


i know, but they do own the licensing until 2021, right? so it would make sense to have
warners remaster, repack, expand and reissue the albums prince recorded while he was
with them, wouldn't it?


I seriously doubt it, Chris Moon was trying to sell the rights to 'Soft & Wet' which is part that album. I doubt he could do that if WBR owns the licensing of it.



.

Chris Moon does not own the rights to the master recording. He owns half of the publishing rights. Those are two different things.
(Just checked the song's publishing info in Universal's database: it still lists Prince and C.Moon so it looks like Moon's share wasn't sold after all.)

.

And just to be clear: Warners does not "own" the licensing. The masters (and their licensing rights) are owned by the Estate, and they have licensed the WB-era masters back to Warners for certain time periods (mostly until 2021). Probably that's what you meant too, just wanted to make sure it's clear for others as well.

[Edited 4/23/19 14:06pm]

I NEVER said C Moon did. I also NEVER said he didn't own half of the publishing either. I SAID WBR doesn't OWN the master recordings.

.
Both you and IstenSzek were talking about licensing and licensing is a temporary transfer of reproduction/distribution rights of a particular master recording, it has nothing to do with publishing. You brought up Chris Moon trying to sell his rights and doubted he could do that if WMG "owns" the licensing. Again: the two things are totally unrelated.

.
And I didn't claim you meant that "WMG owns the licensing rights", hence adding: "Probably that's what you meant too, just wanted to make sure it's clear for others as well."
But you did bring up Chris Moon which is confusing as his ownership of half of the song's publishing does not have anything to do with someone else's ownership (or licensing) of the master recordings.
.

Friends don't let friends clap on 1 and 3.

The Paisley Park Vault spreadsheet: https://goo.gl/zzWHrU
Reply #137 posted 04/24/19 1:46am

darkroman

BartVanHemelen said:

Kares said:

.

It is not being released by two different publishers. Spiegel & Grau is an imprint of Penguin Random House.

.

Was. S&G closed down in January 2019.


It is odd and confusing Amazon list it with two different publishers - but I'm sure this will get cleared up nearer the time of release as Amazon's database is always full of issues.

Century : https://www.amazon.co.uk/...780899173/
Spiegel & Grau : https://www.amazon.com/Be...399589651/

I ordered the one listed as Spiegel & Grau as that was merely the first one I saw.

One would think ordering a book wouldn't be complicated.


lol lol lol

Reply #138 posted 04/24/19 2:14am

Kares

darkroman said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Was. S&G closed down in January 2019.


It is odd and confusing Amazon list it with two different publishers - but I'm sure this will get cleared up nearer the time of release as Amazon's database is always full of issues.

Century : https://www.amazon.co.uk/...780899173/
Spiegel & Grau : https://www.amazon.com/Be...399589651/

I ordered the one listed as Spiegel & Grau as that was merely the first one I saw.

One would think ordering a book wouldn't be complicated.


lol lol lol

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You are making it look complicated, I'm afraid. Century is a UK imprint of Penguin. Obviously they'll publish the book in the UK.

.

[Edited 4/24/19 2:15am]

Friends don't let friends clap on 1 and 3.

The Paisley Park Vault spreadsheet: https://goo.gl/zzWHrU
Reply #139 posted 04/24/19 2:30am

Vannormal

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Could that be the reason why the announcement of this book is so 'late'?

Because of the shutdown of Spiegel & Grau ?

I mean, 55 pages... that doesn't take 3 years to release. Even with a ghostwriter next to it...

Or is this an attempt that creates more time to restore and organise the unreleased music for a propper, bigger release?

Cause honestly, there isn't much happening.

PR deluxe and P&M'83 in three years time...

-

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
Reply #140 posted 04/24/19 3:10am

BartVanHemelen

Vannormal said:

-

Could that be the reason why the announcement of this book is so 'late'?

Because of the shutdown of Spiegel & Grau ?

I mean, 55 pages... that doesn't take 3 years to release. Even with a ghostwriter next to it...

.

Or you could, I dunno, read the list of the contents. And then try to think of where those other contents come from.

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Reply #141 posted 04/24/19 4:46am

violetcrush

Vannormal 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.

-

Trash ?

It's the utmost best cover ever!

It's real, it's Prince without overdone make-up or hairdo.

This cover tells a story.

A guy in search of everything, and himself.

-

This cover could've been a wonderful album cover for a good compilation release or (future) box set.

Instead of these horrible (The Hits 1 & 2) cover arts.

Prince for one had a huge amount of taste leaning towards (good) kitch.

His complete package of life, music, imagery, live performances, movies and videos was wonderful, and unique though, as a whole.

Many album covers i never liked. (90's and later). They lack of iconic images and leave less traces then his first 10 album covers, imho of course. wink

Always peace.

-

Yep. It's young Prince - no make-up, no reservations, no "posing" for the camera, and without any professional editing. It's Prince starting out and ready to take that big climb up to the moutain top.

*

yes eye crysball prince wildsign

Reply #142 posted 04/24/19 6:29am

Vannormal

BartVanHemelen said:

Vannormal said:

-

Could that be the reason why the announcement of this book is so 'late'?

Because of the shutdown of Spiegel & Grau ?

I mean, 55 pages... that doesn't take 3 years to release. Even with a ghostwriter next to it...

.

Or you could, I dunno, read the list of the contents. And then try to think of where those other contents come from.

-

I'm blind and I can not read, let alone think.

And thàt's because I'm a Belieber !

Leave Britney alone ! biggrin

-

https://www.youtube.com/w...qSTXuJeTks

-

[Edited 4/24/19 6:31am]

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
Reply #143 posted 04/24/19 7:39am

2freaky4church1

[Off topic snip - luv4u]

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
Reply #144 posted 04/24/19 8:14am

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame

Vannormal said:

-

Could that be the reason why the announcement of this book is so 'late'?

Because of the shutdown of Spiegel & Grau ?

I mean, 55 pages... that doesn't take 3 years to release. Even with a ghostwriter next to it...

Or is this an attempt that creates more time to restore and organise the unreleased music for a propper, bigger release?

Cause honestly, there isn't much happening.

PR deluxe and P&M'83 in three years time...

-



I saw through the Estate billing that the contract for the book had to be renegotiated. This is one of the reasons it took longer than expected to be released.

Reply #145 posted 04/24/19 10:25am

PURPLEIZED3121

suspect it wil be very much in the vain of the P we know & love...cryptic, puzzling, WTFUCKERY! ..Neon Manifesto ramblings if you will!

Reply #146 posted 04/24/19 12:14pm

Flirt1

Mumio said:

 



Purplebflogirl said:


Limited income here..I want to pre order but trying to stick to my monthly budget..Can fellow Purple Army members tell me the most reasonable priced site to pre order? I see Amazon has free shipping..which is good because I don't have prime..but with tax its showing the price at $32+.


If you have a local BN you can pick up at, this would be the best deal I know of: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-beautiful-ones-prince/1127901143?ean=9780399589652#/


You could ask a librarian at your local public library to purchase it. We have a librarian that loves Prince and orders books and his music CD's.
Reply #147 posted 04/24/19 12:47pm

onlyforaminute

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Oooooohhh! I do  love how it's going to look in book form: 






Oh, this view. Love it. Getting more than 1.
Year of Return 2019
Reply #148 posted 04/24/19 1:04pm

HatrinaHaterwitz

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

suspect it wil be very much in the vain of the P we know & love...cryptic, puzzling, WTFUCKERY! ..Neon Manifesto ramblings if you will!

Wouln't want it any other way! lol

[Edited 4/24/19 13:05pm]

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
Reply #149 posted 04/24/19 2:11pm

violetcrush

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

suspect it wil be very much in the vain of the P we know & love...cryptic, puzzling, WTFUCKERY! ..Neon Manifesto ramblings if you will!

Wouln't want it any other way! lol

[Edited 4/24/19 13:05pm]

Ain't NO way he was going to blatantly give his secrets away!!

Reply #150 posted 04/24/19 2:49pm

FunkiestOne

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.

Wrong.

and it's a surprising choice for the cover, but I like it.

Reply #151 posted 04/24/19 3:47pm

Purplebflogirl

Mumio said:

 



Purplebflogirl said:


Limited income here..I want to pre order but trying to stick to my monthly budget..Can fellow Purple Army members tell me the most reasonable priced site to pre order? I see Amazon has free shipping..which is good because I don't have prime..but with tax its showing the price at $32+.


If you have a local BN you can pick up at, this would be the best deal I know of: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-beautiful-ones-prince/1127901143?ean=9780399589652#/


TY smile
Until the end of time
Reply #152 posted 04/24/19 7:16pm

Seahorsie

Well, I got it ordered tonight on Amazon. Seems like a hugely long wait to get it in October. Wouldnt it be fantastic if so many of his fans preordered it that it became one of their best sellers of 2019?

I have this other fantasy too. That the stupid music hogs in charge of when the music comes out would release an original song that has never been on a boot and it goes to #1 in 2019 too. Now don't tell me you haven't wished for this too....you just didn't want to say on here, huh? I not scared to say it friends!

Peace, out.

Good morning children...take a look out your window, the world is falling...
Reply #153 posted 04/25/19 3:48am

BartVanHemelen

Seahorsie said:

Well, I got it ordered tonight on Amazon. Seems like a hugely long wait to get it in October. Wouldnt it be fantastic if so many of his fans preordered it that it became one of their best sellers of 2019?

.

Bwahahahahaha.

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Reply #154 posted 04/25/19 4:10am

BartVanHemelen

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Reply #155 posted 04/25/19 4:48am

BartVanHemelen

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Reply #156 posted 04/25/19 6:35am

ChocolateBox3121

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"
Reply #157 posted 04/25/19 8:11am

onlyforaminute

ChocolateBox3121 said:




Loving it. Looks like a bathroom mirror selfie. And his hair is permed. Maybe? One minute it looks it one minute it doesn't. I really hate wishing for time to fly by but right now.
[Edited 4/25/19 10:33am]
Year of Return 2019
Reply #158 posted 04/25/19 10:07am

jcurley

FunkiestOne 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.

 


Wrong.


 


and it's a surprising choice for the cover, but I like it.



I love it. I looked at it and it suppprts the blurb i.e. he's about to create himself.
Reply #159 posted 04/26/19 2:15am

margi

lastdecember said:

Yeah from what it seems this was what Prince was working on those last months-year, again I know people dont like to hear it but I do think he knew he was on borrowed time, with people dieing left and right we know from Tavis Smiley that Michael J dieing did effect Prince and though we dont think PRINCE was human, like a human getting older and noticing he is not able to do things he could be it because of pain or whatever, he was losing the only thing he could really do in life. So he may not of thought he was gonna die but i think Bowie dieing, Vanity dieing all these people going, getting older, in pain, and now this addiction that he thought he alone could overcome, I think what he was writing was an account of just who he was, and not all the stuff that happened after he blew up in the world, that person that got there. SO i hope people are not expecting details of relationships with Shelia and Wendy and Lisa stories etc...because I doubt anyone but family is gonna be in this book.


I agree with your assessment of Prince’s approach to this book, bearing in mind he wanted to still keep the shroud of mystery.
Reply #160 posted 04/26/19 4:25am

PURPLEIZED3121

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

suspect it wil be very much in the vain of the P we know & love...cryptic, puzzling, WTFUCKERY! ..Neon Manifesto ramblings if you will!

Wouln't want it any other way! lol

[Edited 4/24/19 13:05pm]

damn straight...keep the mystery going. Ahhhh damn it I miss him so so much.

Reply #161 posted 04/26/19 12:36pm

OldFriends4Sale

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Reply #162 posted 04/26/19 5:50pm

violetcrush

OldFriends4Sale said:

Love this one!! You can already notice he's interested in putting together or creating a certain look. Hoping for lots of these types of never-before-seen photos in the book!

Reply #163 posted 04/26/19 6:02pm

ChocolateBox3121

I've seen it before.

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"
Reply #164 posted 04/26/19 6:09pm

violetcrush

ChocolateBox3121 said:

I've seen it before.

Yes, I have as well, as I'm sure most serious fans have. No need to "toot-toot" that chocolatebox horn of yours lol

*

I was just commenting that I love that one. Most of the older pics are easily found online now.

Reply #165 posted 04/26/19 8:10pm

Seahorsie

Oh yeah, the red/orange (whatever) zip-up shirt from the 70's, that's a velour mans shirt. Very fashionable for that decade. All the better to wear with your poleaster bell bottom pants!!

Good morning children...take a look out your window, the world is falling...
Reply #166 posted 04/26/19 10:05pm

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame

OldFriends4Sale said:



This hat is important.

Reply #167 posted 04/27/19 1:50pm

violetcrush

Just pre-ordered my copy on Amazon Prime - $24.24 total cost biggrin

Reply #168 posted 04/27/19 8:37pm

ChocolateBox3121

EBONY: Do you ever see yourself writing a memoir?
Prince(r.i.p): You ever heard of checking your list to see who’s naughty and who’s nice? I just let people talk. I was talking to somebody about “The Beautiful Ones.” They were speculating as to who I was singing about. But they were completely wrong.

Prince(r.i.p.)subconsciously gave a hint about this memoir in August 2015.

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"
Reply #169 posted 04/27/19 9:32pm

violetcrush

ChocolateBox3121 said:

 


EBONY: Do you ever see yourself writing a memoir?

Prince(r.i.p): You ever heard of checking your list to see who’s naughty and who’s nice? I just let people talk. I was talking to somebody about “The Beautiful Ones.” They were speculating as to who I was singing about. But they were completely wrong.

 


Prince(r.i.p.)subconsciously gave a hint about this memoir in August 2015.


Right. And then he had that article pulled a hot minute after it was published. Then, during his first P&M show at PP as he was expressing his journey through both his words and songs, prior to beginning TBO he said, “don’t let the fellas fool you. We ALL write songs to “cop” girls”. In that moment he was all but point blank admitting he wrote that song to “woo” a girl away from another guy. Hmmmm, kinda similar to the long running story of how that song came to be.
Reply #170 posted 04/28/19 12:55pm

laytonian

Purplebflogirl said:

Mumio said:


If you have a local BN you can pick up at, this would be the best deal I know of: https://www.barnesandnobl...99589652#/

TY smile

i pre-ordered from Amazon ($30 plus tax) BUT received an email saying that their price was now $18.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
Reply #171 posted 04/28/19 12:58pm

laytonian

violetcrush said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Love this one!! You can already notice he's interested in putting together or creating a certain look. Hoping for lots of these types of never-before-seen photos in the book!

That's from Owen Husney's book "Famous People Who've Known Me".

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
Reply #172 posted 04/28/19 10:13pm

pinkcashmere23

ChocolateBox3121 said:

EBONY: Do you ever see yourself writing a memoir?
Prince(r.i.p): You ever heard of checking your list to see who’s naughty and who’s nice? I just let people talk. I was talking to somebody about “The Beautiful Ones.” They were speculating as to who I was singing about. But they were completely wrong.

Prince(r.i.p.)subconsciously gave a hint about this memoir in August 2015.

I had actually wondered about that as well.

Reply #173 posted 04/29/19 7:33pm

poppys

onlyforaminute said:



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Loving it. Looks like a bathroom mirror selfie. And his hair is permed. Maybe? One minute it looks it one minute it doesn't. I really hate wishing for time to fly by but right now.


nod That's a bathroom heater. The wallpaper probably has metallic gold outlining the caning. His face is what I heart

Great photo choice. I wonder if he chose it?

[Edited 4/29/19 19:37pm]

Reply #174 posted 04/30/19 12:35am

CalhounSq

I can’t wait to read it, but dammit that font/color/design is underwhelming confused
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
Reply #175 posted 04/30/19 2:27am

Mumio

CalhounSq said:

I can’t wait to read it, but dammit that font/color/design is underwhelming confused


Hey there CalhounSq, good to see you stranger!

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
Reply #176 posted 04/30/19 2:12pm

HatrinaHaterwitz

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Wouln't want it any other way! lol

[Edited 4/24/19 13:05pm]

damn straight...keep the mystery going. Ahhhh damn it I miss him so so much.


hug I do too!

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
Reply #177 posted 04/30/19 11:39pm

CalhounSq

Mumio said:

 



CalhounSq said:


I can’t wait to read it, but dammit that font/color/design is underwhelming confused


Hey there CalhounSq, good to see you stranger!


biggrin wave
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
Reply #178 posted 05/01/19 8:24am

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

CalhounSq said:

I can’t wait to read it, but dammit that font/color/design is underwhelming confused


wave

Edmonton, AB - canada
Mod Goddess of the SNIP & BAN Making Moves - OF4S
Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
Reply #179 posted 05/01/19 8:47am

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

CalhounSq said:

I can’t wait to read it, but dammit that font/color/design is underwhelming confused


wave

Edmonton, AB - canada
Mod Goddess of the SNIP & BAN Making Moves - OF4S
Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
Reply #180 posted 05/01/19 10:00am

CalhounSq

luv4u said:

 



CalhounSq said:


I can’t wait to read it, but dammit that font/color/design is underwhelming confused


wave


Hey Luv!! biggrin wave
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
Reply #181 posted 05/01/19 3:42pm

greyhoodiegirl

amazing
Can’t believe it..
[Edited 5/1/19 15:43pm]
Reply #182 posted 05/01/19 8:50pm

benni




Decided to play around with it.

Reply #183 posted 05/11/19 5:15am

margi

luv4u 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.



I was hoping it would look something like this.


8a71c87474ffdfdd78bebe698dc394b1.jpg


0b340613aead565a5065cbb2e4719a71--abaya-

b824022af91bbd0e1db7ead94df22175.jpg


47815d58404297f3add5007fc89ca3e7--old-sc



The Prince we know would have chosen the cover himself. He wants you to know where he came from and what he did to become Prince. Remember he did it all himself through hard work, creating something and someone the world had never seen and he lived his creation 24/7.
Reply #184 posted 05/11/19 6:51am

violetcrush

margi said:

luv4u 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.



I was hoping it would look something like this.


8a71c87474ffdfdd78bebe698dc394b1.jpg


0b340613aead565a5065cbb2e4719a71--abaya-

b824022af91bbd0e1db7ead94df22175.jpg


47815d58404297f3add5007fc89ca3e7--old-sc



The Prince we know would have chosen the cover himself. He wants you to know where he came from and what he did to become Prince. Remember he did it all himself through hard work, creating something and someone the world had never seen and he lived his creation 24/7.

The drive, determination and musical skills were his. However, as we’ve learned over the years, he had many who helped him climb that ladder, and many who inspired his songwriting. So, in truth he didn’t do it all by himself. He was smart enough to find and surround himself with the right people in his early years and through his climb to rock star status.
*
I agree with most on this thread - the cover is perfect, especially to connect with his own words about his childhood, which is as far as he got before he passed. We’ve all seen hundreds of the professional shots. It’s so nice to see a vintage “real” picture of him that we haven’t seen before. I hope there are more in the book.
Reply #185 posted 05/11/19 1:48pm

laytonian

violetcrush said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

I've seen it before.

Yes, I have as well, as I'm sure most serious fans have. No need to "toot-toot" that chocolatebox horn of yours lol

At least they didn't put in one of those annoying gigantic one-word emojis.
We should be thankfui for that.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
Reply #186 posted 05/11/19 1:59pm

laytonian

Kares said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

I seriously doubt it, Chris Moon was trying to sell the rights to 'Soft & Wet' which is part that album. I doubt he could do that if WBR owns the licensing of it.

.

Chris Moon does not own the rights to the master recording. He owns half of the publishing rights. Those are two different things.
(Just checked the song's publishing info in Universal's database: it still lists Prince and C.Moon so it looks like Moon's share wasn't sold after all.)

.

And just to be clear: Warners does not "own" the licensing. The masters (and their licensing rights) are owned by the Estate, and they have licensed the WB-era masters back to Warners for certain time periods (mostly until 2021). Probably that's what you meant too, just wanted to make sure it's clear for others as well.

[Edited 4/23/19 14:06pm]

Warner Brothers owns the rights of the five soundtracks in perpetuity.
That's why Lonnie's $31 million deal fell apart. Universal realized they weren't getting everything.

"[Prince's] 2014 deal with Warner, had different terms for certain albums, making it incredibly complex: Warner retained the rights to soundtrack albums to Warner Bros. films — including Prince’s biggest-selling albums Purple Rain, Parade, and Batman – in perpetuity."

https://www.independent.c...84876.html

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
Reply #187 posted 05/11/19 2:03pm

violetcrush

laytonian said:

 



violetcrush said:


 



ChocolateBox3121 said:


I've seen it before.



 


Yes, I have as well, as I'm sure most serious fans have.  No need to "toot-toot" that chocolatebox horn of yours  lol



 


At least they didn't put in one of those annoying gigantic one-word emojis.
We should be thankfui for that.


Just got one of those on another thread - her specialty biggrin razz
Reply #188 posted 05/11/19 2:27pm

poppys

violetcrush said:

laytonian said:

At least they didn't put in one of those annoying gigantic one-word emojis.
We should be thankfui for that.

Just got one of those on another thread - her specialty biggrin razz


Except she's a guy.

Reply #189 posted 05/11/19 2:58pm

violetcrush

poppys said:

 



violetcrush said:


laytonian said:

 


 


At least they didn't put in one of those annoying gigantic one-word emojis.
We should be thankfui for that.



Just got one of those on another thread - her specialty biggrin razz


Except she's a guy.


Wait...what??!!! ChocolateBox3121 is male??!!! eek Really???
Reply #190 posted 05/11/19 9:50pm

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame

laytonian said:

violetcrush said:

Yes, I have as well, as I'm sure most serious fans have. No need to "toot-toot" that chocolatebox horn of yours lol

At least they didn't put in one of those annoying gigantic one-word emojis.
We should be thankfui for that.



lol lol

Reply #191 posted 05/11/19 10:36pm

Shockadelica9

So what do you guys think will be in the book, I know it will delve into his Ancestry
Reply #192 posted 05/12/19 5:23am

violetcrush

Shockadelica9 said:

So what do you guys think will be in the book, I know it will delve into his Ancestry

I think, based on the “teaser”, Prince’s contribution will be more creative prose than standard Auto-Biography style writing, and may be more cryptic in nature. It would be great if there is a “Family Tree” graphic included with pictures of some of his relatives. Hoping he gives more insight into his childhood. He gave some tidbits on the P&M tour and in past interviews, but more would be good.
*
I don’t have high expectations for the parts not written by Prince, as I think it will be more of the same that we’ve seen in other Biographies - unless there is information from key people who have not contributed stories in the past, and/or if there are never before seen pictures.
Reply #193 posted 05/21/19 6:34pm

purplemist7777

Wow, the price is down to $19.99 on Amazon now. Any thoughts why?
Reply #194 posted 05/22/19 5:36am

violetcrush

[Stay on topic snip - luv4u]
Reply #195 posted 05/23/19 4:09am

BartVanHemelen

purplemist7777 said:

Wow, the price is down to $19.99 on Amazon now. Any thoughts why?

.

Prices change ALL THE TIME for stuff. There are entire websites dedicated to tracking prices on Amazon.

.

Sheesh.

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Reply #196 posted 05/31/19 6:02am

tintin

Don’t know how much to read into this but my pre-order of the book was just cancelled by Amazon (UK)

Glitch or ?

TT.
All of my hang-ups have gone. How I wish you felt the same.
Reply #197 posted 05/31/19 8:37pm

mnfriend

Seriously? His family tree? After what’s going on with the estate?
Reply #198 posted 06/03/19 9:19am

darkroman

tintin said:

Don’t know how much to read into this but my pre-order of the book was just cancelled by Amazon (UK) Glitch or ? TT.


Hello

When Amazon first listed this product there were two listings with different release information. I raised this earlier in this thread.

I placed an order for each just in case there were indeed two editions available.

Amazon's catalogue has now been cleaned up and is showing one listing. Hence why your order was cancelled.

Here is the link to the active product in their catalogue:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/...1780899173

Hope this helps.


cool

Reply #199 posted 06/04/19 8:32am

BartVanHemelen

darkroman said:

tintin said:

Don’t know how much to read into this but my pre-order of the book was just cancelled by Amazon (UK) Glitch or ? TT.


Hello

When Amazon first listed this product there were two listings with different release information. I raised this earlier in this thread.

.

And it was explained to you and yet you seemingly still refuse to listen. Both of the links you posted -- which go to DIFFERENT AMAZON SITES -- are still working.

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Reply #200 posted 06/05/19 4:27am

darkroman

BartVanHemelen said:

darkroman said:


Hello

When Amazon first listed this product there were two listings with different release information. I raised this earlier in this thread.

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And it was explained to you and yet you seemingly still refuse to listen. Both of the links you posted -- which go to DIFFERENT AMAZON SITES -- are still working.


Hi There,

I am aware of this as I posted those live links for people in different territories.

For those who like the detail and don't want to do a quick search for themselves on Amazon, here are the links that are actually being discussed:

Live link with confirmed publisher information and ISBN codes:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/...1780899173



Dead link for cancelled product with different publisher and different ISBN codes:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/...0399589651


Hence the reason why some fans ordered both just in case one was a special edition as it can take time for the Amazon database to eventually get updated.

Hope this helps.

Reply #201 posted 06/13/19 3:08pm

RJP1205

I'm looking forward to this and will buy it but not getting too excited as it won't cover past P's early years. I'm most interested in who P was his last 5-10 years...the man he became after such a remarkable journey. We hear story after story about 80's and 90's Prince...the good, the bad & the ugly. I know I am not the same person now as I was at 25 and I would hate if that's all people remember me for. Don't get me wrong, he was completely fascinating as a young man but he matured and I'd love more info on 40's and 50's Prince.
Reply #202 posted 06/13/19 9:48pm

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame



I just read 90+ pages of a document today at work and it was 50+ pages too long.

So it depends on whether P's book is single spaced or double space.

Reply #203 posted 06/14/19 4:25am

RODSERLING

When Prince signed the contract for this book, he submitted a 50 pages treatment.
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And it was announced months before he died.
If it was announced, the I think the book was scheduled to be released something like 12 months after.

So that means that Prince never wrote anything more than the initial 50 pages treatment?

Even after his almost death experience in a plane?

Or is it possible Prince wrote more ( including name of future chapters, Synopsys, etc) but he never sent it to his ghostwriter or to the editor ?
Maybe more pages are somewhere in the vault, or under his bed...
Reply #204 posted 06/17/19 10:10am

amethyst68

lastdecember said:

Yeah from what it seems this was what Prince was working on those last months-year, again I know people dont like to hear it but I do think he knew he was on borrowed time, with people dieing left and right we know from Tavis Smiley that Michael J dieing did effect Prince and though we dont think PRINCE was human, like a human getting older and noticing he is not able to do things he could be it because of pain or whatever, he was losing the only thing he could really do in life. So he may not of thought he was gonna die but i think Bowie dieing, Vanity dieing all these people going, getting older, in pain, and now this addiction that he thought he alone could overcome, I think what he was writing was an account of just who he was, and not all the stuff that happened after he blew up in the world, that person that got there. SO i hope people are not expecting details of relationships with Shelia and Wendy and Lisa stories etc...because I doubt anyone but family is gonna be in this book.



Just so you know...the word is spelled “dying” not “dieing”.

URL: https://prince.org/msg/7/459145/

Date printed: Tue 18th Jun 2019 5:39pm PDT