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Thread started 05/04/19 12:29am

BartVanHemelen

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New upcoming book: "Prince: His Majesty's Pop Life: Volume 1: The Audio Experience"

From https://hismajestyspop.00...stapp.com/ (and this is how it is currently on that website, mistakes and all):

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Prince: His Majesty's Pop Life: Volume 1: The Audio Experience


Limited to 500 copies


RELEASED SPRING 2019


From one of the contributors to legendary titles like Uptown, The Vault and many other books, comes a new ook which chronicles the music of Prince in extensive detail about what is out there and available.


from an executive who had an insiders knowledge about the workings of the final years that Prince spent at Warner Bros and


An exclusive look inside The Vault, indepth worldwide discographies and track listings of all Prince and associated artist releases. This book is by a collective of people some of which worked within the industry itself and can present some exclusive details on releases and items that never made it out commercially.


300 Pages with plenty of colour images


Over 80 Unreleased Studio Album Configurations


List of over 3,000 Prince songs, mixes and collaborations


The Biggest listing of Associated Artists and fleeting glimpses into the studio visits by Prince on other artists music


The rarest items in existence detailed.


Many Format and Worldwide releases explored


And much much more to be announced soon....


Contributors wanted and also limited Advertising Space (for Free) will be considered for limited Prince related products/services to be advertised


This is their Twitter account: https://twitter.com/JamiePublishing (yes, they're calling themselves "Jamie Starr Publishing"), this is their Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/...yspoplife/ (where the book is "out of stock", and priced at £20, discounted from £25).



Quite frankly, all of it look amateurish to me, and the pointless secrecy doesn't help. So: buyer beware.

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Reply #1 posted 05/04/19 12:46am

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Reply #2 posted 05/04/19 1:07am

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Sounds promising, actually a bit too promising, but we'll see.
I hope the spelling error ("Majestys") on the cover is not an indication of what's inside...

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Reply #3 posted 05/04/19 6:36am

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Maybe the book will have a chapter or two about the buffoons who put the wrong speed for LRC and Raspberry on the Double Vinyl with the same name. 14,000 records pressed up with mistakes. Par for the course for Warners, the Estate, and the world of Quality Control.

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Reply #4 posted 05/04/19 6:39am

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stillwaiting said:

Maybe the book will have a chapter or two about the buffoons who put the wrong speed for LRC and Raspberry on the Double Vinyl with the same name. 14,000 records pressed up with mistakes. Par for the course for Warners, the Estate, and the world of Quality Control.

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I've asked twice already but no-one answered, so I'll try again: can someone who has the original Japanese edition of HMPL confirm whether they have the same issue (2 songs having been transferred at slightly wrong speeds) or not?

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Reply #5 posted 05/04/19 7:28am

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I've previously gone on record to say how little interest I have in most of these Prince books but this one actually sounds decent. But I have to agree with Bart (never thought I'd say that), this whole thing looks a bit dodgy. I mean, the only thing I care about when it comes to Prince is his music. I'm not interested in his women, his childhood, his life etc. So, on the face of it, this book seems like it should be of interest to me. But I don't trust them.
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Reply #6 posted 05/06/19 7:31am

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When everyone and their mother is trying to make a buck off Prince, yeah, I can completely understand why people are turned off to the flood of books and memoirs, but unfortunately, money rules the day right? The only book worth its salt since Prince passed was the Studio Sessions book imo. I will agree though that this one does look like it has potential.

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Reply #7 posted 05/06/19 9:02am

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If it comes from a former Uptown member I guess it should be a reliable source, but why all the secrecy? And why isn't Princevault supporting it the way they suppoprt Duane's book on the frontpage?

It would be of interest to me if if dug out things that neither me or Princevault have dug out in terms of released material, which is unlikely but not impossible given the amount of material.

The 80 unreleased albums configurations are of course the biggest mystery there, and one can wonder what does it contain about studio sessions that neither Per nor Duane have already dug out (and how was the information obtained)?

I'm a bit divided about purchasing it or not: it could be a useful resource for my discography project and full of other fascinating info, but that limited edition stuff isn't necessarily a good sign, since such a books' success is often based on reviews and it may be sold out before it's reviewed. Printing books is expensive but a digital version should be available, that would be encouraging. The site is also full of typos, which does not exactly give the project credibility.

I wish the authors would come here to chat with us and discuss the project. Since they are certainly going to be reading this, I'm counting on them joining us smile

Let's also see how much it costs, I would put 20 bucks on a bet but not necessarily 80.

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Reply #8 posted 05/06/19 10:43pm

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databank said:

If it comes from a former Uptown member

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At least one of them has no clue who is involved.

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It would be of interest to me if if dug out things that neither me or Princevault have dug out in terms of released material, which is unlikely but not impossible given the amount of material.

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Their Facebook page has a picture of an I'll Do Anything CD that lists several versions of each track, and the CD seems to have been intended for the movie's makers. I don't think I've seen it before, but I'm not quite sure.

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The 80 unreleased albums configurations are of course the biggest mystery there, and one can wonder what does it contain about studio sessions that neither Per nor Duane have already dug out (and how was the information obtained)?

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Is 80 really that much more than we already have?

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Let's also see how much it costs, I would put 20 bucks on a bet but not necessarily 80.

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You might wanna read my post again, there's a price in there.

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Reply #9 posted 05/07/19 12:52am

databank

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BartVanHemelen said:

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At least one of them has no clue who is involved.

That's odd to say the least.

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Their Facebook page has a picture of an I'll Do Anything CD that lists several versions of each track, and the CD seems to have been intended for the movie's makers. I don't think I've seen it before, but I'm not quite sure.

OK, interesting. I'm mostly interested at things that were made available for my site's purpose, not in-house CD's or stuff like that, but of course any new info about anything is always welcome.

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Is 80 really that much more than we already have?

I'd say so, I haven't counted, but I think so yeah.

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You might wanna read my post again, there's a price in there.

Ha! Sorry I'd missed that, thx. It's reasonable I guess, let's see when pre-orders are available. I'd still like to read some reviews or chat with the authors before purchasing, but for that amount I guess it's worth the risk. That whole promo, site and typos make it look really weird, though, more like the work of Nigerian scammers than dedicated researchers.

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Reply #10 posted 05/07/19 2:25am

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Verrry interesting...! Got pricing, websites to buy from?

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Reply #11 posted 05/07/19 2:46am

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udo said:

Verrry interesting...! Got pricing, websites to buy from?

Bart is soooo gonna spank you lol

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Reply #12 posted 05/07/19 6:50am

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Preview from unreleased Work ? >>>

"Another preview....

Our book will feature many unknown Prince written songs, including this one from 1987. 2nd Thoughts was originally offered to Taja then to Dale. It remains an unreleased track."

https://www.facebook.com/...Qzd9aw1yD5

PS>Does anyone was aware of this ?????


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Reply #13 posted 05/07/19 7:11am

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databank said:

udo said:

Verrry interesting...! Got pricing, websites to buy from?

Bart is soooo gonna spank you lol

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Can't I express interest/eagerness anymore? lol

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Reply #14 posted 05/07/19 7:43am

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udo said:

databank said:

Bart is soooo gonna spank you lol

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Can't I express interest/eagerness anymore? lol

Hey, don't shoot the messenger lol

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Reply #15 posted 05/07/19 7:45am

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love2thenines2003 said:

Preview from unreleased Work ? >>>

52598430_2319763311413488_4890830842235977728_n.png?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-cdg2-1.xx&oh=7d4a0337d63f4f9e72814b2014194ea3&oe=5D6C24FA

"Another preview....

Our book will feature many unknown Prince written songs, including this one from 1987. 2nd Thoughts was originally offered to Taja then to Dale. It remains an unreleased track."

https://www.facebook.com/...Qzd9aw1yD5

PS>Does anyone was aware of this ?????


http://princevault.com/in...d_Thoughts

Pvault was but no mention of Taja, though.

I wonder what that CD was for.

The book definitely seems interesting despite the odd promo.

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[Edited 5/7/19 7:45am]

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Reply #16 posted 05/07/19 8:22am

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love2thenines2003 said:

Preview from unreleased Work ? >>>

52598430_2319763311413488_4890830842235977728_n.png?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-cdg2-1.xx&oh=7d4a0337d63f4f9e72814b2014194ea3&oe=5D6C24FA

"Another preview....

Our book will feature many unknown Prince written songs, including this one from 1987. 2nd Thoughts was originally offered to Taja then to Dale. It remains an unreleased track."

https://www.facebook.com/...Qzd9aw1yD5

PS>Does anyone was aware of this ?????


Yeah,

The tape that cd was made from was part of an auction last year, which is where the pic is taken from:

http://www.juliensauction...g-book/54/

[Edited 5/7/19 8:24am]

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Reply #17 posted 05/07/19 8:57am

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Revolution81 said:

love2thenines2003 said:

Preview from unreleased Work ? >>>

52598430_2319763311413488_4890830842235977728_n.png?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-cdg2-1.xx&oh=7d4a0337d63f4f9e72814b2014194ea3&oe=5D6C24FA

"Another preview....

Our book will feature many unknown Prince written songs, including this one from 1987. 2nd Thoughts was originally offered to Taja then to Dale. It remains an unreleased track."

https://www.facebook.com/...Qzd9aw1yD5

PS>Does anyone was aware of this ?????

Yeah,

The tape that cd was made from was part of an auction last year, which is where the pic is taken from:

http://www.juliensauction...g-book/54/

[Edited 5/7/19 8:24am]

Oh oh...

So the CD was known before, too...

OK, mysterious bookwriters, come-up with something no one's heard of yet, blow our minds biggrin

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Reply #18 posted 05/07/19 9:38am

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I hope they get someone to proofread and edit the text, as from what little we have seen is in serious need of making it look not as amateur.

I wonder what Volume 2 would be - 'The Visual/Video Experience'?

U been bamboozled, hoodwinked, took.
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Reply #19 posted 05/07/19 11:15am

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Yet again, TAKE. MY. MONEY.

(Insert something clever here)
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Reply #20 posted 05/22/19 2:07pm

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They've updated their website and apparently re-titled the book: http://hismajestyspop.000...stapp.com/ .

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It's now simply called "Prince: The Audio Experience".

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Reply #21 posted 05/22/19 2:38pm

Chastity

BartVanHemelen said:

They've updated their website and apparently re-titled the book: http://hismajestyspop.000...stapp.com/ .

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It's now simply called "Prince: The Audio Experience".

Hahahaha and they ask for this "Contributors wanted".

The book is not even finished then. Leave alone they don't now the final content.

Fishy

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Reply #22 posted 05/22/19 11:05pm

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Chastity said:



BartVanHemelen said:


They've updated their website and apparently re-titled the book: http://hismajestyspop.000...stapp.com/ .


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It's now simply called "Prince: The Audio Experience".





Hahahaha and they ask for this "Contributors wanted".



The book is not even finished then. Leave alone they don't now the final content.



Fishy




I think u are right....i smell a fake book!
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Reply #23 posted 05/23/19 2:37am

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Chastity said:

BartVanHemelen said:

They've updated their website and apparently re-titled the book: http://hismajestyspop.000...stapp.com/ .

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It's now simply called "Prince: The Audio Experience".

Hahahaha and they ask for this "Contributors wanted".

The book is not even finished then. Leave alone they don't now the final content.

Fishy

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On first glance most of the text is the same as the one they had on the previous version of the website. Only substantial change is the title and the cover of the book. This cover does look just as fake/bad as the previous one, though.

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Still no name for the mysterious "Uptown member" that's supposed to be involved in this.

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Reply #24 posted 05/23/19 2:44am

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what's the cost?

Ideally speaking, the President of the United States and the dumbest person in the country would be two different people. Oh well.... money can't fix stupid
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Reply #25 posted 05/23/19 2:44am

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is it about Prince?

Ideally speaking, the President of the United States and the dumbest person in the country would be two different people. Oh well.... money can't fix stupid
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Reply #26 posted 05/23/19 2:45am

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where can I get this?

Ideally speaking, the President of the United States and the dumbest person in the country would be two different people. Oh well.... money can't fix stupid
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Reply #27 posted 05/23/19 2:45am

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[Edited 5/23/19 2:46am]

Ideally speaking, the President of the United States and the dumbest person in the country would be two different people. Oh well.... money can't fix stupid
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Reply #28 posted 05/23/19 2:46am

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is there alrady a thread about it?

Ideally speaking, the President of the United States and the dumbest person in the country would be two different people. Oh well.... money can't fix stupid
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Reply #29 posted 05/23/19 2:48am

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BartVanHemelen said:

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On first glance most of the text is the same as the one they had on the previous version of the website. Only substantial change is the title and the cover of the book. This cover does look just as fake/bad as the previous one, though.

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Still no name for the mysterious "Uptown member" that's supposed to be involved in this.

Richard Zapowski ...

https://www.facebook.com/james.starr.90260/about?lst=100010605048465%3A100029845569909%3A1558604751

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