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Reply #60 posted 10/30/19 12:30am

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French newspaper Le Monde reviews Prince's memoir "The Beautiful Ones" (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH): https://www.lemonde.fr/bi...32693.html

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Reply #61 posted 10/30/19 12:36am

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There is an excerpt from Tamron Hall's interview with Dan Piepenbring in this video (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH):
https://people.com/tv/tam...attention/

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Reply #62 posted 10/30/19 12:41am

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benni said:



TheEnglishGent said:


Has anyone translated what Prince writes in the handwritten bits 'coz I can't read his writing! neutral


[Edited 10/29/19 16:34pm]




It is typed out following the handwritten section.


Ah, that’ awesome, thanks. I only got to it latest night, read a chunk of the intro and had a little flick through.
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Reply #63 posted 10/30/19 12:43am

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There is an excerpt from Tamron Hall's interview with Dan Piepenbring in this video (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH):
https://people.com/tv/tam...attention/


Lol this is the same link that mnfriend got snipped for. 😃

The email 😐 😒 geez


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Reply #64 posted 10/30/19 1:02am

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Belgian magazine Humo has an interview with Dan Piepenbring (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH): https://www.humo.be/humo-...ft-gegeven

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Now, I've read this. And quite frankly, I doubt the veracity of large sections of this. Because a lot of this interview is completely unlike other Piepenbring interviews. I've regularly suspected Serge Simonart to enhance his interviews with quotes from other interviews and/or by adding a lot of stuff to his own questions that he never asked that way. Quite frankly I'd be amazed if the tape of this interview contained the same words as they are written down here, because I cannot imagine Piepenbring expressing some of these thoughts.

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If you've read it, please do not use this thread to discuss the most salacious bits; start separate ones for those. I'm including the link here since this is an interview that is part of the publicity wave for the book, and Piepenbring does discuss the book and its contents.

.

But again: some parts of this interview sound wildly out of character for Dan when you compare them to the dozens of other interviews he's done or to the introduction of the book.

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Reply #65 posted 10/30/19 3:22am

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BartVanHemelen said:

Belgian magazine Humo has an interview with Dan Piepenbring (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH): https://www.humo.be/humo-...ft-gegeven

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Now, I've read this. And quite frankly, I doubt the veracity of large sections of this. Because a lot of this interview is completely unlike other Piepenbring interviews. I've regularly suspected Serge Simonart to enhance his interviews with quotes from other interviews and/or by adding a lot of stuff to his own questions that he never asked that way. Quite frankly I'd be amazed if the tape of this interview contained the same words as they are written down here, because I cannot imagine Piepenbring expressing some of these thoughts.

.

If you've read it, please do not use this thread to discuss the most salacious bits; start separate ones for those. I'm including the link here since this is an interview that is part of the publicity wave for the book, and Piepenbring does discuss the book and its contents.

.

But again: some parts of this interview sound wildly out of character for Dan when you compare them to the dozens of other interviews he's done or to the introduction of the book.

I can´t read it ...can you post it?

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Reply #66 posted 10/30/19 3:24am

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A sort-of review on Belgian website VRT NWS (in Dutch) (BEWARE: likely SPOILERS): https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws...an-prince/

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Also available here: https://radio1.be/vandaag...it-geweest

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(Note that both articles also features an audio recording of the conversation with one of the two people interviewed for the article: Sasha Van der Speeten.)

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[Edited 10/30/19 6:11am]

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Reply #67 posted 10/30/19 5:02am

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I'm reading P's written words and holding back tears. I know there aren't many pages left to read of what he left us, and can only imagine what else he would have revealed. It's just sad. I guess I'll have to make do with all the music. And really, who can complain about that??... Dan Piepenbring's writing is superb so far. I never thought this book would be released as soon as it was and I'm just glad to have it.


He put most of his life and thoughts into his music. Each album/song is really a portal into his brain at the time it was recorded.
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For me, his handwritten drawings/notes and the old photos never before seen are special to see. That is, if I EVER get my copy from Amazon confused
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Reply #68 posted 10/30/19 6:12am

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Interview with Dan Piepenbring in Dutch newsaper Het Parool (BEWARE: obviously SPOILERISH): https://www.parool.nl/kun...~baef9d74/

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Reply #69 posted 10/30/19 6:23am

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Reply #70 posted 10/30/19 6:24am

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Review by Funk-U (in French): http://www.funku.fr/2019/...inacheves/

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[Edited 10/30/19 6:30am]

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Review by LCI (in French): https://www.lci.fr/sortie...36218.html

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Reply #72 posted 10/30/19 7:49am

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violetcrush said:

bsprout said:

I'm reading P's written words and holding back tears. I know there aren't many pages left to read of what he left us, and can only imagine what else he would have revealed. It's just sad. I guess I'll have to make do with all the music. And really, who can complain about that??... Dan Piepenbring's writing is superb so far. I never thought this book would be released as soon as it was and I'm just glad to have it.


He put most of his life and thoughts into his music. Each album/song is really a portal into his brain at the time it was recorded.
*
For me, his handwritten drawings/notes and the old photos never before seen are special to see. That is, if I EVER get my copy from Amazon confused

Everything about prince is in his music! You dont need this book. I think that’s why it’s not affected me at all! I read it and didn’t really feel anything! But that’s just me of course! Each to there own.
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Reply #73 posted 10/30/19 8:23am

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mELdOURADOsELVAGEM said:

BartVanHemelen said:

There is an excerpt from Tamron Hall's interview with Dan Piepenbring in this video (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH):
https://people.com/tv/tam...attention/

Lol this is the same link that mnfriend got snipped for. 😃 The email 😐 😒 geez 😂

It is funny, isn't it? He was really something. Maybe I got snipped because I called him a sexy MF.

By 9 pm tonight, per my delivery update rose

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Reply #74 posted 10/30/19 8:43am

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Looks like I'll just have to wait for a couple of days, the book is not yet available neither in the store or online yet here.

Anyway, does anybody know whats up with the two versions (different publisher?) first one is:

  • 9780399589652

Second one is:

  • 9781780899176

Book covers look slightly different too.

[Edited 10/30/19 10:46am]

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Reply #75 posted 10/30/19 9:02am

yello1

BartVanHemelen said:

Belgian magazine Humo has an interview with Dan Piepenbring (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH): https://www.humo.be/humo-...ft-gegeven

.

Now, I've read this. And quite frankly, I doubt the veracity of large sections of this. Because a lot of this interview is completely unlike other Piepenbring interviews. I've regularly suspected Serge Simonart to enhance his interviews with quotes from other interviews and/or by adding a lot of stuff to his own questions that he never asked that way. Quite frankly I'd be amazed if the tape of this interview contained the same words as they are written down here, because I cannot imagine Piepenbring expressing some of these thoughts.

.

If you've read it, please do not use this thread to discuss the most salacious bits; start separate ones for those. I'm including the link here since this is an interview that is part of the publicity wave for the book, and Piepenbring does discuss the book and its contents.

.

But again: some parts of this interview sound wildly out of character for Dan when you compare them to the dozens of other interviews he's done or to the introduction of the book.

Bart I can´t read it ...can you post it?...pleaseee?

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Reply #76 posted 10/30/19 9:03am

casi1

antonb said:

violetcrush said:


He put most of his life and thoughts into his music. Each album/song is really a portal into his brain at the time it was recorded.
*
For me, his handwritten drawings/notes and the old photos never before seen are special to see. That is, if I EVER get my copy from Amazon confused

Everything about prince is in his music! You dont need this book. I think that’s why it’s not affected me at all! I read it and didn’t really feel anything! But that’s just me of course! Each to there own.


Yup. Same here. I did enjoy the various photos of his parents, Prince as a baby, Prince in the 70s, etc. I hadn’t seen those photos before (and I’m an internet detective, lol). His old scrapbook really shows his personality too... as well as his beautiful but hard to read handwriting. All in all, I would have purchased the book just for the photos and his insights, although limited to what he had time to write, regarding his music and early experiences. But did I need this book? Nope. I could have just waited it out for the images to appear online.
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Reply #77 posted 10/30/19 9:23am

violetcrush

casi1 said:

antonb said:


Everything about prince is in his music! You dont need this book. I think that’s why it’s not affected me at all! I read it and didn’t really feel anything! But that’s just me of course! Each to there own.


Yup. Same here. I did enjoy the various photos of his parents, Prince as a baby, Prince in the 70s, etc. I hadn’t seen those photos before (and I’m an internet detective, lol). His old scrapbook really shows his personality too... as well as his beautiful but hard to read handwriting. All in all, I would have purchased the book just for the photos and his insights, although limited to what he had time to write, regarding his music and early experiences. But did I need this book? Nope. I could have just waited it out for the images to appear online.
[Edited 10/30/19 9:03am]

My thoughts too. Bought it just in case there were important revelations from Prince, but since there’s not it will still be nice to have the old photos and his drawings.
[Edited 10/30/19 9:24am]
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Reply #78 posted 10/30/19 9:36am

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violetcrush said:

casi1 said:



Yup. Same here. I did enjoy the various photos of his parents, Prince as a baby, Prince in the 70s, etc. I hadn’t seen those photos before (and I’m an internet detective, lol). His old scrapbook really shows his personality too... as well as his beautiful but hard to read handwriting. All in all, I would have purchased the book just for the photos and his insights, although limited to what he had time to write, regarding his music and early experiences. But did I need this book? Nope. I could have just waited it out for the images to appear online.
[Edited 10/30/19 9:03am]

My thoughts too. Bought it just in case there were important revelations from Prince, but since there’s not it will still be nice to have the old photos and his drawings.
[Edited 10/30/19 9:24am]


I totally agree. I’m glad to have it for those reasons.

It was nice to finally see photos of his mother in her prime, and to read his thoughts on his parents. Based on his descriptions, I can kinda see their impact on him throughout his career and relationships. Prince makes more sense to me now. I’m sure that this book would have been AWESOME had he only had more time... if he had written all of it, then I would have needed to own it.
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Reply #79 posted 10/30/19 9:43am

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Reply #80 posted 10/30/19 9:48am

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Review (sort of) in Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch): https://www.hln.be/showbi...~ae718968/

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Reply #81 posted 10/30/19 9:56am

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violetcrush said:

casi1 said:



Yup. Same here. I did enjoy the various photos of his parents, Prince as a baby, Prince in the 70s, etc. I hadn’t seen those photos before (and I’m an internet detective, lol). His old scrapbook really shows his personality too... as well as his beautiful but hard to read handwriting. All in all, I would have purchased the book just for the photos and his insights, although limited to what he had time to write, regarding his music and early experiences. But did I need this book? Nope. I could have just waited it out for the images to appear online.
[Edited 10/30/19 9:03am]

My thoughts too. Bought it just in case there were important revelations from Prince, but since there’s not it will still be nice to have the old photos and his drawings.
[Edited 10/30/19 9:24am]
what revelations are his fans looking for exactly?? I personally believe that some of his fans are upset because his writings didn’t fit their narrative. This book was beautiful I’m so happy he had time to write about his childhood because that was the the most mysterious era in his life
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Reply #82 posted 10/30/19 1:14pm

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violetcrush said:
My thoughts too. Bought it just in case there were important revelations from Prince, but since there’s not it will still be nice to have the old photos and his drawings. [Edited 10/30/19 9:24am]
what revelations are his fans looking for exactly?? I personally believe that some of his fans are upset because his writings didn’t fit their narrative. This book was beautiful I’m so happy he had time to write about his childhood because that was the the most mysterious era in his life

revealations??....waking up in those places we'd hardly believe???

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Reply #83 posted 10/30/19 2:28pm

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I tell you what! I sure as hell didn't know what Prince was saying on Soft and Wet, until I say those written lyrics on page 153 or whatever.

It's cool to see what was going through Prince's head in the early days.

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Reply #84 posted 10/30/19 3:26pm

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I tell you what! I sure as hell didn't know what Prince was saying on Soft and Wet, until I say those written lyrics on page 153 or whatever.



It's cool to see what was going through Prince's head in the early days.


Prince did not write the lyrics to Soft and Wet - Chris Moon did. Prince wrote the music to the song.
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Reply #85 posted 10/30/19 3:26pm

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This book is awesome.

Just saying.

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Reply #86 posted 10/30/19 3:33pm

violetcrush

Shockadelica9 said:

violetcrush said:


My thoughts too. Bought it just in case there were important revelations from Prince, but since there’s not it will still be nice to have the old photos and his drawings.
[Edited 10/30/19 9:24am]
what revelations are his fans looking for exactly?? I personally believe that some of his fans are upset because his writings didn’t fit their narrative. This book was beautiful I’m so happy he had time to write about his childhood because that was the the most mysterious era in his life

I posted that before I had the book. What I meant by “revelations” was his writing may have gone in that direction if he had been able to finish the book. Per Dan, he was also contemplating writing about his early life and then jumping to the present, so I’m sure there would have been some new insights had it been written that way.
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I never said I didn’t think the book would be beautiful or fantastic. What I stated is that I will appreciate the pictures, hand written notes and art from Prince. Those are the beautiful pieces of the book.
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Reply #87 posted 10/30/19 3:34pm

violetcrush

jfenster said:



Shockadelica9 said:


violetcrush said:
My thoughts too. Bought it just in case there were important revelations from Prince, but since there’s not it will still be nice to have the old photos and his drawings. [Edited 10/30/19 9:24am]

what revelations are his fans looking for exactly?? I personally believe that some of his fans are upset because his writings didn’t fit their narrative. This book was beautiful I’m so happy he had time to write about his childhood because that was the the most mysterious era in his life

revealations??....waking up in those places we'd hardly believe???


See my reply above - #86
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Reply #88 posted 10/30/19 4:07pm

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MarcelS67 said:

Looks like I'll just have to wait for a couple of days, the book is not yet available neither in the store or online yet here.

Anyway, does anybody know whats up with the two versions (different publisher?) first one is:

  • 9780399589652

Second one is:

  • 9781780899176

Book covers look slightly different too.

[Edited 10/30/19 10:46am]

They are for Random House US and Random House UK respectively. I happened to order the UK version from a Swedish site and now it says "delivery date unknown" while the US version can be delivered in a few days...

I hope the UK version is not cancelled...

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Reply #89 posted 10/30/19 4:32pm

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Dear moderators, I have but a sense of humor.

From the new book, copied from page 273, lest anyone think I am off topic:

"Let's Go Crazy"

This handwritten version adds another foreboding line to the preacherly monologue that opens the song:

"So u better try to be happy 'cause one day the sun may set for good."

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