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[Book review] Prince and the Parade and Sign o’ the Times Era Studio Sessions: 1985 and 1986

Here's my review of Duane Tudahl's book. I tried not to spoil anything, so I don't go into too much detail. Needless to say...this book is a MUST-READ!!!


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Reply #1 posted 05/06/21 9:52pm

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Very nice! Thanks for sharing your review
I might have to get this book.This period in my opinion is more experimental than the Purple Rain era.
I have The Purple Rain era studio sessions but haven't read it yet
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Reply #2 posted 05/06/21 10:02pm

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Phase3 said:

biggrin Very nice! Thanks for sharing your review I might have to get this book.This period in my opinion is more experimental than the Purple Rain era. I have The Purple Rain era studio sessions but haven't read it yet


Both books are amazing! I'd suggest reading the Purple Rain era book first, just to get a grasp on the way Tudahl structures things. Book 2 is better, though. wink

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Reply #3 posted 05/06/21 11:39pm

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bluefish said:

Phase3 said:

biggrin Very nice! Thanks for sharing your review I might have to get this book.This period in my opinion is more experimental than the Purple Rain era. I have The Purple Rain era studio sessions but haven't read it yet


Both books are amazing! I'd suggest reading the Purple Rain era book first, just to get a grasp on the way Tudahl structures things. Book 2 is better, though. wink


Still not got round to getting Purple rain era book. It's meant to be comprehensive, as in covers all the studio logs from that time. Can you estimate how many songs he did in the Purple Rain era?

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Reply #4 posted 05/07/21 9:24am

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I love the books they are great (I've read the preview chapter of the new one) - it might just be me, but the different paragraph sizes confuse me a bit. Also I usually have to skip back up to see/remind myself who is 'talking' or what the song is being discussed.

It's probably just me!

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Reply #5 posted 05/07/21 11:27am

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I can't imagine a better review. It's judiciously, expertly balanced, giving away just enough to make us want to read the book all the more. Your review is a splendid example of being "up to it", of an amplitude and a justness that pays tribute to its subject. It reminds me again of the effect Prince had on his entourage: in spite of of his being an imperfect person, and not able or willing to take responsibility for his failings in relationships, Prince consistently and myseriously called forth the very best in those working with him. This alone has made me a fan of your writing!

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Reply #6 posted 05/07/21 12:45pm

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Outstanding job on the review! I can't wait until my copy arrives!

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Reply #7 posted 05/09/21 10:45am

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I already know what to expect now reading this *deep sigh* I bought it cause this is my favorite era studio music wise but I heard it more of the same. While it has dates and studio notes, etc it's more psychoanalyzing by people that aren't psychologists and opinions and assumptions we have to take as fact just cause "they were there"

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Reply #8 posted 05/09/21 11:29am

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So is there any new revelations with this book or does it just cover what we already know?

"When you deny people the option to not pick a side, you may not like the side they'll pick."
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Reply #9 posted 05/09/21 11:42am

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Strive said:

So is there any new revelations with this book or does it just cover what we already know?

No revelations about things we don't know at this stage....just detailled info about what we know so far .....Tudahl has aggreement with The Estate....he can't reveal something he listened & saw in the Vault we don't know.....IMO ....this is shit....but this is like this !

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Reply #10 posted 05/09/21 12:20pm

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Strive said:

So is there any new revelations with this book or does it just cover what we already know?

No revelations about things we don't know at this stage....just detailled info about what we know so far .....Tudahl has aggreement with The Estate....he can't reveal something he listened & saw in the Vault we don't know.....IMO ....this is shit....but this is like this !


Is that in effect saying he can't reveal the names of songs in the vault? If that's the case I can't see much point in the book.

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fortuneandserendipity said:

love2thenines2003 said:

No revelations about things we don't know at this stage....just detailled info about what we know so far .....Tudahl has aggreement with The Estate....he can't reveal something he listened & saw in the Vault we don't know.....IMO ....this is shit....but this is like this !


Is that in effect saying he can't reveal the names of songs in the vault? If that's the case I can't see much point in the book.


Unreleased tracks are named in the book.

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Reply #12 posted 05/09/21 4:01pm

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Cool Review!

Interested in The Flesh, Miles D, his Paris life, the making of UTCM incidental music/score...are these topics explored in the book beyond details we already know?

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Reply #13 posted 05/10/21 1:12am

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bluefish said:

fortuneandserendipity said:


Is that in effect saying he can't reveal the names of songs in the vault? If that's the case I can't see much point in the book.


Unreleased tracks are named in the book.

Fully unreleased trax not even known until now by fans & described ?

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Reply #14 posted 05/11/21 6:22pm

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love2thenines2003 said:

bluefish said:


Unreleased tracks are named in the book.

Fully unreleased trax not even known until now by fans & described ?


Yes

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Reply #15 posted 05/16/21 12:26pm

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Here is my interview with Duane on Utube: https://youtu.be/Z-SXhDg9IM8

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