Details

ISBN-10: 1572841877
ISBN-13: 9781572841871
Publisher: Agate Bolden
Publish Date: 02/09/2016
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.00" W, 1.50" H

Prince: The Man and His Music

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Price: $16.99

Overview

The newest, most updated book on Prince available today

Famously reticent and perennially controversial, Prince was one of the few music superstars who remained, largely, an enigma–even up to his premature death on April 21, 2016. A fixture of the pop canon, Prince is widely held to be the greatest musician of his generation and will undoubtedly remain an inspiring and singular talent.

This meticulously researched biography is the most comprehensive work on Prince yet published. Unlike other Prince books, this one eschews speculation into the artist’s highly guarded private life and instead focuses deep and sustained attention exactly where it should be: on his work. Acclaimed British novelist and critic Matt Thorne draws on years of research and dozens of interviews with Prince’s intimate associates (many of whom have never spoken on record before) to examine every phase of the musician’s 35-year career, including nearly every song–released and unreleased–that Prince has recorded. Originally released in the UK in 2012, this first US publication of Prince includes updated content detailing the artist’s two 2014 albums, tour, 2015 Tidal release, and other career events.

This astonishingly rich, almost encyclopedic biography is a must-have for any serious fan of Prince.

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Praise for Prince: The Man and His Music by Matt Thorne:

Matt Thorne's Prince is the definitive work on the man; I am listening again to every piece of his music with renewed enthusiasm. –Alexis Taylor, Hot Chip

[Thorne] brings an enthusiasm, intelligence, and maverick spirit to the 562 pages covering the 35-year career of Prince Rogers Nelson. . . It's to Thorne's credit that through painstaking research and interviews he manages to paint a picture of what the man, rather than the myth, is actually like. A must for the legions of Prince fans out there. –Doug Johnstone, Big Issue

Thorne brings an exhaustive knowledge and attention to detail to the task. . . if you're as much of a fan as Thorne, you'll be in heaven. –Mick Brown, Daily Telegraph

The final word on the mad genius known as Prince Rogers Nelson. There is now quite literally nothing more to say about Prince or his music. It's all here–dance, sex, romance, and above all, the music. Downright orgasmic. –Current magazine

If you've ever craved the empurpled equivalent of Paul Williams' Bob Dylan: Performing Artist. . . you are well served. –Danny Eccleston, Mojo

Impishly encyclopaedic, brings alert senses to bear. . . in stripping back the purple finery. –Ben Thompson, Independent on Sunday Music Books of the Year

Thorne is a good stylist and a deep thinker but primarily he's a fan. . . . Thorne is a compelling, emotional narrator. –Kate Mossman, New Statesman

Highly engaging. –Mark Ellen, Observer

Everything I love in a book. –Nemone, BBC Radio 6 Music

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Details

ISBN-10: 1572841877
ISBN-13: 9781572841871
Publisher: Agate Bolden
Publish Date: 02/09/2016
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.00" W, 1.50" H
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