Prince: Chaos, Disorder, and Revolution

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Backbeat Books, Apr 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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(Book). Prince has cut a singular path through the heart of popular music for more than 30 years. After making some of the most inventive albums of the '80s including 1999 , Purple Rain and Sign of the Times he turned his attention to redefining his role in the music industry, changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol, declaring war on his record label, Warner Bros., and leading the internet revolution. His subsequent career has had many ups and downs, but he remains a major commercial and artistic force, as evidenced by his ability to sell out the O2 Arena in London for 21 nights in succession in 2007. In 2010 he announced that the internet was "over" and released his latest album, 20Ten , as a free cover-mounted CD with several European publications. Prince: Chaos, Disorder, and Revolution is an authoritative chronicle of one of popular music's true mavericks. Covering every album, every movie, and every tour, it includes profiles of various key collaborators, assesses the artist's various business dealings, and details his many and varied side projects on stage, on record, on screen, and beyond.
 

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Review: Prince: Chaos, Disorder, and Revolution

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This is a good book, but it has a flaw: there is virtually no interview with Prince himself. It must be acknowledged, that to get an interview with His Purpleness is notoriously difficult. But its an ... Read full review

Review: Prince: Chaos, Disorder, and Revolution

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I was about 80 pages from finishing this book when I lost it at work. Dangit! At least I know how the story ends. Pretty standard stuff here. Not much I hadn't known before. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
I Wasnt Born Like My Brother Handsome And Tall
Lets Work
People Call Me Rude I Wish We All Were Nude
All The Critics Love
Baby Im A Star
U Got 2 Try A New Position
Got Any Dreams You Aint Usin?
Eye Hate
The Exodus Has Begun
Emancipation
U Ever Had A Crystal Ball?
This Is The Work We Must Do 4
Dont U Miss The Feeling Music Gave
U Need 2 Be A Superstar Or Grow
Prince Is Alive And He Lives

Talkin Stuff In A Violent Room
Ive Seen The Future
We R The New Power Generation We Want 2 Change The World
Endnotes
Acknowledgements
Copyright

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Jason Draper is the Reviews Editor at Record Collector. Recent publications include The Rolling Stones Revealed and Classic Album Covers. He has contributed to The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock and has also written for Uncut, Metal Hammer, Sound Nation, Big Issue Cymru and Buzz.

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