Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984

Written by:
Duane Tudahl
Narrated by:
Ron Butler

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2018
19 hours 8 minutes
His journey is meticulously documented through detailed accounts of his time secluded behind the doors of the recording studio as well as his days on tour.

With unprecedented access to the musicians, singers, and studio engineers who knew Prince best, including members of the Revolution and the Time, Duane Tudahl weaves an intimate saga of an eccentric genius and the people and events who helped shape the groundbreaking music he created. From Sunset Sound Studios' daily recording logs and the Warner Bros. vault of information, Tudahl uncovers hidden truths about the origins of songs such as 'Purple Rain,' 'When Doves Cry,' and 'Raspberry Beret' and also reveals details about Prince's unreleased outtakes.

This definitive chronicle of Prince's creative brilliance during 1983 and 1984 provides a new experience of the Purple Rain album as an integral part of Prince's life and the lives of those closest to him.
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A W.

This is NOT a book for novice and adventure seekers. It\'s an archival book that tells you 1) about that era and 2) the work that went into that era. If you\'re looking for scandal and foolishness do NOT get this book. But if you would love to know the WORK that it takes to be a understand that the success of this man takes VERY STRONG FOCUS, and to learn the psyche of the band members, the engineers, and the staff during this era....THEN BY ALL MEANS, get this book. I learned a lot about the songs that were ultimately in the movie. I also learned that Prince did 95% of the music for his group and his other 2 groups and a solo act. RIP Prince. And though the kids today will eventually forget you, WE WON\'T. Again, great book for reference, but not for excitement.

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