Prince

Prince

A Thief in the Temple

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A critical biography dissects the enigmatic man behind the artist as it traces the life and career of the talented singer, songwriter, performer, and musician and assesses his important influence on modern music.

Perseus Publishing
From the basement studios of Minneapolis to the top of the Billboard charts and his bitter battle with Warner Bros., this honest and sometimes startling account of one of the world’s premier musicians examines his missteps and celebrates his recent reemergence. Since the explosive success of Purple Rain (the album, the single, and the film) more than twenty years ago, Prince has scored Top Ten hits, won Grammys and an Oscar, and finally been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. He’s inspired protest and devotion, and provoked as many questions as he has commendations. BBC Radio’s Brian Morton mines Prince’s oeuvre, unmatched for breadth and excellence, to figure out just what Prince has created. Investigating his many feuds with old friends over songwriting credits and royalties owed, Morton also reveals the shrewd and sometimes cunning businessman within the man who has dared his listeners to think differently about sexuality, love, recording contracts, and assless chaps. Prince: A Thief in the Temple is a look behind the scenes and in the studio with the innovative, fearless, and iconic Prince.


Blackwell North Amer
Prince is a music legend. Rolling Stone declares him one of the top-five most important artists of the last twenty-five years, and USA Today has hailed him as one of the most daring and brilliant artists ever. Prince: A Thief In the Temple is a look behind the scenes and in the studio with the innovative, fearless, and iconic Prince.
Brian Morton's insights are explosive and controversial - alleging that all along Prince has been aiming for a biracial music, one that fuses the white boy rock he loved as a kid with the R&B and blues his family relished. Investigating his many feuds with old friends over songwriting credits and royalties owed, Morton reveals the shrewd and sometimes cunning businessman within the man who once changed his name to a whimsical and unpronounceable symbol. Over the years, he's inspired protest and devotion, and provoked as many questions as he has commendations. In this major critical biography, Brian Morton dissects the man behind the artist and shows emphatically why the creator of "Purple Rain," "Sign of the Times," and "If I Was Your Girlfriend" still matters in the twenty-first century.

Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, c2007
ISBN: 9781841959160
1841959162
Branch Call Number: B PRI
Characteristics: 210p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Apr 19, 2011

Not really worth reading if you can get your hands on "Possessed" or "Dance Music Sex Romance"

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