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Thread started 11/01/19 8:59am

benni

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Prince's Memoir: The Beautiful Ones book discussion (SPOILER ALERT)

I wanted to go ahead and get this thread started. However, MODS if you believe this thread should not be started, please delete it.

I want to add:

SPOILER ALERT: IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK AND DO NOT WANT SPOILERS, DO NOT READ THIS THREAD. VISIT THE THREAD https://prince.org/msg/7/461261 FOR NON-SPOILER INFORMATION.



I'm also going to copy luv4u's warning in the other thread here, because it is something that we need to keep in mind:


[FOLKS PLEASE NOTE: Copying/pasting of book paragraphs and/or pics is NOT allowed for copyright reasons - luv4u]


This book is copyright material and must not be copied, reproduced, transferred, distributed, leased, licensed or publicly performed or used in any way except as specifically permitted in writing by the publishers, as allowed under the terms and conditions under which it was purchased or as strictly permitted by applicable copyright law. Any unauthorized distribution or use of this text may be a direct infringement of the author’s and publisher’s rights and those responsible may be liable in law accordingly.





[Edited 11/1/19 9:01am]

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Reply #1 posted 11/01/19 10:23am

TrivialPursuit

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"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #2 posted 11/01/19 10:27am

kindofblue

Question: Why do you think all the pictures of Owen Husney are missing from Prince's 1977 photo book?

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Reply #3 posted 11/01/19 10:33am

onlyforaminute

I'll be in here with you all starting tomorrow. I got my books, looked but haven't read yet except for a paragraph here and there, looked at all the pictures. Avoiding most threads, interviews, reviews right now until I can get those quiet moments.
If you carry the egg basket do not dance.

Do good, then throw it into the sea.

#octavia tried to tell us
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Reply #4 posted 11/01/19 10:33am

kindofblue

Question: Can it really be that the Sometimes it snows in April we know was already supposed to be on For You (as mentioned on p. 267)? Or maybe it was only a line Prince was fond of that evolved into a whole different song in 1985? (See the two unrelated songs called "The Max", and I'm sure there are other incidents like this in Prince's catalogue, but can't name them right now.) Are there any interviews by Wendy & Lisa about the creation of the 1985 version they supposedly co-authored?

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Reply #5 posted 11/01/19 11:24am

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Reply #6 posted 11/01/19 11:59am

SquirrelMeat

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I've just been analysing Prince's original hand drawn cover for 1999.

Quite a few interesting nuggets in it:

Many song titles are hidden in the collage, much like the idea for the cover of ATWIAD.

Lennon, Bowie and Monroe all feature.

1st Avenue gets on there.

There is purple cloud with rain!

The Ladder concept goes into the purple cloud.

The gender symbols appear for the first time.

'Revelation' is on there.

Jill Jones 'lady garage' is depicted as a Rolls Royce!

I'm sure there are more interesting clues in there.

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Reply #7 posted 11/01/19 12:11pm

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Please discuss in existing Sticky thread:

https://prince.org/msg/7/461261

ALT+PLS+RTN: Pure as a pane of ice. It's a gift.
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