Prince: Chaos, Disorder, and Revolution

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Backbeat Books, Apr 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
(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.
 

Contents

Lets Work
4
People Call Me Rude I Wish We All Were Nude
21
All The Critics Love
Baby Im A Star
U Got 2 Try A New Position
Got Any Dreams You Aint Usin?
Talkin Stuff In A Violent Room
Ive Seen The Future
The Exodus Has Begun
Emancipation CHAPTER 14 U Ever Had A Crystal Ball?
This Is The Work We Must Do 4 Revolution 2
Dont U Miss The Feeling Music Gave Ya Back
U Need 2 Be A Superstar Or Grow UpBut
Prince Is Alive And He Lives In Minneapolis
Endnotes
Acknowledgements

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About the author (2011)

Jason Draper is a brand consultant and long-standing music journalist. As former Head of Curation at Universal Music Group and Reviews Editor of Record Collector magazine from 2006-2015, he now straddles both sides of the music industry, advising on content strategy and brand development for everyone from Warner Music Group to the audio-visual app jazzed. Author of the books Prince: Life and Times (2008; revised and updated in 2016) and A Brief History of Album Covers (2008), his work has also appeared in NME and Uncut, and as part of Royal Mail¿s prestigious stamp collections. He lives in London with his wife and Jack Russell.

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