At the dawn of the eighties, small crowds of concertgoers gathered to catch a new sensation named Prince. They showed up expecting a recast of Michael Jackson, but with more chest hair. They got something altogether different.
Framed around sixty-two songs that represent the chapters of his career, this retrospective traces the life and legacy of a pioneering virtuoso. Youll follow the full arc of Princes meteoric rise and reign, including:
The arrival of a wunderkind, playing guitar on the 1975 track Gameshis earliest released performance
The soaring heights of Purple Rain in 1984
The anguish captured in Comeback following the death of his son in 1996
His popular resurgence, applying some Musicology in 2004
His last concert performance, featuring the sublime Black Muse off his final album
Along the way, youll rediscover the depth of his genius and the breadth of his impact. Youll gain new insight into his heroic spirit, the methods to his madness, and the story in his songs.
Celebrate Princes remarkable life the way it should be celebrated: through his music.
All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Harlem Childrens Zone, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending poverty in Central Harlem.
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There are sooooo many bad Prince books on the market. But Prince: A Life of Music is one of the best. Matt Carcieri takes Prince's life song by song. So I would listen to the song and then read the chapter. Rarely have a read a book this much fun. Thanks Matt!