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Prince – Purple Rain : 40 Years HB Book Andrea Swensson MORE COPIES ON THE WAY

£34.99
  • Prince – Purple Rain : 40 Years HB Book Andrea Swensson MORE COPIES ON THE WAY

Motorbooks International

Prince – Purple Rain : 40 Years HB Book Andrea Swensson MORE COPIES ON THE WAY

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Format: Hardback, 176 pages, 208 color photos
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.
Imprint: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760386491
Published: 20 Jun 2024
Classifications: Music reviews & criticism, Rock & Pop music, Soul & R&B, Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Weight: 1578g
Dimensions: 269 x 274 x 30 mm
Publication Country: United States
Country of Origin: GB
Tariff Codes: 49019900
Available for sale in: All countries
Description:
"Prince and Purple Rain," authored by Andrea Swensson, is a slipcased hardcover that stands as the only illustrated gift book exploring Prince's most iconic album and film, "Purple Rain." Released in 1984 by Prince and his band, The Revolution, it became his best-selling album and a quintessential piece of 1980s pop culture, with over 25 million copies sold.

On its 40th anniversary, Swensson, a Minneapolis-based journalist and host/co-producer of the Prince | Official Podcast, delves into the album's legacy. The book covers Prince's early life and music career in Minneapolis, the five studio albums preceding "Purple Rain," and the members of The Revolution, focusing on the studio and touring lineup during the "Purple Rain" era: drummer Bobby Z, bassist Brown Mark, guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboardists Lisa Coleman and Matt Fink. It includes track-by-track analyses, insights into the groundbreaking film and its multiplatinum soundtrack, and discussions of the album's awards, critical reception, and Prince's legacy up to his passing in 2016. With a foreword by Prince enthusiast Maya Rudolph and illustrated with rare photography and memorabilia, "Prince and Purple Rain" is a comprehensive and visually stunning homage to a legendary artist and his seminal work.