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Reply #120 posted 11/30/17 7:56am

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Reply #121 posted 11/30/17 8:24am

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So, is that your copy DG?

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Reply #122 posted 11/30/17 8:28am

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^ Yes, arrived today.

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Reply #123 posted 11/30/17 7:52pm

madhouseman

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Fantastic! Let me know what you think once you've read it.

My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 comes out in November 2017. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/...104195943/ and join the conversation.
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Reply #124 posted 12/01/17 8:58pm

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For those that missed it earlier - Peach And Black Podcast talked to Duane recently for about 2.5 hrs about this book - Listen here - http://peachandblack.podb...interview/

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Reply #125 posted 12/02/17 9:59am

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Hey el capitan.

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Reply #126 posted 12/02/17 10:55am

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Just finished it there this morning. Great, GREAT book. I'd only have the most minor of minor fan quibbles with tiny bits here and there, and that's only because it's so damn comprehensive.

I really loved reading the We Can Fuck story and then realising you must have done most of those interviews years ago. Do you hear it at the time Madhouseman?

I also find it fascinating that despite the most comprehensive work possible done on recording, thorough interviews and really well informed speculation the book is completlely honest in telling us that we still mostly have no idea what was going on in his mind; his creative process back then is still very close to opaque and we haven't a clue how many songs he was throwing together himself when people weren't looking.



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Reply #127 posted 12/02/17 3:28pm

dance4me3121

I finally figured out how to post pics on here.I just checked the status of my Amazon order and it says I will be receiving the purple rain sessions book THIS WEDNESDAY! I can't wait.i just wanted to post the pic to show that I ordered it and that it says it's a best seller.hopefully we will get a part 2

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Reply #128 posted 12/02/17 6:56pm

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Hey el capitan.

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Reply #129 posted 12/03/17 9:43pm

madhouseman

jaawwnn said:

Just finished it there this morning. Great, GREAT book. I'd only have the most minor of minor fan quibbles with tiny bits here and there, and that's only because it's so damn comprehensive.

I really loved reading the We Can Fuck story and then realising you must have done most of those interviews years ago. Do you hear it at the time Madhouseman?

I also find it fascinating that despite the most comprehensive work possible done on recording, thorough interviews and really well informed speculation the book is completlely honest in telling us that we still mostly have no idea what was going on in his mind; his creative process back then is still very close to opaque and we haven't a clue how many songs he was throwing together himself when people weren't looking.



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Thank you and it is pretty damn comprehensive! hahaha! I agree, no matter what, we won't know what was going on in his head, but hopefully the music and knowing when/where/why it was created will help us focus on what he was like as a person and what he was going through as a man.

Yes. I was familiar with pretty much all of the songs that were discussed in the interviews.

If you have minor tweaks of information, etc. that I've gotten wrong, please feel free to send me an org note. I'll update things as I can for any reissue or future volume. I want to make sure it is right and I already know several minor tweaks that I need to adjust. There are one or two minor information errors and a few typos/formatting issues, but they don't affect the big picture.

Please post a review on Amazon. The more reviews (especially great ones) the more likely others will find it and that I'll be able to make volume 2 of the series. thanx again!

My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 comes out in November 2017. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/...104195943/ and join the conversation.
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Reply #130 posted 12/05/17 3:30am

wintir

Recieved my hardcopy yesterday, bought it at Amazon.de! Already started reading the e-book, looking incredibly great so far. Of course must read for every avid (nerd) fan!

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Reply #131 posted 12/05/17 8:51am

madhouseman

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Recieved my hardcopy yesterday, bought it at Amazon.de! Already started reading the e-book, looking incredibly great so far. Of course must read for every avid (nerd) fan!

Thank you! If you can, please post a review on Amazon. That helps a great deal.

I'm really glad you are enjoying it.

My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 comes out in November 2017. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/...104195943/ and join the conversation.
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Reply #132 posted 12/05/17 6:50pm

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My copy arrived this evening!!! I'm so excited to get to reading it!

Thanks so much, Duane!

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Reply #133 posted 12/06/17 2:16pm

dance4me3121

So I checked the status of my order and it said "out for delivery" .The mail ran and the book wasn't in the box.i said well maybe tomorrow...Then 2 hours went by and another mail lady car came by the house and dropped off the book.I guess it's such a great book that it deserves to be delivered by itself.Here it is! I can't wait to read it tonight

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Reply #134 posted 12/06/17 9:12pm

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Mine came today. Solid chunk of paper and cardboard--feels good in the hand.

Oh, and of course it's full of information (I'd actually already finished reading the ebook--but I'm glad the physical thing is here now).

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Reply #135 posted 12/08/17 12:54am

dance4me3121

I'm still reading the book.Im enjoying it very much.So the Prince,Michael Jackson,and James Brown performance did really happen?! Some folks on here are gonna be shocked cuz they don't believe it. It's all on page 137 biggrin
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Reply #136 posted 12/08/17 7:08am

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I'm still reading the book.Im enjoying it very much.So the Prince,Michael Jackson,and James Brown performance did really happen?! Some folks on here are gonna be shocked cuz they don't believe it. It's all on page 137 biggrin

Why would people not believe it? eek eek

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Reply #137 posted 12/08/17 10:55am

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dance4me3121 said:

I'm still reading the book.Im enjoying it very much.So the Prince,Michael Jackson,and James Brown performance did really happen?! Some folks on here are gonna be shocked cuz they don't believe it. It's all on page 137 biggrin

Why would people not believe it? eek eek



Because it's a CGI hoax.


Goodness will guide us if love is inside us
The colors are brighter, the bond is much tighter
You know no child's a failure
Until the blue sailboat sails him away from his dreams
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Reply #138 posted 12/08/17 12:06pm

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ThatWhiteDude said:




dance4me3121 said:


I'm still reading the book.Im enjoying it very much.So the Prince,Michael Jackson,and James Brown performance did really happen?! Some folks on here are gonna be shocked cuz they don't believe it. It's all on page 137 biggrin

Why would people not believe it? eek eek





Because it's a CGI hoax.




The author wouldn't lie
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Reply #139 posted 12/08/17 12:31pm

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bonatoc said:



Because it's a CGI hoax.


The author wouldn't lie

There's a fine line between a lie and a continuing hoax. I don't know his reasons for including that section. But it isn;t diectly tied to the studio work at the heart of the book, so maybe just a bit of whimsy?

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Reply #140 posted 12/08/17 12:48pm

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Did anyone ever doubt the appearance of Michael Jackson and Prince at that James Brown concert? That's news to me. It is one of the few times I've seen Prince on stage where things just didn't work. He needs to control the situation to perform his best. I guess the USA for Africa thing also wouldn't have worked, for the reasons he gave.

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Reply #141 posted 12/09/17 2:32am

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mediumdry said:

Did anyone ever doubt the appearance of Michael Jackson and Prince at that James Brown concert? That's news to me. It is one of the few times I've seen Prince on stage where things just didn't work. He needs to control the situation to perform his best. I guess the USA for Africa thing also wouldn't have worked, for the reasons he gave.



It's an Org running joke: whenever the subject of the infamous trio comes up, you have to dismiss it as being a montage. Of course it really happened.

Goodness will guide us if love is inside us
The colors are brighter, the bond is much tighter
You know no child's a failure
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Don't ever lose, don't ever lose, don't ever lose your dreams
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Reply #142 posted 12/09/17 3:51am

dance4me3121

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mediumdry said:


Did anyone ever doubt the appearance of Michael Jackson and Prince at that James Brown concert? That's news to me. It is one of the few times I've seen Prince on stage where things just didn't work. He needs to control the situation to perform his best. I guess the USA for Africa thing also wouldn't have worked, for the reasons he gave.





It's an Org running joke: whenever the subject of the infamous trio comes up, you have to dismiss it as being a montage. Of course it really happened.


Well I'll be damned
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Reply #143 posted 12/09/17 12:33pm

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After much waiting my copy has just arrived!!!

Thank you again Duane for all your hard work!
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Reply #144 posted 12/09/17 1:55pm

madhouseman

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After much waiting my copy has just arrived!!! Thank you again Duane for all your hard work!

Fantastic! Let me know what you think! If you aren't in the fb group, please join us.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1091596104195943/

Please post a selfie with the book if you can. I'm hoping to do a thank you video with a lot of these images. Also, I hope you enjoy it and get a chance to post a review on Amazon once you are done with the book.

Thank you again and have a great weekend.

My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 comes out in November 2017. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/...104195943/ and join the conversation.
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Reply #145 posted 12/12/17 6:49am

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This book is unbelievable. Simply fantastic. Incredible job, Duane!

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Reply #146 posted 12/12/17 8:47am

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I must check it.

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Reply #147 posted 12/12/17 10:01am

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Astasheiks said:

I must check it.



DEFINITELY. It's incredible. And I'm not anywhere near through it. The research is absolutely mind-blowing.

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Reply #148 posted 12/12/17 11:43am

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madhouseman said:

MotownSubdivision said:

After much waiting my copy has just arrived!!! Thank you again Duane for all your hard work!

Fantastic! Let me know what you think! If you aren't in the fb group, please join us.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1091596104195943/

Please post a selfie with the book if you can. I'm hoping to do a thank you video with a lot of these images. Also, I hope you enjoy it and get a chance to post a review on Amazon once you are done with the book.

Thank you again and have a great weekend.

Enjoying it so far, real good stuff I'm seeing! Just a page away from June 1983; I'll be able to read more once the semester finishes.

Joined the FB group too thumbs up!

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Reply #149 posted 12/12/17 4:39pm

dance4me3121

Currently I'm on page 256! Great book
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