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Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions


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Foreword by Questlove CHAPTER 1: January 1983 CHAPTER 2: February 1983 CHAPTER 3: March 1983 CHAPTER 4: April 1983 CHAPTER 5: May 1983 CHAPTER 6: June 1983 CHAPTER 7: July 1983 CHAPTER 8: August 1983 CHAPTER 9: September 1983 CHAPTER 10: October 1983 CHAPTER 11: November 1983 CHAPTER 12: December 1983 CHAPTER 13: January 1984 CHAPTER 14: February 1984 CHAPTER 15: March 1984 CHAPTER 16: April 1984 CHAPTER 17: May 1984 CHAPTER 18: June 1984 CHAPTER 19: July 1984 CHAPTER 20: August 1984 CHAPTER 21: September 1984 CHAPTER 22: October 1984 CHAPTER 23: November 1984 CHAPTER 24: December 1984 Epilogue

About the Author

Duane Tudahl has worked in entertainment for over twenty-five years and has produced and/or directed documentary programming for the History Channel, CBS, GTV, Fox, Discovery, Pax, the Gospel Music Channel, the Food Channel, Tru-TV, and HGTV, among others. He has also been an editor on multiple Emmy-nominated programs, including Intervention, Unsolved Mysteries, and Cops. He is a former stand-up comic and has been writing about Prince and the Minneapolis music scene for two decades. He lives in Los Angeles.


4 1/2 Stars
5 Stars. Hands-down, the most exhaustive study of the most crucial period in Prince's career. The next volume can't come soon enough. * Record Collector *
Die-hards and casual Prince fans, alike, will find the book to be a worthy contribution to an already vast body of knowledge. * The Huffington Post *
This fascinating book offers a portrait of an artist continually seeking to grow creatively and maintain control over his musical identity. * Publishers Weekly *
A revealing behind-the-scenes glimpse of a musical genius. Prince fans will savor the details. * Booklist *
The level of detail in the book is phenomenal. PrinceVault will be forever in debt to the research that Tudahl did. --
One of the most comprehensive works ever crafted about the Purple One...While there has been a lot written on the Purple Rain era because of its popularity, the genius of this book lies in its attention to detail. Simply put, the work Tudahl has done on this book is astounding. Books like these help keep Prince's legacy alive and remind us what a special artist he was. Tudahl should be applauded for his exhaustive effort. * True Funk Soldier *
An amazing work. Valuable research and a terrific perspective -- Alan Leeds, tour manager, production manager for Prince
Prince insiders eagerly anticipate Duane Tudahl's book for the thoroughness and diligence he has brought to his investigation. His work has the rare qualities of a good reporter's objectivity coupled with an insider's instinct for the true story. -- Susan Rogers, Prince's recording engineer (1983-1988)
Duane Tudahl's meticulously researched work is truly remarkable. It shows how closely Prince's work was intertwined with his life. Providing unique insights into Prince's creative process and personality, this book is a must for anyone wanting to understand this exceptionally talented and driven artist. -- Per Nilsen, author of 'DanceMusicSexRomance' and 'The Vault'
Archivist, interviewer, and discerning fan Duane Tudahl has delivered a fly-on-the-wall account of some of Prince's most important and productive years in the studio. This book bristles with energy, passion, and knowledge, and stands as an essential documentation of Prince's work and artistic process. -- Alex Hahn, author of 'Possessed: The Rise and Fall of Prince and The Rise of Prince'
Duane Tudahl has uncovered the hard work and real time hours behind the genius that was Prince. An awesome lifetime task that will hopefully lead to future volumes. -- Steve Parke, Paisley Park artist and author of 'Picturing Prince'

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