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Book: Prince: The Last Interview - March 12, 2019

https://www.penguinrandom..._sruwNLVEU



ABOUT PRINCE: THE LAST INTERVIEW

A collection of the very first, the very last, and the very best interviews conducted with Prince over his nearly 40 year career.




9781612197456








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Click on the "Look Inside" link below the pic. It will let you read as far as the Introduction.

There is a link to order.

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Reply #1 posted 03/10/19 6:31am

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That's another one for me to buy, thanks for sharing luv smile

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


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Reply #2 posted 03/10/19 9:39am

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who is the one on the cover? lol lol lol lol lol eric benet?

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Reply #3 posted 03/10/19 9:56am

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Horrible cover.
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Reply #4 posted 03/10/19 11:35am

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OperatingThetan said:

Horrible cover.


Can't be worse than Morris Day's pile of hot shit cover.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #5 posted 03/10/19 11:59am

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Who dat b?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #6 posted 03/10/19 12:49pm

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Yes!!! Based on that cover I not sure whose interviews they are selling.
Now the Morris day cover looks good.
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Reply #7 posted 03/10/19 2:08pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

OperatingThetan said:

Horrible cover.


Can't be worse than Morris Day's pile of hot shit cover.

Are U calling Morris Day unattractive? Because it's NOTHING wrong with the cover of his book! Plus I can't wait to read it!

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #8 posted 03/10/19 4:06pm

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Reply #9 posted 03/10/19 5:00pm

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How can legitimate interviews, published in other places, be put into a book?
Copyrights be damned.
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Reply #10 posted 03/10/19 5:24pm

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TrivialPursuit said:



OperatingThetan said:


Horrible cover.


Can't be worse than Morris Day's pile of hot shit cover.



Two very poor covers there. 'The Last Interview' is on Penguin Random House though, who should know better.

I assume Morris is either self-publishing or on a small press? Unless that is a prototype cover for promotional purposes?
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Reply #11 posted 03/10/19 5:27pm

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laytonian said:

How can legitimate interviews, published in other places, be put into a book?
Copyrights be damned.


They'd have needed to seek permissions. Penguin Random House is a huge publisher, so I'm sure they have all they require legally, but yes, it is an easy (and arguably lazy) book for them.
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Reply #12 posted 03/10/19 7:30pm

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OperatingThetan said:

Horrible cover.

Yup, that does NOT look like him at all...may need to get 'em another artist for that.

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Reply #13 posted 03/10/19 9:39pm

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i could be wrong but to me it looks like they mixed a bunch of Prince's looks that did not coexist. It looks like the eyeshadow of Purple Rain, the hair of Parade with the beard of Diamonds and Pearls and the smirk of Emancipation.

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Reply #14 posted 03/10/19 11:54pm

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OperatingThetan said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Can't be worse than Morris Day's pile of hot shit cover.

Two very poor covers there. 'The Last Interview' is on Penguin Random House though

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Wrong. https://www.mhpbooks.com/...interview/

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Reply #15 posted 03/10/19 11:56pm

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OperatingThetan said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Can't be worse than Morris Day's pile of hot shit cover.

I assume Morris is either self-publishing or on a small press?

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Why "assume"? Google it: https://www.dacapopress.c...306922206/

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Reply #16 posted 03/11/19 9:24am

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OperatingThetan said:


Two very poor covers there. 'The Last Interview' is on Penguin Random House though, who should know better. I assume Morris is either self-publishing or on a small press? Unless that is a prototype cover for promotional purposes?


I've self-published two books. They are 100x better than that, and I had to do the artwork myself. The Original Se7en put their own record out with an indie label and the cover was better than this book. He can't call Sam Jennings, Steve Parke, or Martin Homent to get a cover done? I just cannot believe this is the actual cover, although moderator Militant confirms it is.

And if it was a prototype, God help us what the final version will look like. A prototype is a basis for what will actually be, not a generic mockup that acts as a temporary placeholder. It doesn't generate a lot of interest to be so fucking amateurish (if it was for promotional purposes, which is bogus because you don't fully start a promotional campaign without all the artwork worked out, whether the book cover, posters, online ads, fliers, etc.)

It seems for The Last Interview, it's a series and there is similar artwork for other editions. I get that, so this one isn't a stand-out Prince-only piece of cover art. There's a unified approach to the covers (good or bad).

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #17 posted 03/11/19 10:59am

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The description of the book contains so many sloppy errors that I can't imagine the quality of the content is any better. Did anyone else read this?

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"Born in Minneapolis in 1958, Prince Rogers Nelson was one [of the] most influential artists of the last 40 years, inspiring generations of musicians that have followed in his footsteps. Beginning with his debut album in 1977, Prince released albums now considered classic until his fame reached spectacular heights in the 80s, culminating in the duel album and film PURPLE RAIN, which he directed and in which he starred. A conflict with his label led him to famously release music under his trademark symbol throughout the 90s. In the final years of his life, Prince continued to release platinum selling albums, including his 39th and final studio album HIT N RUN PHASE TWO, released only months before his untimely death on April 21, 2016. Hanif Abduraqqib is the author of the New York Times bestseller Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest as well as the essay collection They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us."

https://www.mhpbooks.com/...interview/

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Reply #18 posted 03/11/19 11:15am

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BartVanHemelen said:



OperatingThetan said:


TrivialPursuit said:



Can't be worse than Morris Day's pile of hot shit cover.



Two very poor covers there. 'The Last Interview' is on Penguin Random House though

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Wrong. https://www.mhpbooks.com/...interview/


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The book is on a press distributed and in partnership with Penguin Random House and is being promoted by Penguin Random House. Not much of an error in my statement then.
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Reply #19 posted 03/11/19 11:18am

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TrivialPursuit said:



OperatingThetan said:



Two very poor covers there. 'The Last Interview' is on Penguin Random House though, who should know better. I assume Morris is either self-publishing or on a small press? Unless that is a prototype cover for promotional purposes?


I've self-published two books. They are 100x better than that, and I had to do the artwork myself. The Original Se7en put their own record out with an indie label and the cover was better than this book. He can't call Sam Jennings, Steve Parke, or Martin Homent to get a cover done? I just cannot believe this is the actual cover, although moderator Militant confirms it is.

And if it was a prototype, God help us what the final version will look like. A prototype is a basis for what will actually be, not a generic mockup that acts as a temporary placeholder. It doesn't generate a lot of interest to be so fucking amateurish (if it was for promotional purposes, which is bogus because you don't fully start a promotional campaign without all the artwork worked out, whether the book cover, posters, online ads, fliers, etc.)

It seems for The Last Interview, it's a series and there is similar artwork for other editions. I get that, so this one isn't a stand-out Prince-only piece of cover art. There's a unified approach to the covers (good or bad).



I've published books myself and work in the publishing industry in the UK. There is no excuse for the design being so amateur, no. And I agree it isn't particularly helpful in any respect.
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Reply #20 posted 03/11/19 11:25am

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I've seen this on Amazon for a while now. I didn't even bother stopping and looking further at it, I mean that cover, there are so many books on there supposedly about Prince, I guess they all are snipping from one another. So what make this one so special?

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Reply #21 posted 03/11/19 11:29am

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Billie Holiday: The Last InterviewJulia Child: The Last InterviewMartin Luther King, Jr.: The Last InterviewDavid Bowie: The Last InterviewLou Reed: The Last InterviewErnest Hemingway: The Last Interview etc...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #22 posted 03/13/19 7:08pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Billie Holiday: The Last InterviewJulia Child: The Last InterviewMartin Luther King, Jr.: The Last InterviewDavid Bowie: The Last InterviewLou Reed: The Last InterviewErnest Hemingway: The Last Interview etc...

Many of these are not near as bad as the Prince one. Why'd he get the crappy artwork? At least Bowie's KINDA looks like him.......

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Reply #23 posted 03/13/19 7:35pm

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onlyforaminute said:

I've seen this on Amazon for a while now. I didn't even bother stopping and looking further at it, I mean that cover, there are so many books on there supposedly about Prince, I guess they all are snipping from one another. So what make this one so special?

I'm wondering if these are those "automated" biography things that are current now...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #24 posted 03/13/19 8:47pm

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purplethunder3121 said:



onlyforaminute said:


I've seen this on Amazon for a while now. I didn't even bother stopping and looking further at it, I mean that cover, there are so many books on there supposedly about Prince, I guess they all are snipping from one another. So what make this one so special?



I'm wondering if these are those "automated" biography things that are current now...




I don't know but it looks like somebody found a good schtick.
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Reply #25 posted 03/13/19 9:42pm

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Yikes! What did they do to Lou Reed?

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Reply #26 posted 03/14/19 2:14am

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onlyforaminute said:

I've seen this on Amazon for a while now. I didn't even bother stopping and looking further at it, I mean that cover, there are so many books on there supposedly about Prince, I guess they all are snipping from one another. So what make this one so special?

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Have you tried reading the blurb? Or are you too busy making shit up?

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Reply #27 posted 03/14/19 2:15am

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purplethunder3121 said:

onlyforaminute said:

I've seen this on Amazon for a while now. I didn't even bother stopping and looking further at it, I mean that cover, there are so many books on there supposedly about Prince, I guess they all are snipping from one another. So what make this one so special?

I'm wondering if these are those "automated" biography things that are current now...

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Gotta love Prince famz: can't be arsed to actually read the promo text, instead make up shit.

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Reply #28 posted 03/14/19 2:16am

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https://ew.com/books/2019...roduction/

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Hanif Abdurraqib reflects on Prince's legacy in emotional new book intro

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The following is an excerpt from PRINCE: The Last Interview, a collection that cobbles together the first, last, and best interviews Prince conducted across his 40-year-career. The book’s introduction, which you can read below, is a tribute to the musical legend by Hanif Abdurraqib, the poet and essayist who most recently published a book on A Tribe Called Quest called Go Ahead in the Rain.

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Click the link for the article.

[Edited 3/14/19 2:18am]

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Reply #29 posted 03/14/19 2:52am

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BartVanHemelen said:



purplethunder3121 said:




onlyforaminute said:


I've seen this on Amazon for a while now. I didn't even bother stopping and looking further at it, I mean that cover, there are so many books on there supposedly about Prince, I guess they all are snipping from one another. So what make this one so special?



I'm wondering if these are those "automated" biography things that are current now...



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Gotta love Prince famz: can't be arsed to actually read the promo text, instead make up shit.



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