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Reply #30 posted 10/29/19 4:31am

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bonnie184 said:

USA TODAY review https://www.usatoday.com/...067894002/

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Already posted yesterday.

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Reply #31 posted 10/29/19 4:41am

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#2 on Amazon (US). smile


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Reply #32 posted 10/29/19 5:21am

violetcrush

Today is the day!! I better see that square package in my mailbox. Don’t let me down Amazon!!! biggrin
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Reply #33 posted 10/29/19 5:39am

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Mine says it is out for delivery! But boo! I have to do two visits today, one this morning and one in the afternoon, but I'm off tomorrow! So I can spend all day savoring that book.

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Reply #34 posted 10/29/19 8:00am

PURPLEIZED3121

shout out to BVH for posting all the links & keeping us all up to speed. An annoying fan at the best of times BUT very useful on occasion! razz

Seriously though , thanks, these links are great.

Possibly one THE most important releases of any kind under the Prince banner.

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Reply #35 posted 10/29/19 8:01am

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PurpleBlackmon said:

I don't know about this. Prince didn't even come close to completing this. As of matter of fact he passed just as he was starting. I bet this is just another Bio, made up mostly of compiled past and already published interviews.

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Why do you lot keep lying? The contents of the book have been known since April, and through numerous articles in the past week we now know exactly what the book contains. Try reading them instead of making shit up.

i resisted giving that muppet any abuse..seriously some fans!! Well done for doing it for me BVH!

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Reply #36 posted 10/29/19 9:14am

violetcrush

benni said:

Mine says it is out for delivery! But boo! I have to do two visits today, one this morning and one in the afternoon, but I'm off tomorrow! So I can spend all day savoring that book.


Lucky you! I’ll be doing my best to stay awake tonight so I can finish all or most of it before work tomorrow smile
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Reply #37 posted 10/29/19 9:16am

violetcrush

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

shout out to BVH for posting all the links & keeping us all up to speed. An annoying fan at the best of times BUT very useful on occasion! razz



Seriously though , thanks, these links are great.



Possibly one THE most important releases of any kind under the Prince banner.


Yes!!! Bart is the Org’s “link Lieutenant” biggrin
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Reply #38 posted 10/29/19 10:01am

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[Book discussion. Off topic snip - luv4u]

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Reply #39 posted 10/29/19 10:12am

PURPLEIZED3121

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[Book discussion. Off topic snip - luv4u]

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Reply #40 posted 10/29/19 11:58am

antonb

Just read it, just feels like i read an unfinished book! Which i know it is, ofcourse, Its ok, the best bits are what prince actually wrote. So its a real shame that he never got to finish it. Anyhow, i dont think i will be reading it again.

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Reply #41 posted 10/29/19 2:42pm

funksterr

I'm squinting and squeezing my eyes.. eyepop uh... what dis book say? biggrin biggrin

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Reply #42 posted 10/29/19 3:10pm

williamb610

As far as this book, it's the little things with P for me; the little things which make him seem like a brother to me. His Dad looks like he could have been one of my Granddad's brothers; were any of his Dad's brothers from Mississippi? His Mom stands sharply dressed by a car on one page that has my initials in the tag. P died on the 21st; I was born on the 21st.

As far as a book, I don't know how deep it is but, as a fan, it's all the link that I have to the Supernova that was Prince. Outside of the music, that's all I/we've got!

I do like the talk about playing husband, as a kid, to some girl name Laura Winnick.

[Edited 10/29/19 15:14pm]

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Reply #43 posted 10/29/19 3:36pm

bsprout

I'm reading P's written words and holding back tears. I know there aren't many pages left to read of what he left us, and can only imagine what else he would have revealed. It's just sad. I guess I'll have to make do with all the music. And really, who can complain about that??... Dan Piepenbring's writing is superb so far. I never thought this book would be released as soon as it was and I'm just glad to have it.

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Reply #44 posted 10/29/19 3:38pm

soladeo1

Good heavens...I loved this book. Consumed it in one multi-hour sitting when I should have been working this afternoon.

Pure heaven to experience the thoughts and rememberances and see the hand-written notes and lyrics...

Thank you, Mr. Piepenbring, for briging this treasure to the masses...

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Reply #45 posted 10/29/19 3:58pm

donnyenglish

Thank you Dan. Well done.
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Reply #46 posted 10/29/19 4:05pm

Shockadelica9

I wanted to read more about his girlfriend Cari 😔😔😔 this book ends abruptly
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Reply #47 posted 10/29/19 4:31pm

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People magazine reviews Prince's memoir "The Beautiful Ones" (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH): https://people.com/music/...iful-ones/

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Kirkus reviews Prince's memoir "The Beautiful Ones" (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH): https://www.kirkusreviews...iful-ones/

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UK newspaper The Times reviews Prince's memoir "The Beautiful Ones" (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH): https://www.thetimes.co.u...-f5vd7rj5g

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The Hollywood Reporter: "Prince's Book Agent Reveals an Unconventional Path to ‘Beautiful Ones’" (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH): https://www.hollywoodrepo...es-1250555

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CNN: "What we learned from Prince's memoir" (obviously SPOILERS) :https://edition.cnn.com/2...index.html

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Reply #48 posted 10/29/19 4:34pm

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Has anyone translated what Prince writes in the handwritten bits 'coz I can't read his writing! neutral

[Edited 10/29/19 16:34pm]

RIP sad
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Reply #49 posted 10/29/19 4:45pm

soladeo1

From reading THE BEAUTIFUL ONES I've uncovered some here-to-unknown tracks...at least unknown to me, a pretty big Prince fan since 1983 or so...

From the For You Sessions:

Bodyfreeze

Never Really Fell Out Of Love With You

You Are Everything To Me

I Spend My Time Loving You

Let Me Touch You

Love In the Morning

Send In The Clowns (????)

From the Purple Rain Sessions:

Too Tough (is this the same as Too Rough??)

I Just Wanna Be Rich

Have any of you heard of these songs before???

[Edited 10/29/19 16:46pm]

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Reply #50 posted 10/29/19 5:00pm

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TheEnglishGent said:

Has anyone translated what Prince writes in the handwritten bits 'coz I can't read his writing! neutral

[Edited 10/29/19 16:34pm]


It is typed out following the handwritten section.

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Reply #51 posted 10/29/19 5:42pm

violetcrush

soladeo1 said:

From reading THE BEAUTIFUL ONES I've uncovered some here-to-unknown tracks...at least unknown to me, a pretty big Prince fan since 1983 or so...



From the For You Sessions:



Bodyfreeze


Never Really Fell Out Of Love With You


You Are Everything To Me


I Spend My Time Loving You


Let Me Touch You


Love In the Morning


Send In The Clowns (????)




From the Purple Rain Sessions:



Too Tough (is this the same as Too Rough??)


I Just Wanna Be Rich



Have any of you heard of these songs before???

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I Spend My Time Loving You - yes
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Send In The Clowns - not a Prince song - written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, and then covered by Frank Sinatra and Judy Collins in the mid 70’s.
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Rest of the songs - no
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Reply #52 posted 10/29/19 5:46pm

violetcrush

My freakin’ book is not arriving until 11:00pm tonight. Thanks a lot Amazon. There goes my plan for tonight mad
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Reply #53 posted 10/29/19 6:05pm

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Thank you Dan. Well done.


I've only read Dan's intro so far but it was well written. Can't wait to dive into the rest.

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Reply #54 posted 10/29/19 8:31pm

mELdOURADOsELV
AGEM

Hope to get more discussion after everyone reads it, cuz I didn't, and probably won't order it.
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Reply #55 posted 10/29/19 9:11pm

mnfriend

[Off topic snip - luv4u]

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Reply #56 posted 10/29/19 10:13pm

dplatt

I got the Kindle version this morning and finished really quickly. The biggest surprise for me? Sometimes it Snows in April was on an early configuration of For You! The song has apparently been floating around for that long.

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Reply #57 posted 10/29/19 10:58pm

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The lyrics for "Vagina" were one of my highlights... Look closely and you'll see they're written on the back of a comic strip.
Personally, I see the drawing of Vagina looking a bit like Prince (minus the illustrated breasts...).
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Reply #58 posted 10/29/19 11:06pm

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[Off topic snip - luv4u]

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Reply #59 posted 10/30/19 12:27am

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Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant has an interview with Dan Piepenbring (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH): https://www.volkskrant.nl...~bc9a0bc0/

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