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The beautiful ones

by Prince,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 26 Libraries 29 of 33 copies
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Summary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words--featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE GUARDIAN * NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD

Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of "Uptown" to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of "Paisley Park." But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era.

The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince--a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, pages that bring us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince's early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince's evolution through candid images that go up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book's fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain --the final stage in Prince's self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey.

The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring's riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months--a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he'd so carefully cultivated--and annotations that provide context to the book's images.

This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince's ideas and vision, his voice and image--his undying gift to the world.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "More scrapbook than memoir, this collection of photographs documenting Prince's life from his birth through his 1980s heyday reminds readers how skilled, funky, and glamorous the artist was until his death by accidental fentanyl overdose at home at age 57. An introduction by cowriter Piepenbring, an editor for the Paris Review, is followed by a personal essay by Prince, followed by captions, sidebars, and quotes from rare TV and early magazine interviews, along with expressions of adoration by such greats as Santana, Sly Stone, and Beyoncé. Most touching are passages written in Prince's signature style ( Cari was the 1st girl 2 expose a brotha 2 just straight-up animal lust ) and revelations of his deep love for his musician parents ( My parents were beautiful ), especially his father, who taught him the Batman theme on piano, and, after his parents divorced, reluctantly accepted 12-year-old Prince into his apartment when his mother remarried. Here, too are 16 handwritten lyrics for such hits as ""Dirty Mind"" and ""Little Red Corvette."" Prince's 11-page treatment for the film Purple Rain wraps up the book's content.There is royal weirdness here. Prince, for example, required of Piepenbring a book proposal and a flight from New York to Australia, where he was left holed up in a hotel room with a stack of draft memoir pages to read and comment on, while Prince stayed next door, uncommunicative. Having finally earned Prince's trust, Piepenbring had to be the one to be aggressive about book advances and early marketing strategies before the book was even fully outlined. After all that, Prince died three months later. A work at turns affecting and raw, given that Piepenbring was not allowed to take notes or record conversations, this is, ultimately, an altar candle lit in the wake of an icon's passing.--Sean Chambers Copyright 2020 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Prince.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Autobiographies.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Piepenbring, Dan, editor.
Language English
Description 279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780399589652
0399589651
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