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Foyles Exclusive Edition - The Beautiful Ones
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Foyles Exclusive Edition - The Beautiful Ones (Hardback)

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The Foyles Exclusive Edition comes in first edition with an exclusive gold ribbon, signed by Dan Piepenbring, who edited the volume, and number out of 1000.

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UPDATE - Due to phenomenal demand the tote bag offer has now finished and all bags have been allocated
 


*Exclusive 'Purple Rain' tote bag for the first 300 copies ordered online. One per book; online only. Tote approximately 39x41cm (excluding straps) with artwork printed on both sides.

Synopsis

From Prince himself comes the brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time-featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.


Prince was a musical genius, one of the most talented, beloved, accomplished, popular, and acclaimed musicians in pop history. But he wasn't only a musician-he was also a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of his early records to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of Paisley Park. But his greatest creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, the greatest pop star of his 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 composed of the memoir he was writing before his tragic death, pages that brings us into Prince's childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us into Prince's early years as a musician, before his first album released, through a scrapbook of Prince's writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince's evolution through candid images that take us 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, as he retells the autobiography we've seen in the first three parts as a heroic journey.


The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring's riveting and moving introduction about his short but profound collaboration with Prince in his final days-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 each of the book's images.


This work is not just a tribute to Prince, but an original and energizing literary work, full of Prince's ideas and vision, his voice and image, his undying gift to the world.





 



BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentBiographyMemoirsMusic & DanceDanceMusic reviews & criticismMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop music Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 29/10/2019 ISBN-13: 2369537071067  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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