Let's Go Crazy : Prince and the Making of Purple Rain


Let's Go Crazy : Prince and the Making of Purple Rain

Description

From the former senior editor of Rolling Stone and author of The Holy or the Broken, called "thoughtful and illuminating" by The New York Times, a new book on the unlikely coming to be of Prince's now legendary album.

Purple Rain is a song, an album, and a film--each one a commercial success and cultural milestone. How did this semiautobiographical musical masterpiece that blurred R&B, pop, dance, and rock sounds come to alter the recording landscape and become an enduring touchstone for successive generations of fans?

Purple Rain is widely considered to be among the most important albums in music history and is often named the best soundtrack of all time. It sold over a million copies in its first week and blasted to number one on the charts, where it would remain for a full six months and eventually sell over 20 million copies worldwide. It spun off three huge hit singles, won Grammys and an Oscar, and took Prince from pop star to legend.

Coinciding with the 30th anniversary year of Purple Rain's release, acclaimed music journalist Alan Light takes a timely look at the making and incredible popularizing of this once seemingly impossible project. With impeccable research and in-depth interviews with people who witnessed Prince's audacious vision becoming a reality, Light reveals how a rising but not yet established artist from the Midwest was able not only to get Purple Rain made but deliver on his promise to conquer the world.


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Details

Author(s)
Fred Berman, Alan Light
Format
CD-Audio
Dimensions
133 x 171 x 13mm | 68.04g
Publication date
24 May 2016
Publisher
Audible Studios on Brilliance
Language
English
Edition
Unabridged
Edition Statement
Unabridged
ISBN10
1522656677
ISBN13
9781522656678
Bestsellers rank
2,075,099