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Dig if you will the picture : funk, sex, God and genius in the music of Prince / Ben Greenman.

By: Greenman, Ben [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2017Description: 1 volume ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780571333264 (hbk.); 0571333265 (hbk.).Subject(s): Prince | Singers -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: ebook version :: No titleDDC classification: 782.42164092 Summary: Ben Greenman's monumental yet intimate book on Prince comes a year after the star's death at the age of 57 in an elevator at the legendary Paisley Park complex. With the release of a string of critically acclaimed albums and a new solo tour, the Minneapolis Genius looked set for a renaissance after a quiet-ish (by his standards) decade or so. And then: the silence, forever. "Dig if you will the picture" is a portrait of The Artist, who was also the artist who will be remembered by many as the brightest, most seductive and enigmatic pop star of his generation. In thematically structured chapters, Ben Greenman anatomizes a career and an aesthetic that at times seemed otherworldly. Drawing on over 40 studio albums, a repertoire of 2,000 plus live shows and close analysis of the unreleased highlights of the Vault, "Dig if you will the picture" is a critical consideration of Prince's art, a testimony to the author's deep and abiding personal connection to the work, and a fitting memorial.
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Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
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Non-Fiction 782.421 PRI 1 Checked out 15/08/2021 T00625141
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From the co-author of the memoir I Am Brian Wilson, a monumental yet intimate book on Prince coming a year after the star's unexpected death.

Ben Greenman's monumental yet intimate book on Prince comes a year after the star's death at the age of 57 in an elevator at the legendary Paisley Park complex. With the release of a string of critically acclaimed albums and a new solo tour, the Minneapolis Genius looked set for a renaissance after a quiet-ish (by his standards) decade or so. And then: the silence, forever. "Dig if you will the picture" is a portrait of The Artist, who was also the artist who will be remembered by many as the brightest, most seductive and enigmatic pop star of his generation. In thematically structured chapters, Ben Greenman anatomizes a career and an aesthetic that at times seemed otherworldly. Drawing on over 40 studio albums, a repertoire of 2,000 plus live shows and close analysis of the unreleased highlights of the Vault, "Dig if you will the picture" is a critical consideration of Prince's art, a testimony to the author's deep and abiding personal connection to the work, and a fitting memorial.

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