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Reply #30 posted 10/16/18 6:10am

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I just looked at my Amazon order and it says: Arriving Nov 28, 2018 - Jan 12, 2019



I had the same email, but then received a 2nd email with the revised date of 10/18-10/19.
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Reply #31 posted 10/16/18 9:25am

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Check out Rock It Poole's review of the book:

https://m.facebook.com/18...896617010/
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Reply #32 posted 10/16/18 4:44pm

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Check out the new video produced by the Minnesota Historical Society entitled "Storied, Prince: Before the Rain, Part 1":

"Minnesota photographer Allen Beaulieu captured Prince's progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom. In Part 1 of Storied, Prince: Before the Rain, Beaulieu tells the story of how he and Prince started working together in the late '70s."

Here it is:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...hac1vftwkU
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Reply #33 posted 10/16/18 7:40pm

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Latin said:

Check out the new video produced by the Minnesota Historical Society entitled "Storied, Prince: Before the Rain, Part 1":

"Minnesota photographer Allen Beaulieu captured Prince's progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom. In Part 1 of Storied, Prince: Before the Rain, Beaulieu tells the story of how he and Prince started working together in the late '70s."

Here it is:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...hac1vftwkU


That's Awesome! What an incredible experience that must have been to work with Prince during that time.
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Reply #34 posted 10/17/18 4:17pm

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I have to wait now until November to get the book....but in the meantime here are some pics I have found biggrin omfg

Prince × Vanity‏ @BestPrincevids 5h5 hours ago

I'm obsessed with the new Vanity 6 photos that are surfacing. 1f912.png

DpunkxbXcAEfVw5.jpg

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Reply #35 posted 10/17/18 4:18pm

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Reply #36 posted 10/17/18 5:03pm

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I received the book today .... after almost a years wait from the original delivery date in November 2017.

It's nice. Not groundbreaking but nice.

I'm happy to have it in my collection biggrin

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Reply #37 posted 10/17/18 6:28pm

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Chastity said:

I received the book today .... after almost a years wait from the original delivery date in November 2017.

It's nice. Not groundbreaking but nice.

I'm happy to have it in my collection biggrin

can something that already happened be groundbreaking?

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Reply #38 posted 10/17/18 6:36pm

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can something that already happened be groundbreaking?

Technically speaking the event would happen BEFORE it could break anything or be groundbreaking. So the answer is yes. cool Think about if I drop a glass of milk. I already dropped it but it's not breaking until it hit the ground.

Anyway my point was that I don't think most of the pictures are anything groundbreaking news. I love all the different takes for albums, promotions, etc. But hardly something that is "groundbreaking" in the Prince fan world.

Like I said: I'm happy to have this in my collection and I appreciate the release

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Reply #39 posted 10/17/18 6:58pm

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Chastity said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

can something that already happened be groundbreaking?

Technically speaking the event would happen BEFORE it could break anything or be groundbreaking. So the answer is yes. cool Think about if I drop a glass of milk. I already dropped it but it's not breaking until it hit the ground.

Anyway my point was that I don't think most of the pictures are anything groundbreaking news. I love all the different takes for albums, promotions, etc. But hardly something that is "groundbreaking" in the Prince fan world.

Like I said: I'm happy to have this in my collection and I appreciate the release

lol

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Reply #40 posted 10/17/18 9:30pm

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I love the book! I was just annoyed by some of the small errors and inaccuracies. One of the photos is of Prince and Terry Lewis backstage, but the caption says it's Jellybean? And the instances where the band is referred to as the Revolution, when they weren't known by that name yet, or when the photos of the Revolution on the Parade tour are accompanied by a caption referring to them as the New Power Generation? confused At one point, the Vanity 6 album was mentioned as having come out in 1984? I know these aren't serious issues, but I still get irked when I see things like this in books or tribute magazines. But I guess not everybody thinks like an obsessed superfan.

Another thing while going through the book: I remember seeing a recent interview with Lisa Coleman in which she said that Prince spray-painted the walls of her apartment for the back cover of Dirty Mind, but Allen Beaulieu says it was Prince's girfriend Kim's? Somebody's lyin'! haha

The photos are amazing to see, though.

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Reply #41 posted 10/18/18 2:57am

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IKARYSS said:

I love the book! I was just annoyed by some of the small errors and inaccuracies. One of the photos is of Prince and Terry Lewis backstage, but the caption says it's Jellybean? And the instances where the band is referred to as the Revolution, when they weren't known by that name yet, or when the photos of the Revolution on the Parade tour are accompanied by a caption referring to them as the New Power Generation? confused At one point, the Vanity 6 album was mentioned as having come out in 1984? I know these aren't serious issues, but I still get irked when I see things like this in books or tribute magazines. But I guess not everybody thinks like an obsessed superfan.

Another thing while going through the book: I remember seeing a recent interview with Lisa Coleman in which she said that Prince spray-painted the walls of her apartment for the back cover of Dirty Mind, but Allen Beaulieu says it was Prince's girfriend Kim's? Somebody's lyin'! haha

The photos are amazing to see, though.

wow, seriously...that's not great.

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Reply #42 posted 10/18/18 6:56am

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Pinoynoir said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I just looked at my Amazon order and it says: Arriving Nov 28, 2018 - Jan 12, 2019

I had the same email, but then received a 2nd email with the revised date of 10/18-10/19.

same here

I'm putting together a playlist ranging from 1980-1982 released/unreleased so I can listen while going through the book

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #43 posted 10/18/18 6:57am

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Latin said:

Check out the new video produced by the Minnesota Historical Society entitled "Storied, Prince: Before the Rain, Part 1": "Minnesota photographer Allen Beaulieu captured Prince's progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom. In Part 1 of Storied, Prince: Before the Rain, Beaulieu tells the story of how he and Prince started working together in the late '70s." Here it is: https://m.youtube.com/wat...hac1vftwkU

I'm assuming this book is ranging 1980- early 1983ish and hopefully he releases another with the 1983-1984/85 PR era pictures

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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Reply #44 posted 10/18/18 6:59am

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IKARYSS said:

I love the book! I was just annoyed by some of the small errors and inaccuracies. One of the photos is of Prince and Terry Lewis backstage, but the caption says it's Jellybean? And the instances where the band is referred to as the Revolution, when they weren't known by that name yet, or when the photos of the Revolution on the Parade tour are accompanied by a caption referring to them as the New Power Generation? confused At one point, the Vanity 6 album was mentioned as having come out in 1984? I know these aren't serious issues, but I still get irked when I see things like this in books or tribute magazines. But I guess not everybody thinks like an obsessed superfan.

Another thing while going through the book: I remember seeing a recent interview with Lisa Coleman in which she said that Prince spray-painted the walls of her apartment for the back cover of Dirty Mind, but Allen Beaulieu says it was Prince's girfriend Kim's? Somebody's lyin'! haha

The photos are amazing to see, though.

I wonder did he reach out to people from that time period for assistance?

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #45 posted 10/18/18 7:13am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

IKARYSS said:

I love the book! I was just annoyed by some of the small errors and inaccuracies. One of the photos is of Prince and Terry Lewis backstage, but the caption says it's Jellybean? And the instances where the band is referred to as the Revolution, when they weren't known by that name yet, or when the photos of the Revolution on the Parade tour are accompanied by a caption referring to them as the New Power Generation? confused At one point, the Vanity 6 album was mentioned as having come out in 1984? I know these aren't serious issues, but I still get irked when I see things like this in books or tribute magazines. But I guess not everybody thinks like an obsessed superfan.

Another thing while going through the book: I remember seeing a recent interview with Lisa Coleman in which she said that Prince spray-painted the walls of her apartment for the back cover of Dirty Mind, but Allen Beaulieu says it was Prince's girfriend Kim's? Somebody's lyin'! haha

The photos are amazing to see, though.

I wonder did he reach out to people from that time period for assistance?

Didnt he know them himself? He was up in the mix.

Lost your keys? check princevault..lost your relationhip? check princevault..they have all the answers
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Reply #46 posted 10/18/18 8:28am

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rdhull said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I wonder did he reach out to people from that time period for assistance?

Didnt he know them himself? He was up in the mix.

I would assume so

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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Reply #47 posted 10/18/18 8:37am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

rdhull said:

Didnt he know them himself? He was up in the mix.

I would assume so

Then why all the mistakes?

Lost your keys? check princevault..lost your relationhip? check princevault..they have all the answers
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Reply #48 posted 10/18/18 8:47am

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rdhull said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I would assume so

Then why all the mistakes?

idk, I don't think he got help from any of them

hell a hardcore fan like me into the image/era connections could have helped him easily

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Reply #49 posted 10/18/18 10:29am

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My book literally arrived as I was reading this thread!

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Reply #50 posted 10/18/18 10:38am

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The copy I ordered from Amazon arrived yesterday as well (east coast, usa). I havent had time to sit down and read everything but I looked through all of the pictures and they are INCREDIBLE! The book is quite large too. The current price on Amazon is an absolute bargain. I would expect it to cost more.

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OldFriends4Sale, I would love if you shared your playlist - I also wanted to listen to music from the era while enjoying the photos.

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All of these photo books need soundtracks!

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Reply #51 posted 10/18/18 11:27am

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The book came yesterday. So many unseen pics in there, I'm very pleased with it.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #52 posted 10/18/18 11:45am

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PRN Alumni Foundation thanks Allen:

"Thank you to Special Guest Allen Beaulieu and Minnesota Historical Society for attending #PRNAlumniFdn Alumni Shares Panels @ Capri Theater Saturday. Allen signed copies of 'Prince: Before the Rain' for our guests..."

Check it out:

https://m.facebook.com/PR...9665495602
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Reply #53 posted 10/18/18 12:26pm

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I just received my book today and I love it! Haven't read the stories yet but the pictures are fantastic! I would agree with IKARYSS about the misidentifying Lewis as Jellybean and calling the Revolution (1986) the New Power Generation. But other than that in addition to some other minor things - this book is absolutely great!
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Reply #54 posted 10/18/18 12:47pm

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IKARYSS said:

I love the book! I was just annoyed by some of the small errors and inaccuracies. One of the photos is of Prince and Terry Lewis backstage, but the caption says it's Jellybean? And the instances where the band is referred to as the Revolution, when they weren't known by that name yet, or when the photos of the Revolution on the Parade tour are accompanied by a caption referring to them as the New Power Generation? confused At one point, the Vanity 6 album was mentioned as having come out in 1984? I know these aren't serious issues, but I still get irked when I see things like this in books or tribute magazines. But I guess not everybody thinks like an obsessed superfan.

Another thing while going through the book: I remember seeing a recent interview with Lisa Coleman in which she said that Prince spray-painted the walls of her apartment for the back cover of Dirty Mind, but Allen Beaulieu says it was Prince's girfriend Kim's? Somebody's lyin'! haha

The photos are amazing to see, though.

The beautiful unseen pics made up for the errors. Who knew Prince took ALL of these pics!? It was rarely any new pics seen of him back then and hard to find. He was VERY guarded of his image. Was really known not to like to take pictures. But here we are with a treasure of pictures.

[Edited 10/19/18 19:38pm]

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #55 posted 10/18/18 12:50pm

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IKARYSS said:

I love the book! I was just annoyed by some of the small errors and inaccuracies. One of the photos is of Prince and Terry Lewis backstage, but the caption says it's Jellybean? And the instances where the band is referred to as the Revolution, when they weren't known by that name yet, or when the photos of the Revolution on the Parade tour are accompanied by a caption referring to them as the New Power Generation? confused At one point, the Vanity 6 album was mentioned as having come out in 1984? I know these aren't serious issues, but I still get irked when I see things like this in books or tribute magazines. But I guess not everybody thinks like an obsessed superfan.

Another thing while going through the book: I remember seeing a recent interview with Lisa Coleman in which she said that Prince spray-painted the walls of her apartment for the back cover of Dirty Mind, but Allen Beaulieu says it was Prince's girfriend Kim's? Somebody's lyin'! haha

The photos are amazing to see, though.

I was annoyed by these errors also. It's really inexcusable. But the beautiful unseen pics made up for it. Who knew Prince took ALL of these pics!? It was rarely any new pics seen of him back then and hard to find. He was VERY guarded of his image. Was really known not to like to take pictures. But here we are with a treasure of pictures.

Allen has a ton from the PR era too. Even though he wasn't the main photographer from this period.

Cannot wait to see all the extas Alan Park has from 1985-1990

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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #56 posted 10/18/18 7:22pm

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motherfunka said:

LilaLiebe said:

I got the book yesterday from Electric Fetus. There were three copies in the store.

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The book is AWESOME and definitely worth every single penny. Pictures are absolutely incredible, and the text and stories included are great. This book is, in my opinion, a must have.

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I gotta say though that there are a couple specific quotes in there that I'm rather sure will be a source of debate around here once more people have the book and it's being more intensely discussed. lol

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Finally, I have a question for others who already have it: (I will preface my ? with the personal opinion that some of the photos aren't captioned very well in regards to crediting and/or identifying who is who in a particular photo). Ok, my question is, on page 62 there is a smaller photo on the bottom left-hand side, with the caption "Backstage, Dirty Mind tour" below it, and the pic is of Prince, Big Chick, and others standing in a hallway. There's a woman at the forefront of the photo in a red and white striped sweater -- I'm fairly sure that woman is a young Jill Jones? Yes or no? TIA for any replies smile

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ps. Now go get yourself a copy of this book! biggrin

Yes. I couldn't figure out who the woman behind her was though. Any ideas?

This photo?

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Reply #57 posted 10/18/18 7:56pm

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thats Jill

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Reply #58 posted 10/18/18 8:44pm

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rdhull said:

thats Jill

yeahthat

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Reply #59 posted 10/18/18 9:17pm

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Goddess4Real said:

rdhull said:

thats Jill

yeahthat



Who are the people behind Jill?

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