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"AN AMAZING WORK.
VALUABLE RESEARCH AND A TERRIFIC PERSPECTIVE."
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VALUABLE RESEARCH AND A TERRIFIC PERSPECTIVE."
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"This is the book we've been waiting 4--4EVER."
-Questlove, Grammy Award-winning drummer for The Roots
This EXPANDED paperback version of PRINCE AND THE PURPLE RAIN ERA STUDIO SESSIONS: 1983 and 1984 digs even deeper into Prince’s story. There are over two dozen new and updated studio sessions, additional exclusive interviews with the people who were there, up-to-date never-before-revealed information about his unreleased outtakes and much more. Duane Tudahl pulls back the paisley curtain to chronicle the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet. Prince’s journey is meticulously documented through groundbreaking, never-before-heard details of his time secluded behind the doors of the recording studio as well as his days on tour. 

This EXPANDED paperback contains even more unprecedented access to the musicians, singers, and studio engineers who knew Prince best, including members of the Revolution and the Time. Tudahl weaves an intimate saga of an eccentric genius and the people and events who helped shape the groundbreaking music he created. From Sunset Sound Studios’ daily recording logs and the Warner Bros. vault of information, Tudahl uncovers hidden truths about the origins of songs such as “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Raspberry Beret.” This UPDATED and EXPANDED version overflows with even more about Prince’s creative process. 
With unprecedented access to the musicians, singers, and studio engineers who knew Prince best, including members of the Revolution and the Time, Duane Tudahl weaves an intimate saga of an eccentric genius and the people and events who helped shape the groundbreaking music he created. From Sunset Sound Studios’ daily recording logs and the Warner Bros. vault of information, Tudahl uncovers hidden truths about the origins of songs such as “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Raspberry Beret” and also reveals never-before-published details about Prince’s unreleased outtakes. 
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"This book is brilliant."
-"ST. PAUL" PETERSON, co-lead singer for The Family/fDeluxe

“Incredibly insightful and revealing. This is the first book that I recognized the Prince that I knew.”
-BOB CAVALLO, Prince's manager

“Tudahl’s work has the rare qualities of a good reporter's objectivity coupled with an insider's instinct for the true story.”

-SUSAN ROGERS, Prince's recording engineer (1983-1988)

"Archivist, interviewer, and discerning fan Duane Tudahl has delivered a fly-on-the-wall account of some of Prince's most important and productive years in the studio. This book bristles with energy, passion, and knowledge, and stands as an essential documentation of Prince's work and artistic process." 

-ALEX HAHN, author of 'Possessed: The Rise and Fall of Prince' and 'The Rise of Prince'

“THIS book is THE ‘must-have’ in your Prince collection!!”

CHRISTOPHER ARNEL, The Uptown Minneapolis Music Scene Master Class Podcast

“A textbook of the funk! A must-buy for Prince fans.”

-MICHAEL DEAN, Host of the Prince Podcast

“This book is hands down the best Prince book I have ever read. Almost every page unveiled new and fascinating facts about Prince's writing process, his life, and details I never knew. And
all of it painstakingly detailed in an addicting page turner that I couldn't put down. Duane's book is pure magic. Buy this now.”

-CHRIS HORTON aka MR. CHRISTOPHER, Funkatopia

“An absolute work of genius about the 
biggest genius of our time.”

-CRAIG SMITH, The Pods & Sods Network (www.podsodcast.com)

“This book is THE Prince book to buy. Just buy it. You won't regret it. There are a lot of Prince books being released right now but this is the one that stands out from the rest.”
 
-DEANGELA DUFF, Educator & Producer / Co-Host of Grown Folks Music's Prince podcasts

"Duane Tudahl's meticulously researched work is truly remarkable. It shows how closely Prince's work was intertwined with his life. Providing unique insights into Prince's creative process and personality, this book is a must for anyone wanting to understand this exceptionally talented and driven artist."

-PER NILSEN, author of 'DanceMusicSexRomance' and 'The Vault'

"Duane has been formulating this idea for at least the two decades I've known him. Uncovering the hard work and real time hours behind the genius that was Prince. An awesome lifetime task only partly finished. I hope to see future volumes."

-STEVE PARKE, Paisley Park artist and author of 'Picturing Prince'

"The level of detail in the book is phenomenal. PrinceVault will be forever in debt to the research that Tudahl did." 

-PRINCEVAULT.COM 

“So meticulous and detailed, that it almost feels like you were in the studio with Prince during his recording sessions. 
A must-have for all Prince fans, new and old.”
-TROY FOREMAN, Pop Culture Principle

“An absolute Masterpiece!!”

-NICKY T, Host of Purple Primetime

“A must read for anyone who wants to know the whole story 
and an invaluable addition to the body of work 
about this fascinating man.”

-JB LIVINGSTON, Founder/Editor BreakawayDaily.com

“Duane’s book did what I truly believed to be 
impossible as a lifelong fan, he made me admire 
Prince’s work even more than I did before.”

- CRAIG MORTIMER-ZHIKA, @PrinceMuseum

"amazing and intricately detailed"
 
-ANDREA SWENSSON, radio host on “The Current”

"Fantastic job. Well done. Reading your book left me wanting more of the Prince we love and know."

-BRENDA BENNETT, Singer Vanity 6/Apollonia 6 

About The Author
Duane Tudahl has worked in entertainment for over twenty-five years and has produced and/or directed documentary programming for the History Channel, CBS, GTV, Fox, Discovery, Pax, the Gospel Music Channel, the Food Channel, Tru-TV, and HGTV, among others. He has also been an editor on multiple Emmy-nominated programs, including Intervention, Unsolved Mysteries, and Cops. He is a former stand-up comic and has been writing about Prince and the Minneapolis music scene for two decades.
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