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Photographer Allen Beaulieu worked with Prince from the late 1970s into the early '80s, capturing the musician’s progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom. Always at Prince's side with camera in hand, Beaulieu helped Prince carry forward his vision with legendary album cover images and promotional photos during the groundbreaking Dirty Mind, Controversy, and 1999 era, while also capturing live performances on tour with Prince.Prince: Before the Rain puts into focus the hallmark imagery—including behind-the-scenes, candid, and casual shots—with recollections from Beaulieu on his personal and professional relationship with Prince. Accomnpanying text will take the readers deeper into the context of these crucial years, with reminiscences from former bandmates, including Bobby Z., Dez Dickerson, André Cymone, and more.Prince: Before the Rain paints another important picture in the mythology of the celebrated, influential, and endlessly invigorating performer while providing an intimate portrait of the Minnesota artist about to take over the world.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Photography, Music
Sub-Genre: Music, Subjects & Themes, Individual Composer & Musician
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Book theme: Celebrity
Street Date: November 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-5826
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overall: 5 out of 5 stars, see all reviews
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Cool photography from Prince's early days
5 out of 5 stars
Chanhassen Guy — 27 days ago
This book is predominantly photography from the pre-Purple Rain days. Some interesting stories behind each of the sessions. Prince fans will enjoy this!