Featuring groundbreaking, never-before-heard stories, Duane Tudahl pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet.
His journey is meticulously documented through
detailed accounts of his time secluded behind the doors of the
recording studio as well as his days on tour.
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
This definitive chronicle of Prince’s creative brilliance during
1983 and 1984 provides a new experience of the Purple Rain album as an integral
part of Prince’s life and the lives of those closest to