Dig If You Will the Picture
Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of PrinceBook - 2017
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.
Publisher: London : . Faber & Faber,
Branch Call Number: B 782.42164092 PRIN
Characteristics: xiii, 286 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Funk, sex, God and genius in the music of Prince