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Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain
讓我們一起瘋狂吧: 歌手「王子」與傳奇的紫雨
版本: 平裝304頁  2015 年 10 月 6 日  Atria Books; Reprint edition出版
ISBN:978-1476776750
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內容介紹

《紫雨》是一首歌、一張專輯,也是一部電影,是音樂史上最重要的專輯之一,另外也被喻為是史上最佳的電影配樂。1984年專輯推出的第一週就熱賣超過百萬張並登上各音樂排行榜第一名,這樣的情況維持了半年,這張專輯全世界賣超過2千萬張。歌手「王子」(Prince)不但因為《紫雨》勇奪兩座葛萊美獎,另外還拿下1985奧斯卡最佳電影原創歌曲(Original Song Score),王子從流行樂手一登傳奇人物,他是史上同時拿下專輯、單曲、電影排名第一的歌手。

在《讓我們一起瘋狂吧: 歌手「王子」與傳奇的紫雨》(Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain)這本書中,知名音樂記者艾倫•萊特 (Alan Light)帶著讀者一窺《紫雨》這個當時沒人看好能成功的計劃是如何實現的。艾倫•萊特零瑕疵的研究與深入訪談當時見證與參與《紫雨》計劃的關鍵人物。當時王子只能算是中西部正在竄起的潛力歌手,因為《紫雨》這部電影,他征服了整個世界。

(按:當時王子雖然是個歌手但在電影界裡並不知名也沒有受過正統的表演訓練,低成本720萬美元的電影拍攝後續能拿下6800萬美元的票房遠遠打破各專家的眼鏡)

《讓我們一起瘋狂吧: 歌手「王子」與傳奇的紫雨》讓讀者瞭解王子如何在他的音樂中模糊了流行樂、節奏藍調、舞曲與搖滾樂,他讓未來的音樂和樂迷通往更寬廣的空間遨翔。

作者介紹

艾倫•萊特(Alan Light)是美國過去二十年以來最頂尖的音樂記者,他曾任職《滾石》雜誌、美國嘻哈音樂雜誌VIBE總編輯、SPIN音樂雜誌總編輯。他的文章散見《紐約客》(The New Yorker)、男性GQ月刊、《娛樂周刊》(Entertainment Weekly)等平面媒體。艾倫•萊特也出版過多本音樂家傳記。

書評

"Everything you ever wanted to know about the making of the popular Prince movie—and much more.Beyond the minutiae of moviemaking and who was sleeping with whom, the book is particularly incisive in providing context, showing how video technology and black crossover artists were changing the marketplace. A few of the revelations are real howlers...But mainly, Light commemorates an anniversary that might otherwise have passed without much notice. A must-read for the Prince die-hards who have remained devoted through the musical meanderings of the last three decades." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Drawing on interviews with musicians and filmmakers involved in the making of the title song, the album, and the movie, Light provides not only a portrait of a musician compelled to share his musical vision, no matter the cost, but also a cultural history of the times in which the film and music debuted." (Publishers Weekly)

"Alan Light gets inside Prince’s mind palace in Let’s Go Crazy—a history of the making of his historic, semi-autobiographical musical masterwork, Purple Rain." (Vanity Fair)

“In all, Light’s 300-page reassessment of Prince’s magnum opus is a revealing study in cinema and sound, not to mention a fascinating look at the dynamic young performer behind the songs (and image).” (Cleveland Music Examiner)

“Light’s behind-the-scenes look at a rock classic offers an enticing glimpse into its charming yet enigmatic creator.” (Booklist)

得獎紀錄

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you
Laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Bathing in the purple rain

I never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Baby, I could never steal you from another
It's such a shame our friendship had to end

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Underneath the purple rain

Honey, I know, I know
I know times are changing
It's time we all reach out
For something new, that means you too

You say you want a leader
But you can't seem to make up your mind
I think you better close it
And let me guide you to the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
If you know what I'm singing about up here
C'mon, raise your hand

Purple rain, purple rain
I only want to see you
Only want to see you
In the purple rain

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