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What did you love best about Gold Experience?
The book itself was good. Many things I didn't know about Prince from that time, mostly because I only listened to his music at that time. I wasn't allowed to go to shows!
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I'm going to guess the reader wasn't a Prince fan. And perhaps he'd not been to Minnesota before. I cringed every time he mispronounced a song, place, album. Of the things mispronounced include: the album Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic (he pronounced Rave You Unto the Joy Fantastic), the song Anna Stesia (he pronounced anesthesia - like the medicine), the venue next to First Avenue (I can't remember how he pronounced that) and the way he pronounced the city Chanhassen (his emphasis in the -hassen...it was just weird).
Any additional comments?
There were a few times I wished Walsh had gone more into the stories surrounding...the stories he published. For example, he mentioned a time at Paisley that Prince asked if he brought his shoes to play ball. He hadn't. But did he ever? Did Walsh ever play ball with Prince? What was that like?
Another example, Walsh said very little about when Prince & Mayte lost their child. I wasn't looking for tabloid gossip but he was around when she was pregnant, he commented on Mayte's role in the band many times, and even the wedding, what was it like around Paisley during her pregnancy? It would have been nice to even acknowledge that huge moment in their lives.
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The headlines were well known because of the Slave, name change and recording battle, but there is so much more within this book even the most diehard fan (like me) wouldn't know about Prince in the 90s. Enjoy!