Gold Experience

Gold Experience

Following Prince in the '90s

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Throughout the 1990s, Prince feuded with his record label, Warner Bros., over his rights as an independent recording artist—and made some of the most brilliant music of his career. During that time, Jim Walsh covered Prince for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and wrote about him passionately, thoughtfully, exhaustively. Here, in real time, is that coverage: a clip-by-clip look back at Prince in the ‘90s. Walsh’s newly unearthed interviews, essays, columns, and reviews make Gold Experience an essential slice of history for fans, scholars, and latecomers to the Minneapolis-born musical genius Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958–April 21, 2016).

Join Walsh at the 1994 NBA All-Star game after party and release bash for the single “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.” Accompany him to the after-hours clubs Erotic City, Glam Slam, and, of course, Paisley Park. Meet Prince’s wife and bandmate Mayte (and while you’re at it, take in the wedding and reception). Enjoy a two-hour sit-down interview with Prince. Explore Prince’s veganism, talk to fans in line for a Target Center show, preview the “Jam of the Year” concert and check in at the after party. The passions and influences, from Mozart to funk godfather Larry Graham; the gigs and the Paisley Park garage sale; Walsh’s open letter to the artist and his reflections on religion and spirituality. This is Prince as few have seen him, reported as only Jim Walsh can: a portrait of the artist from a dizzying array of angles, captured in living color for all time. 

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This book gathers articles about The Artist formerly known as Prince, written by music journalist Jim Walsh and published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press in the 1990s. The articles are organized by year of publication, from 1994 to 1999. The book also contains five pieces written during the period 2000-2002. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9781517902582
Branch Call Number: 92 P9354w 2017
Characteristics: xiii, 160 pages ; 21 cm


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