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21 Nights

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  95 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
21 Nights--a first book by Prince and celebrated photographer Randee St. Nicholas is a stunning multimedia volume offering a rare glimpse into the life, lyrics and mystique of one of the most notable and prolific musicians of our time. This beautifully designed photographic essay flows from Prince's sensational, unprecedented, record-breaking, sold-out 21 concerts in 21 Ni ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Atria Books
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Zum viel zu frühen Tod von Prince sei nochmal auf diesen sehr schönen Bildband hingewiesen. Die Fotos sind zwar durch die Bank weg eindeutig inszeniert, trotzdem gibt es interessante Eindrücke von den legendären 21 (ausverkauften) Nächten, die Prince in der Londoner O2-Arena gespielt hat.

Das eigentliche Highlight stellt die beigelegte CD "Indigo Nights" dar. Einen Mitschnitt der Aftershow-Parties, bei denen Prince mit seiner Band noch nach dem eigentlichen Konzert fleissig weiter gejammt hat. Di
Mar 27, 2010 Liam rated it it was ok
Shelves: music
Since I only paid $4.99 + tax for this book & cd package, I'm not going to bitch too hard- it was worth that much just to hear what Prince sounds like these days. The book is pretty, and pretty forgettable. Imagine a Vanity Fair fashion spread with Prince in it, and you'll have a good idea what it looks like. The cd has enough good music on it to be a worthwhile listen; at the same time, though, it probably will not go down in history as one of Prince's masterworks. I was a bit disappointed ...more
Scott Woods
Dec 17, 2011 Scott Woods rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book engages in a slight deception. Touted as a behind-the-scenes look at Prince offstage, it only accomplishes this goal by definition, meaning almost all of the shots are staged just like every other picture you ever saw of the man. So it's not candid, and in the end not very honest in that respect. So that was a bit of a gyp. I thought I'd be in for some cool shots of him having fun, maybe laughing (we all know he has a strong sense of humor), maybe immersed in some cool conversations wi ...more
Mark Farley
Jun 23, 2013 Mark Farley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know what you are going to say. So don't bother. I realise that it's Prince and this is exactly to be expected but I am going to say it anyway. It's just pages and pages of vivid pretension. Purple pretension at that. The book (at best) is gorgeous and sumptuous and beautiful and stylish, yes. But interesting, no. Insightful, no. Unless by insightful you mean seeing inside the suite at The Dorchester that he stayed at for the duration or the suggestive pictures of the model that is supposed to ...more
Melissa Lee-tammeus
Sep 01, 2013 Melissa Lee-tammeus rated it it was amazing
I scored with this one. Published in 2007, it retailed for $50.00. I got it much cheaper and felt I had won the lottery. A coffee table book of the nth degree, this includes a CD of an impromptu session with Prince and NPG which is super fun, along with a cover sleeve. You have to be a Prince fan to appreciate this. The man is beautiful, there is no doubt, and the photographs follow him through London on a 21 day tour. It is a bit contrived - I mean, you are not going to see Prince just waking u ...more
Mariano Hortal
Tengo que reconocer que todo lo que me he estado perdiendo de PRince me fascina actualmente y estoy intentando llegar a encontrar parte de todo su legado.
Este "libro" sin embargo, por mucho que se venda como poesía y literatura es, más bien, una sucesión de bellísimas fotos hechas por el fotógrano Randee St Nicholas en las que aparece Prince y su banda en todas las posiciones, cuanto más glamurosas mejor.
Los poemas en realidad se tratan de letras de canciones, más o menos inéditas. Se lee con i
Apr 22, 2016 Jacky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Treasuring this beauty
Gary Lee
Oct 02, 2008 Gary Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: purple nurples
His Royal Badness...


The "book" itself is nothing more than a vanity project from an artist whose entire career has been a vanity project.
The photos are wonderful -- I'm not sure who's responsible for them, but they reminded me Mick Rock's material.
The 'poetry' is simply song lyrics reprinted in English, as opposed the usual Prince-speak of "eye"s and "2"s and "4"s and whatnot.
I can't say anything about the CD included since I browsed the display copy at work, from which said CD was remov
May 03, 2016 Rebecca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rest in Peace!
Sydney Campbell
May 02, 2011 Sydney Campbell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh it was so cool!!! Just a bunch of pictures of his 21 nights in London, some poetry, and lyrics :-) I love the way he writes stuff... like if he wrote "I want to see you", he would write "Eye want 2 c u". I think that's awesome. Like, a new twist on text language. :-) I love Prince, and anyone who likes him should check this book out. I <3 IT!!!!!!
Hal Halbert
Aug 23, 2011 Hal Halbert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Joseph Keitt
This is essentially a coffee table book about Prince's 21 consecutive days of concerts in London. It's beautiful, contains a CD, and feels like Prince really wanted to be a model for products advertised in the high-end fashion magazines. Of absolutely no interest to anyone except hardcore Prince fans.
Corey Deiterman
Well what do you expect? It's pictures of Prince. It promises new poetry, but they're really just old lyrics. Some are nice, but Prince has never been the greatest poet. He writes sex rhymes to dance beats. It's a bit disappointing, but the photography is beautiful.
Mike Jozic
The book is mostly useless as anything other than a photo essay on Prince's London concerts, but there are lyrics, poetry, and the real gem, the live CD featuring songs from the aforementioned shows. For Prince fans only!
Pretty coffee table book. Wish is was more of a real book about his work and life, but I'll take what I can get.
Patrick Higgins
A book full of Prince pictures, if I was gay, I would be touching myself. I'm 100 straight and still contemplated it.
May 30, 2009 Lynlee4 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, 2009
Not sure what I expected but this wasn't it. The photography was well done but oh so staged.
Jacki Potratz
Nov 16, 2008 Jacki Potratz rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008
Not a lot of content here, but some great pics of Prince and the included CD is hot!!
Nov 06, 2014 A. rated it it was ok
Recommended to A. by: Lisi
Shelves: music, photo
Ridiculous and awesome. Prince Rogers Nelson you are out of control.
Jul 28, 2011 Jane rated it liked it
Beautiful pictures and poems throughout
Oct 07, 2008 Kevin rated it liked it
Not as cool as the Madonna Sex book.
Sep 01, 2010 Jessale rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous, of course!!
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Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor.

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