What a week! I started an exciting new music journalism project (more info to come), and I came down with a terrible cold. In fact, I’m still sick, so this will be a short blog entry.
Lately I’ve been thinking about Prince’s “vault,” or vast collection of unreleased songs, albums, videos and other projects. The vault is legendary, and many fans are hoping that he will begin to share some of this material as part of his new partnership with Warner Bros.
I often wonder if I should analyze music from the vault, but I’m sticking to my decision to leave it alone. After all, the material is not readily available, and getting the material from a bootlegger would be illegal. Other biographers have heard the songs, but I don’t want to simply use their analyses and “water down” my book.
However, I am interested in some projects that were released but are just rare. One example is the ballet featuring Prince’s music. Additionally, I keep hearing about documentaries that were made about Prince. I have to find out if they were official or unofficial…
Well, I need to go take some Nyquil. Be back next week!
What is your favorite unreleased Prince project?