It’s been a while since I published a sneak peek at an interview I’ve completed for the book. A few months ago, I spoke with Prince’s engineer, Chuck Zwicky, who worked with the artist from 1987 to 1989.
I ask everyone if they think Prince was religious or spiritual during their time with him. Some say yes, some say no and others don’t know. Some had conversations about God with Prince, others didn’t.
Of course I can’t give it away here, but Zwicky had one of the most unique answers to that question. He made me think about Prince’s spiritual music and performances in a way I hadn’t before. In fact, he had a fresh perspective on a lot of topics, including Prince’s method of working and the way in which his staff received credit for recordings.
I will share one random, interesting fact: Prince had strep throat when he recorded “Elephants and Flowers” (I’ve always loved his voice on that track, ha!).
Stay tuned for more interviews; at this point, I have four more to transcribe.