Photographer Allen Beaulieu worked with Prince from the late 1970s into the early '80s:capturing the musicians progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom. Always at Prince's side with camera in hand:Beaulieu helped Prince carry forward his vision with legendary album cover images and promotional photos during the groundbreaking Dirty Mind:Controversy:and 1999 era:while also capturing live performances on tour with Prince.
Prince: Before the Rain puts into focus the hallmark imagery&;including behind-the-scenes:candid:and casual shots&;with recollections from Beaulieu on his personal and professional relationship with Prince. Accomnpanying text will take the readers deeper into the context of these crucial years:with reminiscences from former bandmates:including Bobby Z.:Dez Dickerson:André Cymone:and more.
Prince: Before the Rain paints another important picture in the mythology of the celebrated:influential:and endlessly invigorating performer while providing an intimate portrait of the Minnesota artist about to take over the world.