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Prince In Hawaii: An Intimate Portrait of an Artist

Afshin Shahidi

Prince In Hawaii: An Intimate Portrait of an Artist is an official 142-page full-color photo book documenting the performances of Prince and the New Power Generation in Hawaii as part of their World Tour of 2003. The images are taken by Prince’s long-term photographer Afshin Shahidi who also shot the covers for Planet Earth, Musicology, 3121 and One Nite Alone… Live! The hardcover version was available in the Hawaii Gift Set which contained also an exclusive CD of the track Controversy recording during Prince’s Hawaiian stint on the islands between 16 and 19 December 2003, retailed at $100.


“In the short time that I have had the opportunity to photograph Prince, the comment I’ve heard the most from fans worldwide is that I have the best job ever. Aside from actually being in the band, they’re right. Prince, as an artist, expects and is willing to give creative freedom. This took a little getting used to since the greater part of the industry runs on formulas and “proven methods.” Preparing for one of my first shoots with prince and the NPG, I asked him what he wanted to do. His response was unexpected and initially put me in panic. He said, “We want your creativity to spark our imagination.” What was I going to do that would measure up to the years of great photos that already existed of him? The point is, like true fans know, Prince challenges those around him to grow and create and look at things from unique points of view. The magic and beauty of the Hawaiian Islands compliment Prince, his music and his being. In this collection of photos, you’ll see Prince at his most relaxed and I believe truest nature. Enjoy.” Afshin Shahidi, Photographer


Afshin Shahidi
NPG Music Club
29 March 2004

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Controversy [Live In Hawaii]

Controversy [Live In Hawaii]

NPG Records

29 March 2004
CD (6:06)

Single track CD containing the live recording of Controversy as performed during Prince’s World Tour during 16/19 December 2003. The track was also released as an MP3 from NPG Music Club.

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