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America 21:46
Girl 7:36

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 20389-0 A, 0-20389 Prince And The Revolution America(12", Maxi) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 20389-0 A, 0-20389 US 1985 Sell This Version
P-2021 Prince And The Revolution = プリンス&ザ・レヴォリューション* Prince And The Revolution = プリンス&ザ・レヴォリューション* - America = アメリカ(7", Single) Paisley Park P-2021 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
P-2021 Prince And The Revolution = プリンス&ザ・レヴォリューション* Prince And The Revolution = プリンス&ザ・レヴォリューション* - America = アメリカ(7", Single, Promo) Paisley Park P-2021 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
920 389-0 Prince & The Revolution* America(12") Paisley Park 920 389-0 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
920 389-0 Prince And The Revolution America(12") Paisley Park 920 389-0 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
0-20389 Prince And The Revolution America(12", Maxi) Paisley Park 0-20389 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
9 20389-0 A, 0-20389 Prince And The Revolution America(12", Maxi) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 20389-0 A, 0-20389 US 1985 Sell This Version
92 03890 Prince And The Revolution America(12", Maxi) Paisley Park 92 03890 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
DS-053 Prince And The Revolution America(12", Maxi, Ltd) Warner Bros. Records DS-053 Philippines 1985 Sell This Version
21.058 Prince And The Revolution America(12", Promo, Single) Warner Bros. Records 21.058 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2300 Prince And The Revolution America(12", Promo, Single) Paisley Park, Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-2300 US 1985 Sell This Version
7-28999, 9 28999-7 Prince And The Revolution America(7") Paisley Park, Paisley Park 7-28999, 9 28999-7 US 1985 Sell This Version
7-28999 Prince And The Revolution America(7", Promo) Paisley Park 7-28999 US 1985 Sell This Version
928 999-7 Prince And The Revolution America(7", Single) Paisley Park 928 999-7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
7-28999 Prince And The Revolution America(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7-28999 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
92 89997 Prince And The Revolution America(7", Single) Paisley Park 92 89997 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
928 999-7 Prince And The Revolution America(7", Single) Paisley Park 928 999-7 France 1985 Sell This Version
92 89997 Prince And The Revolution America(7", Single, Promo) Paisley Park 92 89997 Canada 1985 Sell This Version

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Keuzenkamp

Keuzenkamp

May 10, 2013
referencing America, 12", Maxi, 9 20389-0 A, 0-20389

This long version of america is just a great funky endless jam, absolutly perfect for any fan of prince aswell anybody interested in dance music.. The legendary house pioneer Ron Hardy would play this version in the even legendary nightclub the Musicbox back in the day, the session is so thight you can mix it with a 4to4 drumcomputer track without touching the turntables for minutes
djrichmatthews

djrichmatthews

December 3, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing America, 12", 920 389-0

Clocking in at nearly 22:00 long, this "original version" of "America" was the version Prince and bandmates wanted to include on "Around The World In A Day," but agreed to instead use a less lengthy, edited version for the LP at Warner Brothers' request. Warner Brothers desire to truncate the song on the LP stemmed from concern that putting a 20+ minute jam session version of one song would be great for die-hard fans, but as "Around..." was the follow-up to the "Purple Rain" soundtrack, WB wanted to keep as many people coming back to buy "Around..." as possible. Original version or not, WB didn't want to risk a 21:46 song possibly putting off critics and consumers alike.

So Prince and crew released it as the 3rd single from "Around The World In A Day" - all 22 minutes of it and nowhere on it or in WB's catalogue was it listed as an "Extended Version"... instead the 7" version was promoted as the "Edit."