Prince And The Revolution ‎– Around The World In A Day

Paisley Park ‎– 1-25286, Paisley Park ‎– 9 25286-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Specialty Records Pressing, Gatefold

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A1 Around The World In A Day
Backing Vocals – David Coleman (2), Jonathan Melvoin, Susannah, The RevolutionCello, Oud, Finger Cymbals, Goblet Drum [Darbuka] – David Coleman (2)Composed By – David Coleman (2), John L. Nelson, PrinceRecorded By – David Leonard, Susan RogersTambourine – Jonathan Melvoin
A2 Paisley Park
Recorded By – David Leonard, Peggy Mac*, Susan RogersViolin – Novi Novog
A3 Condition Of The Heart
Instruments [All], Voice [All Voices] – PrinceRecorded By – Peggy Mac*
A4 Raspberry Beret
Cello – David Coleman (2), Suzie KatayamaRecorded By – Susan RogersViolin – Novi Novog
A5 Tamborine
Instruments [All], Voice [All Voices] – PrinceRecorded By – David Leonard
B1 America
Recorded By – Susan RogersTambourine – Brad Marsh
B2 Pop Life
Cello – David Coleman (2), Suzie KatayamaComposed By [String Interlude] – Lisa & Wendy*Double Bass [Stand Up] – Annette Atkinson*, Tim BarrDrums – Sheila E.Recorded By – Peggy Mac*Viola – Denyse Buffum, Laury WoodsViolin – Marcy Dicterow Vaj, Sid Page
B3 The Ladder
Backing Vocals – Susannah, Taj*, Wendy & LisaComposed By – John L. Nelson, PrinceRecorded By – David TickleSaxophone – Eddie M.*
B4 Temptation
Recorded By – David LeonardSaxophone – Eddie M.*

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Issued in a gatefold sleeve with a perforated flap.

Sealed copies have a sticker on the cellophane wrapping. The sticker features a little boy being carried away by a balloon that reads "Prince And The Revolution Around the World In a Day" and the cat# 1-25286.

Cat # on vinyl label: 1-25286
Cat # on sleeve (perforated flap): 9 25286-1

Tracks A1, A2, A4, A5 & B1 recorded at Paisley Park.
Tracks A3 & B2 recorded at Sunset Sound.
Track B3 recorded at Mobile Audio.
Track B4 recorded at Capitol Records.

Originally Mastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering

All songs © 1985 Controversy Music ASCAP.
Paisley Park, manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Warner Communications Company.
© 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
℗ 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
Made in U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.

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February 4, 2017
Condition Of The Heart has got to be one of his best... so delicate... feels like it could fall apart at any second


April 26, 2016
Oh, and I forgot to mention Temptation, another stand out track.


April 26, 2016
I would go so far as to say that not only is this album far superior to its predecessor, Purple rain, but that this is actually the best album of Prince's career. It's not his most immediate but then how many people can honestly say that they loved Kiss, for example, from the very first time they heard it? This is Prince at his most experimental and largely because of that - as Christo77 has already said - this is also the most underrated of Prince albums. There are simply no bad tracks on here but there is Pop Life (did Prince ever release a better single?), Paisley Park (another great single), Condition of the heart, The ladder and Tambourine, and I didn't even mention Raspberry beret! The problem with this album was that people wanted Purple Rain part II, but Prince being Prince, wasn't prepared to give them that, thank god (and thank you Prince!) and I suspect that he (Prince that is, not god, although some people seem to think that they are/were, one and the same person) probably credited his fan base with greater musical open mindedness than was actually proven to be the case. Compared with Purple Rain, Around the world in a day was a big commercial disappointment. I believe it's long overdue a big critical reevaluation and that some day (soon hopefully) the rest of the world will catch up with Prince. God knows it took me a very long time to appreciate this record's greatness but I've come to rate this album so highly that I even went to the trouble and expense of locating and buying an almost mint Japanese copy. Given the opportunity I'd highly recommend you do the same.


April 25, 2016
This is the album where Prince's music took its third turn. An unexpected one. Half of the album is pretty devoid of any sign of The Revolution, officially sparking the end of that era and sparking his solo sound that we'd hear for somewhat through the NPG years but definitely following. He used very odd chords and swirly, circus-like flows that only the die-hardest of fans might find themselves playing, especially the first three tracks that would leave first time listeners thrown for a disappointing loss.
The only tracks that lend themselves to The Revolution are "America", "Raspberry Beret", and the iconic "Pop Life" which would have been a beautiful fit on the 1999 or Purple Rain albums.
Around the World in a Day doesn't bring hard energy we hoped for (or would expect) following so closely on the heels of Purple Rain.
Prince IS Prince though, taking music where he wants it to go, either ahead of the times or because of it. But the Minneapolis sound was shelved for paisley experimentation. The album sold well based largely that it followed 1999 and on the strength of Raspberry Beret as the first single release.

The bigger significance of the album is that it made Prince fans wonder just what would come next. And that would be a much stronger Sign 'O' The times.


March 19, 2016
Did this record come with any type of insert or was it just a plain plastic sleeve?


November 2, 2015

This does sound stupid to most music believers to see that I believe his album is higher above Prince's Purple Rain, Parade, Sign 'O' The Times and 1999 but I think this is probably his most underrated album of all his LP releases. It has everything you'd expect from a Prince album especially with his 'Revolution-ary' band😹. The band tried to make different sounds and they did a good job of it. The entire album is incredible with my faves being 'Paisley Park', 'Pop Life', 'Tamborine', 'Raspberry Beret' and 'America'. The one song for me that deserves to be touched on would be Condition of the Heart but it has a few good positives in my opinion. I would say if he had a little more time, it could of been a bigger hit than ever 👍🏽🤘🏽👌🏽


January 11, 2015
By the time Purple Rain came out, everyone and their grandmama was trying to either, sound, look, or act like Prince (just like they did Mike!). So even though "ATWIAD", wasn't considered a complete effort, it's sure a very good one! It had hit power ("Raspberry Beret"and "Pop Life"), but songs like the title track and "Paisley Park" showed that P and The Revolution really wanted to try different things musically. It Worked! My song is " Tamborine", it's funky, and when cracked up, it just thumps! Again, maybe not complete, but it's a Prince Classic!!!!