Prince And The Revolution ‎– Around The World In A Day

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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, PrinceTambourine – Jonathan Melvoin
3:25
A2 Paisley Park
Violin [Violin Performance By], Performer [Violin Performance By] – Novi Novog
4:41
A3 Condition Of The Heart
Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
6:46
A4 Raspberry Beret
Strings [String Section], Cello – David Coleman (2), Suzie KatayamaStrings [String Section], Violin – Novi Novog
3:31
A5 Tamborine
Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
2:46
B1 America
Tambourine – Brad Marsh
3:40
B2 Pop Life
Composed By [String Interlude Composed By], Conductor [String Interlude Conducted By] – Lisa & Wendy*Drums [Drums Performed By] – Sheila E.Strings [String Interlude], Bass [Stand-up Bass] – Annette Atkinson*, Tim BarrStrings [String Interlude], Cello – David Coleman (2), Suzie KatayamaStrings [String Interlude], Viola – Denyse Buffum, Laury WoodsStrings [String Interlude], Violin [Violins] – Marcy Dicterow Vaj, Sid Page
3:42
B3 The Ladder
Composed By – John L. Nelson, PrinceSaxophone [Saxophone Playing By] – Eddie M.*Voice [Background Voices Are] – Lisa*, Susannah, Taj*, Wendy*
5:26
B4 Temptation
Saxophone – Eddie M.*
8:21

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Gatefold sleeve with perforated two-parts flap on left side - one part is the actual spine with catalog number, artist, title and label. The other part incorporates the tracklist, barcode and legal credits - it is highly damageable.

'Balloon-Boy' sticker [originally on shrink]:
"Prince And The Revolution Around the World In a Day" [Paisley design] and the catalog number 1-25286

Spine:
9 25286-1
Printed in U.S.A.

Flap:
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. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S. Made in U.S.A.

Gatefold, innerspread:
All songs © 1985 Controversy Music ASCAP

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1-25286
℗ 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S. © 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
L.P.-80074, LP-80074 Prince And The Revolution Around The World In A Day (LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records L.P.-80074, LP-80074 Ecuador 1985 Sell This Version
925 286-1 Prince And The Revolution Around The World In A Day(LP, Album, Gat) Paisley Park 925 286-1 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
336506 Prince And The Revolution Around The World In A Day(LP, Album) Renew Variety Records 336506 Uruguay 1985 Sell This Version
9 25286-2, 925 286-2, 925286-2 Prince And The Revolution Around The World In A Day(CD, Album) Paisley Park, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25286-2, 925 286-2, 925286-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WPCR-1027 Prince And The Revolution Around The World In A Day(CD, Album) Paisley Park WPCR-1027 Japan 1997 Sell This Version

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mchrysler

mchrysler

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
Misannthorpe

Misannthorpe

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

Misannthorpe

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.
psoup216

psoup216

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.
TPLTR

TPLTR

March 19, 2016
Did this record come with any type of insert or was it just a plain plastic sleeve?
Christo77

Christo77

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 👍🏽🤘🏽👌🏽
isaacmusicman

isaacmusicman

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!!!!