Prince And The Revolution ‎– Around The World In A Day

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Paisley Park ‎– 9 25286-2
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1 Around The World In A Day
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – David Coleman (2), Jonathan Melvoin, Susannah, The RevolutionCello, Oud, Finger Cymbals, Goblet Drum [Darbuka] – David Coleman (2)Tambourine – Jonathan MelvoinWritten-By – David Coleman (2), John L. Nelson, Prince
3:25
2 Paisley Park
Violin – Novi Novog
4:41
3 Condition Of The Heart
Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
6:46
4 Raspberry Beret
Strings [String Section], Cello – David Coleman (2), Suzie KatayamaStrings [String Section], Violin – Novi Novog
3:31
5 Tamborine
Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
2:46
6 America
Tambourine – Brad Marsh
3:40
7 Pop Life
Composed By [String Interlude], Conductor [String Interlude] – Lisa & Wendy*Drums – 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
8 The Ladder
Backing Vocals [Background Voices Are] – Susannah, Taj*, Wendy & LisaSaxophone [Saxophone Playing By] – Eddie M.*Written-By – John L. Nelson, Prince
5:26
9 Temptation
Saxophone [Saxophone By] – Eddie M.*
8:21

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Standard jewel case with full artwork

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© 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. ℗ 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

Disc:
℗ 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in U.S.A. by WEA Manufacturing

Not to be confused with the initial releases on CD, which are issued in gatefold long box sleeves (manufactured in Germany & Japan)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-25286-2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992528627
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [SRC logo] 1 25286-2 SRC=02 M2S12
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [SRC logo] 1 25286-2 SRC**03 M5S2
  • Barcode (Variant 2 matrix area, Code 39): 00329
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: none

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-25286, 9 25286-1 Prince And The Revolution Around The World In A Day(LP, Album, Gat) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 1-25286, 9 25286-1 US 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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October 5, 2009

This is one Prince release that I (foolishly) steered clear from for quite a while. As much as I enjoy his 80's work, his 90's phases all did more for me, and hearing so many criticisms about his album being an attempt at being the second Purple Rain I wasn't too interested, despite the fact that I really love the album's singles.

Well, when I finally caved in and got it, more or less to satisfy my collection, I wanted to kick myself for going for so long without it. It's not Purple Rain 2, it's not an attempt to procure additional hits based on earlier success, but rather it's an excess of creative energy left over from Purple Rain. This album, apparently, was released very soon after the Purple Rain, which is probably the reason it gets labeled as it does.

But like I said this album is far different, and far superior, to Purple Rain in many ways; while PR is still a huge hit among Prince fans and the general public 'Around the World...' is more robust in the desire to do what Prince does best: make music without the worries of what people will say (some fair examples include Paisley Park, The Ladder, Temptation). Some tracks are a bit more shallow (like Raspberry Beret and America) but they're still more intelligently writte and catchier than pretty much anything else anyone was doing during this time.

Prince sounds very free in this release, even more so than his earlier albums like 1999 and Controversy, I think, and personally I feel its one of his best 80's releases.