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Prince And The RevolutionAround The World In A Day

Label:Paisley Park – 9 25286-1, Paisley Park – 1-25286
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Specialty Records Pressing, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Minneapolis Sound, Funk, Pop Rock

Tracklist

A1Around The World In A Day
Cello, Oud, Finger Cymbals, Goblet Drum [Darbuka]David Coleman (2)
TambourineJonathan Melvoin
3:25
A2Paisley Park
Violin [Violin Performance By], Performer [Violin Performance By]Novi Novog
4:41
A3Condition Of The Heart
Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices]Prince
6:46
A4Raspberry Beret
Strings [String Section], CelloDavid Coleman (2), Suzi Katayama*
Strings [String Section], ViolinNovi Novog
3:31
A5Tamborine
Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices]Prince
2:46
B1America
TambourineBrad Marsh
3:40
B2Pop Life
Composed By [String Interlude Composed By], Conductor [String Interlude Conducted By]Lisa*, Wendy*
Drums [Drums Performed By], Performer [Drums Performed By]Sheila E.
Strings [String Interlude], Bass [Stand-up Bass]Annette Atkinson*, Tim Barr
Strings [String Interlude], CelloDavid Coleman (2), Suzi Katayama*
Strings [String Interlude], ViolaDenyse Buffum, Laury Woods
Strings [String Interlude], Violin [Violins]Marcy Dicterow Vaj, Sid Page
3:42
B3The Ladder
Composed ByJohn L. Nelson, Prince
Saxophone [Saxophone Playing By]Eddie M.*
Voice [Background Voices Are]Lisa*, Susannah, Taj*, Wendy*
5:26
B4Temptation
SaxophoneEddie M.*
8:21
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'Balloon-Boy' sticker [originally on shrink]:
Prince And The Revolution Around the World In a Day [Paisley design]
1-25286

Gatefold cover with perforated two-part flap on the left side.
[The panels are highly damageable and often missing/lost]

The first panel is the actual spine:
9 25286-1
Printed in U.S.A.

The other panel repeats the painting from the artwork, and incorporates tracklist/barcode/legal text as follows:
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, inner panel:
Originally Mastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering
All songs © 1985 Controversy Music ASCAP

Labels:
1-25286
© ℗ 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-25286-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0075992528610
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Embossed around the center hole): E A S T
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp): [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 1): SRC 1-25286-A-SR11
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 1): 1-25286-B-SR1 SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 2): 1-25286-A-SR10 SRC I-ISMI-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 2): 1-25286-B-SR6 SRC I-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 3): 1-25286-A-SR8 SRC 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 3): 1-25286-B-SR2 SRC 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 4): 1-25286-A-SR11 SRC I-ISMI-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 4): 1-25286-B-SR6 SRC I-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 5): [SRC logo] 1-25286A-SR8 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 5): [SRC logo] 1-25286-B-SR4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 6): 1-25286-A-SR9 SRC 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 6): 1-25286-B-SR4 SRC 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 7): 1-25286A-SR6 1-1 SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 7): 1-25286-B-SR5 SRC 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 8): 1-25286A-SR11 1-1 SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 8): 1-25286B-SR11 1-3 SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 9): SRC 1-25286-A-SR11 HSMI·I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 9): 1-25286-B-SR4 SRC 4-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 10): SRC 1-25286-A-SR7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 10): SRC 1-25286-A-SR6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 11): SRC 1-25286-A-SR8 1-1 SM1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 11): 1-25286-A-SR5 SRC 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 12): 1-25286 A-SR7 [SRC logo] 1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 12): 1-25286-B-SR2 [SRC logo] 1 1-1 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 13): 1-25286-A-SR10 SRC 1-1SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 13): 1-25286-B-SR1 SRC 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 14): 1-25286A-SR6 1-1 SRC [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 14): 1-25286-B-SR6 SRC [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 15): 1-25286-A-SR10 [SRC logo] 1-1SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 15): 1-25286-B-SR4 [SRC logo] 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 16): 1-25286-A-SR10 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 16): 1-25286-B-SR1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 17): 1-25286-A-SR10 [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 17): 1-25286-B-SR2 [SRC logo] 1-1SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 18): 1-25286-A-SR6 1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 18): [SRC logo] 1-25286-B-SR3 1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 19): 1-25286A-SR6 1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 19): 1-25286-B-SR4 [SRC logo] 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 20): 1-25286-A-SR6 1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 20): 1-25286-B-SR2 [SRC logo] 1-3

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Around The World In A Day (LP, Album, Gatefold)Paisley Park925 286-1Europe1985
Around The World In A Day (Cassette, Album, SR, Dolby HX Pro, B NR)Paisley Park, Paisley Park9 25286-4, 4-25286US1985
Around The World In A Day (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Paisley Park925 286-1Europe1985
Around The World In A Day (LP, Album)Paisley Park25286-1Australia1985
Around The World In A Day (LP, Album, Gatefold)Paisley Park92 52861Canada1985
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fotogink
Does the Re-issue still have Balloon boy on the shrink ? Or a Sticker of Balloon Boy ?
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braden123
Best pressing of the album by far
Definitely worth a pickup
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brandosoul
The most startling aspect behind the backstory of this classic is that much of it was conceived in the midst of the non-stop hysteria of Purple Rain's mega-success. While it isn't the total 180 turn from Purple Rain many make it out to be (some similar psychedelic whims stretched out on World were first sketched out in parts of Purple Rain), it certainly was as much of a departure work and gigantic leap forward in terms of Prince's musical development. In terms of business and hype strategy, Prince indeed took a page from the book of rock giants from the early 1970s who had reached a plateau of "we did it because we can" hubris. As he would do again later with 1988's Lovesexy, he wanted this to stand on its own as an artistic statement to be experienced from start to finish, without the typical pop marketing bells-and-whistles. Next to 1999, this stands as one of Prince's pivotal albums—an idiosyncratic, colorful masterpiece that stands in its own unique lane. I can't see where Prince's musical trajectory would've been without it.

This original 1985 Specialty Records pressing sounds excellent. A great deal of this original pressing goes very light on the lower frequencies, and there is room for improvement with tighter bass response. After comparing this pressing to the 2016 Kevin Gray reissue, I figured that it was intentional for this album to sound like that, as it has a distinctive AM radio-like sheen to it. Many sonic layers come to life on this pressing, as well as the Kevin Gaye reissue. Both pressings almost sound identical, but I give the edge to this original SR pressing in terms of the overall definition.
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dgxyz
How about the sound quality of this Specialty Records Corporation
pressing? Worth it?
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midnightrunner
It is worth buying this album just for Raspberry Beret alone, it is a great dance-funk pop track that is certain to have you boogieing whatever your age and sexuality!!
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toeachisown
Condition Of The Heart has got to be one of his best... so delicate... feels like it could fall apart at any second
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Misannthorpe
Oh, and I forgot to mention Temptation, another stand out track.
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Misannthorpe
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.
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psoup216
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.
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TPLTR
Did this record come with any type of insert or was it just a plain plastic sleeve?