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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 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], CelloDavid Coleman (2), Suzi Katayama*
Strings [String Interlude], Double Bass [Stand-up Bass]Annette Atkinson*, Tim Barr
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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Notes

"SRC" logo stamped in runouts denotes Specialty Records Corporation pressing. Remainder of runouts etched.

"Balloon-Boy" hype sticker affixed to shrinkwrap:
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 (Side B, embossed around center hole): E A S T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 1-25286-A-SR11 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 1-25286-B-SR1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 1-25286-A-SR10 [SRC logo] 1-1SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 1-25286-B-SR6 [SRC logo] 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): 1-25286-A-SR8 [SRC logo] 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): 1-25286-B-SR2 [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): 1-25286-A-SR11 [SRC logo] 1-1SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): 1-25286-B-SR6 [SRC logo] 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): 1-25286A-SR8 3 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): 1-25286-B-SR4 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): 1-25286-A-SR9 [SRC logo] 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): 1-25286-B-SR4 [SRC logo] 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): 1-25286A-SR6 1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): 1-25286-B-SR5 [SRC logo] 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 8): 1-25286A-SR11 1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 8): 1-25286B-SR11 1-3 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 9): 1-25286-A-SR11 1-1SM1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 9): 1-25286-B-SR4 [SRC logo] 4-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 10): 1-25286-A-SR7 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 10): 1-25286-A-SR6 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 11): 1-25286-A-SR8 1-1 SM1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 11): 1-25286-A-SR5 [SRC logo] 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 12): 1-25286 A-SR7 [SRC logo] 1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 12): 1-25286-B-SR2 [SRC logo] 1 1-1 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 13): 1-25286-A-SR10 [SRC logo] 1-1SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 13): 1-25286-B-SR1 [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 14): 1-25286A-SR6 1-1 SRC [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 14): 1-25286-B-SR6 SRC [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 15): 1-25286-A-SR10 [SRC logo] 1-1SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 15): 1-25286-B-SR4 [SRC logo] 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 16): 1-25286-A-SR10 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 16): 1-25286-B-SR1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 17): 1-25286-A-SR10 [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 17): 1-25286-B-SR2 [SRC logo] 1-1SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 18): 1-25286-A-SR6 1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 18): 1-25286-B-SR3 1-4 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 19): 1-25286A-SR6 1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 19): 1-25286-B-SR4 [SRC logo] 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 20): 1-25286-A-SR6 1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 20): 1-25286-B-SR2 [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 21): 1-25286-A-SR8 1-1 SM1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 21): 1-25286-B-SR4 [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 22): 1-25286-A-SR11 1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 22): 1-25286-B-SR4 [SRC logo] 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 23): 1-25286A-SR6 1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 23): 1-25286-B-SR2 [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 24): 1-25286-A-SR10 [SRC logo] SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 24): 1-25286-B-SR2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 25): 1-25286-A-SR10 [SRC logo] 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 25): 1-25286-B-SR2 [SRC logo] 1-1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Around The World In A Day (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Paisley Park925 286-1Europe1985
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Around The World In A Day (Cassette, Album, SR, Dolby HX Pro, B NR)Paisley Park, Paisley Park9 25286-4, 4-25286US1985
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Around The World In A Day (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Paisley Park925 286-1Europe1985
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Around The World In A Day (LP, Album)Paisley Park25286-1Australia1985
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Around The World In A Day (LP, Album, Gatefold)Paisley Park92 52861Canada1985

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  • discoprescription's avatar
    Edited 2 months ago
    Prince stated in his interview with the electricifying mojo detroit that this album was his favorite & the radio phone call interview part 1 & 2 is on YouTube
    • isaacmusicman's avatar
      Edited 5 months ago
      Album Revolution #5:

      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 "Around The World In A Day", wasn't considered a complete effort, it's sure a very good one!!!!!

      With "ATWIAD", "Prince" along with "The Revolution" ("Wendy", "Lisa", "Brownmark", "Dr, Fink" and "Bobby Z."), threw all the styles of "Purple Pain" out the window!!!!! "Prince" obviously went into his Vinyl collection and pulled out his "Beatles" albums from "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" to "Let It Be", because it sure felt like this album benefited from those elements!!!!

      It had HIT POWER like the Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate Crown Jewel, "Raspberry Beret", which had that "Mid-Eastern" vibe to it...

      The next Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate, Crown Jewel, "Pop Life" (with "Sheila E." on Drums) talks about the pitfalls of SUPER STARDOM....

      Then there are songs like the 3rd Ultimate Crown "Title Track" and 4th Crown Jewel, "Paisley Park", that showed that "Prince & The Revolution" really wanted to try different things Musically.....It Worked!!!!!! These particular songs have a "Psychedelic Soul" style to them...

      My song is "Tamborine"!!!! This Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate Crown Jewel is FUNKY, and when cracked up, it just THUMPS!!!!!!

      There are also songs like "Condition Of The Heart" (6th Crown Jewel) and "The Ladder", showing the versatility of "Prince's" Musical muses...All these particular songs benefited from having the same "Purple Rain" String players in "David Coleman", "Suzie Katayama", "Novi Novog", and having others like "Annette Atkinson", "Tim Barr", "Denyse Buffum", "Laury Woods", "Marcy Dicterow Vaj" and "Sid Page"....These MASTERFUL Musicians, seemed to bring a sense of growth that I am sure "Prince" craved at the time...

      The album does end kind of odd though, with the closure "Temptation"...It was a two part joint, with the second part having a push and pull moment of Love VS. just Sex...."Eddie M. a/k/a Eddie Minninfield" (who was in "Sheila E.'s" Band at the time) provides prolific Saxophone playing to this Moody joint (he also killed it on "The Ladder")....

      The one thing I will mention is that, it was a very good thing that "Prince" didn't try to duplicate the same formula as "Purple Rain".....I really feel like that would have been a disaster!!!!! This also started the "Paisley Park" records imprint for him, with a mega complex to come....

      Again, maybe not complete, but it's still a Prince Classic!!!!
      • Suendenfall's avatar
        Suendenfall
        Prince avoided releasing a copy of Purple Rain, which everyone expected. Luckily he didn't. Instead, he turned the corner with this album. His own Sgt. Pepper's album as I affectionately call it. Funky, Soul, Rock, Psychedelic. Keep an eye out for the 1st pressing. Perfect quality in sound and pressing.
        • fotogink's avatar
          fotogink
          Does the Re-issue still have Balloon boy on the shrink ? Or a Sticker of Balloon Boy ?
          • Mychemicalvinyl13's avatar
            Best pressing of the album by far
            Definitely worth a pickup
            • brandosoul's avatar
              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.
              • dgxyz's avatar
                dgxyz
                How about the sound quality of this Specialty Records Corporation
                pressing? Worth it?
                • midnightrunner's avatar
                  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!!
                  • toeachisown's avatar
                    toeachisown
                    Condition Of The Heart has got to be one of his best... so delicate... feels like it could fall apart at any second
                    • Misannthorpe's avatar
                      Misannthorpe
                      Oh, and I forgot to mention Temptation, another stand out track.

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