Around the World in a Day

Around the World in a Day

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by Prince & the Revolution
     
 

Purple Rain made Prince sound like he could do anything, but it still didn't prepare even his most fervent fans for the insular psychedelia of Around the World in a Day. Prince had made his interior world sound fascinating and utopian on Purple Rain, but …  See more details below

Overview

Purple Rain made Prince sound like he could do anything, but it still didn't prepare even his most fervent fans for the insular psychedelia of Around the World in a Day. Prince had made his interior world sound fascinating and utopian on Purple Rain, but Around the World in a Day is filled with cryptic religious imagery, bizarre mysticism, and confounding metaphors which were drenched in heavily processed guitars, shimmering keyboards, grandiose strings, and layers of vocals. As an album, it's a bit impenetrable, requiring great demands of the listener, but individual songs do shine through -- "Raspberry Beret" is a brilliant piece of neo-psychedelia with an indelible chorus, "Pop Life" is a snide swipe at stardom that emphasizes Prince's outsider status, "Condition of the Heart" is a fine ballad, "America" is a good funk jam, "Paisley Park" is heavy and slightly frightening guitar psychedelia, while the title track is a sunny, kaleidoscopic pastiche of Magical Mystery Tour.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0075992528627
catalogNumber:
25286
Rank:
14

Tracks

  1. Around The World In A Day
  2. Paisley Park
  3. Condition of the Heart
  4. Raspberry Beret
  5. Tamborine
  6. America
  7. Pop Life
  8. The Ladder
  9. Temptation

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Prince & the Revolution   Primary Artist
Prince   Indexed Contributor,Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Brownmark   Bass,Vocals
Susanna Hoffs   Background Vocals
Fink   Keyboards
Timothy Barr   Bass
Denyse Buffum   Viola
David Coleman   Cello,Vocals,Background Vocals,Wind,Oud,Darbouka,Finger Snapping,finger cymbals
Lisa Coleman   Keyboards,Sitar,Vocals
Sheila E.   Drums,Vocals
Eddie M.   Saxophone
Jon Malvoin   Percussion
Brad Marsh   Percussion,Tambourine,Vocals
Susannah Melvoin   Vocals
Wendy Melvoin   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Taj   Vocals
Bobby Z   Drums
Ann Atkinson   Bass
Novi Novog   Violin
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Jonathan Melvoin   Tambourine,Background Vocals
Vaj   Violin
Laury Woods   Viola
Annette Atkinson   Bass
David Coleman   Cello,Vocals,Background Vocals,Wind,Oud,Darbouka,Finger Snapping,finger cymbals

Technical Credits

Prince   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Revolution   Producer
David Leonard   Engineer
Susan Rogers   Engineer
David Tickle   Engineer
Peggy Mac   Engineer

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