Album: Around The World In A Day

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Around The World In A Day

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Album details


Released: 22 April 1985 (USA & UK)
Length: 42:35
Label(s): Paisley Park Records / Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Mobile Audio Studio (outside St. Paul Civic Center) and Capitol Records, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Top Pop Albums 11 May 1985 1(3) 40
USA: Billboard Top Black Albums 11 May 1985 4 43
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Austria: Alben Hitparade 15 May 1985 7 6
Germany: Muzikmarkt Top 75 Albums 6 May 1985 10 24
The Netherlands: Nationale Hitparade LP Top 50 4 May 1985 1(1) 22
Norway: Top Albums Week 18/1985 10 6
Sweden: Top Albums 4 May 1985 1(1) 8
Switzerland: Alben Schweizer Hitparade 5 May 1985 8 11
U.K.: UK Albums Chart 4 May 1985 5 20
 
Pacific
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
New Zealand: Album Charts 12 May 1985 16 23
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 2 Jul. 1985 Platinum x2 (2 millions)
BPI, UK 22 Apr. 1985 Gold (60,000)
Awards
This album has not received any awards in in the USA

Singles released


Raspberry Beret
b/w She's Always In My Hair
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Paisley Park (Europe, Australia and Japan only)
b/w She's Always In My Hair
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Pop Life
b/w Hello
Poplife single.jpg
America
b/w Girl
America single.jpg

See also


Around The World In A Day
(Sheet Music)
 
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Around The World In A Day is the seventh full-length studio album by Prince, and the second to be credited to Prince and the Revolution. It was released worldwide in April 1985, just ten months after the release of Prince and the Revolution's best-selling album, Purple Rain. It was the first release of any kind on Prince's own Paisley Park Records, a subsidiary of Warner Bros.

The album was mostly recorded between January and December 1984, although Raspberry Beret had first been recorded in 1982 (it was re-recorded in August 1984). Pop Life was the first new recording for the album, recorded in February 1984. Temptation was recorded at some point in Spring 1984, although further recording followed in December 1984. Three of the album's nine tracks had been recorded by Prince prior to the release of Purple Rain, therefore.

Around The World In A Day was demoed (by David Coleman, with no input by Prince) in June 1984, and recorded by Prince in September 1984. America was recorded in July 1984. Specific dates are not known for Tamborine, but it was recorded in Summer / Autumn, 1984. Paisley Park was recorded in early September 1984. Condition Of The Heart followed in October 1984. The Ladder was recorded in December 1984, marking the final track recorded for the album (although further work followed on Temptation).

Six of the album's nine tracks - Around The World In A Day, Paisley Park, Condition Of The Heart, Raspberry Beret, Tamborine and Temptation - are essentially solo performances by Prince, often containing background vocals by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, and other occasional musical embellishments by others. America is a full-band performance, edited down from a longer version later released on the America 12" single, and Pop Life and The Ladder are also band performances.

The album produced four commercially-released singles, Raspberry Beret, Paisley Park (in Europe, Australia and Japan only), Pop Life and America, although no single was released prior to the album, as an artistic statement by Prince following the huge commercialism of Purple Rain.

There was no tour to support the album, although a few songs from the album had been previewed on the Purple Rain Tour, which ended just two weeks prior to the album's release.

The album reached number 1 on the US Billboard Top Pop Albums Chart, and number 4 on the Billboard Top Black Albums Chart. It was certified Gold/Platinium/Multi-platinium on July 2nd 1985 by the RIAA, indicating 2,000,000 copies shipped in the USA. It was also certified Silver/Gold by the BPI on April 22nd, 1985, indicating 100,000 copies shipped in the UK.



Track listing
CD LP
  1. Around The World In A Day (3:25) 1 
  2. Paisley Park (4:41)
  3. Condition Of The Heart (6:46)
  4. Raspberry Beret (3:31)
  5. Tamborine (2:46)
  6. America (3:40)
  7. Pop Life (3:42)
  8. The Ladder (5:26) 2 
  9. Temptation (8:17)
  • Side 1:
  1. Around The World In A Day (3:25) 1 
  2. Paisley Park (4:41)
  3. Condition Of The Heart (6:46)
  4. Raspberry Beret (3:31)
  5. Tamborine (2:46)
  • Side 2:
  1. America (3:40)
  2. Pop Life (3:42)
  3. The Ladder (5:26) 2 
  4. Temptation (8:17)

All songs written by Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution), except where noted.

1  Written by David Coleman, John L. Nelson and Prince
2  Written by John L. Nelson and Prince



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks
  • "All thanks 2 God" - Prince and the Revolution



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • UK press advert and Belgian promo counter standee:
    1985 Around The World In A Day Uk Press Advert-PV.jpg   Aroundtheworldinaday counterstandee-PV.png
  • The albums liner noted state this album was (partly) recorded at Paisley Park, but this was in fact the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, MN. Construction on Paisley Park Studios did not begin until January 1986

References
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