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Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the '80s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock & roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk, and rock. Not only did he release a series of groundbreaking albums; he toured frequently, produced albums and wrote songs for many other artists, and recorded hundreds of ... Read more in Amazon's Prince Store

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  • Audio CD (13 May 1985)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B000002L7R
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,865 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By L. A. Stanley on 28 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Prince's 'Around The World In A Day' is the quite baffling yet brilliant follow-up to his 1984 phenomenom 'Purple Rain'.
Psychadelic with a capital P and lacking the raunchy guitar riffs all too common on previous Prince tracks such as 'Computer Blue', the album wasn't as warmly embraced as its predecessor.
Critics and audiences were confused...they thought they were getting 'Purple Rain pt.2' and what they got instead was this album; a kaleidoscope of distinct melodies, colourful imagery, and more importantly pure-purple genius.
Prince himself said that it would be all too easy to open the album with the same kind of fiery guitar solo that concluded 'Let's Go Crazy'...but he doesn't like being predictable, and throughout the duration of this album, he is anything but.
The title cut kicks off the album perfectly, with an ear-piercing whine from Prince followed by an awash of soaring keyboards and foreign instrumentation...fans at the time didn't know what they were hearing, was this the same man who told us just months ago that he met a girl in a hotel lobby...well you know the rest.
'Paisley Park' was probably more like it for the fans...an incredibly catchy trippy-pop song containing, amongst other things, a very contagious chorus... the song still remains one of Prince's strongest pure pop tracks ever.
'Raspberry Beret' and 'Pop Life' are the two standout songs on the album and were, rightfully, big hits, but that 'Prince-masterpiece' you look for on every album comes in the form of track 3: 'Condition Of The Heart', a wonderful and touching ballad that, musically, is Prince's finest from the 80's.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "newpower" on 18 Sept. 2002
Format: Audio CD
If you like purple rain and are looking for more of the same, you won't find it; least of all with this album. If theres one thing you can always expect from Prince, its his unpredictability. Many so called fans shunned Prince after this records release, expecting a purple rain re-hash. This album is nothing like purple rain but why would you want it to be. Theres only one purple rain and thats what makes it so great. With this album I feel Prince wanted to experiment musically; and it certainly paid off. Its a classic. Fans of commercial Prince will love it for tracks like Raspberry Beret and Pop Life, while die hard fans will love it for beautifully written and experimental tracks like Condition Of The Heart and Tamborine. Personally I think theyre all brilliant and would definatley reccomend this record to anyone.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Jun. 2003
Format: Audio CD
The 80s wouldn't have been the 80s without Prince. Around the World in a Day was his follow-up album to the immensely popular Purple Rain. While this album is certainly not as momentous as its predecessor, it most certainly does have its good points. First of all, and I think this was a wise decision on Prince's part, Around the World in a Day has a different feel and sound to it than Purple Rain, a new mood which the cover of the album ably reflects. There are psychedelic touches to this music, as well as a plethora of Indian and perhaps oriental sounds, that give the album a somewhat upbeat, rather mystical atmosphere. The opening track Around the World in a Day sets the record straight from the very beginning, giving ample warning that this album is not going to be a Purple Rain knockoff by an artist content to coast his way down from the top of the mountain of superstardom. Raspberry Beret was naturally a huge hit, and it has something of a light, energetic quality to it that makes it fun to listen to even now. Pop Life is another pop-oriented song that got ample play on the radio, and its airy yet serious style is quite in contrast to the song and released single America. America has a dose of serious guitar of a slightly heavy variety, making me think of (yet not actually reminding me of) Jimi Hendrix, except Jimi never screamed the way Prince does on this track. Paisley Park is a wonderful song, boasting some of Prince's best and most emotionally touching lyrics. It is followed by the equally impressive yet very different song Condition of the Heart; this love song starts with some impressive tickling of the ivories before eventually leading into Prince's high-key and perfectly mournful lyrics. The final two tracks offer another contrast in styles.Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RjR on 7 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
When I was 12 and only just beginning to explore chart music (this was when the top 40 countdown on Sunday was an almost religious experience), I remember being very taken with both "Paisley Park" and then (even more so) with follow up single, "Raspberry Beret" when they came on the radio. They were duly recorded to cassette and the mixtape in question was played in steady rotation with Scritti Politti's Cupid & Psyche 85 and Madonna's Like a Virgin during a family holiday in the south of France that summer (1985).

Anyway, unlike the two aforementioned albums, despite liking the two (fairly modest - surpisingly in the case of "Raspberry Beret" as that is now considered something of a classic but it reached only #18 UK Top 40 at the time!) hit singles, I only got around to purchasing the parent album once I'd invested in Lovesexy, Parade: Original Soundtrack - Under the Cherry Moon and Sign 'O' the Times (all essential purchases, by the way!). When I did get around to "Around The World In A Day", singles aside, it struck me as a very strange collection and I wasn't sure if I liked it.
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