Around The World In A Day

Label
Warner Bros.
Release date
30 Jan 2007
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
43:15

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Prince - Around The World In A Day 3:28 13,307
2 Prince - Paisley Park 4:42 14,005
3 Prince - Condition Of The Heart 6:48 11,450
4 Prince & The Revolution - Raspberry Beret 3:32 78,859
5 Prince - Tamborine 2:47 10,931
6 Prince - America 3:42 11,093
7 Prince & The Revolution - Pop Life 4:30 24,621
8 Prince - The Ladder 5:29 9,742
9 Prince - Temptation 8:17 8,332

About this album

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, the record is 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. The problem is, only a handful of the songs have much substance outside of their detailed production and intoxicating performances, and the album has a creepy sense of paranoia that is eventually its undoing.

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  • Phreakerz

    Should be listed here as an album for Prince & The Revolution [2]

    4 May 4:52pm Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Well, it was underrated at the time it came out. Maybe I overstepped the mark but if this is "widely considered a classic now" then that's news to me...

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • GraXXoR

    This bloke has some serious talent… from vocals through guitar to musical writing and production. Awesome.

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Wonaldo

    Play a game about albums of Prince ! http://www.purposegames.com/game/albums-prince-game

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    One of the most underrated albums of the mid '80s.

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • pataliani

    played this album to a metaller mate of mine back in 85,you know,tight black jeans iron maiden t-shirt black leather vest,he said "bro that albums a trip!"and bought a copy himself.prince was better than michael jackson in my humble opinion,diversity being the key,musicality and a brain that could juggle a symphony orchestra,instrument by instrument

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • leahsmommy420

    One of my favorite Prince albums even though it's not as well known as others are. It sounds so different from anything else that anyone, even Prince himself had put out before, and to this day I can still remember my first time listening to it and knowing that I just heard something incredible.

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • silverlage

    This or Parade. Equal

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • silverlage

    T&B

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • silverlage

    One of the top 3 of his albums.

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Echoes917

    Really quite good.

    13 Dec 2010 Reply
  • tekkie69

    Lively Eccentric Dreamy Dramatic Indulgent Enigmatic Playful Whimsical

    31 May 2010 Reply
  • chanti72

    Should be listed here as an album for Prince & The Revolution, btw...

    21 May 2008 Reply
  • imematt

    Alla this sound is beyond amazing. To think about the genius craftsmanship (and crafts-woman-ship!) very nearly boggles my tiny little brain-space. This album was definitely a 'grower' for me, when it came out... I can't figure out why now. It is the sh... It rules.

    15 Mar 2008 Reply
  • bowie_fan87

    America is the shit!

    28 Feb 2008 Reply
  • chanti72

    Great stuff!!

    28 Jun 2007 Reply
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