180 Gram Vinyl. Around the World in a Day is the seventh studio album by Prince, and the second to feature his backing band The Revolution. It was released on April 21, 1985 by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. '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. Standout tracks include 'Raspberry Beret' - a brilliant piece of neo-psychedelia with an indelible chorus, 'Pop Life' - a snide swipe at stardom that emphasizes Prince's outsider status and 'America' - a stunning funk jam.
Catalogue Number: 0075992528610