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1985 Japanese pressing Michigan Collection
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Vinyl reissue of Prince's seventh studio album from 1985
Second release to be credited to Prince and the Revolution
Includes the hits "Raspberry Beret" and "Pop Life"
Certified double platinum-selling by the RIAA
"I think the smartest thing I did was record Around The World In A Day right after I finished Purple Rain. I didn't wait to see what would happen with Purple Rain. That's why the two albums sound completely different." — Prince, 1985
In the mid-1980s Prince was moving at an unbelievably fast pace; recording sessions for the follow-up to Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, were already underway before the film had even opened in theaters, and the completed album was released just two weeks after Prince and his band completed their six-month Purple Rain Tour. Few albums showcase Prince's fiercely independent taste quite like Around The World In A Day, which joyfully whisks his new fans in a dizzying array of sonic directions.
Pulling in Middle Eastern instruments such as the darbuka drum, finger cymbals and the lute-type guitar the oud, Prince and the Revolution weave a decidedly paisley tapestry of psychedelic, dreamy sounds.
The album reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Pop Albums Chart, and No. 4 on the Billboard Top Black Albums Chart.
Around The World In A Day was certified Gold/Platinum/Multi-platinum on July 2, 1985 by the RIAA, indicating 2,000,000 copies shipped in the U.S.A.. It was also certified Silver/Gold by the BPI on April 22nd 1985, indicating 100,000 copies shipped in the U.K..
|1. Around the World in a Day|
|2. Paisley Park|
|3. Condition of the Heart|
|4. Raspberry Beret|
|2. Pop Life|
|3. The Ladder|