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Thread started 07/18/11 5:50pm

TylerHippie

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Prince: Around The World In A Day Era

This one of my favorite eras(along with the Lovesexy and Sign O' The Times era).

I want to ask, was Prince lowkey during the time this album drop?

I really love his theme for this era, very psychdelic.

How did people view Prince during this time?

If you have pics post them.

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Reply #1 posted 07/18/11 6:00pm

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Prince was seen as a weird, pompous, genius, musician who had more talent than most. That said, his r&b fans were starting to waver, cause the funk wasn't as evident as it used to be.

Moreover, although ATWIAD had a couple of hits, it had nowhere near the mass appeal of Purple Rain. The die-hards stayed while many casual fans fell off.
"What kind of fuck ending is that?"
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my favorite album

I did a whole era thread on this one

Around the World in a Day 4.22.1985
© 1985 Paisley Park


chapter 6 Hangover p74 Possessed

...he now opened himself more to genuine exchange of ideas.


Prince previewed the album for Warner bros.
during a ceremonious listening party
for about 20 company officials
in early February 1985 in Los Angeles.
Joni Mitchell and Prince's father John L. Nelson
were among the special guests present.
Attendees were seated on the floor of a large conference room,
and as the high pitched flute that begins "Around the World in A Day"
lilted from the speakers,
Prince & Lisa walked in holding flowers;
the whole scene was according to one attendee very Haight Ashbury

-Possessed: the Rise & Fall of Prince p 77

Overall, the album was not as radio-friendly as 1999 or Purple Rain,
but it still had two U.S. top 10 hits,
went double platinum and was an important step in Prince's musical evolution, incorporating new instruments and musical styles.

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Around the World in A Day
Cello Oud Fingercymbals & Darbuka performed by David Coleman
Tamborine by Jonathan Melvoin
Background vocals performed by David Coleman, Susannah&Jonathan Melvoin & the Revolution
Recorded at Paisley Park by Susan Rogers & David Leonard

Paisley Park
Violin performed by Novi Novog
Recorded at Paisley Park by Susan Rogers, David Leonard & Peggy Mac

Condition of the Heart
All instruments and voices performed by Prince
Recorded at Sunset Sound by Peggy Mac

Raspberry Beret
String section: Novi Novog-Violin
Suzi Katayama-Cello
David Coleman-Cello
Recorded at Paisley Park by Susan Rogers

Tamborine
All instruments and voices performed by Prince
Recorded at Paisley Park by David Leonard

A m e r i c a
Tamborine: Brad Marsh
Recorded at Paisley Park by Susan Rogers


* full Revolution composition

Pop Life
Drums performed by Sheila E.
String interlude composed & conducted by Lisa & Wendy
Performed by Sid Page, Marcev Dicterow
Vaj-violins
Denyse Buffum, Laury Woods -Viola
Suzi Katayama, David Coleman -Cello
Tim Barr, Annette Atkinson -Stand up Bass
Recoreded at Sunset Sound by Peggy Mac

The Ladder
[John L. Nelson & Prince]
Saxophone playing by Eddie M.
Background voices are Susannah, Taj, Wendy & Lisa
Recorded at Mobile Audio by David Tickle

Temptation
Saxophone by Eddie M.
Recorded at Capitol Records by David Leonard

Cover painting: Doug Henders
LP Design & Assembly: Laura Li Puma

[img:$uid]http://theadamoopinion.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/a8116764-60ac-4658-a537-054188839f2fmedium.jpg[/img:$uid]

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October 27, 1985 @ the Theatre Du Verdure, France

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Reply #6 posted 07/18/11 6:26pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

my favorite album

I did a whole era thread on this one

Around the World in a Day 4.22.1985
© 1985 Paisley Park


chapter 6 Hangover p74 Possessed

...he now opened himself more to genuine exchange of ideas.


Prince previewed the album for Warner bros.
during a ceremonious listening party
for about 20 company officials
in early February 1985 in Los Angeles.
Joni Mitchell and Prince's father John L. Nelson
were among the special guests present.
Attendees were seated on the floor of a large conference room,
and as the high pitched flute that begins "Around the World in A Day"
lilted from the speakers,
Prince & Lisa walked in holding flowers;
the whole scene was according to one attendee very Haight Ashbury

-Possessed: the Rise & Fall of Prince p 77

Overall, the album was not as radio-friendly as 1999 or Purple Rain,
but it still had two U.S. top 10 hits,
went double platinum and was an important step in Prince's musical evolution, incorporating new instruments and musical styles.

[img:$uid]http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/21303846/sn/324471731/name/n_a[/img:$uid]


Around the World in A Day
Cello Oud Fingercymbals & Darbuka performed by David Coleman
Tamborine by Jonathan Melvoin
Background vocals performed by David Coleman, Susannah&Jonathan Melvoin & the Revolution
Recorded at Paisley Park by Susan Rogers & David Leonard

Paisley Park
Violin performed by Novi Novog
Recorded at Paisley Park by Susan Rogers, David Leonard & Peggy Mac

Condition of the Heart
All instruments and voices performed by Prince
Recorded at Sunset Sound by Peggy Mac

Raspberry Beret
String section: Novi Novog-Violin
Suzi Katayama-Cello
David Coleman-Cello
Recorded at Paisley Park by Susan Rogers

Tamborine
All instruments and voices performed by Prince
Recorded at Paisley Park by David Leonard

A m e r i c a
Tamborine: Brad Marsh
Recorded at Paisley Park by Susan Rogers


* full Revolution composition

Pop Life
Drums performed by Sheila E.
String interlude composed & conducted by Lisa & Wendy
Performed by Sid Page, Marcev Dicterow
Vaj-violins
Denyse Buffum, Laury Woods -Viola
Suzi Katayama, David Coleman -Cello
Tim Barr, Annette Atkinson -Stand up Bass
Recoreded at Sunset Sound by Peggy Mac

The Ladder
[John L. Nelson & Prince]
Saxophone playing by Eddie M.
Background voices are Susannah, Taj, Wendy & Lisa
Recorded at Mobile Audio by David Tickle

Temptation
Saxophone by Eddie M.
Recorded at Capitol Records by David Leonard

Cover painting: Doug Henders
LP Design & Assembly: Laura Li Puma

[img:$uid]http://theadamoopinion.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/a8116764-60ac-4658-a537-054188839f2fmedium.jpg[/img:$uid]

Need I say his "America" performance is by far my favorite Prince performance. He killed the drums!

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Reply #8 posted 07/18/11 6:27pm

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Around the World in A Day


Cello Oud Fingercymbals & Darbuka perf. by David Coleman Tamborine by Jonathan Melvoin, background vocals by David C Susannah-Jonathan Melvoin & the Revolution. Recorded at Paisley Park by Susan Rogers & David Leonard

their is an unreleased version with a bass line

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Around The World In A Day

Open your heart, open your mind
A train is leaving all day
A wonderful trip through our time
And laughter is all U pay

Around the world in a day, oh!
Around the world in a day

Now dig...
Loneliness already knows U
There ain't no reason 2 stay
Come here, take my hand, I'll show U
I think I know a better way, y'all

Around the world in a day, ow!
(Listen 2 me now)
Around the world in a day
All the babies sing it now

Ooh la, la
Ooh la, la, la, la
No, sha, sha
No, no shouting every day (No shouting every day)
No shouting (No shouting)
No, no shouting
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

The little one will escort U
2 places within your mind
(The former is red, white, and blue)
Former is red, white, and blue!
(The latter is a purple climb)
The latter is a purple - come on and climb!

Around the world in a day, sugar (Oh, baby)
Around the world in a day
Come on, say it!
Around the world in a day
Say papa, I think I wanna dance!

(In summer she's sweeter)

Around the world in a day {repeat to fade}
Oh yeah!
All the little babies sing around the world
A government of love and music boundless in its unifying power {fade out}
A nation of art 2 production
Sharing ideas, a shower of flowers

© 1985 Controversy Music - ASCAP

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David Coleman (Lisa Colemans brother)
Around the World in a Day was composed by David during studio time given 2 him by Prince 4 David's birthday

Around the World in a Day 2:46 demo 5min 46 sec original demo
the original demo of the song it was recorded in the 1984 sessions.
[There is a version with a bass line too]
another demo circulated as:Around the World in a Day (eavesdropped in intimate moments)


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OldFriends4Sale said:

This album is slowly overtaking The Black Album as my favoite Prince album.

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Reply #10 posted 07/18/11 7:07pm

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This was the perfect follow up to see who was just there for the Purple Rain and who was there for the real artist that was Prince. This and Lovesexy are probably my most often played albums...

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Reply #11 posted 07/18/11 7:30pm

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Prince was VERY lowkey about the releasing of the album. That much, I am positive about.

Subtley behind all reason, but considering some moves he's pulled through his career, it made perfect sense.

Without so much as a single or even an annoucement, BAM, this album appeared on the wrecka stow shelves one day. I think because he wanted people to hear the album as a whole and not judge it just based on singles or any type of fanfare that went with it.

Other than that, I don't know what his attitude was during this era aside from doing the exact opposite of his previous album.

One documentary I saw recently (I forget the name of it), someone said he was listening to a lot of 60's music at the time and wanted to write that type of psychedelic music.

No surprise, there've been a lot of comparisons between this and Sgt. Pepper by The Beatles including the album art as well as the tone of the music [since it's been a while, maybe I should do another comparsion of the two records].

It was kind of the anti-"Purple Rain" album, as he was trying not to rest on his laurels of his previously massive success and regarding the briliant album art, he made sure not to have a picture of him on the album cover. You see a white guy wearing what he wore on the "Raspberry Beret" video and several figures resembling members of his band.

For me, this album kinda disappears amongst the "giants" of the 80's, but with the exception of maybe The Black Album [the first impression was really good but after a while there was little except for "Bob George" that I wanted to listen to again], I don't think there was an album from that brilliant decade that I wasn't impressed with to a certain degree.

But at the time I got it, it was a really nice change of pace for me after one too many rotations of Purple Rain and The Gold Experience. The songs were different, kinda weird in some points, but there were amazing moments in it.

"Pop Life" struck me immediately from every possible angle, a pleasure
"Raspberry Beret" is catchy as hell.

"Temptation" was unexpected among all this other material but BLEW my mind

"Condition of the Heart" is amazing... period. Very haunting, very touching and personal.

Huh, I think I might be talking myself into giving it a listen right now lol

had 2 run away... pride was 2 strong. It started raining, baby, the birds were gone
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TylerHippie said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

This album is slowly overtaking The Black Album as my favoite Prince album.

I wish the Black album had other stuff such as Bsideds performances(non-Lovesexy) extended versions videos etc But that's 1 of the things that I love about ATWIAD, the color the videos the 'family' affair feel, loving reading the credits, the lyrics and fonts. No other album has come close to this one for me

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THE ELECTRIFYING MOJO (1986)
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On the eve of his birthday in 1986, Prince gave a surprise interview to legendary Detroit disc jockey the Electrifying Mojo. He had never offered a live radio interview before. Of the experience, Mojo later said:

"I had no idea he was going to call. I had no list of questions or anything like that. First I talked to Billy Sparks and he said, 'Hey Mojo! Prince wants to talk to you. You got a minute?' I said, 'Do I have a minute? Give me a minute to make sure we have a tape on,' and Prince says, 'Hey Mojo! What's happening? This is Prince.' If I hadn't heard Billy Sparks' voice prior to that, I may have said, 'Yeah, right.'"

The following is the text of the spoken interview, as transcribed by Rose Gardner on the Emancipation mailing list.


MOJO: Let's talk about the album, Around The World In A Day... which I think was one of the greatest albums.

PRINCE: My favorite!

MOJO: It's absolutely my favorite, without question. Tunes like "Around The World In A Day," "Paisley Park." What type of mood were you in when you recorded that album?

PRINCE: Yeah, I sorta had an f-you attitude, meaning that I was making something for myself and my fans. And the people who supported me through the years -- I wanted to give them something and it was like my mental letter.

And those people are the ones who wrote me back, telling me that they felt what I was feeling. Record sales and things like that...it really doesn't matter, ya know. It keeps a roof over your head, and keeps money in all these folks' pockets that I got hangin' around here! (laughs) It basically stems from the music, and I'm just hoping that people understand that money is one thing but soul is another. That's all we're really trying to do, you know? Idon't know.

I wouldn't mind if I just went broke, you know, 'cuz as long as I can play this type of thing and come here, ya know. There were a lot of people there tonight and they turned the lights on and I looked up...it brings tears to your eyes because it's just -- you can feel the love in the room, ya know? And that means more than money. I could just go on for hours...I don't know, I just have fun, and I'm thankful to be alive, ya know?

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Reply #14 posted 07/18/11 7:41pm

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Do you read most of what's been written about you?

Not long ago I talked too George Clinton, a man who knows and has done so much for funk. George told me how much he liked Around the World in a Day. You know how much more his words meant than those from some mamma-jamma wearing glasses and an alligator shirt behind a typewriter?

Do you hate rock critics? Do you think they're afraid of you?

[Laughs] No, it's no big deal. Hey, I'm afraid of them! One time early in my career, I got into a fight with a New York writer, this real skinny cat, a real sidewinder. He said, "I'll tell you a secret, Prince. Writers write for other writers, and a lot of time it's more fun to be nasty." I just looked at him. But when I really thought about it and put myself in his shoes, I realized that's what he had to do. I could see his point. They can do whatever they want. And me, too. I can paint whatever picture I want with my albums. And I can try to instill that in every act I've ever worked with.

What picture were you painting with 'Around the World in a Day'?

[Laughs] I've heard some people say that I'm not talking about anything on this record. And what a lot of other people get wrong about the record is that I'm not trying to be this great visionary wizard. Paisley Park is in everybody's heart. It's not just something that I have the keys to. I was trying to say something about looking inside oneself to find perfection. Perfection is in everyone. Nobody's perfect, but they can be. We may never reach that, but it's better to strive than not.

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Reply #15 posted 07/19/11 12:58am

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The music is absolutely brilliant,

so trippy....

I just love those 12 inch singles, and the whole ATWIAD album too.

the only bad thing were the bad video to Paisley Park,

and the missing video to Pop Life.

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The release of ATWIAD was the biggest decision on Prince's musical career. He was effectively de-railing the Rain Train.

The decision to change direction was the big point, rather than the content of the album itself. The songs themselves were hardly radical, and clearly influenced by the likes of the Beatles and obviously by Wendy and Lisa.

But to the average prince fan at the time, he was going down a path that was neither expected or cool at the time. Many black fans felt he had gone to "White", many white fans wanted rock not psychedelica.

He released it too early (a month after the end of the PR tour and two months after the last PR single was in the charts), he didn't promote it. He orginally didn't want to have singles, and when he did, he didn't start with the ones that would have shown continuity, he went for the hippy jugular.

I think ATWIAD was most significant because of the change to Prince himself, rather than music. He had reached the top, and now he could try his hand at any whim he wanted to.

I think we are left with an album that gives mixed emotions. If you were there for the ride, you often love it, and remember the ride you went on. Onlookers on history see it as a nice little diddy that filled the gap between the greatness that came either side of it.

My favourite thing about it is that it sounds less dated than many 80's albums. The Wendy and Lisa influenced albums, ATWIAD, Parade, and to some extend SOTT, sound far more organic than Prince's other material on the decade. Probably because he used to leave the finishing production to W&L.

And then we have those wonderful b-sides and the spin offs like The Family........

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Amazing album, amazing B-sides too. Beautiful art on the cover. Girl, SAIMH and Hello are great b-sides. Condition of the heart is probably my favorite from the album. and Temptation rocks! biggrin

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Reply #18 posted 07/19/11 4:58am

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Hands down my favorite album. SO nice to see others on the same page regarding this incredible album. I would pay the most to see a Revolution reunion with Susannah in the mix. Absolute bliss listening to this over and over, anytime, anyplace for me. Thanks Prince, <3

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One of my top three Prince albums. Too bad the promotion was so low key, with cheap videos and all. At least the Raspberry Beret clip was nice.

He should have milked this project a bit more instead of just squeezing a few of those great songs into the Parade hit and run tour.

And yes, he lost a lot of his RnB and Funk fans with this one, but keep in mind that George Clinton liked this album, and if a funky person like George likes it , it is funky enough.

Besides.....Prince doesn´t HAVE to be funky all the time. I miss this facet of Prince...the songwriter, the guitarist, the rock musician, the diverse band.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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All the way, my favorite album!!!! The titel track (shame it's edited on the album BTW....I'd love 2 hear the full version!!!), Paisley Park & Condition of the Heart are my stand out tracks! The single releases gave us one of the best B-sides ever!!!! She always in my Hair!!!!

I was 15 years old when the album come out & whenever I listen 2 the album & I hear the sounds of that flute playing in the first few seconds....I'm automatically transported back 2 my youth! Whata feeling!!!! biggrin

Does anyone know of any outakes that didn't make the album???

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razzman said:

All the way, my favorite album!!!! The titel track (shame it's edited on the album BTW....I'd love 2 hear the full version!!!), Paisley Park & Condition of the Heart are my stand out tracks! The single releases gave us one of the best B-sides ever!!!! She always in my Hair!!!!

I was 15 years old when the album come out & whenever I listen 2 the album & I hear the sounds of that flute playing in the first few seconds....I'm automatically transported back 2 my youth! Whata feeling!!!! biggrin

Does anyone know of any outakes that didn't make the album???

I've always asked the same question. I would love to connect outtakes for this album to my playlist. I try to listen to boots from the 1984-1985 years to listen for that sound. I'm still trying

Sometimes I think Splash & Go feel like Girl and music from this album, I always felt like 4 the Tears in Your Eyes could have been on this one too

Have you heard the version with the bass line of ATWIAD?

Around the World in a Day

Paisley Park (extended beginning)

Condition of the Heart

Tamborine

She's Alwyas In My Hair (extended) *

Girl (extended) *

America (extended)

Hello (extended) *

Pop Life (extended)

the Ladder

Tempation

[Edited 7/19/11 7:13am]

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KoolEaze said:

One of my top three Prince albums. Too bad the promotion was so low key, with cheap videos and all. At least the Raspberry Beret clip was nice.

He should have milked this project a bit more instead of just squeezing a few of those great songs into the Parade hit and run tour.

And yes, he lost a lot of his RnB and Funk fans with this one, but keep in mind that George Clinton liked this album, and if a funky person like George likes it , it is funky enough.

Besides.....Prince doesn´t HAVE to be funky all the time. I miss this facet of Prince...the songwriter, the guitarist, the rock musician, the diverse band.

lol Prince always had cheap videos(except for the Parade videos which were top notch), but Raspberry Beret (Prince directed) wasn't and took Top 5 best videos of all time or something like that

That was a visual journey into Paisley Park. I love how back then anyone in Prince's world had to dress like them.

He rushed to quickly into Under the Cherry Moon, should have took his time with it which would prob have give ATWIAD more time too, this album was too colorful not to have other performances(I wouldn't even have wanted a full concert just various performances and videos)

I know that there is a specific 'funk' genre but Prince never was totally into that anyway. And the music on this album is funky from ATWIAD America Tamborine

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Revolutionary said:

Hands down my favorite album. SO nice to see others on the same page regarding this incredible album. I would pay the most to see a Revolution reunion with Susannah in the mix. Absolute bliss listening to this over and over, anytime, anyplace for me. Thanks Prince, <3

I totally agree, out of all his albums and for any kind of reunion this album is one I would pay Prince to do.

Prince, BrownMark, Wendy Melvoin (jonathon M & David Coleman if they were alive) Jill Jones Taj Seville & Susannah Melvoin, Sheila E. Lisa Coleman Matt Fink Bobby Z Eddie M & Eric Leeds, and put Clare Fischer in a black hood directing the orchestra of people on the album, do all the songs

maybe even have Cat do a couple of appearances

Tamborine:Bobby Z(drums), Prince(tamborine) Eddie M(finger cymbals)& BrownMark(bass) all in black darkened stage with Cat in black (Kiss outfit) or black SOTT sleave outfit or ruffled shirt

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Reply #24 posted 07/19/11 7:28am

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The release of ATWIAD was the biggest decision on Prince's musical career. He was effectively de-railing the Rain Train.

The decision to change direction was the big point, rather than the content of the album itself. The songs themselves were hardly radical, and clearly influenced by the likes of the Beatles and obviously by Wendy and Lisa.

But to the average prince fan at the time, he was going down a path that was neither expected or cool at the time. Many black fans felt he had gone to "White", many white fans wanted rock not psychedelica.

He released it too early (a month after the end of the PR tour and two months after the last PR single was in the charts), he didn't promote it. He orginally didn't want to have singles, and when he did, he didn't start with the ones that would have shown continuity, he went for the hippy jugular.

I think ATWIAD was most significant because of the change to Prince himself, rather than music. He had reached the top, and now he could try his hand at any whim he wanted to.

I think we are left with an album that gives mixed emotions. If you were there for the ride, you often love it, and remember the ride you went on. Onlookers on history see it as a nice little diddy that filled the gap between the greatness that came either side of it.

My favourite thing about it is that it sounds less dated than many 80's albums. The Wendy and Lisa influenced albums, ATWIAD, Parade, and to some extend SOTT, sound far more organic than Prince's other material on the decade. Probably because he used to leave the finishing production to W&L.

And then we have those wonderful b-sides and the spin offs like The Family........

Great summary

And YES I was there for the ride. Purple Rain sounded like the streets & country side of Minneapolis, 1st Avenue and hotel rooms.

ATWIAD felt like Prince's bedroom/home, dressing room, a picnic with the band, those place when viewing his basement bedroom in PR that made you want to ask what's back there, what's in that room etc

Yes I totally agree, along with Parade & SOTT do not sound dated, SOTT yes because most of it is from Dream Factory.

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Reply #25 posted 07/19/11 7:37am

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You mentioned Cat. When did she come into the picture? Was she around for this era or Parade? I dig Cat.

I'm just saying...
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All the way, my favorite album!!!! The titel track (shame it's edited on the album BTW....I'd love 2 hear the full version!!!), Paisley Park & Condition of the Heart are my stand out tracks! The single releases gave us one of the best B-sides ever!!!! She always in my Hair!!!!

I was 15 years old when the album come out & whenever I listen 2 the album & I hear the sounds of that flute playing in the first few seconds....I'm automatically transported back 2 my youth! Whata feeling!!!! biggrin

Does anyone know of any outakes that didn't make the album???

Have you heard the version with the bass line of ATWIAD?

Around the World in a Day

Paisley Park (extended beginning)

Condition of the Heart

Tamborine

She's Alwyas In My Hair (extended) *

Girl (extended) *

America (extended)

Hello (extended) *

Pop Life (extended)

the Ladder

Tempation

[Edited 7/19/11 7:13am]

No, I haven't.....is it much longer than the album version?

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Theatre Du Verdure, France 10.27.1985

October 27 , 1985
Theatre Du Verdure, France
Video Shoot

The videotaped interview was conducted in France, where Prince was shooting his forthcoming motion picture, Under the Cherry Moon. He first took a break to film the video for America, the third single from the Around the World in a Day LP, before 2,000 kids at the Theatre de la Verdure (translation: Greenery Theatre), which is a huge tent on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Once the video shoot was completed, Prince & the Revolution treated the audience to a 90-minute concert. Afterwards, Prince sat with a few of the young people in attendance and answered the questions prepared by the MTV Music News staff. It marked the first time in his career that Prince had said more than two sentences on TV. Unfortunately, in many cases, he didn't answer the questions posed, as you'll see. Although Prince is very good at many things, his inexperience with interviews shows greatly.

Rehearsal
1. Pop Life
2. Temptation
3. Paisley Park
4. Love Or Money `
5. Go *
6. Interlude
7. An Honest Man `







1.America [Video]
Mini Concert
2.Paisley Park
3.Delirious
4.Little Red Corvette
5.Purple Rain







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Someone in Minneapolis recently told us that several months ago they were in a studio there when David Rifkin, your sound engineer, walked in. They asked him what he thought of the new Prince album, Around The World In A Day. He said, "It's great, but wait 'til you hear the new album." Apparently, he meant you're already working on a new LP, and that this one would be a strong return to your funk roots. Is this true? Can you elaborate? What will it be called? When will it be due out, and what's the music like?

Don't you like surprises? Guess not. Ah, it is true I record very fast. It goes even quicker now that the girls help me -- the girls, meaning Wendy and Lisa. I don't really think I left my funk roots anywhere along the line. Around The World In A Day is a funky album. Live it's even funkier.

Why did you make the announcement that there'd be no singles or videos from that LP, and then start issuing singles and making videos anyway?

Because I wanted this album to be listened to, judged, critiqued as a whole. It's hard to take a trip and go around the block, and stop when the trip is 400 miles. Dig?

Speaking of singles and videos, your latest is "America." This is one of the most political songs you've ever done. Could you tell us what the song is supposed to say to people? For example, is it straightforwardly patriotic or more complicated than that?

Straightforwardly patriotic.
We understand you directed the "America" video, and that you also directed "Raspberry Beret." How do you approach directing a video? Do you consult others in order to keep a certain perspective when directing yourself?

Yes, definitely. When directing myself, I consult Steve (Fargnoli), my manager. On directing other Paisley Park artists, I consult the artists first and foremost. One of the things I try to do with the things I direct -- namely for our acts -- is go for the different, the out-of-the-norm, the avant purple, so to speak. And the thing that's unique about the situation I'm in now with these people is that they all know who they are, and they agree with me when we say the one thing we produce is the alternative. If someone wants to go along for that ride, then cool.

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Can you tell us about Paisley Park?

Paisley Park is an alternative. I'm not saying it's greater or better. It's just something else. It's multicolored, and it's very fun.

Can you comment on the incident that occurred after the American Music Awards in January 1985?

We had talked to the people that were doing USA for Africa, and they said it was cool that I gave them a song for the album. It was the best thing for both of us, I think. I'm strongest in a situation where I'm surrounded by people I know. So it's better that I did the music with my friends than going down and participating there. I probably would have just clammed up with so many great people in a room. I'm an admirer of all of the people who participated in that particular outing, and I don't want there to be any hard feelings. As far as the incident concerning the photographer goes, it's on the flip side of "Pop Life." The main thing it says is that we're against hungry children, and our record stands tall. There is just as much hunger back here at home, and we'll do everything we can, but y'all got to understand that a flower that has water will grow and the man misunderstood will go

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Have you heard the version with the bass line of ATWIAD?

Around the World in a Day

Paisley Park (extended beginning)

Condition of the Heart

Tamborine

She's Alwyas In My Hair (extended) *

Girl (extended) *

America (extended)

Hello (extended) *

Pop Life (extended)

the Ladder

Tempation

[Edited 7/19/11 7:13am]

No, I haven't.....is it much longer than the album version?

I'll send it later

the version with the bass line

Around The World In A Day

Open your heart, open your mind
A train is leaving all day
A wonderful trip through our time
And laughter is all U pay

Around the world in a day, oh!
Around the world in a day

Now dig...
Loneliness already knows U
There ain't no reason 2 stay
Come here, take my hand, I'll show U
I think I know a better way, y'all

Around the world in a day, ow!
(Listen 2 me now)
Around the world in a day
All the babies sing it now

No, sha, sha
No, no shouting every day
No shouting
No, no shouting
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

The little one will escort U
2 places within your mind
(The former is red, white, and blue)
Former is red, white, and blue!
(The latter is a purple climb)
The latter is a purple - come on and climb!

Around the world in a day, sugar (Oh, baby)
Around the world in a day
Come on, say it!
Around the world in a day
Say papa, I think I wanna dance!

(In summer she’s sweeter)

Around the world in a day {repeat}
Oh yeah!
All the little babies sing around the world
A government of love and music boundless in its unifying power
A nation of art 2 production
Sharing ideas, a shower of flowers
All the little babies sing around the world
Sing it 4 your man, sing it 4 your girl
All the little babies sing around the world

[vocal ad libs]

Baby, baby, darling, why, why?
Where?
Lisa, Lisa?



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