Prince - Around the World in a Day
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Release date: 30 January 2007
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- Around the World in a Day
- Paisley Park
- Condition of the Heart
- Raspberry Beret
- Pop Life
- The Ladder
Five minutes of unmistakable Prince
- Jan 20, 2012
Paddock Wood, Kent, July 1st-3rd
- Jul 12, 2011
You can only hear this by buying a copy of The Mirror. Don't bother
- Jul 12, 2010
Singer releases new promo clip with 3rdEyeGirl band
He's accompanied by his new 3rdEyeGirl backing band on the track
'I want to work with young people,' says 54-year-old singer
Prince - Around the World in a Day: Wikipedia Album Entry
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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Open your heart, open your mind
A train is leaving all day
A wonderful trip through our time
And laughter is all u pay
One, two, three
There is a park that is known
There was a girl in Paris whom he sent a letter to
Hoping she would answer back now wasn't that a foolhardy notion
On the part of a sometimes lonely musician?
Acting out a whim is only good for a condition of the heart
Oh, my God, here you are
Prettiest thing in life I've ever seen
Close my eyes, what's it like?
What's it like inside your tamborine?
Eh, yeah, eh, eh, yeah, eh
Once upon a time in the land of sinaplenty
There lived a king who didn't deserve 2 be
He knew not where he came from
Nor where he was going