Prince - Around the World in a Day
NME.COM feature on Prince - Around the World in a Day album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
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 posted download for song on social network site
Prince hosted a special gig at Paisley Park last night (October 19) during which pancakes were served
The late night 'Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party' will take place over the weekend
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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