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Reply #30 posted 12/06/18 2:27pm

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Poplife88 said:

One of my faves. But agree it’s missing something. I like The Ladder, but I’ve never been a fan of Temptation. Ever since the days of recording vinyl on cassette, it was replaced by She’s Always in my Hair. THAT’s Around The World in a Day for me and it always will be.

Replace "Tamborine" with the excellent "She's Always In My Hair" and replace "Temptation" with a stronger song and I would like the album alot more smile

I wouldn't replace Tamborine. It's great. Temptation is really cool, though I would cut out the theatrical ending.

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Reply #31 posted 12/06/18 5:33pm

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I like temptation, maybe because I can relate to it on some level and it seems humorous to me. Reminds me of those plays that were so popular at the time in a way.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

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Reply #32 posted 12/07/18 1:57pm

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I love the album. The artwork looks like it was painted by a 3 year old with finger paints, however.

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seriously? neutral

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Reply #33 posted 12/07/18 3:15pm

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Poplife88 said:

One of my faves. But agree it’s missing something. I like The Ladder, but I’ve never been a fan of Temptation. Ever since the days of recording vinyl on cassette, it was replaced by She’s Always in my Hair. THAT’s Around The World in a Day for me and it always will be.

Replace "Tamborine" with the excellent "She's Always In My Hair" and replace "Temptation" with a stronger song and I would like the album alot more smile


Someone on here, and I forget who at the moment, posted an enhanced tracklist. I put it in my iTunes that way and it works really well. I flipped it with expanded versions (although the person that came up with this may have done that before, I forget):

Around The World In A Day (#1 version)

Paisley Park (Remix)

Condition of the Heart

She's Always In My Hair (New Mix)

Hello (Fresh Dance Mix)

4 The Tears In Your Eyes

Raspberry Beret (new Mix)

Girl (Extended Verison)

Tamborine

America (Long Version)

Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix)

The Ladder

Temptation (my edit, cutting that silly ending off)

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Reply #34 posted 12/07/18 10:47pm

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I have always loved ATWIAD completely. It captures a certain spirit of Prince that he released it after PR when he could have easily left it on the shelf and created something more commercial. I even am totally into the songs that people here don't like so much . The Ladder is a beutiful song that gives an important contrast with the sexualized and earthy Temptation to highlight Prince's conflict. I think there the first two thirds of temptation is as funky as anything I've heard so the campy ending doesn't at all spoil it for me.

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Reply #35 posted 12/07/18 11:48pm

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SoulAlive said:




Poplife88 said:


One of my faves. But agree it’s missing something. I like The Ladder, but I’ve never been a fan of Temptation. Ever since the days of recording vinyl on cassette, it was replaced by She’s Always in my Hair. THAT’s Around The World in a Day for me and it always will be.


Replace "Tamborine" with the excellent "She's Always In My Hair" and replace "Temptation" with a stronger song and I would like the album alot more smile




Someone on here, and I forget who at the moment, posted an enhanced tracklist. I put it in my iTunes that way and it works really well. I flipped it with expanded versions (although the person that came up with this may have done that before, I forget):

Around The World In A Day (#1 version)


Paisley Park (Remix)


Condition of the Heart


She's Always In My Hair (New Mix)


Hello (Fresh Dance Mix)


4 The Tears In Your Eyes


Raspberry Beret (new Mix)


Girl (Extended Verison)


Tamborine


America (Long Version)


Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix)


The Ladder


Temptation (my edit, cutting that silly ending off)



I like to listen 2 the album like this:

Around The World In A Day (Open Your Heart Open Your Mind) Extended Deluxe Edition 1.00.50 min.
Side 1- 01. Around The World In A Day #1 (With the Revolution) (Outtake)
Side 1- 02. Paisley Park (Remix)
Side 1- 03. Condition Of The Heart
Side 1- 04. Raspberry Beret (New Mix)
Side 1- 05. Tambourine

Side 2- 01. America (Extended Version) (Edit)
Side 2- 02. (His Majesty's) Pop Life (Extended Version)
Side 2- 03. (Everybody's Looking For) The Ladder
Side 2- 04. (Sexual) Temptation

It's one hour and 50 seconds and it flows nice I think. A truly amazing album I think. Condition of the heart is my 2 go 2 song...dark room, headphones on and the brilliance is there!!
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Reply #36 posted 12/08/18 4:34am

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Album is good but I don't listen to it much. I think swapping in "Girl" and "She's Always in my Hair" would have improved it greatly. SAIMH would have been the centerpiece as well as a hit I feel.

I also much prefer the alternative cover art.

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Reply #37 posted 12/08/18 9:29am

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I like to listen 2 the album like this: Around The World In A Day (Open Your Heart Open Your Mind) Extended Deluxe Edition 1.00.50 min. Side 1- 01. Around The World In A Day #1 (With the Revolution) (Outtake) Side 1- 02. Paisley Park (Remix) Side 1- 03. Condition Of The Heart Side 1- 04. Raspberry Beret (New Mix) Side 1- 05. Tambourine Side 2- 01. America (Extended Version) (Edit) Side 2- 02. (His Majesty's) Pop Life (Extended Version) Side 2- 03. (Everybody's Looking For) The Ladder Side 2- 04. (Sexual) Temptation It's one hour and 50 seconds and it flows nice I think. A truly amazing album I think. Condition of the heart is my 2 go 2 song...dark room, headphones on and the brilliance is there!!


I've often inserted long mixes into the regular tracklist of an album. I have a configuration of Batman like that. I also created the album Come Again that sorta circulates out there. I put in new ocean sounds, and used all alternative mixes where possible, did some mixing of "Come" with the album and another version. It actually clocks slightly shorter than the regular one.

It's fun to mix things up sometimes.

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Reply #38 posted 12/08/18 11:48am

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TrivialPursuit said:


Someone on here, and I forget who at the moment, posted an enhanced tracklist. I put it in my iTunes that way and it works really well. I flipped it with expanded versions (although the person that came up with this may have done that before, I forget):

Around The World In A Day (#1 version)

Paisley Park (Remix)

Condition of the Heart

She's Always In My Hair (New Mix)

Hello (Fresh Dance Mix)

4 The Tears In Your Eyes

Raspberry Beret (new Mix)

Girl (Extended Verison)

Tamborine

America (Long Version)

Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix)

The Ladder

Temptation (my edit, cutting that silly ending off)

I like to listen 2 the album like this: Around The World In A Day (Open Your Heart Open Your Mind) Extended Deluxe Edition 1.00.50 min. Side 1- 01. Around The World In A Day #1 (With the Revolution) (Outtake) Side 1- 02. Paisley Park (Remix) Side 1- 03. Condition Of The Heart Side 1- 04. Raspberry Beret (New Mix) Side 1- 05. Tambourine Side 2- 01. America (Extended Version) (Edit) Side 2- 02. (His Majesty's) Pop Life (Extended Version) Side 2- 03. (Everybody's Looking For) The Ladder Side 2- 04. (Sexual) Temptation It's one hour and 50 seconds and it flows nice I think. A truly amazing album I think. Condition of the heart is my 2 go 2 song...dark room, headphones on and the brilliance is there!!

ex mix..double album ...dont know why temptation gets so much shit...his "Cant u hear me knockin" rip-off

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Reply #39 posted 12/08/18 11:37pm

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Great thread dude! I'm on "controversy" right now so I'm gonna try to get to "around the world" by the end of the year year. I've listened to the album once, but not really LISTENED to the album
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Reply #40 posted 12/09/18 10:44am

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Album is good but I don't listen to it much. I think swapping in "Girl" and "She's Always in my Hair" would have improved it greatly. SAIMH would have been the centerpiece as well as a hit I feel.


I agree.SAIMH could have been a major hit single,if it had been on the album.

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Reply #41 posted 12/09/18 11:28am

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Honestly, I had fell of a bit on Prince when I heard a podcast about this album. 6 notes.

1. Which other artist would have released this kind of crazy album less than a year after his/her biggest commercial succes?

2. Does Poplife have the funkiest bassline of the 80's?!

3. Which other artist releases a 20 min extended song a takes it the stratophere, with America?

4. Which other artist have a equal or better B-side than the commercial release? SAIMH

5. Which other artist have "Go" shelved in their vault?

6. Why is there a debate on the single handedly most talented artist ever recorded?

thumbs up!

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Reply #42 posted 12/09/18 12:27pm

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herb4 said:

Album is good but I don't listen to it much. I think swapping in "Girl" and "She's Always in my Hair" would have improved it greatly. SAIMH would have been the centerpiece as well as a hit I feel.


I agree.SAIMH could have been a major hit single,if it had been on the album.


Clealry the best song from this "era" or whatever you call it.

It was like The Holy Triumverate there for a while with the B-sides, that often got as much play than the singles did and back when radio DJ's had the autonomy to spin stuff they wanted to.

Erotic City, SAIMH and 17 Days in particular were "hits" in ways that B-sides usually weren't and I'm hard pressed to come up with many more examples of that phenomenon where those songs grew legs of their own like that and generated a buzz. 17 days was huge amongst music listeners and EC was an ass shaker in the clubs that everyone knew. I know the Beatles and Zeppelin pulled it off a couple of times but Prince was on a run there for a bit with this stuff.

I used to by singles just for the b-sides.

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Reply #43 posted 12/09/18 2:11pm

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Prince's handwritten notes for the making of the cover of 'Around The World In A Day' (released on 22 April 1985). Most of these ideas appeared on the final painting by Doug Henders.

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The original cover print proof... 🎻🇺🇸🌎✈️🕊️💜
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Reply #44 posted 12/09/18 10:46pm

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Now I can't help wondering, was Prince THAT good he could leave off a song like SAIMH from an album. Or was he a complete moron not seeing the Hit-potential of said song?
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Reply #45 posted 12/10/18 2:43am

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Maybe he just felt that the song did not work in the context of the album. With which I agree. The same (even more so) goes for Girl and Hello was simply recorded after the album (iirc) and was Prince releasing something quite fast after it was recorded.

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At the same time, I think Prince really enjoyed the idea that people would fall over themselves about his B-sides. It added to his mystique and probably also his sales numbers. And it wasn't like didn't have enough songs...

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Reply #46 posted 12/10/18 3:40am

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herb4 said:

Album is good but I don't listen to it much. I think swapping in "Girl" and "She's Always in my Hair" would have improved it greatly. SAIMH would have been the centerpiece as well as a hit I feel.


I agree.SAIMH could have been a major hit single,if it had been on the album.

I dont think so. Its beat is too slow. Never would have been bigger than RB.

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Reply #47 posted 12/10/18 5:22am

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As much as I love SAIMH, ATWIAD has always worked for me just the way it is. Prince often used B-Sides to deliver great new tunes, a bit like surprise gifts. At the end of the day, it was Prince's vision, not ours. It works as a concept album in which Prince explored the different meanings of love and life around the world, using colourful psychedelic sounds to paint different portraits and stories ; the cover illustrations support this idea and also draws its psychedelic inspiration from the 60's era.


It's World That Makes The Love Go Round:Modern Poetry Selected From Breakthru International Poetry Magazine (1968)
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Reply #48 posted 12/10/18 7:00am

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Paisley, wow. I don't have a thing with that pattern anymore. Love the album.

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Reply #49 posted 12/10/18 11:57am

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Wolfie87 said:

Now I can't help wondering, was Prince THAT good he could leave off a song like SAIMH from an album. Or was he a complete moron not seeing the Hit-potential of said song?

That good that he did not have to include it.


ATWIAD released as is was some kind of pattern, SAIMH Hello & Girl fit as they were released. B side in 1982-1987 doesn't = not good enough. More like a background story.

Jill by they way said she was angry with him for the intent of that song.

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Reply #50 posted 12/10/18 5:18pm

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CherryMoon57 said:

Prince's handwritten notes for the making of the cover of 'Around The World In A Day' (released on 22 April 1985). Most of these ideas appeared on the final painting by Doug Henders.



The original cover print proof... 🎻🇺🇸🌎✈️🕊️💜
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I always like the naked woman in the background!

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Reply #51 posted 12/10/18 5:23pm

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And the reference to "sex shooter" in She's Always In My Hair" (and then 2 years later he would put a bit of "Sugar Walls" in the "Hot Thing" remix...

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Reply #52 posted 12/10/18 5:38pm

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Keep in mind with the exception of a few overdubs and remixes and "Temptation" and "Hello" the project was all be completed before the PR tour started. With the earliest song being Girl...which goes back to 1982.

And by the time ATWIAD came out about half of the songs for Parade were finished!

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Reply #53 posted 12/10/18 9:21pm

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Love the album and the B sides. When I first heard the opening of "Around The World In A Day",I was intrigued and immediately drawn in. I love the artwork as well, especially the vinyl edition.

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Reply #54 posted 12/11/18 4:10am

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It's funny, even though personally She's Always In My Hair is stronger than anything from the ATWIAD album and period... Even though Prince's artistry was always carefully calculated stressing more importance musically than commercially, ATIWAD is a concept album, it flows perfect together, even though there are some songs that we find to be weaker than others... Yes She's Always In My Hair is probably one of the pinnacle songs from that era but seeing members saying they'd ad Go or Girl or She's Always In My Hair to a "configuration" of ATWIAD... It throws the whole concept and sound off, it wouldn't have fit at all. Can you imagine how unbalanced ATIWAD would've been if She's Always In My Hair was an actual track on the album, would've made no sense.

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Reply #55 posted 12/11/18 4:14am

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People just adding songs recorded in the same era to an ALBUM that makes no sense to be on lol... Album is a body of work, a conceptual body of work... Read someone wanted to add HELLO to ATIWAD... What does HELLO have to do with ATWIAD lol lol

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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Reply #57 posted 12/11/18 6:37am

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feeluupp said:

People just adding songs recorded in the same era to an ALBUM that makes no sense to be on lol... Album is a body of work, a conceptual body of work... Read someone wanted to add HELLO to ATIWAD... What does HELLO have to do with ATWIAD lol lol

yeah it is a perfect B side response to an event. But it is to do with ATWIAD which is why it was a B side right?

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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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Reply #59 posted 12/11/18 6:54am

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Prince Talks: The Silence Is Broken

The Purple Pleasure Palace houses the genius behind ‘Around the World in a Day’

SEPTEMBER 12, 1985 4:15PM ET

'What picture were you painting with Around the World in a Day?
[Laughs] I’ve heard some people say 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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