Prince’s post-Purple Rain album found the sex-funk overlord’s run of mastery continuing. He wound back from the commercial hit-making slightly in favour of some wild psychedelia, but 1985’s Around The World In A Day still contains ‘Raspberry Beret’ and sold in the millions. It’s peak-period Prince for god’s sake: it can’t be beat! Timely vinyl reissue on Warner Bros.
Vinyl LP £15.49 0075992528610
Reissue LP on Warner Bros.
9/10 Jack 21st June 2016
After the albums 1999 and Purple Rain, Prince was already multi-selling superstar and he could basically do what he wanted. For all of the earth-shattering impact that Purple Rain had on the popular music universe, Around the World in a Day seems to be the Prince album that means the most to me these days. All caution was challenged head-on for this album, as evident by the incorporation of instruments such as the cello, the violin, the finger cymbals, the electric bass and the drums. An instant classic by any measure.
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