Today on Days to remember we celebrate how on April 22nd 1985, Prince released the album “Around The World in a Day,” it was first musical release after his hit song Purple Rain.
Can you imagine going around the world in a day?
I don’t know about you but I would be dizzy, but what are the song facts about this album Prince released on April 22nd 1985?
Around the World in a Day is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Prince, and the second to feature his backing band The Revolution. It was released on April 22, 1985, by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records.
Out all the songs I’ve heard Prince sing, I have to say Purple Rain isn’t a very good dance song but it’s a pretty good altogether.
Today’s YouTube presentation brought to you by user name, (Various Artist), Prince is song called, “Purple Rain.”
By the way Prince was actually his real name, he was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958. Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Mattie Della (Shaw) and John Lewis Nelson.
His parents were both African-American, and his family ancestry is centered in Louisiana, with all four of his grandparents hailing from that state.
Prince’s father was a pianist and songwriter and his mother was a jazz singer. Prince was named after his father, whose stage name was Prince Rogers, and who performed with a jazz group called the Prince Rogers Trio.
The album overall was an important step in Prince’s musical evolution, incorporating new instruments and musical styles. This, taken together with the psychedelic vibe that pervades much of the record, drew numerous comparisons to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.
In an interview, Prince once spoke on the album’s cover art, psychedelic vibe, and the Sgt. Pepper comparison: “The influence wasn’t the Beatles. They were great for what they did, but I don’t know how that would hang today. The cover art came about because I thought people were tired of looking at me. Who wants another picture of him? I would only want so many pictures of my woman, and then I would want the real thing. What would be a little more happening than just another picture would be if there was some way I could materialize in people’s cribs when they play the record. I don’t mind the [album being called psychedelic], because that was the only period in recent history that delivered songs and colors. Led Zeppelin, for example, would make you feel differently on each song.”
As we celebrate today how on April 22nd 1985, Prince released the album “Around The World in a Day,” it was first musical release after his hit song Purple Rain.
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