Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, June 1st

On this day in 1985: Prince & The Revolution started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Around The World In A Day.’ The album featured the singles ‘Raspberry Beret’, ‘Paisley Park’, ‘Pop Life’ and ‘America.’

Around the World In A Day was the seventh studio album by Prince and his third with the backing band ‘Revolution.’ Departing somewhat from the commercial sound of his previous release, the massively successful ‘Purple Rain’  (1984), the album instead saw Prince experimenting with psychedelic styles and more opulent textures. In compliance with Prince’s wishes, the record company released the album with minimal publicity, withholding accompanying singles until almost a month after the album’s release.

‘Around the World in a Day’ was released to notably mixed reception after the success of ‘Purple Rain’, though it nonetheless sold relatively well and became Prince and the Revolution’s second #1 album.

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