Around The World In A Day
Around The World In A Day is Prince's seventh album. Released shortly after the end of the Purple Rain tour, it saw a change in Prince's style, with a new psychedelic sound and image. The Revolution appear on three songs.
The album features the Yamaha DX7 prominently on most songs, with the album starting with the "Recorders" patch. It also featured more acoustic instrumentation, including cello, oud and darbuka. Despite the change in direction, Prince continued using other elements of his earlier sound, including the Linn LM-1, distorted guitars and his Oberheim synths.
There was no Around The World In A Day tour, although there were a handful of live appearances. For a list of equipment, please see the Purple Rain page.
Prince In The Studio
Around the World In A Day was recorded between February and December 1984, at Sunset Sound, Prince's Flying Cloud warehouse studio, St Paul Civic Arena and the Capitol Records studio.
The Revolution appear on "America" and "The Ladder" and individual members appear on other songs. For details of their equipment, please see the Purple Rain page.
Amps were recorded through Shure SM57 or Sennheiser MD421 microphones. Guitars were also recorded direct using a Countryman 85 DI
Basses were recorded direct with a Countryman 85 DI
|Pianos and Keyboards||
The Steinway Model B was recorded with AKG C414 microphones.
Drums were probably recorded with the following microphones - Kick Drum: Sennheiser MD 421; Snare: Shure SM57; Toms: Sennheiser MD 441/MD 421; HiHat: Neumann KM84; Overheads: AKG C414
Recording (St. Louis Park)
- Soundcraft TS-24 Console
- API Console
- Ampex MM-1200 24 track/2 inch tape machine
- Mara Machines MCI 24 Track Tape Machine
Outboard (St. Louis Park)
- UREI Teletronix LA-2A Compressor
- API 55a Outboard EQ
- Massenburg GML 4 Channel Mic Pre-Amp
- Lexicon 224 Reverb
- Lexicon Prime Time Digital Delay
- AMS RMX16 Reverb
- EMT 245 Reverb
- EMT 250 Reverb
- EMT 140 Reverb
- Eventide H949
Recording (Sunset Sound)
Outboard (Sunset Sound)
- Brown, Jake (2010) Prince 'in the Studio' 1975 - 1995
- Taylor Francis Online (2020) “The Right Amount of Odd”: Vocal Compulsion, Structure, and Groove in Two Love Songs from Around the World in a Day