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.