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Prince: Around the World in a Day vinyl

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The first of the Prince vinyl reissues in the schedules is 1985’s Around The World in a Day and it is now available to pre-order in the UK and Germany, as well as across the Atlantic.

You will note below that in the UK Amazon have this listed at a very low price (!) which is more or less guaranteed not to be honoured, and we expect this to be updated very soon.

This new vinyl reissue of Around The World In A Day will be issued on 8 July 2016. For more info on Prince vinyl reissues see this post.

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Around the World in a Day [VINYL]

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Side one
1. “Around the World in a Day”  3:28
2. “Paisley Park” 4:42
3. “Condition of the Heart” 6:48
4. “Raspberry Beret” 3:33
5. “Tamborine” 2:47

Side two
6. “America” 3:42
7. “Pop Life” 3:43
8. “The Ladder”  5:29
9. “Temptation” 8:18

 

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[…] The Very Best Of Prince seems to have taken up residency in the number five position. Things have calmed down a little bit and now only four Prince albums are in the top 100 including Purple Rain and Sign ‘O’ The Times. That will probably change soon as the vinyl reissues kick in this July, starting with Around The World In A Day. […]

Patrick Shirley

Vinyl. Worthless to me.

Andrew

Just had an e-mail to say that Amazon are honouring the original price for one copy per customer. Good of them to do that.

elliott buckingham

I had 2 copies on 2 different orders so I have 2 coming

Phil Wilson

If they cancel the order, I think you could argue that they shouldn’t charge you at all for the autorip, as you agreed to buy it at £1.75 and they have chosen to cancel it. If you buy a CD, take the autorip and then cancel / return the physical item, then you can be charged at autorip price.

Andy J

I order at the daft price, and wondered about the autorip.

I’d have thought it’d be actually fairly difficult (legally) for Amazon to charge you *more* for the autorip’d version you’d downloaded, after the contract had been drawn into at the lower price.

elliott buckingham

the price has gone up to £14.99 but my 12 copies at £1.75 are still showing as ordered. I actually emailed amazon advising them on the price possibly being wrong and they said I ha been charged the correct amount of £22 for 12 copies

Steve

So you greedily bought 12 at the reduced price and then tried to ruin it for everyone else by advising them if their error? Nice one

Stu

Regarding the Amazon autorip setup, i’d be wary about actually downloading the digital files – as far as I’m aware as soon as you do so you effectively agree to buy the album and if this is a mis-price (very likely) you may end up having to pay the full price at release date.

I may be wrong, but worth checking their t&cs if you’re planning to use the autorip function.

baward

Nah, not for me. I don’t think its one of Princes best and I’d rather buy a record because I like the record rather than because its (possibly) cheap.

James

Wonder if this will be released with the gatefold flap, as per the original issues…

Paul Nolan

14.99 now but still 1.80 in my preorders so hopefully it wont be cancelled

Ben Williams

I love the fact that, as I write this, this reissue is currently #1 on the Amazon music chart! And I’m sure someone will get rather told off when Amazon have to cancel thousands and thousands of these preorders. Hope they don’t charge the people who have now downloaded their autorip of the album..

noyoucmon

(Not to mention that if you know anything about vinyl pressing schedules and how long it takes, there is no way they could have issued anything between his death and now.)

noyoucmon

The new Prince vinyl issues are legitimate and arranged with Prince’s knowledge prior to his death. They are not a morbid cash-in. The ones released thus far say “Copyright NPG Records as Licensed to Warner Bros.”

probablyrustin

While I’d love to grab a copy of this, will need to wait and hear some reviews before committing. It’s so readily available secondhand that unless it’s an amazing pressing, not worth 4-5x the price for a fresh sleeve (IMO).

vinyllover

like most re-issues highly unlikely to sound better than a good original copy.

Rob Puricelli

Au contraire! The “For You” and “Prince” reissues sound excellent. They were pressed from new cuts by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio :-)

vinyllover

better than a minty original ?
haven’t been impressed with gray or hoffmann stuff in the past.

Rob Puricelli

Better? Couldn’t say. But very good, nonetheless.

nick

£14.99 now

Dave Butterfield

Price is 14.99. When you pre order now the £1.75 magically becomes 14.99

stephen

My understanding of retail law is that once money has changed hands the contract is binding. If they try not to honour the price I’m sure they will be acting illegally.

stephen

Thanks Paul, I didn’t know that bit. Fingers crossed they honour the price.

Wolf

If we place an order, it is usually considered as an “offer” by us to the retailer to buy the ordered goods. The actual sales contract will be concluded not before delivery. This is the case also at Amazon: “We only accept your offer, and conclude the contract of sale for a product ordered by you, when we dispatch the product to you and send e-mail or post a message on the Message Centre of the website confirming to you that we’ve dispatched the product to you (the “Dispatch Confirmation”).”
So the retailer could cancel your order before delivery without any consequences.
If you payed in advance, you would get a refund.

Lee Taylor

~$6.57 shipped to the United States. Worth a shot…

Peter Nicholas

Ordered too for £1.75, now to see if Amazon do the decent thing and honour that price.

Auntie Sabrina

There is an interesting article here relating to Prince and copyright law

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6062423/prince-deal-with-warner-bros-new-album-coming

Robert

Although I still have the original bought back in 1985, this was too good to miss. It’s definitely for the re-press and not a second-hand copy btw, plus the mp3 is already in my amazon music library. Thanks Paul :)

tom

Are there any infos available on the deal that Prince struck with WB before his death? Maybe it is all legit and was approved by him.

tom

Are there any infos available on the deal that Prince struck with WB before his death? Maybe it id all legit and was approved by him.

Daveyman19

Same here ordered for grand sum of £1.75 – pretty sure it won’t be honoured but you never know!

Leemer

As an FYI – Amazon honored the Bob Marley The Complete Island Recordings metal box edition at $235. That was much much less than the $650 list price for the Complete Island Recordings metal box edition.

Auntie Sabrina

£17.50 perhaps?

eric slangen

Haha, just ordered but I don’t expect it to be delivered.

Thierry06

Thank you Paul,
I ordered on Amazon.co.uk at £1.75. Let’s see what will happen next..

GRAEME EWAN

“bought” for the £1.75, now lets see if its honoured or not.

Ben Williams

£1.75… Worth a preorder at that price but yeah, almost certainly going to be cancelled by Amazon!

James Dougan

That price is for a second hand copy with a bit of wear and tear as it says in the description.

karl

I’m surprised how fast the record company is cashing in on his death. At least mourn the man’s death for awhile if you respect him. Good grief.

Simon F

Wow! Now that’s what I call a bargain. I bought this back in 1985 when it was first released. Wonderful album on which Prince and the Revolution really capture a funkapsychedelic sound. It caught out some critics who just wanted Purple Rain 2 and could not cope with anything different. And I well remember spending some quite considerable time removing the plastic (not paper) sticker from the outer cellaphane wrapping. But it was worth the effort and looks great on the album sleeve. Buy it, and whilst you’re at it track down the 12″ import of “America” which has a running time of nearly 22 minutes compared to the albums own 3 and a half minute version.

Tom Elliot

Pre-ordered. No doubt you’re right about them not honouring the price but it’s worth a shot!.

Pete C T

£1.75! That’s very kind of Amazon.co.uk. I wonder when they will notice? Pre-order price guarantee.

Denis Healy

Deal of the day on amazon UK? Bagged it at £1.75. Thanks Paul!