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Thread started 05/26/19 9:29am

geetee71

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Around The World In A Day: 1985 WB Listening Party - Pictures?

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I have a vague recollection that I've previously seen some pictures from the listening party that WB held for the unveiling of Around The World In A Day album: prince in a hooded cape carrying flowers, also Joni Mitchell?

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It's possible I saw them in one of the picture threads we had here shortly after his passing? However, it's also possible that having read about the event over the years I've just imagined them, or I'm getting confused with the other Prince/Joni Mitchell pictures from the 3121 house parties?

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Can anyone confirm if there are pictures from that event or, even better, if there are some to share them here?

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Thanks in advance!

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Reply #1 posted 05/26/19 5:35pm

laytonian

geetee71 said:

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I have a vague recollection that I've previously seen some pictures from the listening party that WB held for the unveiling of Around The World In A Day album: prince in a hooded cape carrying flowers, also Joni Mitchell?

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It's possible I saw them in one of the picture threads we had here shortly after his passing? However, it's also possible that having read about the event over the years I've just imagined them, or I'm getting confused with the other Prince/Joni Mitchell pictures from the 3121 house parties?

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Can anyone confirm if there are pictures from that event or, even better, if there are some to share them here?

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Thanks in advance!

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Ask Marylou Badeau; she'd obviously have been there.
She's on Facebook and is very responsive.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #2 posted 05/27/19 4:31am

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Be careful with such a question.. before you know it Burt will respond, asking you if it is too difficult for you to use the search function of this site cool
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Reply #3 posted 05/27/19 4:32am

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I'm sure I've seen the photo you're describing, but I can't find it.

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When I Googled "Prince and Joni Mitchel" a few pictures of them together sitting around her house popped up, but not the listening party photo with him in the hooded rob carrying flowers.

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Reply #4 posted 05/27/19 5:51am

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jazzz said:

Be careful with such a question.. before you know it Burt will respond, asking you if it is too difficult for you to use the search function of this site cool

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Haha! It's very possible.

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I did search and found a lot of ATWIAD info but no pictures. If I'm correct in thinking it was in one of the 'Pictures Of Prince' megathreads then a lot of those weren't captioned with text and so won't show up in a regular search, unfortunately.

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Reply #5 posted 05/27/19 6:37am

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I can't find it but I swear I've seen a photo from it. Prince had his purple sequined hoody thing on. Maybe I'm imagining it.

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Reply #6 posted 05/27/19 9:23am

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Mandela effect

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #7 posted 05/27/19 9:59am

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Reply #8 posted 05/27/19 10:48am

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herb4 said:

I can't find it but I swear I've seen a photo from it. Prince had his purple sequined hoody thing on. Maybe I'm imagining it.

Oscars

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Reply #9 posted 05/27/19 12:07pm

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There was a Rolling Stone article about the listening party, and it might have had a photo of Prince from a Purple Rain era time.

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Reply #10 posted 05/27/19 12:33pm

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ufoclub said:

There was a Rolling Stone article about the listening party, and it might have had a photo of Prince from a Purple Rain era time.

No photo in the RS story from 85

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Reply #11 posted 05/27/19 7:43pm

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ATWIAD the mysterious era that should have been bigger.


There are stories told of the listening party

Prince, the Revolution, WB, Susannah, Joni Mitchell, John L Nelson

No pictures ever. YET.

No pictures from the 1985 Masquerade Ball/Birthday show.

No pictures from other events, except for the Rasperry Beret video and the 1985 Nice, France mini concert.

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Reply #12 posted 05/27/19 7:57pm

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geetee71 said:

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I have a vague recollection that I've previously seen some pictures from the listening party that WB held for the unveiling of Around The World In A Day album: prince in a hooded cape carrying flowers, also Joni Mitchell?

.

It's possible I saw them in one of the picture threads we had here shortly after his passing? However, it's also possible that having read about the event over the years I've just imagined them, or I'm getting confused with the other Prince/Joni Mitchell pictures from the 3121 house parties?

.

Can anyone confirm if there are pictures from that event or, even better, if there are some to share them here?

.

Thanks in advance!

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No, that is probably from one of the Award shows.

He didn't wear a hooded cape, but a Family-esque kimono pajama type outfit

https://prince.org/msg/7/415394

Around the World in a Day 4.22.1985 © 1985 Paisley Park


chapter 6 Hangover p74 Possessed

...he now opened himself more to genuine exchange of ideas

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Prince previewed the album for Warner bros.
during a ceremonious listening party
for about 20 company officials
in early February 1985 in Los Angeles.
Joni Mitchell and Prince's father John L. Nelson
were among the special guests present.
Attendees were seated on the floor of a large conference room,
and as the high pitched flute that begins "Around the World in A Day"
lilted from the speakers,
Prince & Lisa walked in holding flowers;
the whole scene was according to one attendee very Haight Ashbury

It was spring 1985 when Prince released Purple Rain’s eagerly anticipated follow-up, Around The World In A Day. With no particular marketing ceremony, the album was trailed as a Personal Statement, a treat for the converted, rather than more manna for the masses — and eventually its sales bore that out. In fact, the distance this new music put between Prince and the expectations of his new global audience could hardly have been greater. Lunacy? Brilliance? Caprice? Probably a bit of all three.

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Prince presented the completed music to Warner Brothers in New York with a ceremonial panache in keeping with the album’s muse. The event was reported in Tiger Beat: ‘Employees scurried to ready the fourth floor conference room and decorate it with purple, lavender and white helium-filled balloons. Then, they covered the floor with flowers . . . Finally a limo appeared and first Prince’s attendants emerged . . . Suddenly, the rear passenger door of the car popped open and Wendy, Prince’s guitarist, garbed in gold silk pajamas and a black robe stepped out on to the kerb. She was followed by John L. Nelson, Prince’s father, who was dressed in grey pajamas and a silk paisley robe. . . Finally, Prince made his grand entrance. Dressed in white pajamas, a purple silk robe and white high-heeled boots. . . Without uttering a word, Prince and Wendy sat on the carpet. Somebody turned on the reel-to-reel and the songs on Prince’s new record began to play.’

'Around the World in a Day' should be out in April

BY MICHAEL GOLDBERG

PRINCE'S SEVENTH ALBUM, Around the World in a Day, should be in record stores before the end of April. The LP, which was recorded both at Price's home studio in Minneapolis and at Hollywood studios, contains nine tracks that, according to the LP's credits, were "produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and the Revolution."

Prince unveiled the record on Thursday, February 21st. Warner Bros. Records executives received a phone call late in the afternoon that day informing them that the label's biggest star would be arriving at their Burbank headquarters in forty-five minutes. Interoffice phones buzzed with the news, and a huge crowd of Warners staffers hurriedly assembled in the front lobby.

At about five p.m., a shiny purple limousine pulled up outside the record company's building. Prince stepped out of the car, along with his father, John L. Nelson; his bodyguards; his managers; and Revolution guitarist Wendy Melvoin. Dressed in a long, purple antique kimono and striped, pajama-type pants, Prince clutched a single pink rose as he entered the building. Obviously pleased and looking quite confident, Prince smiled as the crowd greeted him with tumultuous applause. "I've seen Fleetwood Mac and David Lee Roth and Shaun Cassidy and everyone walk into this building," said one Warner Bros. employee, "but nothing like this."

Prince's entourage trooped past more fans crowded along the stairways and corridors, up to a fourth-floor conference room that had been hastily decorated with hundreds of purple helium balloons and white streamers. About 150 Warners staffers and executives -- including president Lenny Waronker and board chairman Mo Ostin -- were crammed into the room. Except for a few words with Ostin, Prince was silent. He sat on the floor with Wendy and his father, stared at the ground and held on to the rose as tapes of the album played at full volume.

Side one of the album includes the LP's title track, which was written by Prince, his father and David Coleman, who is the brother of Revolution keyboardist Lisa Coleman. The songs uses such unusual as an oud, finger cymbals and a darbuka to create a Middle Eastern feel. "Paisley Park," named after Prince's home studio, is a buoyant rocker reminiscent of the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever." The ballad "Condition of the Heart" is a solo performance by Prince that features a Keith Jarrett-style piano intro and a falsetto vocal, while "Raspberry Beret" is another track that recalls the Beatles' psychedelic period ("She wore a Raspberry beret/The kind u find in a secondhand store/And if it was warm, she wouldn't wear much more"). The final cut on side one is "Tambourine," a heavily rhythmic track with a Bo Diddley beat. It's sung and played by Prince alone.

Side two contains "America," which plays off "America the Beautiful" and has an American Indian feel ("America, America, God shed his grace on thee/America, America, keep the children free"). "Pop Life," another Beatles-influenced number, includes drumming by Sheila E. and a string interlude "composed and conducted by Lisa and Wendy" ("What u putting in your nose/Is that where all your money goes?") "The Ladder" is a gospel-flavored song written by Prince and his father. It features a female chorus that includes Lisa, Wendy and Wendy's sister Susannah Melvoin. The album's epic is "Temptation," an eight-minute-and-twenty-one-second song that Prince has been performing in concert. It begins with Hendrix-style guitar and ends with a weird rap that sounds like a dialogue between Prince and God. Prince says, "I'm talkin' about the kind of temptation that'll make you do things. I'm talkin' about sexual temptation." An electronically altered low voice says, "You have to want it for the right reasons." And Prince responds, "I'm sorry. I'll be good. This time I promise. Love is more important than sex. I understand. I have to go now."

The album's first single, "Paisley Park" (back with a nonalbum song called "She's Always in My Hair"), was to have been released on February 27th, the day after Prince won three Grammys. A few days before the awards ceremony, however, Prince abruptly changed his mind, deciding not to release the single. One source at Warner Bros. said Prince didn't want the song to compete with "We Are the World," the USA for Africa record, which he declined to participate in.

Until late last month, details about the album were closely guarded secrets. At Warner Bros., only a handful of top executives knew about it. Still, rumors began circulating in music-business circles, and at least one advance tape got into the hands of a rival record-company executive.

In the Warner Bros. conference room, every song was greeted with applause, and before the last cut ended, Prince vanished. Said a Warners source, "Everyone sort of stood up and applauded after the record was over, and then he wasn't there anymore."

ROLLING STONE, APRIL 11, 1985


#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

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geetee71 said:

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I have a vague recollection that I've previously seen some pictures from the listening party that WB held for the unveiling of Around The World In A Day album: prince in a hooded cape carrying flowers, also Joni Mitchell?

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It's possible I saw them in one of the picture threads we had here shortly after his passing? However, it's also possible that having read about the event over the years I've just imagined them, or I'm getting confused with the other Prince/Joni Mitchell pictures from the 3121 house parties?

.

Can anyone confirm if there are pictures from that event or, even better, if there are some to share them here?

.

Thanks in advance!

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U mean these?

the 57th Academy Awards, March 25, 1985 in Los Angeles

Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, people standing, tree and outdoor

Image may contain: 7 people, people standing and outdoor

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Reply #14 posted 05/28/19 7:35am

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No, that's not the photo I was thinking of.

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Reply #15 posted 05/28/19 9:26am

PURPLEIZED3121

Christ that's buggin the hell out of me! I swear I saw something on twitter?, looked like a faded picture..unless I ma thinking of the more recent ones?

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Reply #16 posted 05/28/19 4:15pm

jfenster

wasnt there one in rolling stone back then?

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Reply #17 posted 05/28/19 4:22pm

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jfenster said:

wasnt there one in rolling stone back then?

No. Just the write-up.

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Reply #18 posted 05/28/19 5:44pm

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Prince(r.i.p.) was the ONLY artist in WBR history that could get away with giving an impromptu album listening party when & where he wanted it.

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances."prince 1985
"eye don't think about gone just think about the future when eye don't want 2 speak n real time" prince 2004
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Reply #19 posted 05/28/19 6:02pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

Prince(r.i.p.) was the ONLY artist in WBR history that could get away with giving an impromptu album listening party when & where he wanted it.

Go sit down somewhere clown.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #20 posted 05/28/19 6:23pm

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rdhull said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Prince(r.i.p.) was the ONLY artist in WBR history that could get away with giving an impromptu album listening party when & where he wanted it.

Go sit down somewhere clown.

And you're one CLOWN that Prince(r.i.p.) made the BIGGEST mistake inviting inside his 3121 house party. The place was left infested with hypocrisy FOREVER.

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances."prince 1985
"eye don't think about gone just think about the future when eye don't want 2 speak n real time" prince 2004
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Reply #21 posted 05/28/19 6:45pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

Prince(r.i.p.) was the ONLY artist in WBR history that could get away with giving an impromptu album listening party when & where he wanted it.

Kcool's younger sibling? lol

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Reply #22 posted 05/28/19 6:45pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

rdhull said:

Go sit down somewhere clown.

And you're one CLOWN that Prince(r.i.p.) made the BIGGEST mistake inviting inside his 3121 house party. The place was left infested with hypocrisy FOREVER.

Its hard to believe youre a grown ass man.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #23 posted 05/28/19 7:31pm

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Prince Purple Rain

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #24 posted 05/29/19 5:27am

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Prince Purple Rain

As stated previously, this photo is from the Oscars of that year.

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Reply #25 posted 05/29/19 5:27am

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geetee71 said:

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I have a vague recollection that I've previously seen some pictures from the listening party that WB held for the unveiling of Around The World In A Day album: prince in a hooded cape carrying flowers, also Joni Mitchell?

.

It's possible I saw them in one of the picture threads we had here shortly after his passing? However, it's also possible that having read about the event over the years I've just imagined them, or I'm getting confused with the other Prince/Joni Mitchell pictures from the 3121 house parties?

.

Can anyone confirm if there are pictures from that event or, even better, if there are some to share them here?

.

Thanks in advance!

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No photos from this event are circulating to be best of my knowledge, only witness accounts.

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Reply #26 posted 05/29/19 5:33am

jcurley

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Be careful with such a question.. before you know it Burt will respond, asking you if it is too difficult for you to use the search function of this site cool



For sure. He needs to get a life.
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Reply #27 posted 05/29/19 6:47am

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rdhull said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

And you're one CLOWN that Prince(r.i.p.) made the BIGGEST mistake inviting inside his 3121 house party. The place was left infested with hypocrisy FOREVER.

Its hard to believe youre a grown ass man.

I wish this site had a ejector button.

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances."prince 1985
"eye don't think about gone just think about the future when eye don't want 2 speak n real time" prince 2004
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Reply #28 posted 05/29/19 8:04am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

rdhull said:

Its hard to believe youre a grown ass man.

I wish this site had a ejector button.

Ditto but it would have been used on you so long ago that you would never had the chance to press it.

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Reply #29 posted 05/29/19 8:13am

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Prince dressed as you remember -this is the only pgoto/event I know of. If someone connected him dressed similar to the listening party they did so wrongly.

I posted 3 vent descriptions and none have him in a hooded cape.

droppingdishes said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Prince Purple Rain

As stated previously, this photo is from the Oscars of that year.

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