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America

Atwiad.jpg
from the album
Around The World In A Day
America single.jpg
single art for America
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 22 April 1985 - Around The World In A Day
Album(s): Around The World In A Day
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

America is the sixth track on Prince's eighth album Around The World In A Day, the second album to be credited to Prince and the Revolution, and five and a half month's after the album's release, America was released as the album's fourth and final single (released worldwide, except in the UK).

Basic tracking took place on 23 July 1984 at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The full version was only released on the 12" single; the track as played was even longer, but the tape ran out while recording, so the 12" version was faded out.

On 12 June 2012, a 19:00 rehearsal version of Days Of Wild containing interpolations of Ain't Nobody, Get Wild, America and Wild And Loose by Prince and the New Power Generation was streamed on Cassandra O'Neal Facebook page and Shelby J. Soundcloud page.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
23 July 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
America 3:40 Around The World In A Day

America single
His Majesty's Pop Life promo

Studio
America 21:46 America Extended Version Original version before editing for album version
America 21:31 Black Archive: Minneapolis Funk compilation Edit of Extended Version Fade-out 15 seconds before end of extended version listed above
America 2:49 NPG Ahdio Show # 3 (not available as a separate mp3) Live 23 May 1986, Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
America 9:56 Promotional release only

NPG Music Club streaming video

Live promo video 27 October 1985, Théâtre de Verdure, Nice, France; see America video for more details
America 4:50 Promotional release only Live promo video edit Edit of promo video above; 27 October 1985, Théâtre de Verdure, Nice, France; see America video for more details
America 1:30 Interactive CD-ROM Live promo video edit 27 October 1985, Théâtre de Verdure, Nice, France. Edit of America video above
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
America 2:08 Live radio broadcast Live 07 September 1993 (mat.), Simon Bates Show, BBC Broadcasting House, London, England; part of medley containing 1999 / Baby I'm A Star / America / D.M.S.R. / Pope / It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Days Of Wild And Loose 19:00 Prince And The NPG Rehearsal Contains an interpolation of America
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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