Prince and The Revolution – Raspberry Beret – 12″, Maxi-Single, Warner Brothers, 2016
Limited twelve inch vinyl repressing. “Raspberry Beret” was the first US single from the 1985 album, Around the World in a Day. The sound of the song expanded upon previous Prince arrangements, incorporating stringed instruments (a recurring accompaniment over the years), Middle Eastern finger cymbals, and even a harmonica on the extended version. Although the song was originally recorded in 1982, Prince drastically reworked it with The Revolution to give it more of an international sound. Features an extended mix of “Raspberry Beret” plus “She’s Always In My Hair” (Extended).