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One Nite Alone…

NPG Records

Eye know it’s better if we make it up as we go…

Following in the same vein as his previous release The Truth, an acoustic album, One Nite Alone… is an album features Prince solo on a piano and his vocals. Prince initially released the album to subscribers of npgmusicclub.com and later with the boxset One Nite Alone… Live! – also only in the copies shipped directly to members.

One Nite Alone… is Prince’s first album to contain new material, it did not receive a full commercial release and was therefore ineligible to chart. One Nite Alone… was recorded at Paisley Park during the spring of 2001, the same sessions for The Rainbow Children, and includes his cover of Joni Mitchell’s A Case Of You. A reworked and rerecorded version of U’re Gonna C Me was released in 2009 on the album MPLSound.

The album was reissued on 29 May 2020 by Sony Legacy, as part of the Up All Nite With Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection.

Photography by Afshin Shahidi


All Instruments
John Blackwell


NPG Records
NPG Records
Steve Parke and Jeremy Gavin
18 years, 11 months ago on 14 May 2002
29 May 2020 as Up All Nite With Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection
Running Time
US Chart Peak
Not charted
UK Chart Peak
Not charted
Prince Album
Orig. Format


  1. One Nite Alone... (3:35)
  2. U're Gonna C Me (5:16)
  3. Here On Earth (3:22)
  4. A Case Of U (3:39) 1
  5. Have A ♥ (2:03)
  6. Objects In The Mirror (3:26)
  7. Avalanche (4:24)
  8. Pearls B4 The Swine (3:00)
  9. Young & Beautiful (2:44)
  10. Arboretum (2:16)

1 Written by Joni Mitchell.

Singles from One Nite Alone…

One Nite Alone… produced no singles.

Supporting tour

One Nite Alone… Tour

One Nite Alone… Tour


One Nite Alone… – review

In 1998 Prince treated us to an acoustic set with The Truth, and in that vein come 2002 he followed up with a piano showpiece One Nite Alone… It is perfectly inoffensive and can easily played to your mother quite without the need of editing those hazardous swear words of pre Millennium music. There are many good tracks to be had with One Nite Alone… such as the title track, Here On Earth A Case Of U (a cover of Joni Mitchell), Avalanche and Young And Beautiful. Pearls B4 The Swine has real catch to it even though you think you have heard it before (Little House On The Prairie). But One Nite Alone… will not live in your stereo. It is the bride’s maid not the bride and will take fleeting stints, which will be good, only as stints. For this album you need to be in the right frame of mind to let it in. So on some levels it works perfectly. As with The Truth Prince never fails to under produce his work and there are nice swathes of rhythm worked into the melody. A ‘rare album’ listening experience, that really should not remain rare.

One Nite Alone…

Related releases

One Nite Alone… Live!
Up All Nite With Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection

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