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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.


All Instruments
John Blackwell


NPG Records
NPG Records
Cover Art/Photo
Steven Parke and Jeremy Gavin
17 years ago, 14 May 2002
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Track list

  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. Nice for a ‘rare album’ listening session but it will remain rare for that reason. Pedestrian Prince.

One Nite Alone…

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