Time Waits for No One

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For the Rolling Stones song, see Time Waits for No One (song). For the Rolling Stones album, see Time Waits for No One: Anthology 1971–1977.
Time Waits for No One
Studio album by Mavis Staples
Released May 24, 1989
Recorded 1988-1989
Length 39:11
Label Paisley Park
Producer Prince
Al Bell, Homer Banks, Lester Snell on "20th Century Express" & "The Old Songs"
Mavis Staples chronology
Mavis Staples (1984) Time Waits For No One
The Voice
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Time Waits for No One is the seventh album by American soul singer Mavis Staples. The album was her first on Prince's Paisley Park Records label and was released on May 24, 1989.[1] The album includes six Prince-penned songs and two songs written by Homer Banks and Lester Snell. Shortly after this album, she continued her collaboration with Prince. In September 1989, she recorded the song "Melody Cool" which would appear in the 1990 movie Graffiti Bridge, as well as on its soundtrack, and on her 1993 follow-up album The Voice.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Prince; except where indicated

  1. "Interesting" - 4:26
  2. "20th Century Express" (Homer Banks, Lester Snell)- 3:52
  3. "Come Home" - 5:21
  4. "Jaguar" - 5:31
  5. "Train" - 4:25
  6. "The Old Songs" (Homer Banks, Lester Snell)- 4:51
  7. "I Guess I'm Crazy" - 4:12
  8. "Time Waits for No One" (Prince, Mavis Staples) - 5:51


  • Mavis Staples - vocals
  • Prince - background vocals
  • Sheila E. - drums, percussion, co-lead vocals on "Time Waits for No One"
  • Lester Snell - keyboards
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone
  • Atlanta Bliss - trumpet
  • Miko Weaver - guitar on "Interesting"
  • Boni Boyer, Dr. Fink - keyboards on "Interesting"
  • Levi Seacer - bass on "Interesting"
  • Ray Griffin - bass on "20th Century Express"
  • Michael Toles - guitar on "The Old Songs"
  • Lawrence Harper - drums on "The Old Songs"