One Nite Alone...

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One Nite Alone...
Prince Alone Piano.jpg
Studio album by Prince
Released May 14, 2002
Recorded 2000–2002
Genre Pop, funk, smooth jazz, R&B, acoustic
Length 35:01
Label NPG
Producer Prince
Prince chronology
The Rainbow Children
(2001)The Rainbow Children2001
One Nite Alone...
One Nite Alone... Live!
(2002)One Nite Alone... Live!2002

One Nite Alone... is the twenty-fifth studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on May 14, 2002 by NPG Records. It features him singing and accompanying himself on piano, making only occasional use of other instruments. It includes a cover of the Joni Mitchell classic, "A Case of You", retitled "A Case of U". Mitchell receives special thanks in the liner notes. One song that caused some controversy amongst fans[citation needed] is "Avalanche", which describes Abraham Lincoln as a racist.

One Nite Alone... was given to members of the NPG Music Club, separately and included as a gift with his One Nite Alone...Live box set. It was never sold in stores, but bootlegs are available. Many fans have only heard the album through MP3 file-sharing, and original CD copies are quite rare; in 2015, the album was released through Tidal.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Prince, except #4, written by Joni Mitchell.

  1. "One Nite Alone..." – 3:37
  2. "U're Gonna C Me" – 5:16
  3. "Here on Earth" – 3:23
  4. "A Case of U" – 3:39
  5. "Have a Heart" – 2:04
  6. "Objects in the Mirror" – 3:27
  7. "Avalanche" – 4:24
  8. "Pearls B4 the Swine" – 3:01
  9. "Young and Beautiful" – 2:44
  10. "Arboretum" (instrumental) – 3:26


  • Prince – all vocals and instruments except where noted
  • John Blackwell – drums on tracks 3 and 4
  • Ambient singing – Prince's doves, Divinity and Majesty[2]
  • Scottie BaldwinOne Nite Alone...Live!


  • "One Nite Alone", "U're Gonna C Me", "Here on Earth", "A Case of U", and "Pearls B4 the Swine" were initially released through the NPG Music Club in 2001
  • "U're Gonna C Me" was re-recorded with new instrumentation for MPLSound.
  • "A Case of U" is dedicated to the memory of John L. Nelson, Prince's father.