Up All Nite with Prince features early 2000s memories from Common, Prince’s band, and fans
The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, are pleased to announce the release of a new podcast miniseries titled Up All Nite with Prince, produced with 89.3 The Current. These episodes, which mark the next chapter in The Prince Estate’s ongoing Official Prince Podcast feed, were created by the same team that crafted the Webby Award-nominated podcast Prince: The Story of 1999. The first episode of the new miniseries is available now.
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Hosted by The Current’s Andrea Swensson, an author and historian of Minnesota music, this two-episode special explores Prince’s prolific and reflective period of 2001 and 2002, when he launched his trailblazing NPG Music Club and released The Rainbow Children, One Nite Alone…, and a collection of live recordings from the One Nite Alone… Tour.
The podcast coincides with the reissue of Prince’s early 2000s material, including the new expanded 4CD+DVD anthology Up All Nite with Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection plus the vinyl reissues for The Rainbow Children, One Nite Alone… , the 4 LP set One Nite Alone…Live! and the double LP One Nite Alone: The Aftershow…It Ain’t Over!, All are out now. The physical reissues can be purchased here. and can be streamed via all DSPs here.
The turn of the millennium was an intriguing era of Prince’s career. For casual fans who weren’t subscribed to his NPG Music Club, it’s also one of the most misunderstood. This was a time when Prince was existing away from the glare of the mainstream spotlight, connecting directly with his fans online and in intimate theater concerts on his One Nite Alone… Tour. It gave him the room to spread out, think deeply about his work, and find a more authentic creative path.
“He was provoking the audience and his fans to be open minded, to listen to different music,” Prince’s keyboardist Renato Neto says in the podcast Up All Nite with Prince, while his longtime live engineer Scottie Baldwin remarks, “He was just brewing onstage. The composition was free. He was free.”
It was also an era when Prince began hosting his annual Celebration events at Paisley Park and inviting up-and-coming artists to perform—including Oscar and Grammy award winning artist Common. “Performing at Paisley Park was my first experience of really getting to be around Prince, and that’s something that I value as one of my greatest life moments,” Common shares in the first episode of Up All Nite with Prince.
To subscribe, search for Up All Nite with Princeon Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or your preferred podcasting platform.
May 29 — Episode 1: The Atrium
June 3 — Episode 2: It Ain’t Over!
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About Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world’s foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most significant musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Across a variety of platforms, the label has revolutionized the catalog market, offering contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, rap/hip-hop, world music, classical, comedy and more.