The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings present the first round of physical titles to be issued in 2020 in the ongoing definitive Prince catalog reissue project. These titles come from the incredibly intriguing and fertile period of 2001 and 2002. The new batch includes two very different studio albums released just six months apart – 2001's The Rainbow Children and 2002's One Nite Alone... – plus Prince's first official live albums from the tour that occurred in between those two releases. One Nite Alone..., the colored 4LP-set One Nite Alone...Live! and the double LP One Nite Alone: The Aftershow...It Ain't Over! will each get their first-ever vinyl release while sought-after title The Rainbow Children will also be available on the format once again.
Between the release of The Rainbow Children and One Nite Alone..., Prince embarked on his One Nite Alone... Tour, which countered the solo intimacy of his album with an electrifying series of live concerts showcasing the full talents of Prince's ever-expanding New Power Generation band, featuring backing musicians Sheila E., Maceo Parker, Eric Leeds, Candy Dulfer, Greg Boyer, Renato Neto, John Blackwell, and Rhonda Smith. Comprised of transcendent highlights from nine different shows in March and April 2002, One Nite Alone... Live! was the first official live album of Prince's career, and clocks in at more than two hours. The 27 tracks include selections from The Rainbow Children ("Muse 2 The Pharaoh," "1+1+1 Is 3") as well as journeys through Prince's extensive back catalog, played with the full NPG as well as several solo piano excursions ("When U Were Mine," "Raspberry Beret," "Adore," "The Beautiful Ones," "Nothing Compares 2 U").