In the spring of 2020, The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, reissued several titles from Prince's intriguing and fertile period of 2001 and 2002, including The Rainbow Children and an anthology of One Nite Alone... releases titled Up All Nite with Prince.
Up All Nite with Prince includes the studio album One Nite Alone..., plus Prince's first live concert albums One Nite Alone... Live! and One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over! and the long out-of-print bonus DVD Prince Live at The Aladdin Las Vegas.
Prince's 25th studio album, One Nite Alone..., was initially released on May 14, 2002, by NPG Records. It features the artist singing and accompanying himself on piano, making only occasional use of other instruments. The album includes favorites like "U're Gonna C Me" and a cover of "A Case Of U," written by one of Prince's biggest musical influences, Joni Mitchell. One Nite Alone... was initially released as a gift to members of the NPG Music Club. While One Nite Alone... was never sold in stores, it became a highly desirable release. For the reissue, One Nite Alone... was released as a single LP pressed on purple vinyl and included in the Up All Nite with Prince set.
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 2 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"). One Nite Alone... Live! was reissued as 4LPs pressed on purple vinyl and included in the box set Up All Nite with Prince.
One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over! was also made available for the first time as a 2LP set, pressed on purple vinyl, and included in the set. One Nite Alone… The Aftershow includes highlights from three of Prince's epic late-night aftershow performances, and features guest appearances by George Clinton and Musiq Soulchild. The Up All Nite with Prince box set was completed with the inclusion of the 2002 concert DVD Prince Live at The Aladdin Las Vegas, offering an amazing document of the musical breadth of early 21st century Prince.