Album: Time Waits For No One

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Time Waits For No One

Time Waits For No One (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 24 May 1989
Length: 39:11
Label(s): Paisley Park Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This album has not charted in the USA
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Of the singles released from this album, only the one with a Prince contribution is listed below:

Jaguar
b/w Land Of Ecstasy
Jaguar single.jpg
Time Waits For No One
b/w Jaguar (Radio Edit)
Timewaitsfornoone single.jpg

See also


    
Time Waits For No One is the seventh solo studio album by American R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples (her first on Paisley Park Records), and her first to include input by Prince.

Six of the album's eight songs are written, produced and largely performed by Prince, and he is listed as the executive producer of the whole album (although he is not believed to have had any input on the two tracks not written by him).

First steps Prince (through manager Bob Cavallo) approached Mavis Staples about recording an album in Autumn 1987 after seeing her perform as part of The Staple Singers in August 1987 at The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA. The group had been unsigned for 13 years, and Mavis Staples soon signed with Paisley Park Records.


Recording process

Work on the album began in February 1988, when Prince recorded Interesting.

He sent the track, along with Jaguar (a vault track recorded in January 1987, originally intended for Sheena Easton), to Mavis Staples in Memphis, TN, USA, where she recorded lead vocals on both tracks using producers Al Bell, Homer Banks and Lester Snell at Ardent Studios.

In late June 1988, shortly before leaving for the European opening of the Lovesexy Tour, Prince recorded Time Waits For No One for the album, and revised Come Home (initially recorded January 1987), I Guess I'm Crazy (initially recorded October 1987) and Train (initially recorded July 1986), and all four songs were sent to Mavis Staples for lead vocal overdubs.

Prince and Mavis Staples did not work together in the studio on this album, therefore, although they did work together in late July 1988, in Olympic Studio, London, England, on God Is Alive, which was not considered for the album, as well as on later projects following the release of this album.


Promotion

The album produced three singles, 20th Century Express, Jaguar and Time Waits For No One, but failed to chart.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is the original issue.
Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. Interesting (4:28) 1
  2. 20th Century Express
  3. Come Home (5:29) 1
  4. Jaguar (5:29) 1
  5. Train (4:27) 1
  6. The Old Songs
  7. I Guess I'm Crazy (4:10) 1
  8. Time Waits For No One (6:12) 2
  • Side 1:
  1. Interesting (4:28) 1
  2. 20th Century Express
  3. Come Home (5:29) 1
  4. Jaguar (5:29) 1
  • Side 2:
  1. Train (4:27) 1
  2. The Old Songs
  3. I Guess I'm Crazy (4:10) 1
  4. Time Waits For No One (6:12) 2


1 Written by Prince
2 Written by Prince and Mavis Staples



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
Likeaprayer album.jpg 1989
Like A Prayer
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1989
Be Yourself
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