The Everlasting Now

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The Everlasting Now

Rainbowchildren album.jpg
from the album The Rainbow Children
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 16 October 2001 - The Rainbow Children album
Album(s): The Rainbow Children

One Nite Alone... Live!

Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

The Everlasting Now is the 13th track on Prince's 24th album The Rainbow Children, his first album after reverting to the name Prince. In 2002, a live version was included as the fourth track on the second disc of Prince's first live album One Nite Alone... Live! (along with Xenophobia, Extraordinary, Avalanche, Family Name, Raspberry Beret, EyeBlue.png Wanna B Ur Lover, Diamonds & Pearls, The Beautiful Ones, Nothing Compares 2 U and How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore from the same show). A short reprise, titled The Everlasting Now (Vamp), was included as the ninth and final track on the accompanying album One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over.

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that basic tracking took place in late 2000 or early 2001 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Horn overdubs were recorded on 8 February 2001, also at Paisley Park Studios (on the same day as horn overdubs on Everywhere and Mellow). The album's narrative ends with the narrator stating "from this day forward 'til times indefinite, those who love Christ are the ones who benefit. All the players' ice melted into one platinum chain and in a downward spiral it dripped down the drain."


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 2000 - early 2001 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
8 February 2001 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Horn overdubs
Recording Personnel

Studio version


One Nite Alone... Live! version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Everlasting Now 8:18 The Rainbow Children Studio
The Everlasting Now 7:40 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 30 April 2002, Portland Center for the Performing Arts - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR, USA
The Everlasting Now (Vamp) 1:49 One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over Live 20 April 2002 (a.m.): The Highlands Hollywood, Hollywood, CA, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Everlasting Now ?:?? Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas DVD Live 15 December 2002, Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Everlasting Now ?:?? Delayed TV performance broadcast Live 13 December 2002, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, NBC Studio 3, Burbank, CA, USA


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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