Time Waits For No One

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Time Waits For No One

Timewaitsfornoone album.jpg
from the album Time Waits For No One
Timewaitsfornoone single.jpg
single art for Time Waits For No One
Song details
Performer: Mavis Staples
First Released: 24 May 1989 - Time Waits For No One album
Album(s): Time Waits For No One
Writer(s): Mavis Staples and Prince
Producer(s): Prince; Mavis Staples, Al Bell, Homer Banks and Lester Snell (lead vocal producers)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Time Waits For No One is the eighth and final track on Mavis Staples' first Paisley Park Records album Time Waits For No One, and, in 1989, Time Waits For No One was released as the album's second single.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in the final week of June 1988, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions where he revised Come Home, I Guess I'm Crazy and Train). The song was then sent (along with Come Home, I Guess I'm Crazy and Train) to Mavis Staples in Memphis, TN, USA, where she recorded lead vocal overdubs with producers Al Bell, Homer Banks and Lester Snell at Ardent Studios. Writing credit is shared with Staples as the song is based on a demo she had brought to Prince.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
27 June 1988 Paisley Park Studios (Studio A),
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Summer 1988 (assumed) Ardent Studios,
Memphis, TN, USA
Vocal overdubs by Mavis Staples
Recording Personnel

Released version

  • Mavis Staples - vocals
  • Prince - background vocals and all instruments, except where noted
  • Sheila E. - drums and background vocals (credited for "co-lead vocals")
  • Boni Boyer - background vocals


Unreleased early version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Sheila E. - drums and background vocals
  • Boni Boyer - background vocals


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Time Waits For No One 6:12 Time Waits For No One Studio
Time Waits For No One (Edit) 4:18 Time Waits For No One single

Melody Cool single

Edit
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Time Waits For No One 4:38 Promotional release only Promo video See Time Waits For No One video for more details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Time Waits For No One Studio Mavis Staples' original demo (no Prince input)
Time Waits For No One Studio Prince version, recorded late June 1988
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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