Album: C-Note

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C-Note download page derived artwork

(official artwork not provided until its appearance on Tidal in 2015)

Album details

Released: 29 March 2004 (NPG Music Club download)

3 December 2015 (Tidal download reissue)

Length: 34:03
Label(s): NPG Records
Studio(s): Falconer Salen, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark; Nagoya ICC: Century Hall, Nagoya, Japan; Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan; Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan

Charts, Certifications & Awards

This record was not released on the commercial market and therefore not eligible for the charts
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released

  • None.

See also

One Nite Alone... Tour NPG Music Club
C-Note is the third live album released by Prince from the One Nite Alone... Tour. This album contains recordings from the soundchecks prior to the show (open to NPG Music Club members), and is the third compilation album of NPG Music Club downloads (covering tracks released in early 2003); the album was released on the same day as The Chocolate Invasion and The Slaughterhouse, two other compilation albums.

In 2015, the album was re-released on the Tidal music service, initially only to stream before a download store was opened three months later, offering the album in mp3 and flac files.

This could be considered an EP rather than an album, but is longer than some early full-length albums, and so is included here as an album.

No singles were released from the album (although all of the five tracks had been available as individual downloads previously). The album was not eligible for the charts, as it was available only through the NPG Music Club.

Copenhagen and Empty Room were recorded on 25 October 2002 at the Falconer Salen, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark. Tokyo was recorded on 18 November 2002 at the Nippon Budokan (日本武道館), Tokyo, Japan. Osaka was recorded on 28 November 2002 at the Osaka-Jo Hall (大阪城ホール), Osaka, Japan.

Nagoya was recorded on 29 November 2002 at the Nagoya ICC: Century Hall (名古屋国際会議場 センチュリーホール), Nagoya, Japan. Other than Empty Room, the tracks are instrumental (other than a spoken refrain of "Tokyo" during Tokyo; Prince had performed other such instrumentals in other cities on the One Nite Alone... Tour, which may also have been named after their venue cities (perhaps only if they had been released).

In late 2003, the album was planned for inclusion as part of the The Chocolate Invasion 7 CD set, which was put on hold indefinitely in late 2003, officially due to a manufacturing problem.

Although the album does not contain an official artist credit, it is credited here as Prince and the New Power Generation, as the individual tracks were credited as such and other live releases from the tour were labeled as such. As a result, this album is the fifth and final album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation.

The audio was recorded directly from the mix console of Prince’s long time sound engineer, Scottie Baldwin.

Track listing
CD Digital

This albums hasn’t been released on CD format.

The digital version (.wma) is the original issue. Most tracks were made available individually in 2002/2003 through the NPG Music Club in mp3 format, however.
A digital lossless version was made available trough Tidal in September 2015.

  1. Copenhagen (10:07)
  2. Nagoya (8:53)
  3. Osaka (5:53)
  4. Tokyo (5:09)
  5. Empty Room (4:01)

All songs assumed to be written by Prince (no writing credits officially given).


  • Prince - producer and arranger (no production credits officially given)

Scottie Baldwin - audio engineer (uncredited)

  • none.

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

  • The title C-Note is an acronym of the track titles' names. It is unclear if this was always intended as such, as the "C-Note" title was attributed to this collection of tracks in 2003 by fans, before it was officially collected and made available as a full download album in 2004.
  • The titles of the instrumental tracks on C-Note come from the cities in which the tracks were recorded. Several other instrumentals were played at soundchecks on the tour - it is unknown whether these were given the names of the cities in which they were recorded also (and even whether the tracks released here were given their titles at the time or at a later date).
  • The version of Copenhagen originally released on 29 October 2002, was longer (13:37), and contained a portion of Miles Davis' track Jean-Pierre in the opening section. This was later edited out (perhaps to avoid copyright issues), and a new 10:07 version was released a few days later that was re-released at the same time as the other individual downloads, on 3 January 2003 - it was this later version that was included on C-Note.

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