Album: Indigo Nights

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Indigo Nights

21 Nights book cover with Indigo Nights CD

Album details

Released: 30 September 2008
Length: 76:51
Label(s): NPG Records
Studio(s): Recorded live at 3121 at The IndigO2, London, England

Charts, Certifications & Awards

The charts listed below relate to 21 Nights book, which contains the Indigo Nights CD.

Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction 2008 9  ?
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

21 Nights In London: The Earth Tour residency 21 Nights
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Indigo Nights is the fourth live album by Prince. It is available for purchase only with the 21 Nights book, released worldwide in September 2008 (on the same day as Bria Valente’s debut single Another Boy), and the album does not contain its own packaging or cover art.

The CD is a document of Prince’s aftershow concerts and includes tracks from two aftershows, 17 September 2007 (am) and 22 September 2007 (am).

The album did not produce any singles, and was not eligible for album charts, although the book reached number 9 on the US New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction list, most likely due to the inclusion of the album.

Unlike previous live albums, Indigo Nights contains a number of cover versions and interpolations of other artists music. Rock Steady, Whole Lotta Love, Misty Blue and Baby Love are cover versions, while Beggin’ Woman Blues is essentially a medley of the track Beggin’ Woman, by Cousin Joe (from the 1947 single Beggin’ Woman) with Three Handed Woman, by Louis Jordan& His Tympany Five (from the 1950 single Three Handed Woman), with some additional lyrics by Prince.

3121 also contains brief horn renditions of The Entertainer (Scott Joplin’s 1902 composition), Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin’s 1911 composition), Music! Music! Music! (by Bernie Baum and Stephan Weiss, from Teresa Brewer’s 1949 single Music! Music! Music!), and Prince’s own D.M.S.R. (from 1999).

On 10 April 2009, the website opened, announcing Prince Opus, a revised, high-end version of the 21 Nights book, including a customized Prince iPod pre-loaded with the Album: Indigo Nights album and a 40-minute documentary video. A release date was not available, and it is not certain if the product was released or not.

Track listing

The compact disc version is the original issue.

  1. 3121 (7:44)1
  2. Girls & Boys (4:05)
  3. The Song Of The Heart (1:39)
  4. Delirious (2:01)
  5. Just Like U (Monologue) (2:49)
  6. Satisfied (6:19)
  7. Beggin’ Woman Blues (6:43)2
  8. Rock Steady (6:37)3
  9. Whole Lotta Love (4:42)4
  10. Alphabet St. (6:09)
  11. Indigo Nights (3:41)
  12. Misty Blue (4:25)5
  13. Baby Love (3:54)6
  14. The One (9:08)7
  15. All The Critics Love U In London (7:05)

All songs written by Prince except where indicated.

1 contains renditions of The Entertainer (Scott Joplin), Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin), Music! Music! Music! (Bernie Baum and Stephan Weiss) and D.M.S.R. (Prince)
2 Written by Prince, Pleasant Joseph (erroneously credited to "Joseph Pleasant"), Ben Raleigh, Hilda Taylor. Contains interpolations of Beggin’ Woman and Three Handed Woman
3 Written by Aretha Franklin. Contains uncredited rendition of Whole Lotta Love (John Baldwin, John Bonham, James Patrick Page, Robert A. Plant and Willie Dixon)
4 Written by John Baldwin, John Bonham, James Patrick Page, Robert A. Plant and Willie Dixon
5 Written by Bob Montgomery
6 Written by B.B. Borden, Martin Keck, Joyce Kennedy, Gary Moore, Glenn Murdock, Jerry "Wizzard" Seay (credited only to Jerry Seay)
7 Contains uncredited instrumentation from The Question Of U


  • Prince - Producer, arranger and engineer
  • Other credits given relate to 21 Nights book only.

  • none

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

USA CD 82382 WWW.COPYCATSMEDIA.COM 2193-CD-2410 08-151-17 with 21 Nights (Atria Edition) book. center center center center
United Kingdom CD 82382 WWW.COPYCATSMEDIA.COM 2193-CD-2410 08-189-19 with 21 Nights (Simon & Schuster) book. center center center center

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

USA Digital n/a iPod touch pre-load in Opus Boxset deluxe edition of 21 Nights book. center center center center

Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • A website,, was launched by Simon & Schuster to publicize the book and CD.
  • Prince held various release parties at 77 Beverly Park, Los Angeles, CA, USA. These were mostly for celebrities, but were written about in newspapers and online in conjunction with the book/CD release.
  • An invitation-only release party was held at the Kensington Hotel in London, where Prince stayed during the 21 Nights In London residency. Prince was not present, but the party was widely reported in newspapers and online in conjunction with the book/CD release.

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