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from the album One Nite Alone... Live!
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: May 2002 - One Nite Alone... Live EP (promotional release only)

24 November 2002 - One Nite Alone... Live! album (commercial release)

Album(s): One Nite Alone... Live!
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Xenophobia was released in a live recording as the third track on Prince’s first live album One Nite Alone... Live! (along with Extraordinary, Avalanche, Family Name, Raspberry Beret, The Everlasting Now, 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), and the first "new" song to receive the artist credit Prince and the New Power Generation since 1993. It is the only track on the album not to have been released previously as a studio track, although brief samples of the studio version were streamed on the NPG Music Club website in 2001. An alternate live version had also been included six months earlier on the promotional single One Nite Alone... Live EP, which was sent to radio stations in the USA to support the One Nite Alone... Tour.

Specific recording dates are not known, but basic tracking took place in autumn, 2001 (most likely at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota), with saxophone overdubs by Candy Dulfer in early December 2001. The leadline of Xenophobia is not too far removed from Overnight, Every Night. The song was included as the first track on the album Xenophobia before the title track was removed and the album renamed Xpectation. The released live version includes Prince reciting a line from Silicon, but this is not included in the studio version, which is fully instrumental.

The title was used in June 2002 for the name of Prince’s third week-long Paisley Park Studios "celebration", Xenophobia Celebration, at which he played a live show each day.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Autumn 2001 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Early December 2001 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs by Candy Dulfer
Recording Personnel

Released live version

Unreleased studio version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Xenophobia 11:23 One Nite Alone... Live EP promo Live 11 March 2002, Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Xenophobia 12:39 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 30 April 2002, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR, USA
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Xenophobia NPG Music Club stream Studio clips clips of unreleased full studio track
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Xenophobia Studio Studio recording prior to saxophone overdubs
Xenophobia Studio Final studio recording after saxophone overdubs
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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