Mr. Goodnight

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Mr. Goodnight

Planetearth album.jpg
from the album Planet Earth
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 15 July 2007 - Planet Earth album
Album(s): Planet Earth
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • 2011, 2012 (during sampler set) , 2013 (clip only during sampler set) , 2014 (clip only during sampler set)

Mr. Goodnight is the sixth track from Prince’s 32nd album Planet Earth, and, three weeks after the album’s initial release (with the Mail on Sunday newspaper in the UK and Ireland), it was included as the b-side of the promotional single Chelsea Rodgers, available only in the USA.

While specific recording dates are not known, it is likely that basic tracking took place in Spring 2007, most likely at 3121 at The Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada (although possibly at either Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota or Circle House in Miami, Florida). The song’s lyrics refer to listening to the track Somewhere Here On Earth, which is believed to have been recorded in March 2007, suggesting that Mr. Goodnight was recorded between March and June 2007.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring 2007 3121 at The Rio,
Las Vegas, NV, USA (assumed)
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Mr. Hayes - drum programming, keyboards
  • Shelby J. - background vocals
  • Bria Valente - vocals (unconfirmed)
  • Other recording personnel not known.

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Mr. Goodnight 4:29 Planet Earth

Chelsea Rodgers promo


Additional Information

See also Trivia

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