Now is the Time - Alanis Morissette Archives


Now is the Time is the second studio album by Alanis Morissette, exclusively released in Canada on August 1, 1992 by MCA Records Canada. The album, which fulfilled her contractual obligations with the record label, was recorded with producer Leslie Howe, serving the same role he did in 1991’s Alanis.

As with its predecessor, four singles were released from the album – An Emotion Away on November 25, 1992; No Apologies on February 3, 1993; Real World on May 31, 1993; and (Change Is) Never a Waste of Time on September 21, 1993. Though it was certified Gold in Canada for shipping 50,000 copies, the album sold significantly less than expected, and is her lowest selling album overall.

Quick Facts

Release date: August 1, 1992
Recorded: Spring 1992 at Distortion Studios in Ottawa, Ontario
Genre: Teen pop, dance
Length: 42:28
Label: MCA Records Canada, Hot Mustard Records
Producer: Leslie Howe

Track Listing

All songs are written by Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe and Serge Côté.

01. Real World – 4:57
02. An Emotion Away – 4:14
03. Rain – 3:52
04. The Time of Your Life – 4:45
05. No Apologies – 5:02
06. Can’t Deny – 3:55
07. When We Meet Again – 4:10
08. Give What You Got – 4:56
09. (Change Is) Never a Waste of Time – 4:40
10. Big Bad Love – 4:14