"An Emotion Away"
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Single by Alanis
from the album Now Is the Time
Released 1992
Format Cassette single, CD single, 5" CD promo single
Recorded Distortion Studios, Ottawa
Genre Pop/Dance
Length 4:14
Label MCA
Writer(s) Alanis, Leslie Howe, Serge Côté
Producer Leslie Howe
Alanis singles chronology

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"An Emotion Away"
"No Apologies"

"An Emotion Away" is a pop-dance song co-written by Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe and Serge Côté, and produced by Howe for Morissette's second album Now Is the Time (1992). Its protagonist tells someone who "completely took [her] heart by surprise" that "love is just an emotion away". It was released as the album's first single in 1992 (see 1992 in music) and reached number twenty-four on the Canadian singles chart. "An Emotion Away" was the most successful single from Now Is the Time, which sold moderately, and its video was filmed in Rome, Italy.[1] Leslie Howe engineered and mixed the song. The B-side on the cassette single was "When We Meet Again", another track from Now Is the Time.

The song, along with "Too Hot" and "Feel Your Love" (from Morissette's 1991 debut album Alanis), was used on the soundtrack of the 1993 film Just One of the Girls, in which Morissette appeared.


  1. "Alanis Morissette - Biography". The Canadian Pop Encyclopedia. Retrieved August 21, 2006.



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