Release date: August 1992
Now Is the Time is the second album by Alanis Morissette, released only in Canada in August 1992 by MCA Records Canada. Morissette recorded the album with Leslie Howe, who produced her debut album Alanis (1991).
Speaking of Alanis and Now Is the Time, Morissette said "...I'm not scared people might hear these records. I never did Playboy centrefolds. There's nothing I regret. Maybe people will just understand that my lyrics are from different experiences if they hear those records. It validates Jagged Little Pill ... There was an element of me not being who I really was at the time and now I'm more experienced with my life. It was because I wasn't prepared to open up that way. The focus for me then was entertaining people and getting my feet wet in the business, it was about being young & having fun as opposed to sharing any revelations I had at the time. I had them, but I wasn't prepared or comfortable with sharing them."
She considered including material from her first two albums (Alanis, Now Is The Time) on her 2005 compilation The Collection, but she was talked out of it and decided against it citing the genres dance/pop wouldn't match other material from her current discography, explaining "it was right around when I was 19 and Jagged Little Pill where I first felt writing was a channelled experience. That has a lot to do with where I was then, with having met Glen Ballard, with my moving from Canada and moving away from any preconceived notions of how songs 'should' be written. It was the beginning of a new way to approach songwriting altogether."