I Wish U Heaven

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I Wish U Heaven

Lovesexy.jpg
from the album Lovesexy
Iwishuheaven single.jpg
single art for I Wish U Heaven
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 10 May 1988 - Lovesexy album
Album(s): Lovesexy
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

I Wish U Heaven is the eighth song on Prince's tenth album Lovesexy, and, four and a half months after the album's release, I Wish U Heaven was released as the album's third and final single. It was not included on the The B-Sides compilation, but was instead included as a b-side on the European single Peach. The extended version, titled I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3), uses lyrics from Housequake in its first section and Take This Beat, recorded a few months earlier, in its final section.

Basic tracking took place in on 31 January 1988 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (two days after recording Lovesexy), and was the final track recorded for the album. Recording and remixing dates for I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3) are not known, but this likely took place in Spring or early Summer, 1988, at Paisley Park Studios, shortly before leaving on the Lovesexy Tour.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
31 January 1988 Paisley Park Studios - Studio B,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Spring - early Summer, 1988 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording and remixing creating I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3)
Recording Personnel

Album version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3)

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Sheila E. - percussion and background vocals (uncredited)
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone (uncredited)


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
I Wish U Heaven 2:43 Lovesexy

I Wish U Heaven single
Peach single

Studio
I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3) 10:13 I Wish U Heaven single Remix Extended version remix, incorporating Take This Beat lyrics
I Wish U Heaven (Radio Edit of Remix) 4:25 I Wish U Heaven promo Remix edit
I Wish U Heaven (Single Edit of Remix) 5:45 I Wish U Heaven promo Remix edit
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
I Wish U Heaven 2:46 Promotional release only Promo video See I Wish U Heaven for details
I Wish U Heaven 7:35 Lovesexy Live 1 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany; includes Part 3 (a.k.a. Take This Beat)
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Eye Wish U Heaven (Part 2 & 3) 7:30 3121.com Jam of the Week stream Remix edit
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
I Wish U Heaven Studio Original recording featuring guitar instead of synths
I Wish U Heaven Promo video Unreleased alternate version of promo video, with slight changes
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Screengrab of 3121.com "Jam Of The Week" stream of Eye Wish U Heaven (Part 2 & 3):
Eyewishuheaven screengrab.png

References
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