Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart

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Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart

Come2myhouse album.jpg
from the album Come 2 My House
Song details
Performer: Stacy Francis; Chaka Khan
First Released: 29 September 1998 - Come 2 My House album
Album(s): Come 2 My House
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Chaka Khan and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart is the seventh track on Chaka Khan's tenth solo studio album Come 2 My House. The song was written by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png), and produced by Chaka Khan and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place between April-May 1995, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The track includes Chanté Moore on background vocals (indicating that it may have been recorded in the same set of sessions as La, La, La MeansEyeBlue.png Love U, on which she also appears). In June 1995, Prince offered the song (along with Over The Rainbow) to Stacy Francis (formerly a member of the American girl-band Ex Girlfriend), and she recorded lead vocal overdubs, also at Paisley Park Studios. Her planned solo album never saw the light of the day. Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)'s version was then included as the seventh track on a July 1995 configuration of Emancipation, and as the eighth track on another 1995 configuration, before being removed when the album underwent many changes before its release. It was copyrighted at the Library of Congress on 25 August 1995 (along with Die, Right Back Here In My Arms and Poom Poom). Chaka Khan recorded lead vocal overdubs on the track between November 1997, and January 1998, also at Paisley Park Studios. Her version was included as the eighth track on a February 1998, configuration of Come 2 My House, before the tracklist was revised for the final release.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
April-May 1995 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking (SymbolSmallerBlue.png version)
June 1995 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Lead vocal overdubs by Stacy Francis
November 1997 - January 1998 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Lead vocal overdubs by Chaka Khan
Recording Personnel

Chaka Khan version

Unreleased SymbolSmaller.png version

  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Unreleased Stacy Francis version

  • Stacy Francis - vocals
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all instruments and background vocals, except where noted

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart 4:15 Come 2 My House Studio
Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart 1:15 NPG Sampler '98 Excerpt of an alternate mix


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart Studio SymbolSmallerBlue.png's original recording, planned for Emancipation
Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart Studio Stacy Francis lead vocal recording
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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