A Place In Heaven

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A Place In Heaven

Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
from the album
Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
Song details
Performer: Prince (Prince and the Revolution)
First Released: 25 September 2020 - Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition album
Album(s): Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

A Place In Heaven is a track recorded on 15 March 1986 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Five days after initial tracking Lisa Coleman recorded lead vocals for the track.

Lisa Coleman’s vocal version of the track was included as the tenth track on a late April 1986 configuration of the Dream Factory album. It was then included as the eighteenth track (sixteenth song) on the 3 June 1986 configuration (segueing directly from Movie Star, and includes the final line of dialogue from that track in its opening bars) and as the twelfth track on the 18 July 1986 configuration. It was dropped, however, when the Revolution disbanded and the project evolved into the Crystal Ball triple LP, which itself was pared down to become Sign O’ The Times. Using the Lisa vocal track for the song played backwards, a version titled Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A (‘A Place In Heaven’ spelled backwards) was also created today.

Both the version with Prince’s and with Lisa’s lead vocal were released in September 2020 on two of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe (Prince’s vocal version as the thirteenth track of Vault Tracks part 1 and Lisa’s vocal version as the eleventh track of Vault Tracks part 3).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
15 March 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Tracking, overdubs, mix
20 April 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Overdubs, including Lisa Coleman vocal, mix
4 or 5 June 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Mix
Recording Personnel

Prince Vocal version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments


Lisa Vocal version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
A Place In Heaven (Prince Vocal) 2:57 Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition Studio Prince Version
A Place In Heaven (Lisa Vocal) 2:45 Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition Studio Lisa Coleman Version


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
A Place In Heaven Studio different intro with Prince talking about environmental records
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • If it had been released as intended on Dream Factory, this would have marked the first released track to feature Lisa Coleman on lead vocals.
  • The released mix of the Prince Vocal version was done by Niko Bolas specifically for the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition release. It was made to replicate an original mix from the time the song was initially tracked, as much as possible. So even when a slightly different mix of this track might exist (besides the one with a different intro listed above), the now released version is not considered a true alternate mix of the track.

References
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