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).