A Place In Heaven is a track recorded on 27 March 1986 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (two days after Love And Sex, on the same day as Movie Star). A month 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.
A segue, titled Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A (“A Place In Heaven” spelled backwards), utilizing Lisa’s vocal version of the song and a new backing music, was created in late April 1986 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota and was included as included as such as the eleventh track on the 3 June 1986 configuration of Dream Factory.
The segue was also included, this time as an uncredited segue, between the first and second tracks, Visions and Dream Factory, at least on the third (18 July 1986) configuration, but possibly also on the two earlier configurations.
By this time a skit featuring Wendy and Lisa being carded at a club had been added to it, as well as a sample of ‘Witness!’ (taken from Witness 4 The Prosecution) and a spoken intro by Prince introducing Dream Factory.
Both the version with Prince’s and with Lisa’s lead vocal, as well as the full length Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A 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 and Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A as the thirteenth and seventeenth track of Vault Tracks part 1 respectively and Lisa’s vocal version as the eleventh track of Vault Tracks part 3).