A Place In Heaven

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A Place In Heaven
(Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A)

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Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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 an unreleased 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 and Witness 4 The Prosecution). Soon after, Lisa Coleman recorded lead vocals for the track (using Prince’s own as a guide).

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, was created in late April 1985 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota and was 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, on the 18 July 1986 configuration.

At a later date a skit featuring Wendy and Lisa being carded at a club was recorded for it. A sampled of ‘Witness!’ (taken from Witness 4 The Prosecution), was also added, moving into a spoken intro by Prince seemingly introducing Dream Factory.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
27 March 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Late March - April 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Lisa Coleman lead vocal recording
Late April 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
creating Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A
Late April 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
overdubbing on Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A
Recording Personnel

Original version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments


Dream Factory & Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A versions


Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
A Place In Heaven Studio Prince vocal version, recorded 27 March 1986
A Place In Heaven Studio Lisa Coleman vocal version, intended for Dream Factory
Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A Studio
Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A Studio with added skit elements segueing it to Dream Factory


 
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.

References
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