Album: Ingrid Chavez

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Ingrid Chavez (a.k.a. May 19, 1992)

May 19, 1992 (Front Cover)

Album details

Released: 24 September 1991
Length: 40:46
Label(s): Paisley Park Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards

This album has not charted in the USA
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released

Elephant Box
b/w Elephant Box
Hippy Blood
b/w Hippy Bood
Heaven Must Be Near (UK promo only)
b/w Hippy Bood

See also

Touch Of Love
Ingrid Chavez is the first album by poet/singer Ingrid Chavez, and was released in September 1991. The album is known and referenced as May 19,1992 but actually was not given a proper title (only the artist’s name appear on the spine). Since the artwork bears the handwritten mention of "May 19,1992", it was wrongly assumed that this was the name of the album. Ingrid Chavez explained that the "album cover is a date. That’s what it is, it doesn’t have a title, just has a date. We did that because all the poems that are in there are basically journal entries. So we decided to do that for the cover, like 'this is just a journal entry', it’s a chapter in our lives". May 19,1992 is not mentioned either on the singles released from that album, although some pressings (not all) contain that date on the disc (CD or vinyl label).

The album contained five tracks with musical and production input by Prince (as Paisley Park): Heaven Must Be Near, Elephant Box, Slappy Dappy, Jadestone and Whispering Dandelions (the lyrics of each track were written by Ingrid Chavez). Prince also appeared playing guitar and keyboard on the track Candle Dance.

Sessions and compiling

Ingrid Chavez’s vocals were largely pulled from poetry reading sessions she did with Prince in December 1987 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN, USA, shortly after cancelling the release of “The Black Album”.

He accompanied the readings on piano, but the vocals were given new backing music by Prince for the album in March and early April 1991, at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California (although Heaven Must Be Near was finished much earlier, in August 1989, at Paisley Park Studios).

The full list of tracks worked on in the initial December 1987, poetry readings is: Heaven Must Be Near, Crystal City Cry, Wintersong, Whispering Dandelions, Slappy Dappy, Candle Dance, Elephant Box, Touch Of Love, Blue Boy, Jadestone, Sad Puppet Dance, Reason Enough, Standing In The Rain and Cross The Line.

Wintersong and Sad Puppet Dance receive song entry pages, but are not shown as Prince-related tracks below, as the versions released re-recorded with new music containing no input by Prince.

Touch Of Love and Standing In The Rain were released independently in 2018 by Ingrid Chavez (after Prince’s passing) on an EP titled Touch Of Love.

Cross The Line, Crystal City Cry, Blue Boy and Reason Enough remain unreleased.


The album produced two commercially-released singles, Elephant Box and Hippy Blood, and one promotional single, Heaven Must Be Near, but the album did not enter the charts, and sold modestly.

Track listing

Details given for Prince-related tracks only

  1. Heaven Must Be Near (7:07) 1
  2. Hippy Blood
  3. Candle Dance (3:43) 2
  4. Elephant Box (3:51) 3
  5. Slappy Dappy (4:05) 3
  6. Little Mama
  7. Jadestone (0:44) 3
  8. Wintersong
  9. Spiritual Storm
  10. Sad Puppet Dance
  11. Whispering Dandelions (1:59) 3

Side 1:

  1. Heaven Must Be Near (7:07) 1
  2. Hippy Blood
  3. Candle Dance (3:43) 2
  4. Elephant Box (3:51) 3
  5. Slappy Dappy (4:05) 3

Side 2:

  1. Little Mama
  2. Jadestone (0:44) 3
  3. Wintersong
  4. Spiritual Storm
  5. Sad Puppet Dance
  6. Whispering Dandelions (1:59) 3

1 Written by Ingrid Chavez, Prince (as Paisley Park) and Levi Seacer, Jr.
2 Written by Ingrid Chavez and Michael Koppelman
3 Written by Ingrid Chavez and Prince (as Paisley Park)




LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • In 2011, Ingrid Chavez began selling signed copies of the CD through her website; she mentioned that she had several boxes of the CD, and it was time to get rid of them.

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