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Thread started 05/19/17 6:00am

ChrisLacy1990

Appreciation Thread: “I Wish U Heaven”

The beautifully lush “I Wish U Heaven” is another underrated gem in Prince’s overflowing chest of musical treasures. His angelic falsetto is in particularly fine form as he navigates the cascading synths, glistening strings, and chugging guitar riffs that give the song its divine glow. The lyrics describe how faith in God’s sovereign plan overrules life’s temporary roadblocks (see Romans 15:13). Clocking in at only 2:44 (or 10:17 if your soul can handle the 12-inch’s euphoric Blue Guitar solo and “Take This Beat” freestyle), “I Wish U Heaven” straddles the lines between gospel, pop, and rock, sounding as fresh and alive as it did back in 1988.


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Reply #1 posted 05/19/17 6:43am

airth

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I remember being somewhat underwhelmed by it when the album was released in May. I started to change my mind when I saw it performed several times during the tour in July and August. I was then totally blown away by the extended version in October. By the end of the year, I was in love with the album version. Those were the days when I was able to invest large amounts of time in single songs.

The original UK 12" had pressing problems. I was working in a record shop at the time and was gutted to discover every one of our copies jumped. I nipped down to one of our nearby rivals in my lunch break only to find all of theirs were the same. I had to wait several intensely annoying days waiting for new stock to arrive. At least I had the 7" poster sleeve with the iconic Dortmund picture to placate me in the meantime.

wish u heaven 7" poster

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Reply #2 posted 05/19/17 10:03am

thedance

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wow, this song is brilliant. love

& I love the musicvideo too. worship

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #3 posted 05/19/17 12:48pm

sro100

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The regular song is good, but the extended "suite" version is amazing, "say hello to my little friend, the Blue Angel...."

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Reply #4 posted 05/19/17 2:12pm

Dandroppedadim
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i find it strange it wasn't included of 4ever, but Gotta Stop Messin' About was!!!

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Reply #5 posted 05/19/17 2:34pm

Apollo85

It's GORGEOUS.

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Reply #6 posted 05/19/17 2:39pm

eyewishuheaven

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This is my favourite Prince song.

Like everyone I also adore the 12" version, but the album version of the 'proper' portion of the song (Part 1) has a much better mix than the 12".

"It's gonna be lonely..."
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Reply #7 posted 05/19/17 2:42pm

Felixflybad

Have 2 copies of this. One is a white label promo. The released copy got played so many times. Classic Prince at his best.
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Reply #8 posted 05/19/17 3:17pm

214

Love the album version, the thing i love the most about the song is the sentiment of pure and unconditional love regardless of any disagreements they might have.

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Reply #9 posted 05/19/17 3:22pm

eyewishuheaven

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214 said:

Love the album version, the thing i love the most about the song is the sentiment of pure and unconditional love regardless of any disagreements they might have.


Not to mention that augmented 5th at the end! lol

"It's gonna be lonely..."
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Reply #10 posted 05/19/17 4:14pm

214

eyewishuheaven said:

214 said:

Love the album version, the thing i love the most about the song is the sentiment of pure and unconditional love regardless of any disagreements they might have.


Not to mention that augmented 5th at the end! lol

What?

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Reply #11 posted 05/19/17 4:22pm

214

eyewishuheaven said:

214 said:

Love the album version, the thing i love the most about the song is the sentiment of pure and unconditional love regardless of any disagreements they might have.


Not to mention that augmented 5th at the end! lol

Oh, yeah of course.

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Reply #12 posted 05/21/17 4:59am

Laydown

Classic Prince

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Reply #13 posted 05/21/17 10:21pm

Goddess4Real

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Its a beautiful song and video nod

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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