Album: Here It Is

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Here It Is

Here It Is (Front Cover)

Album details

Released: May 1991 - France

10 August 1993 - rest of world

Length: 49:57 (1991 version)

46:26 (1993 version)

Label(s): Une Musique / Musidisc (1991 version)

Columbia Records (1993 version)

Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Olympic Studios, Townhouse Studios or Metropolis, London, England

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

Hold Me promo
b/w Hold Me
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See also

Heaven Help Us All album   
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Here It Is is the debut solo album by Minneapolis gospel/pop singer Jevetta Steele (who also sings with The Steeles), and was released in France in May 1991.

The album contained And How and Skip 2 My U My Darling (containing writing and musical input by Prince), as well as Calling You (which had been included in the movie Baghdad Cafe and which later gained more attention when George Michael included it on his bestselling Five Live EP).

Recording progress

Prince's contributions were recorded at distinct times. And How was recorded by Prince in March 1986, but Jevetta Steele's version was a re-recording from November 1990. Skip 2 My U My Darling was recorded in late 1990 or early 1991 (Prince himself does not appear on the recording, and it's not clear if he recorded a preliminary version).

Hold Me was recorded by Prince in June 1990, and was originally intended for Rosie Gaines before being offered to Anita Baker. Jevetta Steele recorded her vocal overdubs in October 1991. Open Book was recorded in December 1990, or early 1991, and was intended for Martika's album Martika's Kitchen before Jevetta Steele recorded vocals at some point before Summer, 1993.


The album was later revamped and released worldwide in 1993. Both of Prince's songs were removed, but were replaced by two alternate tracks with Prince input : Hold Me and Open Book. The reasons for the switch in songs are unknown.

The 1993 international release was accompanied by a promotional release, Hold Me. The album did not enter the charts, however.

Track listing

Details given for Prince-related tracks only

1991 French release

  1. Say A Little Prayer For You
  2. Baby, Are You?
  3. And How (4:22) 1
  4. You're Gonna Love Me
  5. Here It Is
  6. Calling You
  7. In This Man's World
  8. Good Foot
  9. Skip 2 My U My Darling (4:23) 2
  10. Where Do We Go From Here?
  11. Love Will Follow

1993 Worldwide release

  1. All In Time
  2. Hold Me (4:37) 3
  3. Where Do We Go From Here?
  4. Good Foot
  5. Calling You
  6. Love Is A Losing Game
  7. Here It Is
  8. Baby, Are You?
  9. If You Want My Lovin'
  10. Open Book (5:09) 4

1 Written by Prince, David Z. Rivkin and Levi Seacer, Jr.
2 Written by Prince, Jevetta Steele and Levi Seacer, Jr.
3 Written by Prince
4 Written by Martika, Levi Seacer, Jr. and Prince




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

  • 1993 rest-of-world reissue cover:

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