Visions is an instrumental by Lisa Coleman recorded on 10 March 1986 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
It was written and recorded by Lisa Coleman without Prince’s writing or musical input (with engineer Susan Rogers providing the title). It was Prince’s request that Lisa create an opening piece for the Dream Factory album. It is listed here as a Prince (Prince and the Revolution) track, for that reason.
The track was initially included as the first track on a late April 1986 configuration of the unreleased album Dream Factory, and kept as the first track on the 3 June 1986 and 18 July 1986 configurations. When Prince decided not to proceed with the album after disbanding the Revolution, the song was shelved.
In 1990, Wendy & Lisa included this track (now renamed Minneapolis #1) as the first track on a limited edition bonus CD included with their third album Eroica, along with three other piano instrumentals, believed to have been recorded at the same time, titled Minneapolis #2, Eric’s Ghost and C-Ya. In 2017 the track also appeared on a deluxe edition of the album.
In September 2020 the song was released under its original title as the seventh track of Vault Tracks part 1, one of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition.