Prince's engineer Susan Rogers told Uncut that for "Sometimes it Snows in April," Prince wanted to set a tone:
"He didn't normally do that," she said. "We lit candles, the lights were dimmed. Lisa was on piano, with Wendy right next to her. We wanted him to play it - all he would do was the vocal.
We realized that the chair that Wendy was sitting in was really creaky," she added. "I went out to change it, and Prince said, 'No, leave it, I want it like that.' It was done live, in a darkened room. Quite stunning."