Album: Romance 1600

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Romance 1600

Romance 1600 (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 26 August 1985
Length: 36:13
Label(s): Paisley Park Records / Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Master Sound, Atlanta, GA, USA; Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Billboard Top Black Albums chart, USA 21 Sep. 1985 12 33
Billboard Top Black Albums chart, USA 21 Sep. 1985+ 12 33
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Deutsche Charts LP's, Germany 7 Apr. 1986 36 10
+ indicates album peaked in the year after it first charted.
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 28 Jan. 1986 Gold
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Sister Fate
b/w Sister Fate
Sisterfate single.jpg
Bedtime Story
b/w Dear Michaelangelo
Bedtimestory single.jpg
A Love Bizarre
b/w A Love Bizarre
Alovebizarre single.jpg

See also


Live Romance 1600
(Home Video)
 
SheilaELiveRomance1600 vhs.jpg
Romance 1600 (full title Sheila E. In Romance 1600) is the second album by Sheila E., following her debut album The Glamorous Life.

Credits on the album state that all tracks are produced, written and arranged by Sheila E. (other than A Love Bizarre, which gives Prince co-credit), but in fact seven of the eight tracks were produced, written, and arranged by Prince (with input and help from Sheila E.).

Only one track, Merci For The Speed Of A Mad Clown In Summer, contained no musical input from Prince, having been recorded by Sheila E. and her band after the initial sessions.

This album is the first Sheila E. album (and second album overall, after Prince and the Revolution's Around The World In A Day) to be released on Paisley Park Records.


Recording process

The album was recorded in three sets of sessions during days off from the Purple Rain Tour. Dear Michaelangelo, Bedtime Story Toy Box were recorded in early December 1984. Sister Fate and A Love Bizarre were recorded in early January 1985. Romance 1600 and Yellow were recorded in early February 1985.

Fish Fries and Small Grey Monkey, recorded in early December 1984, were also intended for the album, but not included in any known configuration.


Promotion

The album produced three singles, Sister Fate, Bedtime Story (both of which preceded the album) and A Love Bizarre.

It reached number 50 on the Billboard Pop Album Chart and number 12 in the Billboard Soul LP's chart.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is a reissue from the original LP.

  1. Sister Fate (3:50)
  2. Dear Michaelangelo (4:38)
  3. A Love Bizarre (12:18) 1
  4. Toy Box (5:32)
  5. Yellow (2:11)
  6. Romance 1600 (3:56)
  7. Merci For The Speed Of A Mad Clown In Summer (2:47) 2
  8. Bedtime Story (3:45)

The vinyl long play format is the original issue.

  • Side 1:
  1. Sister Fate (3:50)
  2. Dear Michaelangelo (4:38)
  3. A Love Bizarre (12:18) 1
  • Side 2:
  1. Toy Box (5:32)
  2. Yellow (2:11)
  3. Romance 1600 (3:56)
  4. Merci For The Speed Of A Mad Clown In Summer (2:47) 2
  5. Bedtime Story (3:45)

All tracks written by Prince (credited to Sheila E.), except where noted.

1 Written by Prince and Sheila E.
2 Written by Sheila E. (no Prince input)



Personnel
Musicians


The following artists got official credit, but their involvement in unlikely:


Production


Thanks
  • none.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Warner Bros instore poster for this record.
    Romance1600 warnerposter.jpg

References
Thefamily album.jpg 1985
The Family
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1985
Krush Groove
Krushgroove album.jpg