Album: Sheila E.

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Sheila E.

Sheila E. (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 19 February 1987
Length: 40:55
Label(s): Paisley Park Records / Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard 200 21 Mar. 1987 56 12
USA: Billboard Top Black Albums 28 Mar. 1987 24 12
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
The Netherlands: Album Top 100 21 Mar. 1987 68 1
Sweden: Albums chart 11 Mar. 1987 24 2
Switzerland: Schweizer Hitparade 22 Mar. 1987 20 2
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in in the USA

Singles released


Of the 3 singles released, only the ones with a Prince contribution are listed below.

Love On A Blue Train (Japan only)
b/w Bedtime Story
Loveonabluetrain single.jpg
Koo Koo
b/w Paradise Gardens
Kookoo single.jpg

See also


The Glamorous Life
(album)
Romance 1600
(album)
Theglamorouslife album.jpg Romance1600 album.jpg
Sheila E. is the third album by Sheila E., and her last until 2013's Icon to feature Prince input.

Five of the ten tracks were co-written by Prince (although credited only to Sheila E.), and feature his input musically. The album was released worldwide in February 1987.


Recording process

The tracks containing Prince input were recorded between December 1985 and September 1986. Love On A Blue Train was recorded in November 1985, at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA, with Boy's Club following in March 1986, and Pride And The Passion following in May. One Day (I'm Gonna Make You Mine) and Koo Koo were recorded in September 1986, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA.

Prince also offered the song Love And Sex for the album, but it was not included on the final release.


Promotion

The album produced three singles; Love On A Blue Train was released in Japan only in 1986, initially to tie-in to an EP release, The Glamorous Club EP. The first worldwide single release was Hold Me (which preceded the album), followed by Koo Koo.

Sheila E. did not tour to promote the album, instead playing drums on Prince's Sign O' The Times Tour, which began shortly after the album's release, and, other than a video for Koo Koo, she did not promote the album much.

Perhaps as a result, the album reached only number 56 on the US Billboard Top Pop Album Chart, and number 24 on the Billboard Top Black Albums Chart.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version was released at same time as the LP.
Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. One Day (I'm Gonna Make You Mine) (4:47)1
  2. Wednesday Like A River
  3. Hold Me
  4. Faded Photographs
  5. Koo Koo (3:24)1
  6. Pride And The Passion (4:05)1
  7. Boy's Club (3:56)1
  8. Soul Salsa
  9. Hon E Man
  10. Love On A Blue Train (5:33)1

The vinyl long play format was released at same time as the CD.

  • Side 1:
  1. One Day (I'm Gonna Make You Mine) (4:47)1
  2. Wednesday Like A River
  3. Hold Me
  4. Faded Photographs
  5. Koo Koo (3:24)1
  • Side 2:
  1. Pride And The Passion (4:05)1
  2. Boy's Club (3:56)1
  3. Soul Salsa
  4. Hon E Man
  5. Love On A Blue Train (5:33)1


1 Written by Prince and Sheila E.



Personnel
Musicians


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

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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
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