Eternity

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Eternity

No Sound But A Heart
from the album No Sound But A Heart
Eternity
single art for Eternity
Song details
Performer: Sheena Easton
First Released: July 1987 - No Sound But A Heart album
Album(s): No Sound But A Heart

The World Of Sheena Easton: The Singles Collection

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince (credited to David Leonard)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Eternity is the first track on Sheena Easton's eighth album No Sound But A Heart, and, around the same time as the album's release, Eternity was released as the album's first and only single. In 1993, it was included as the 19th and final track on The World Of Sheena Easton: The Singles Collection compilation. The song was written, produced and largely recorded by Prince (although production is credited to David Leonard, and Prince uses the pseudonyms Rocker Happyfeller and Freddie "The Phantom" for musician credits).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in December 1985, at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Prince first offered the track to George Clinton for a project he was producing for Vanessa Williams, but the song was not used. Sheena Easton's vocals were recorded later, although details of her recording are not known.

Chaka Khan included a version of Eternity on her eighth album CK. Although Prince contributed to the album (on the track Sticky Wicked), he did not contribute to this track; it is considered a cover version, therefore, and is not discussed in detail here.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
December 1985 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
1986 - early 1987 Studio information needed Vocal overdubs
Recording Personnel
  • Sheena Easton - lead vocals
  • Prince - all instruments (credited as Rocker Happyfeller for keyboards and Freddie "The Phantom" for guitar)
  • Jill Jones - backing vox on unreleased version

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Eternity 4:14 No Sound But A Heart

The World Of Sheena Easton: The Singles Collection

Studio
Eternity (Single Version) 3:50 Eternity single Edit
Eternity (Dub) 6:18 Eternity single Remix Remix by Shep Pettibone
Eternity (Shep Pettibone Mix) 6:25 Eternity single Remix Remix by Shep Pettibone
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Eternity 4:03 Promo release only Promo video See Eternity video for more details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Eternity Studio December 1985 version with Prince vocals
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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