Toy Box

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Toy Box

Romance1600 album.jpg
from the album Romance 1600
Song details
Performer: Sheila E.
First Released: 26 August 1985 - Romance 1600 album
Album(s): Romance 1600
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E.)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E.)
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

Toy Box is the fourth track on Sheila E.'s second album Romance 1600. In 1986, the track was included as the b-side of the single Holly Rock.

Basic tracking took place in January 1985 at Master Sound, Atlanta, Georgia (along with Bedtime Story, Dear Michaelangelo, Fish Fries and Small Grey Monkey), while in in Atlanta for dates on the Purple Rain Tour.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
January 1985 Master Sound,
Atlanta, GA, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Sheila E. - vocals, bass, bongos, congas, drums, guitar, keyboards, percussion (credits given for full album - instrument credits may not be accurate for this track)
  • Prince - backing vocals and all instruments, except where noted (credited only for guitar and bass guitar)
  • Eddie M. - saxophone and backing vocals
  • Michael Weaver - backing vocals
  • Steph Birnbaum - backing vocals
  • Susie Davis - keyboards (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Benny Rietveld - bass guitar (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Karl Perazzo - drums (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Ken Grey - keyboards (credited, uncertain involvement)

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Toy Box 5:32 Romance 1600

Holly Rock single

Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Toy Box 4:27 Sheila E.: Live Romance 1600 VHS/laserdisc Live 8 March 1986, Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Toy Box Studio Early instrumental version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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