Bedtime Story

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Bedtime Story

Romance1600 album.jpg
from the album Romance 1600
Bedtimestory single.jpg
single art for Bedtime Story
Song details
Performer: Sheila E.
First Released: 12 August 1985 - Bedtime Story single
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

Bedtime Story is the eighth and final track on Sheila E.’s second album Romance 1600, and, two weeks before the album’s release, Bedtime Story was released as the album’s second single. In 1986, the track was included as the b-side of a Japan-only release of Love On A Blue Train, the first single from Sheila E.’s third album Sheila E.
Basic tracking took place in January 1985 at Master Sound, Atlanta, GA, USA (along with Dear Michaelangelo, Fish Fries, Small Grey Monkey and Toy Box), while 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 - all instruments, except where noted
  • Susie Davis - backing vocals and keyboards (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Benny Rietveld - bass guitar (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Karl Perazzo - drums (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Ken Grey - keyboards (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Eddie M. - saxophone
  • Steph Birnbaum - guitar
  • Juan Escovedo - percussion

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Bedtime Story 3:45 Romance 1600

Bedtime Story single
Love On A Blue Train single


Additional Information

See also Trivia

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