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* [[Single: Eternity|Eternity]] single
 
* [[Single: Eternity|Eternity]] single

Latest revision as of 09:42, 12 September 2021

Esther   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Euphoria Highway
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: 30 May 1987 - Eternity single
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 released as its 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).

Basic tracking took place in December 1985 at Sunset Soundin Hollywood, California. Together with Euphoria Highway the song was first offered to Vanessa Williams (with George Clinton producing), but she never ended up signing a record deal for the proposed project, so never recorded it. The song may or may not have also been considered for Jill Jones.

Sheena Easton’s vocals were recorded at a later session, likely in a different studio and without Prince, although details of her recording are not known.

in 1988 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
8 December 1985 (estimate) Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking, overdubs, mix
14 January 1986 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix
1986 unknown studio Vocal overdubs by Sheena Easton
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 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 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
Eternity (instrumental) Studio Instrumental mix
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • * This song uses the LinnDrum, the successor of the Linn LM-1 usually utilized by Prince.

References
Esther   < < < All Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Euphoria Highway