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Revision as of 16:41, 10 September 2019

Le Grind   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Leaving For New York
Leader Of The Band

from the album Icon
Frome2u single.jpg
from the EP From E 2 U
Song details
Performer: Sheila E.
First Released: 15 August 2010 - From E 2 U EP

4 November 2013 - Icon Album

Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince and Sheila E.
Producer(s): Unknown
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Leader Of The Band is the first track on an EP sold by Sheila E. at the merchandise stand of two shows she performed at Yoshi's, San Francisco, CA, USA, on 15 August 2010. The song is written by Prince and Sheila E., and he appears on vocals and keyboards.

In 2013, Sheila E. included an edited version of the track on her album Icon.

While a specific recording date or studio were not known, a recording tape photographed at Paisley Park Studios lists it as 1 October 2005 alluding the song was recorded five years before initial release.

Basic tracking is likely to have taken place in 2007 or early 2008 in or near Oakland (exact location unknown). The track was intended for an album by The E Family, which developed into their 2011 release Now & Forever, but the track was not included on the final album. Instead it was included on Sheila E.'s 2013 album Icon.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1 October 2005 (tentative) 25th Recording Studios,
Oakland, CA, USA
Blue 52 Lounge Studios,
Sherman Oaks, CA, USA
Basic tracking, mixing & mastering
Recording Personnel
  • Sheila E. - lead and background vocals, drums, timables, bongos, percussion, arrangements
  • Prince - background vocals, keyboards
  • Cat Gray - background vocals, keyboards, bass, congas, percussion, mixing
  • Lynn Mabry - background vocals
  • Pete Escovedo - vocal intro, percussion
  • Juan Escovedo - percussion
  • Peter Michael Escovedo - percussion

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Leader Of The Band 6:18 From E 2 U EP Studio
Leader Of The Band 4:39 Icon Album

Leader Of The Band promo


Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Information needed.
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