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In 2013, [[Sheila E.]] included an edited version of the track on her album [[Album: Icon|Icon]].
 
In 2013, [[Sheila E.]] included an edited version of the track on her album [[Album: Icon|Icon]].
  
While a specific recording date or studio were not known, a recording tape photographed at [[Paisley Park Studios]] lists it as [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/October 1|1 October 2005]] alluding the song was recorded five years before initial release. <br>
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While a specific recording date or studio (in or near Oakland) were not known, a recording tape photographed at [[Paisley Park Studios]] lists it as [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/October 1|1 October 2005]] alluding the song was recorded five years before initial release. <br>
 
   
 
   
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 [http://the-e-family.com The E Family], which developed into their 2011 release [http://the-e-family.com/mds/now-forever/ Now & Forever], but the track was not included on the final album. Instead it was included on [[Sheila E.]]'s 2013 album [[Album: Icon|Icon]].
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The track was intended for an album by [https://peteescovedo.com/escovedo-family The E Family] tentatively called ''Love's All Around''. This album was developped over the years and released as ''Now & Forever''] in 2011, but '''Leader Of The Band''' was not included on the final configuration. Instead it was included on [[Sheila E.]]'s 2013 album [[Album: Icon|Icon]].
 
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*[[Sheila E.]] - lead and background vocals, drums, timables, bongos, percussion, arrangements
 
*[[Sheila E.]] - lead and background vocals, drums, timables, bongos, percussion, arrangements
 
*[[Prince]] - background vocals, keyboards
 
*[[Prince]] - background vocals, keyboards
* Cat Gray - background vocals, keyboards, bass, congas, percussion, mixing
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*Cat Gray - background vocals, keyboards, bass, congas, percussion, mixing
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Mabry Lynn Mabry] - background vocals
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Mabry Lynn Mabry] - background vocals
*Pete Escovedo - vocal intro, percussion
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Escovedo Pete Escovedo] - vocal intro, percussion
 
*[[Juan Escovedo]] - percussion
 
*[[Juan Escovedo]] - percussion
 
*[[Peter Michael Escovedo]] - percussion
 
*[[Peter Michael Escovedo]] - percussion
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*[[Eddie M.]] - saxophone
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*Joel Behrman - trumpet
 
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Latest revision as of 14:53, 15 August 2020

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Leader Of The Band

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from the album Icon
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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 (in or near Oakland) 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.

The track was intended for an album by The E Family tentatively called Love's All Around. This album was developped over the years and released as Now & Forever] in 2011, but Leader Of The Band was not included on the final configuration. 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
or
Blue 52 Lounge Studios,
Sherman Oaks, CA, USA
Basic tracking, mixing & mastering
Recording Personnel

Versions
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

Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
  • Information needed.
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