Leader Of The Band

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Leader Of The Band

from the album Icon

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 developed 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
Blue 52 Lounge Studios,
Sherman Oaks, CA, USA
Tracking, mixing & mastering
Recording Personnel

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

Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Leader Of The Band ?:?? Summer Tour 2012 (Raw And Real / Live In Lugano Switzerland) DVD Live 5 July 2012, Lugano, Switzerland

Additional Information

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