Oliver’s House

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Oliver’s House

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from the album The Glamorous Life
Song details
Performer: Sheila E.
First Released: 4 June 1984 - The Glamorous Life album
Album(s): The Glamorous Life
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E.)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E. and The Starr Company)
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

Oliver’s House is the fourth track on Sheila E.’s first album The Glamorous Life. An edit of the track was included as the b-side of Noon Rendezvous, the album’s third single. Oliver’s House was written by Prince, but credited to Sheila E..

Basic tracking took place on 5 January 1984 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (the day after The Bird, three days before a re-recording of 17 Days), and the song was originally possibly also considered for Apollonia 6 (Oliver from the title also makes an appearance on In A Spanish Villa) until Prince began to work with Sheila E. in February 1984, at which time he set the song aside for her. Sheila E.’s vocals were recorded in late March or April 1984 at Sunset Sound.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
5 January 1984 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking (as 'unnamed track')
6 January 1984; 8 January 1984 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Vocal and various overdubs, mixing
9 January 1984; Sunset Sound - Studio 2 & 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Sheila E. Drum overdubs
Late March / early April 1984 (estimate) Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Sheila E. vocal overdubs
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Oliver’s House 6:20 The Glamorous Life Studio
Oliver’s House (Edit) 3:14 Noon Rendezvous single Edit

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Oliver’s House Studio Original 1984 version with Prince vocals
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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