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Toy Box

Romance1600 album.jpg
from the album Romance 1600
Song details
Performer: Sheila E.
First Released: 26 August 1985 - Romance 1600 album
Album(s): Romance 1600
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E.)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E.)
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

Toy Box is the fourth track on Sheila E.’s second album Romance 1600. In 1986, the track was included as the b-side of the single Holly Rock.

Basic tracking took place on 4 January 1985 (a.m.)at Master Sound, Atlanta, Georgia, following a Purple Rain Tour show in Atlanta the evening before.

The song title is mentioned in Holly Rock recorded in April 1985, and was at some point planned as the title of Sheila E.’s album that became Romance 1600.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
4 January 1985 (a.m.) Master Sound Studios,
Atlanta, GA, USA
6 January 1985 (estimate) Master Sound Studios,
Atlanta, GA, USA
23 January 1985 (estimate) 5th Floor Recording Studio,
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Additional recording, mix
7 February 1985 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Sheila E. - vocals, bass, bongos, congas, drums, guitar, keyboards, percussion (credits given for full album - instrument credits may not be accurate for this track)
  • Prince - backing vocals and all instruments, except where noted (credited only for guitar and bass guitar)
  • Eddie M. - saxophone and backing vocals
  • Michael Weaver - backing vocals
  • Stephan Birnbaum - backing vocals

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Toy Box 5:32 Romance 1600

Holly Rock single

Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Toy Box 09:52 Sheila E.: Live Romance 1600 VHS/laserdisc Live 8 March 1986, Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Toy Box Studio Early instrumental version
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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