The Glamorous Life (album)

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The Glamorous Life
Studio album by Sheila E.
Released June 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Funk, pop, soul
Length 39:42
Label Warner Bros.
25107
Producer Sheila E., Prince (as The Starr ★ Company)
Sheila E. chronology
The Glamorous Life
(1984)
Romance 1600
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]
Rhapsody (favorable)[3]

The Glamorous Life (full title Sheila E. in The Glamorous Life) is the debut album from singer/drummer/percussionist Sheila E.. Written by Prince and originally intended for Apollonia 6,[4] the title track hit the U.S. top ten and her second single, "The Belle of St. Mark" charted in the U.S, UK, Irish, Dutch, and New Zealand.

Track listing (LP)[edit]

All songs written and composed by Prince, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "The Belle of St. Mark"   5:08
2. "Shortberry Strawcake"   4:44
3. "Noon Rendezvous" (Prince and Sheila E.) 3:50
Side two
No. Title Length
4. "Oliver's House"   6:20
5. "Next Time Wipe the Lipstick Off Your Collar"   3:50
6. "The Glamorous Life"   8:58

Track listing (CD)[edit]

All songs written and composed by Prince, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "The Belle of St. Mark"   5:08
2. "Shortberry Strawcake"   4:44
3. "Noon Rendezvous" (Prince and Sheila E.) 3:50
4. "Oliver's House"   6:20
5. "Next Time Wipe the Lipstick Off Your Collar"   3:50
6. "The Glamorous Life"   8:58
7. "The Glamorous Life (Club Edit)"   6:33

Personnel[edit]

  • Sheila E. – lead vocals, percussion, director
  • Jesse Johnson – guitars
  • David Coleman – cello on "Oliver's House" and "The Glamorous Life"
  • Nick DeCaro – accordion on "Next Time Wipe the Lipstick Off Your Collar"
  • Jill Jones aka J.J. – background vocals on "The Belle of St. Mark" and "Oliver's House"
  • Brenda Bennett – background vocals on "Next Time Wipe the Lipstick Off Your Collar"
  • Novi Novog – violin on "Next Time Wipe the Lipstick Off Your Collar"
  • Larry Williams – saxophone on "The Glamorous Life"

Production[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 28
U.S. Billboard R&B Albums 7

References[edit]

Prince Vault [1]