Sheila E. (album)

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Sheila E
Sheila E.-Self Titled.jpg
Studio album by Sheila E.
Released July 1987
Recorded 1986-1987
Sunset Sound, Paisley Park Studios, Capitol Studios, Fantasy Studios, Cheshire Sound
Genre Funk, pop, R&B
Length 39:35
Label Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
25498
Producer Sheila E. and David Z
Sheila E. chronology
Romance 1600
(1985)
Sheila E
(1987)
Sex Cymbal
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]

Sheila E. is the third solo album by Sheila E., released on Paisley Park Records in July 1987.

Two singles were released from the album in the U.S., "Hold Me" and "Koo Koo". "Love on a Blue Train" was the first single released in Japan. The album is notable for its Latin influence and prominent presence in this hybrid of jazz, rock, funk and salsa. The video for "Koo Koo" shows Sheila dancing with Cat Glover.[citation needed]

The album has the earliest recorded appearance of members from the group Tony! Toni! Toné!, who Sheila E. attempted to bring to Paisley Park. Almost a decade later, in 1996, she appeared on their final album, House of Music.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Prince and Sheila E., except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "One Day (I'm Gonna Make You Mine)"   4:47
2. "Wednesday Like a River" (Sheila E., Constance Guzman and Levi Seacer, Jr.) 3:25
3. "Hold Me" (Sheila E., Constance Guzman and Eddie Mininfield) 5:04
4. "Faded Photographs" (Sheila E., Constance Guzman, Samuel Domingo and Boni Boyer) 4:11
5. "Koo Koo"   3:24
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Pride and the Passion"   4:05
7. "Boy's Club"   3:56
8. "Soul Salsa" (Sheila E., Norbert Stachel and Levi Seacer, Jr.) 3:08
9. "Hon E Man" (Sheila E., Constance Guzman and Levi Seacer, Jr.) 3:22
10. "Love on a Blue Train"   5:33

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 56
U.S. Billboard R&B Albums 24

References[edit]