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.
Producer Sheila E. and David Z
Sheila E. chronology
Romance 1600
Sheila E
Sex Cymbal
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]

Sheila E. is the third solo album from Sheila E., released on Paisley Park Records.

Sheila E. produced two singles, "Hold Me" and "Koo Koo" in the U.S. "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" features Sheila dancing with Cat Glover.

The album is also notable for having the earliest recorded appearance of members from the group Tony! Toni! Toné!, who Sheila E. would attempt to bring to Paisley Park. Almost a decade later, she would return the favor by appearing on their 1996 swan song House of Music.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed 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


Chart positions[edit]

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