Sheila E. (album)

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Sheila E
Sheila E.-Self Titled.jpg
Studio album by Sheila E.
ReleasedJuly 1987
Sunset Sound, Paisley Park Studios, Capitol Studios, Fantasy Studios, Cheshire Sound
GenreFunk, pop, R&B
LabelPaisley Park, Warner Bros.
ProducerSheila E. and David Z
Sheila E. chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 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 Sheila E. and Prince, except where noted.

Side one
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
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