The Glamorous Life (album)

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The Glamorous Life
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 5, 1984
Recorded1984
StudioSunset Sound, Los Angeles
GenreFunk, pop, soul, rock
Length33:09 (LP)
39:42 (CD)
LabelWarner Bros.
25107
ProducerSheila E., Prince (as The Starr ★ Company)
Sheila E. chronology
The Glamorous Life
(1984)
Romance 1600
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[3]

The Glamorous Life (full title Sheila E. in The Glamorous Life) is the first album by the singer/drummer/percussionist Sheila E., released on June 5, 1984. The title track, "The Glamorous Life", entered the US top ten, and her second single, "The Belle of St. Mark" charted in the US, UK, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Sheila E, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."The Belle of St. Mark" (Prince)5:08
2."Shortberry Strawcake"4:44
3."Noon Rendezvous" (Prince and Sheila E.)3:50
Side two
No.TitleLength
4."Oliver's House"6:20
5."Next Time Wipe the Lipstick Off Your Collar" (Brenda Bennett and Sheila E.)3:50
6."The Glamorous Life" (Prince)9:00
CD only
No.TitleLength
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 Glamorous Life", "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"
  • Prince - background vocals on The Glamorous Life (uncredited)

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 66
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[5] 12
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[6] 43
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 46
US Billboard 200[8] 28
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 630.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 270. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Sheila E. – The Glamorous Life" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Charts.nz – Sheila E. – The Glamorous Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Sheila E. – The Glamorous Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Sheila E Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Sheila E Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 6, 2019.