The Glamorous Life (album)

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The Glamorous Life
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Studio album by Sheila E.
Released June 5, 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Funk, pop, soul
Length 39:42
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Sheila E., Prince (as The Starr ★ Company)
Sheila E. chronology
The Glamorous Life
Romance 1600
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 first album by the singer/drummer/percussionist Sheila E.. The title track, "The Glamorous Life", entered the U.S. top ten and her second single, "The Belle of St. Mark" charted in the U.S., UK, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sheila E, 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" (Brenda Bennett and Sheila E.) 3:50
6. "The Glamorous Life" (Prince) 9:00
CD only
No. Title Length
7. "The Glamorous Life (Club Edit)" 6:33


  • 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"


Chart positions[edit]

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


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