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The Glamorous Life

Warner Bros. Records

Percussionist who Prince first met in 1978 and eventually joined his band during the writing of the Purple Rain album, Sheila Escovedo had earlier provided her backing vocals to Erotic City. The Glamorous Life was her first solo project, but despite protestations to the contrary, all its tracks were in fact written by Prince but credited to Sheila; except Noon Rendezvous2 which is co-credited to Prince: “They didn’t want people to know she was backed up by Prince, because it would look like she wasn’t making it on her own merits … but everyone knows when you hear the album, you can tell it’s him.” Indeed all songs (except2) on The Glamorous Life was originally written and intended by Prince for inclusion on the album for Apollonia 6. Prince’s production credit is under the name of The Starr ★ Company. The album is certified Gold by the RIAA.


The Starr ★ Company (Prince) and Sheila E
Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records
4 June 1984
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  1. The Belle Of St. Mark (5:08) 1
  2. Shortberry Strawcake (4:44)
  3. Noon Rendezvous (3:50) 2
  4. Oliver's House (6:20) 1
  5. Next Time Wipe The Lipstick Off Your Collar (3:50)
  6. The Glamorous Life (8:58) 1
  7. The Glamorous Life [Club Edit] (6:33)

1 Released as singles.

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