A Love Bizarre

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A Love Bizarre

Romance1600 album.jpg
from the album Romance 1600
Alovebizarre single.jpg
single art for A Love Bizarre
Song details
Performer: Sheila E.
First Released: 26 August 1985 - Romance 1600 album
Album(s): Romance 1600
Writer(s): Sheila E. and Prince
Producer(s): Sheila E. and Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

A Love Bizarre is the third track on Sheila E.'s second album Romance 1600, and, three months after the album's release, A Love Bizarre was released as the album's second single. While Prince was heavily involved in the album, this is is the only track to be credited as "produced, written and arranged by Sheila E. and Prince" - in fact, while Sheila E. sings on the track and plays percussion, all other vocals and instruments (other than saxophone by Eddie M.) are played by Prince. In 2001, a 1986 live version by Prince and the Revolution from the Parade Tour was included (along with other live tracks from the same show) in the NPG Ahdio Show 4 download from the NPG Music Club.

Basic tracks were recorded by Prince and Sheila E. in the first week of January 1985 at the Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA, USA, while in town for five dates on the Purple Rain Tour. The full-length track, at 12:18, was edited into sections for its single release, with the b-side, A Love Bizarre (Part II), simply an additional edited portion of the full-length track.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early January 1985 Cheshire Sound Studios,
Atlanta, GA, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Sheila E. - vocals, bass, bongos, congas, drums, guitar, keyboards, percussion (credits given for full album - instrument credits may not be accurate for this track)
  • Prince - vocals and all instruments, except where noted
  • Susie Davis - backing vocals and keyboards (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Juan Escovedo - percussion (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Eddie M. - saxophone

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
A Love Bizarre 12:18 Romance 1600 Studio
A Love Bizarre (Edit) 3:46 A Love Bizarre single Edit
A Love Bizarre (Part II) 3:48 A Love Bizarre single Edit
A Love Bizarre (Parts I & II) 7:13 A Love Bizarre single Edit
A Love Bizarre 6:44 NPG Ahdio Show 4 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 31 August 1986, Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, West Germany; performed by Prince and the Revolution
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
A Love Bizarre 3:49 Promotional release only Promo video See A Love Bizarre for details
A Love Bizarre 10:48 Sheila E.: Live Romance 1600 VHS/laserdisc Live 8 March 1986, Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA - Prince guesting on stage during Sheila E. show
A Love Bizarre 1:57 Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany; not listed on packaging
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
I Feel For You 2:12 Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 2 March 2004, The Ellen Degeneres Show, NBC Studios, Burbank, CA; includes clips of A Love Bizarre and The Glamorous Life
I Feel For You 0:35 Delayed awards show performance TV broadcast Live 15 March 2004 19th Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, Waldorf Astoria, New York, NY; includes clips of A Love Bizarre and The Glamorous Life
The Glamorous Life / A Love Bizarre 2:26 Live awards show performance TV broadcast Live 1 June 2007, 9th annual ALMA Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA, USA; performed by Prince, Sheila E. and Grupo Fantasma
Sexy Dancer/Le Freak - A Love Bizarre - Pass The Peas 6:00 3rdEye TV Show # 4 concert video stream Live 21 September 2007, The O2 Arena, London, England


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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