Album: Icon

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Icon

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Album details


Released: 4 November 2013 (France)

8 November 2013 (Europe)

Length:
Label(s): Moosicus GmbH, Stilettoflats Records
Studio(s): 25th Recording Studio, Oakland, CA, USA; Blue 52 Lounge Studio, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This album has not charted in the USA
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Leader Of The Band (promo only)
b/w None
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  • Mona Lisa
  • Mona Lisa (Mychael Gabriel Remix)

See also


From E 2 U
(EP)
Leader Of The Band
(promo)
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Icon is the seventh studio album by Sheila E., her first on Moosicus Records, released on 4 November 2013 in France and in the rest of Europe on 8 November 2013. The album includes twelve songs written by Sheila E., and one song co-written by Prince: Leader Of The Band. 3 bonus songs are available on the 2 LP vinyl version of the album.

The album doesn't include ony other contributions by Prince than on Leader Of The Band which marks Prince's first appearance on a Sheila E. album since 1987's Sheila E..

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking is likely to have taken place from 2007 (or early 2008) to late 2012 in Oakland and its surroundings. The album was preceded in 2010 by a limited edition EP From E 2 U, which featured Mona Lisa, Waters of Life and Leader Of The Band. Leader Of The Band was also available as a promotional single in October 2013, shortly before the album's release.

In late March 2014, just four months after the album's release, it was re-released with an alternate cover and in a different track sequence, with three additional tracks. The re-release was initially a digital-only release, but a CD was subsequently released also. To coincide with the re-release, Mona Lisa was released as a single, followed by Mona Lisa (Mychael Gabriel Remix).



Track listing
CD LP

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. Butterfly (Interlude)
  2. Mona Lisa - featuring Lucia Parker and Gisa Vatcky
  3. Lovely Day
  4. I'll Give You That
  5. RockStar - featuring Bobby G.
  6. Samba (Interlude)
  7. Nasty Thang - featuring MC Lyte
  8. Leader Of The Band (4:35) - featuring Prince and The E Family 1
  9. Turn It Around (Interlude)
  10. Girl Like Me - featuring Ledisi
  11. Who I Am Now
  12. Old Skool - featuring Eddie M. and J.a.i. "The Profit"
  13. Now Is The Hour (Interlude) - featuring Moms Escovedo


Also available on Digital format on:

Amazon.co.uk; iTunes; Virgin Media.


CD 2014 Reissue

  1. Butterfly
  2. Mona Lisa - featuring Lucia Parker and Gisa Vatcky
  3. Fiesta - featuring B.Slade
  4. Lovely Day
  5. I'll Give You That
  6. Who I Am Now
  7. Leader Of The Band (4:35) - featuring Prince and The E Family 1
  8. RockStar - featuring Bobby G.
  9. Nasty Thang - featuring MC Lyte
  10. Don't Make Me
  11. Old Skool - featuring Eddie M. and J.a.i. "The Profit"
  12. Turn It Around
  13. Girl Like Me - featuring Ledisi
  14. Born And Raised
  15. Oakland N Da House - featuring Eddie M.
  16. Now Is The Hour - featuring Moms Escovedo

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:
Side A:

  1. Butterfly (Interlude)
  2. Mona Lisa - featuring Lucia Parker and Gisa Vatcky
  3. Lovely Day
  4. I'll Give You That

Side B:

  1. RockStar - featuring Bobby G.
  2. Samba (Interlude)
  3. Nasty Thang - featuring MC Lyte
  4. Leader Of The Band (4:35) - featuring Prince and The E Family 1
  5. Turn It Around (Interlude)

Side C:

  1. Girl Like Me - featuring Ledisi
  2. Who I Am Now
  3. Old Skool - featuring Eddie M. and J.a.i. "The Profit"
  4. Now Is The Hour (Interlude) - featuring Moms Escovedo

Side D:

  1. Waters Of Life (Bonus Track)
  2. Surrender (Bonus Track)
  3. Fiesta (Bonus Track) - featuring B.Slade


All songs written by Sheila E. except where indicated.

1 Written by Prince & Sheila E.



Personnel
Musicians
  • Sheila E. - lead and background vocals, drums, timbales, bongos, percussion
  • Prince - background vocals, keyboards
  • Cat Gray - background vocals, keyboards, bass, congas, percussion
  • Lynn Mabry - background vocals
  • Pete Escovedo - vocal intro, percussion
  • Juan Escovedo - percussion
  • Peter Michael Escovedo - percussion


Production
  • Sheila E. - production, arrangements
  • Cat Gray - mixing, arrangements


Thanks
  • To my wonderful special guests: Ledesi, MC Lyte, Moms Escovedo, The E. Family: Pops, Juan, Peter Michael, Prince, Cat Gray, Lynn Mabry, J.A.i "Tha Profit", Bobby G., Gisa Vatcky, Lucia Parker"



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

Europe CD M 1207-PROMO Cardboard promo CDR
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Europe CD M 1207-2 included digital download
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Europe LP x2 M 1207-1 included digital download
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None

 

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Sheila E. promoted the album with interviews and an european tour.
  • 2014 reissue cover:

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References
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The Electric Lady
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The Unexpected
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