Leader Of The Band

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Leader Of The Band

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from the album Icon
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from the EP From E 2 U
Song details
Performer: Sheila E.
First Released: 15 August 2010 - From E 2 U EP
4 November 2013 - Icon Album
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Unknown
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Leader Of The Band is the first track on an EP sold by Sheila E. at the merchandise stand of two shows she performed at Yoshi's, San Francisco, CA, USA, on 15 August 2010. The song is written by Prince and Sheila E., and he appears on vocals and keyboards.

In 2013, Sheila E. included an edited version of the track on her album Icon.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking is likely to have taken place in 2007 or early 2008 in or near Oakland (exact location unknown). The track was intended for an album by The E Family, which developed into their 2011 release Now & Forever, but the track was not included on the final album. Instead it was included on Sheila E.'s 2013 album Icon.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2007 - early 2008 25th Recording Studios, Oakland, CA, USA or Blue 52 Lounge Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA Initial tracking, mixing & mastering
Recording Personnel
  • Sheila E. - lead and background vocals, drums, timables, bongos, percussion, arrangements
  • Prince - background vocals, keyboards
  • Cat Gray - background vocals, keyboards, bass, congas, percussion, mixing
  • Lynn Mabry - background vocals
  • Pete Escovedo - vocal intro, percussion
  • Juan Escovedo - percussion
  • Peter Michael Escovedo - percussion

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Leader Of The Band 6:18 From E 2 U EP Studio
Leader Of The Band 4:39 Icon Album Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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