Sister Fate

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Sister Fate

Romance1600 album.jpg
from the album Romance 1600
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single art for Sister Fate
Song details
Performer: Sheila E.
First Released: 26 July 1985 - Sister Fate single
Album(s): Romance 1600
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E.)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E.)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Sister Fate is the first track on Sheila E.'s second album Romance 1600, and, a month prior to the album's release, Sister Fate was released as the album's first single. In 1986, the Extended Version was included as the third track on The Glamorous Club Dance EP, a Japan-only EP of extended versions of Sheila E.'s singles.

Basic tracks were recorded by Prince and Sheila E. in the first week of January 1985 at the Cheshire Sound Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, while in town for five dates on the Purple Rain Tour (during the same set of sessions as A Love Bizarre). While Prince was heavily involved in the album, he only received credit for one track (A Love Bizarre) - 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.

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
  • Ken Grey - organ (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Eddie M. - saxophone

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Sister Fate 3:50 Romance 1600 Studio
Sister Fate (Edit) 3:37 Sister Fate single Edit Edited to remove 13-second instrumental coda
Sister Fate (Extended Version) 5:48 Sister Fate single

The Glamorous Club Dance EP

Extended version
Sister Fate (Instrumental) 3:37 Sister Fate single Instrumental Instrumental of single edit
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Sister Fate 4:01 Promotional release only Studio See Sister Fate video for details
Sister Fate 3:13 Sheila E.: Live Romance 1600 VHS/laserdisc Live 8 March 1986, Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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