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Thread started 12/25/17 1:38pm

jungleluv

Sheena Easton - Eternity (1987)

I LOVE this song! It was written by Prince and produced by David Leonard. Watch the video 4 it on Youtube. This song deserved 2 be a big hit. She and Prince were such a great combination.

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Reply #1 posted 12/28/17 5:32am

Wowugotit

I have loved this song ever since it came out 30 years ago.

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Reply #2 posted 12/28/17 7:25am

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Prince as Rocker Happyfeller

originally from December 1985

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #3 posted 12/28/17 11:55am

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Eternity is the first track on Sheena Easton's eighth album No Sound But A Heart, and, around the same time as the album's release, Eternity was released as the album's first and only single. In 1993, it was included as the 19th and final track on The World Of Sheena Easton: The Singles Collection compilation. The song was written, produced and largely recorded by Prince (although production is credited to David Leonard, and Prince uses the pseudonyms Rocker Happyfeller and Freddie "The Phantom" for musician credits).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in December 1985, at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Prince first offered the track to George Clinton for a project he was producing for Vanessa Williams, but the song was not used. Sheena Easton's vocals were recorded later, although details of her recording are not known.

Chaka Khan included a version of Eternity on her eighth album CK. Although Prince contributed to the album (on the track Sticky Wicked), he did not contribute to this track; it is considered a cover version, therefore, and is not discussed in detail here. (PrinceVault)

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Reply #4 posted 12/28/17 2:04pm

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SoulAlive said:

Eternity is the first track on Sheena Easton's eighth album No Sound But A Heart, and, around the same time as the album's release, Eternity was released as the album's first and only single. In 1993, it was included as the 19th and final track on The World Of Sheena Easton: The Singles Collection compilation. The song was written, produced and largely recorded by Prince (although production is credited to David Leonard, and Prince uses the pseudonyms Rocker Happyfeller and Freddie "The Phantom" for musician credits).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in December 1985, at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Prince first offered the track to George Clinton for a project he was producing for Vanessa Williams, but the song was not used. Sheena Easton's vocals were recorded later, although details of her recording are not known.

Chaka Khan included a version of Eternity on her eighth album CK. Although Prince contributed to the album (on the track Sticky Wicked), he did not contribute to this track; it is considered a cover version, therefore, and is not discussed in detail here. (PrinceVault)

Sheena has a great voice

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Reply #5 posted 12/28/17 4:09pm

SoulAlive

yeah,she is a great singer.
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Reply #6 posted 12/28/17 5:15pm

purplegirl00

jungleluv said:

I LOVE this song! It was written by Prince and produced by David Leonard. Watch the video 4 it on Youtube. This song deserved 2 be a big hit. She and Prince were such a great combination.

cool Agreed. I did not know Prince wrote it. Wow...

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Reply #7 posted 12/28/17 6:11pm

SoulAlive

When this song came out,Sheena was having problems with her record company.They didn’t even release her album (‘No Sound But A Heart’) in the US.Thus,the single “Eternity” wasn’t really promoted at all.Great tune,though.
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Reply #8 posted 01/02/18 5:43am

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A song that deserves a bigger audience alright. A real shame it's largely forgotten.

That ending, "eternity, eternity YEAH" reminds me of the ending to All My Dreams, I do wonder if it was something he lifted directly or if i'm just reading too much into it.

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Reply #9 posted 01/03/18 6:36am

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Did Prince have any involvement in the video for Eternity?

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #10 posted 01/03/18 9:21am

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I was looking through some of my Prince vinyl the other day (taking photos of what I have so I don't duplicate at the wrecka stow), and I found a 12" of Eternity with three versions. eek I don't remember when I bought it and, to be honest, I'm not sure I've listened to it. (I will, though.)

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