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Thread started 08/21/12 11:42am

nursev

Eternity

All I can say is after all these years I finally gave it a few listens and I LOVE IT!!!!! It has a special sound to it and I love Prince's delivery of it wink music

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Reply #1 posted 08/21/12 11:56am

Harlepolis

Agreed.

The first version I ever heard was Chaka Khan's from CK. I was right in the beginning of my Chaka/Prince fandom, and it took me a couple of years to appreciate its quirkiness as well.

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Reply #2 posted 08/21/12 11:58am

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Harlepolis said:

Agreed.

The first version I ever heard was Chaka Khan's from CK. I was right in the beginning of my Chaka/Prince fandom, and it took me a couple of years to appreciate its quirkiness as well.

Never heard Chaka's, but yeah it is the quirkness that makes it special wink

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Reply #3 posted 08/21/12 12:40pm

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I've got the Sheena Easton 7" single kicking about somewhere, and I'd forgotten Chaka Khan recorded it too. Definitely prefer the Prince version that's circulating, but not a big fan of the song at all.

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Reply #4 posted 08/21/12 3:24pm

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Lianachan said:

I've got the Sheena Easton 7" single kicking about somewhere, and I'd forgotten Chaka Khan recorded it too. Definitely prefer the Prince version that's circulating, but not a big fan of the song at all.

Never knew Sheena did it lol

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Reply #5 posted 08/21/12 5:14pm

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nursev said:

Lianachan said:

I've got the Sheena Easton 7" single kicking about somewhere, and I'd forgotten Chaka Khan recorded it too. Definitely prefer the Prince version that's circulating, but not a big fan of the song at all.

Never knew Sheena did it lol

She recorded it first for release and there were singles released but the album got shelved due to label troubles. There's also a video for it by Sheena. I have the 7" inch as well and I think I might have a 12 inch of it too. One of the rare Prince tracks that I love all 3 takes by all 3 artists.

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Reply #6 posted 08/21/12 5:17pm

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HonestMan13 said:

nursev said:

Never knew Sheena did it lol

She recorded it first for release and there were singles released but the album got shelved due to label troubles. There's also a video for it by Sheena. I have the 7" inch as well and I think I might have a 12 inch of it too. One of the rare Prince tracks that I love all 3 takes by all 3 artists.

Really and ur just now sharing this with us lol

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Reply #7 posted 08/21/12 5:28pm

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nursev said:

HonestMan13 said:

She recorded it first for release and there were singles released but the album got shelved due to label troubles. There's also a video for it by Sheena. I have the 7" inch as well and I think I might have a 12 inch of it too. One of the rare Prince tracks that I love all 3 takes by all 3 artists.

Really and ur just now sharing this with us lol

I figured everyone knew already.

Sheena's version came out in the summer of 87 if I remember correctly. I bought it at a record store in Florida while on family vacation.

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Reply #8 posted 08/21/12 5:31pm

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Chaka Khan's version is on her CD "CK" and also has the song 'Sticky Wicked' f/Miles Davis & Prince.

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Reply #9 posted 08/22/12 1:16am

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HonestMan13 said:

nursev said:

Never knew Sheena did it lol

She recorded it first for release and there were singles released but the album got shelved due to label troubles. There's also a video for it by Sheena. I have the 7" inch as well and I think I might have a 12 inch of it too. One of the rare Prince tracks that I love all 3 takes by all 3 artists.

The album, No Sound But A Heart, was released outside the USA in 1987, and in the USA in 1999. The 1999 release was worldwide, and contains 4 bonus tracks,

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Reply #10 posted 08/22/12 3:48am

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Sheenas 12" version is brilliant., think I might even prefer it to princes version, def better than Chakas, its a great song anyways.

& while we're mentioning Sheena, how fantastic is 101????

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Reply #11 posted 08/22/12 5:29am

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Love the song, partivularly Sheena's version.

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Reply #12 posted 08/22/12 7:18am

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Lianachan said:

HonestMan13 said:

She recorded it first for release and there were singles released but the album got shelved due to label troubles. There's also a video for it by Sheena. I have the 7" inch as well and I think I might have a 12 inch of it too. One of the rare Prince tracks that I love all 3 takes by all 3 artists.

The album, No Sound But A Heart, was released outside the USA in 1987, and in the USA in 1999. The 1999 release was worldwide, and contains 4 bonus tracks,

12 years later. Wow I'd have never even given that a thought.

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Reply #13 posted 08/22/12 8:03am

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HonestMan13 said:

Lianachan said:

The album, No Sound But A Heart, was released outside the USA in 1987, and in the USA in 1999. The 1999 release was worldwide, and contains 4 bonus tracks,

12 years later. Wow I'd have never even given that a thought.

I didn't know that either. I have the 1987 UK release, and found out about the 1999 reissue when I googled it.

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Reply #14 posted 08/22/12 12:09pm

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love this song (princey's version, of course lol). got 2 versions of it. one that's sounds like it's too slow and another that sounds too fast hmm

Style is a peaceful wild y'all.
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Reply #15 posted 08/22/12 12:41pm

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i wanna hear a prince demo of 101. shit is thorough. cool love and sticky wicked too lol pray

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Reply #16 posted 08/23/12 5:44am

Wowugotit

Cherry Pop Records (UK) has just applied to EMI for a license to re-release/re-master Sheena Easton's NO SOUND BUT A HEART album. This should give her version of "Eternity" and it's remixes new life!

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Reply #17 posted 08/23/12 11:03am

joshmos

I have the 7" of Sheena's with the foldout sleeve. I love that song and it is my favorite version. Brilliant.

All released around the same time and solidifying my Prince fandom and thinking of him as a genius, were "Sign O' the Times", "Shockadelica", "Good Love", "Eternity" and the leaks of a then very bootlegged horrible sounding version of "The Black Album" !

I had NO IDEA there is a 12" version of Sheena's "Eternity"! Is it different? Longer? Remixed? If so by who?

And 101/Cool Love were awesome. ESPECIALLY the Prince mixed 12" version of 101!~!

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Reply #18 posted 08/23/12 11:24am

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Eternity
Intended for Vanessa Williams, this demo from December 1985 ended up on Sheena Easton's 1987 No Sound But A Heart album. It was later re-recorded by Chaka Khan in 1988. Vanessa's album was to be produced by George Clinton but never materialized.

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Reply #19 posted 08/23/12 8:24pm

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joshmos said:

I have the 7" of Sheena's with the foldout sleeve. I love that song and it is my favorite version. Brilliant.

All released around the same time and solidifying my Prince fandom and thinking of him as a genius, were "Sign O' the Times", "Shockadelica", "Good Love", "Eternity" and the leaks of a then very bootlegged horrible sounding version of "The Black Album" !

I had NO IDEA there is a 12" version of Sheena's "Eternity"! Is it different? Longer? Remixed? If so by who?

And 101/Cool Love were awesome. ESPECIALLY the Prince mixed 12" version of 101!~!

[Edited 8/23/12 11:04am]

I have the 12". Sheena's vocals are really versatile, just like they were for 101 (another favorite of mine)

1987 12" Tracklist:

Eternity (Shep Pettibone Mix) 6:24

Eternity (Single Version) 3:50

Eternity (Dub) 6:16

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Reply #20 posted 08/23/12 8:27pm

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I've never heard of this song before. I'm not that into bootlegs or associated artists; but I know all of the most popular songs.. never even heard this title before, though.

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Reply #21 posted 08/23/12 9:17pm

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I heard P's version before the others. I always liked Eternity.

I agree with the OP that the demo has an interesting sound to it.

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Reply #22 posted 08/23/12 9:18pm

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tritoncin said

1987 12" Tracklist:

Eternity (Shep Pettibone Mix) 6:24

Eternity (Single Version) 3:50

Eternity (Dub) 6:16

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Reply #23 posted 08/24/12 10:20pm

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I listened to Chaka's version over and over back when CK came out. I much preferred Eternity over Sticky Wicked, it succedds at what it sets out to be... a good solid pop song. Sticky Wicked is something of a let down when you think of Miles, Prince, and Chaka on the same track. Just my opinion. The Sheena version doesn't cut it for me, she tries to oversell it, and what a cheesy video.

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Reply #24 posted 08/25/12 5:23am

Wowugotit

I like Sheena's version of "Eternity"better than Chaka's. Sheena's video was directed by Rebecca Blake who also directed Prince's "Kiss" video.

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Reply #25 posted 08/25/12 3:11pm

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Eternity - fine concept. i have felt 4 a long time that marriage and the "till death do us part" is one of the biggest cop outs, ever. Eternity goes beyond dense physical form.

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