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Sheena Easton – Sugar Walls (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 6th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Sugar Walls” is the second single from Sheena Easton’s 1984 album A Private Heaven that spent 9 weeks on the pop chart.

A top ten hit in the United States on both the pop (#9) and R&B (#3) charts, the song was composed by Prince, utilizing the pseudonym “Alexander Nevermind”. The song failed to chart well in her native UK.

The song title is presumed to refer to the “walls” of the vagina, which was perhaps sufficiently subtle by itself, but the general content was considered suggestive enough to qualify the song for the “Filthy Fifteen.” Although Easton’s video clip for “Sugar Walls” did not in itself feature any controversial content, some music-video broadcasters refused the video airplay because of the sexual imagery of the song’s lyrics. Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart constantly criticized the song on his television program when it was first released.

SIDE A:
Sugar Walls (Dance Mix) 7:01

SIDE B:
Sugar Walls (Red Mix) 5:26

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Sugar Walls U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #9
1984 Sugar Walls U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1
1984 Sugar Walls U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-7852
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer [Remix] – David Leonard
Producer – Alexander NevermindGreg Mathieson
Remix – Greg MathiesonRusty Garner
Written-By – Alexander Nevermind

NOTES:
Album version can be heard on “A Private Heaven” ST-17132.
“An Endless Music Mix”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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33 Responses to “Sheena Easton – Sugar Walls (US 12″)”

  1. woz Says:

    I turned on Miami Vice through Netflix the other night and specifically looked for an episode with Sheena in it. Was a fun few minutes. Thanks for the rip!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz. I had forgotten that she did an episode of Miami Vice 🙂

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  2. Stefano Says:

    Alrighty! This Sheena tsunami is going to be fun fun fun.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It should be fun Stefano. Of course there will be the Disco Friday interuption on Friday.

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    Stefano Reply:

    Haha, the Disco Friday break is absolutely no problem Paul, because I like that series too (very much actually: Rick James – Glow!).

    But for now: Sheena here, Sheena there, Sheena everywhere…

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  3. Drake Says:

    Thanks for post!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Very welcome Drake 🙂

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  4. george e. Says:

    Goodie! I hope the Sheena Easton fever lasts! I long for that 12″ promo of “101” with a bunch of remixes the commercial one never included.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    We will see what happens George E.

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  5. Spring Says:

    Hi dear Paul! Thanks for another great Sheena Easton’s single. I need to say that I bought her 2 CD sets on Amazom – they are Expanded editions of her 80’s albums (both are released February, 25).

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  6. The Doctor Says:

    Huh… this really charted at #9 in the USA, in 1984? I could swear I’ve never heard this song ’til now; I wonder how I missed it?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Surprised you missed this one Doctor it was massive and still gets played on the retro stations.

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    The Doctor Reply:

    I must not be listening to the right retro stations, then. 🙂 (I don’t have satellite radio, and somehow just never have gotten into the habit of listening to streams through the PC; I’m afraid I’m one of those Luddites who still listens mostly to FM radio, or to *gasp* physical media like LPs, tapes, CDs, and MiniDiscs. 😀 )

    As for how I originally missed it, I can only assume the programming director of the radio station I usualled listened to where I was living at the time, must have been one of those who found it offensive and refused to let it be played. 🙂

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  7. Chwee Says:

    Back in those days, it was never really vulgar. There is always a clever use of metaphor – much unlike today… Thanks for this gem Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chwee. Inuendo was the name of the game and still is 🙂

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  8. Tyler Says:

    Hi Paul I just wanted to know if you can fix the old Sheena Easton links they are all dead.

    Thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Tyler I am going to be re-ripping those with my newer equipment so stay tuned 🙂

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    Tyler Reply:

    Sounds good I love this site. Oh did you get my messages about some requests? I sent to you while ago. I apologize if I sent you requsts to much. I thought maybe the messages were not being sent because they wouldn’t show up on the comment section. If you did see them I would like to hear your thought. Thanks again Tyler

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  9. ric Says:

    Yeah, this was banned in my part of the world back in 1984. Even though I was never into the actual “Sugar Walls” *gag*, I was really digging this Sugar Walls jam. I remember it charting in the penultimate week of 1984, together with New Edition’s Mr Telephone Man and John Forgerty’s The Old Man Down The Road. Great times!
    Loving your BTG Sheena Bound-For-The-East(on) Train Service, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I can see where it might be offensive to some back in the day and it’s even pretty racy even for today.

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  10. Chris Says:

    Paul, thank you so much for the Sheena Easton postings! Love them! I’ve been lucky enough to see Sheena perform several times. I found out she lives about a mile or so from where I live here in Henderson, NV. When she sings “Sugar Walls” and “Strut” in concert, she refers to that period as “Dirty Sheena” LOL Definitely, my favorite Sheena!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s very cool Chris. My favorite is “Modern Girl” “Morning Train” Sheena 🙂

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    Chris Reply:

    That is the original Sheena! My favorite pop culture reference to “Sugar Walls” was in an episode of the Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror where Bart and Lisa are Hansel and Gretel and Homer eats part of the gingerbread house and says “MMMM Sugar Walls” I cracked up!

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  11. Dean Says:

    So trashy! I’ve always loved loved loved this song. Thank you for posting it!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dean!

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  12. macha Says:

    Never liked the album version. But the remixes rock! Thank you, DjPaulT!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome macha 🙂

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  13. Ramone Says:

    The BEST Sheena single .. with TONS of Prince included !! I LOVED LOVED LOVED A Private Heaven. The ‘ulimix’ remix was EVEN BETTER (and I cant find it anymore !) THANK YOU PAUL !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ramone 🙂

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  14. kyleongwl Says:

    OMG !!! was thinking if this would be release after “strut”…
    U R the best

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Kyleongwl!

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  15. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. Always up for a naught Prince song.

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