Burning The Ground: DjPaulT's 80's and 90's Remixes

80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Sheena Easton – 101 (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 16th, 2016


Side 1


“101” is a 1988 song written by Prince (using his pseudonym Joey Coco) for Sheena Easton. “101” was the third single taken from Easton’s ninth studio album The Lover In Me. The single peaked at #2 on the US dance chart in the summer of 1989.

101 (Def House Mix / Extended Club Version) 7:58
101 (Red Zone Mix) 4:51

101 (Westside Mix / Radio Edit) 5:29
101 (Westside Sample Dub) 6:11
101 (Uptown Version) 8:20
Remix – Prince

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1989 101 U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2


Label: MCA Records ‎– L33-17890
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Garage House

Producer – Prince
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – David Morales (tracks: A1 to B2)

Promotional Only Not For Sale

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side 2


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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12 Responses to “Sheena Easton – 101 (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. David Says:

    Another great choice. I’m glad to see the Prince-related tracks continuing 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks David it’s gonna continue a couple more days then I have to move on 🙂


    Phil N Reply:

    A couple ore weeks please!!! Loving all the related works 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    Oh Paul, I almost started to worry because you’re always so prompt. I hope all is well for you. Hey, thanks for this record. I’m LOVING these records so much. I still can’t get Friday’s post out of my head (“Holly Rock!!”) You are our maestro and we listen closely to all the beats you spin. Thanks ever so much.

    You Rule!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Everything is fine Jeff this record just took a lot longer than most it was kind of a beast but worth it. Enjoy 🙂


  3. Alan Says:

    Thank you so much for this… 101 is one of my all time favourite Prince-related tracks and these remixes are amazing!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Would love to Alan but I have other requests and commitments that I need to go forward with 🙂


  4. Jean-Michel Says:

    je ne suis pas fan du “Petit Prince”
    mais j’avoue qu’il etait beaucoup plus créatif que Michael Jackson
    incroyable tout les artistes produits


    Pyrata DJ Reply:

    Sheena Easton -101 (Def House Mix/Extended Club Version)


  5. Modernaire Says:

    101 has the same melancholy loneliness ‘counting the days’ theme as ‘Nothing Comares 2 U’ and ’17 Days’ but much more darker and more isolated, almost angry. The song is from the Camille/Crystal Ball/Sign “☮” The Times era.

    The coldness is of course represented mainly by the LM-1 drum computer’s cold repeating, robotic, industrial, funk beat.

    The LM-1 is processed through effects, two of which are serendipitously the result of studio engineer errors that Prince liked which were the result of over loading effects to the point of distortion, this can be heard in Sign “☮” The Times songs like ‘Forever In My Life’. The LM-1 cowbell could be is the higher beeping sound that resembles the guitar synth, followed by a growl, similar to ‘Le Grind’ on the Black Album.

    The growl really is the LM-1 rimshot, and sounds like an angry digital, robotic lonely animal. Like a caged tiger or lion in a circus. The snare is the same found on Sign “☮” The Times’ ‘It’, which leads to believe that it could be the Fairlight in most of this, synths, and so on, you can also hear the ‘Housequake’ distortion-guitar-synth-drum which may be a Fairlight processed sound as well.

    You can hear more amazing sounds, as if Prince’s is painting with sound in the INSTRUMENTAL version of 101 found on the 7-inch single.

    The ‘Uptown’ version incorporates a Prince electric guitar intro taken from a live version of Sign “☮” The Times as he performed on the tour. An AMAZING guitar intro, but the remix is slightly overproduced and take away from the cold, utterly painful lyrics and mood of the original. The Uptown version sounds like it has more input by Prince as there’s extra guitar riffs, and other things that sound like Prince adding more to it versus the other dated cheesier remixes. The ending of the Uptown remix has all the marks of a Prince production with just an extended city street soundscape. The song really feels contemporary, modern, hip but not in today’s supposed ‘hipster’ way, by this time Prince’s music was getting more sophisticated, futuristic, metropolitan, and so on.

    This time around also Sheena and Prince went for a cold lonely heartbreak song, which in my view is one of Prince’s best. General fans, the general public tend to focus on Prince’s bigger hits, but this, trumps all other songs about counting days a love interest has left, the abandonment is more dramatic, desperate.

    I can’t help but think that Prince drew these themes from being abandoned or kicked out as a child. Fans and the general public have heard Prince’s passing perhaps foretold in ‘Sometimes It Snows in April’, however, Prince foretold his passing in more detail on another album and not just in one song, the connections, hair raising.

    Anyway, I’m a nut about Prince’s studio tricks and methods, always have been since I first heard his music, I made an effort to figure out what he did to create amazing unique, iconoclastic soundscapes. I owned an LM-1 and I know the machine very well.

    Thanks very much Paul for these Prince tributes! I’d love to hear your rips of the 7-inch version of 101, the B-Side instrumental is essential, and even Prince’s 7-Inch singles had slightly different versions of albums.

    Will we remember Prince at 101 nights from April 21st 2016? I know I will and along with my lady, we’ll like a purple candle.


    Modernaire Reply:

    Light… a purple candle.


  6. Ramone Says:

    EASILY one of Sheenas greatest recordings/hits ..all the remixes are !! EXCELLENT !!


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