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Sheila E. – Special Medley (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 3rd, 2016


Side A


“Special Medley” is a 1985 12″ single released only in Europe and Australia to help promote Sheila E.’s debut album Romance 1600 it features a medley of “The Glamorous Life”, “Sister Fate” and “A Love Bizarre.

The b-side “A Love Bizarre” was the last single taken from the album and was Sheila E.’s last major hit and her second biggest behind her debut single “The Glamorous Life”. The song was performed in the film Krush Groove, in which Sheila E. also had a major supporting role. The song was a major hit and reached #1 on the Urban radio airplay and Dance/Club play charts. On other American charts, “A Love Bizarre” went to #2 on the U.S. R&B charts and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop radio airplay charts. “A Love Bizarre”was written by Prince and Sheila E.. The song is a duet between both singers.

Special Medley Of 7:04

a) The Glamorous Life
Producer [Directed (Produced) By] – Sheila E., The Starr Company*
Written-By – Sheila E.

b) Sister Fate
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Sheila E.

c) A Love Bizarre (Pt. I)
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Prince, Sheila E.

A Love Bizarre (Pts. I And II) 7:13
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Prince, Sheila E.

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985/56 A Love Bizarre U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #11
1985/86 A Love Bizarre U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1
1985/86 A Love Bizarre U.S. Billboard Hot Black singles #2


Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– W8890 TX
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single, Partially Mixed
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Mastered By – Tone* (tracks: A1 to A3)

Made in UK

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

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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14 Responses to “Sheila E. – Special Medley (UK 12″)”

  1. AnthonyC Says:

    This sounds like such a great rip!

    Such an awesome track from happier times!

    I’m playing this loud as I type…

    Thank you very much!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome AnthonyC 🙂


  2. Conner Says:

    Another awesome gem from you! Who knew this even existed?! Thank you!!!!!!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    Time and time and time and…. TIME AGAIN!!, you floor me dear Paul with what exists in your MASSIVE and MIGHTY music collection!! As you know, I’m a giant fan of the mega-mixes and medleys that are made for the disc jockey. I am truly “goose-bumping” out over this marvelous surprise!! I only wish I was home right now to bask in the emanations of your exquisitely ripped audio! Gosh Paul, I am gobsmacked over all of it. What gifts you provide our hungry “ear-mouths” with sumptuous sonics to lap up and ingest their wonderment!! OOH, I am feeling so good right now Paul. Thank you so very, very, very, VERY MUCH for this!! You really stimulate our pleasure centers with the music you present.

    In Bliss,



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I hope you enjoy this A love Bizarre is one of my favorites 🙂


  4. Song_And_Dance Says:

    There it is. Thank you very much, Paul. Great!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome song And dance 🙂


  5. tmthydunne Says:

    i can not thank you enough for the Prince related rips. they have helped.


  6. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Oddly enough I always thought A Love Bizarre was far the bigger hit then Glamorous Life.
    A Love Bizarre was always on my club playlist, as it also was regularly spinned by almost all DJs I knew while DJ-ing. Great track, hasn’t lost any Funkiness over time!

    On his last gig in Atlanta, Prince played a cover version of Bowies Heroes…


  7. Joey Says:

    I just want to say thank you Paul for this series, this is a real education as well as a pleasure to hear some great music I would have missed otherwise.


  8. vuoksenniska Says:

    Thank you very much for this great medley!
    A Love Bizarre is my all time favorite Sheila E. track


  9. Al Says:

    Thanks a lot for all your posts and specially on the Prince related artists!
    I hope you will post the Sheila E. 12″ of Holly Rock (released around 85-86).


  10. Jasons2 Says:

    Thank you very much Paul.


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