Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sheena Easton

Sheena Shirley Orr was born on April 27, 1959 in Belshill, Scotland. She became famous for being the focus of an episode in the British television program The Big Time, which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing with EMI Records. Easton rose to fame in the early 1980s with the pop hits "9 to 5" – known as "Morning Train" in the United States and "For Your Eyes Only". She went on to become more successful in the United States and Japan. She concentrated on her career in the United States, working with Prince, Kenny Rogers, Luis Miguel and many other prominent vocalists and producers. Easton is a two-time Grammy Award winner and has four gold albums and one platinum album in the United States. She has sold over four million album copies in the United States and over 20 million worldwide. She has recorded 16 studio albums, released 23 American singles and 45 singles in all and has had 15 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Easton is the only artist in the history of the Billboard charts to have a Top 5 hit on each of Billboard's key charts: Adult Contemporary, Dance, Pop, Country and R&B. In the United Kingdom, Easton has had three Top 40 albums and eight Top 40 singles. The album was re-released in 1999 by One Way Records and it was again re-released and remastered in 2009 by Cherry Pop Records.

Take My Time (1981)

Take My Time (or Sheena Easton as it was later retitled for the U.S. release) isSheena Easton's debut album released in January 18, 1981 in the U.K. In February of the same year it was released in the U.S. The album reached #17 in the UK and earned her a Gold Disc. Two months later, the album was released in the US as Sheena Easton, where it also went gold, peaking to #24. The album went platinum in Canada. The singles released from this album were: Modern Girl (#8 U.K., #18 U.S.), Morning Train (9 to 5) (#3 U.K., #1 U.S.), One Man Woman (#14 U.K.), Take My Time (#44 U.K.), When He Shines (#12 U.K., #30 U.S.).

Take My Time Tracklist: (THIS IS THE UPLOADED FILE!!!)

1-) Don't Send Flowers.
2-) Cry.
3-) Take My Time.
4-) When He Shines.
5-) One Man Woman.
6-) Prisoner.
7-) 9 to 5.
8-) So Much in Love.
9-) Voice on the Radio.
10-) Calm Before the Storm.
11-) Modern Girl.
12-) No-One Ever Knows.


Sheena Easton Tracklist:

1-) Morning Train (9 to 5).
2-) Don't Send Flowers.
3-) Cry.
4-) Take My Time.
5-) Prisoner.
6-) Modern Girl.
7-) So Much in Love.
8-) Voice on the Radio.
9-) One Man Woman.
10-) Calm Before the Storm.
You Could Have Been with Me (1981)

You Could Have Been with Me is Sheena Easton's second studio album, released on September 21, 1981 by EMI Records. The album peaked at #47 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums, spending a whole year on the chart, eventually certified Gold by the RIAA, and also peaked at UK #33 (certified Silver). The biggest hit from the album was "You Could Have Been with Me" (US #15, UK #54). In the UK, the lead single, "Just Another Broken Heart" peaked at #33, while a third single "A Little Tenderness" failed to chart in early 1982. In the US, a track from her first album was included; "When He Shines", which was released as a single and peaked at #30. You Could Have Been With Me became a Top Ten album in Japan, the use of the track "A Little Tenderness" in a television advertising campaign for Noevir Cosmetics boosting the album to a #3 peak, and also Sweden (#2) and Norway (#7). The singles released from this album were: Just Another Broken Heart (#33 U.K.), You Could Have Been with Me (#54 U.K., #15 U.S.) and A Little Tenderness (#58 Japan). This album was re-released in 2000 with bonus tracks by One Way Records.


1-) A Little Tenderness.
2-) You Could Have Been with Me.
3-) Just Another Broken Heart.
4-) I'm Not Worth the Hurt.
5-) Savoir Faire (He's Got).
6-) A Letter from Joey.
7-) Telephone Lines.
8-) Johnny.
9-) Trouble in the Shadows.
10-) Isn't It So.


U.S. Tracklist:

1-) A Little Tenderness.
2-) You Could Have Been with Me.
3-) Just Another Broken Heart.
4-) I'm Not Worth the Hurt.
5-) Savoir Faire (He's Got).
6-) A Letter from Joey.
7-) Telephone Lines.
8-) Johnny.
9-) Trouble in the Shadows.
10-) When He Shines.
Madness Money and Music (1982)

Madness Money and Music is Sheena Easton's third studio album, released in 1982 by EMI Records. This Adult Contemporary ballad-led album includes the hits, "I Wouldn't Beg for Water" (US #64) and "Machinery" (US #57, UK #38), as well as the UK single "Are You Man Enough". Significantly however, the album featured an early recording of the song "Wind Beneath My Wings", which would later be covered by Bette Midler in 1988 and many other artists after. The album was one of Easton's lower-charting efforts, only hitting US #85 and UK #44, but was hugely successful in Scandinavia, and the album sold Gold in Canada. The singles released from this album were: Ice Out in the Rain, Machinery (#38 U.K., #57 U.S.), Are You Man Enough, and I Wouldn't Beg for Water (#64 U.S.). The album was reissued with bonus tracks in 2000 by One Way Records.


1-) Weekend in Paris.
2-) Are You Man Enough.
3-) I Wouldn't Beg for Water.
4-) Machinery.
5-) Ice Out in the Rain.
6-) I Don't Need Your Word.
7-) Madness Money and Music.
8-) There When I Needed You.
9-) Wind Beneath My Wings.
10-) You Do It.
11-) In the Winter.
12-) Please Don't Sympathise.


U.S. Tracklist:

1-) Machinery.
2-) Weekend in Paris.
3-) I Wouldn't Beg for Water.
4-) Are You Man Enough.
5-) Ice Out in the Rain.
6-) Madness Money and Music.
7-) Wind Beneath My Wings.
8-) There When I Needed You.
9-) In the Winter.
10-) You Do It.
Best Kept Secret (1983)

Best Kept Secret is Sheena Easton's fourth studio album, released in 1983. With Best Kept Secret Easton's homebase shifted to the United States - the singer having been more consistently popular there than in her native UK - Best Kept Secret being first album to be recorded in the US (prior to this album Easton had cut the #6 hit duet with Kenny Rogers: "We've Got Tonight", in her first US recording session). The producers of Best Kept Secret: Greg Mathieson and Trevor Veitch had previously worked with Laura Branigan and Best Kept Secret alternated dance tracks in the Eurodisco mode of Branigan's signature tune "Gloria" with ballads. The album's lead single was the dance track "Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)" which became Easton's third solo hit to reach the US Top Ten with a #9 peak on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single was the ballad "Almost Over You" (#25) and another dance track "Devil in a Fast Car" was subsequently issued as a single to reach #79. Best Kept Secret peaked at #33 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart with a chart duration of 38 weeks. Neither the album nor its singles had high chart impact in the UK, Best Kept Secret charting there at #99 while "Telefone..." and "Almost Over You" had respective UK peaks of #84 and #89. In Canada both the Best Kept Secret album and "Telefone..." single were certified Gold by the CRIA. Best Kept Secret was reissued in 2000 on One Way Records, adding the hit duet "We've Got Tonight" with Kenny Rogers. The singles taken from this album were: Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (#9 U.S., #84 U.K.), Almost Over You (#25 U.S., #89 U.K.), and Devil in a Fast Car (#79 U.S., #95 Japan).


1-) Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair).
2-) I Like the Fright.
3-) Almost Over You.
4-) Devil in a Fast Car.
5-) Don't Leave Me This Way.
6-) Let Sleeping Dogs Lie.
7-) (She's in Love) With Her Radio.
8-) Just One Smile.
9-) Sweet Talk.
10-) Best Kept Man.


Todo Me Recuerda A Ti (1984)

Todo Me Recuerda A Ti is Sheena Easton's fifth studio album, released in 1984 and reissued by Capitol EMI/Latin in 1989. This is an album of greatest hits featuring 3 new tracks ("Ámame," "Una Vez En La Vida," and "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres") all sung in Spanish geared for the Latin markets. "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres," a duet with Mexican star Luis Miguel, was released as the first single and earned Easton a Grammy for Best Mexican-American Performance - 1984. The album includes a second single "La Noche Y Tú" ("We've Got Tonight"), a duet with Dyango, a Spanish vocalist. The disc was produced by Greg Mathison and Juan Carlos Calderón. The album went Gold in Mexico and Argentina.


1-) Teléfono (Telefone).
2-) Todo Me Recuerda A Ti (Almost Over You).
3-) Ámame.
4-) La Noche Y Tú (with Dyango) (We've Got Tonight).
5-) El Primer Tren (9 to 5).
6-) Una Vez En La Vida.
7-) Mi Corazón Vuela Hacia Ti (Wind Beneath My Wings).
8-) Me Gustas Tal Como Eres (with Luis Miguel).
9-) No Puedes Dejarme Así (Don't Leave Me This Way).
10-) Brindo Por Un Amor (You Could Have Been with Me).

A Private Heaven (1984)

A Private Heaven is Sheena Easton's sixth studio album, released on October 2, 1984. Released by EMI America, the album featured the US Top 10 hit singles "Strut" and "Sugar Walls." A third single, "Swear", reached #80. The album itself reached US #15 and sold 1 million copies, earning a US RIAA platinum certification, turning it into her best selling album. Also in Canada the album went platinum. The singles released from this album were: Back in the City, Hungry Eyes (#83 Japan), Strut (#7 U.S.), Sugar Walls (#9 U.S.), and Swear (#80 U.S.). In 2000, the album was reissued by One Way Records including some bonus tracks.


1-) Strut.
2-) Sugar Walls.
3-) Hungry Eyes.
4-) Hard to Say It's Over.
5-) Swear.
6-) Love and Affection.
7-) Back in the City.
8-) You Make Me Nervous.
9-) All by Myself.
10-) Double Standard.

Do You (1985)

Do You is Sheena Easton's seventh studio album, released in 1985 by EMI Records. The album was produced by Nile Rodgers. The sound of the album was change from her pop sound and has a more club dance feel. Includes the singles, "Do It For Love" (US #29), "Jimmy Mack" (US #65) and "Magic of Love." Released in November 1985, the album reached US #40 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The song "Don't Turn Your Back" was featured in an episode of "Miami Vice" television series in 1988. The singles released from this album were: Do It for Love (#29 U.S.), Jimmy Mack (#65 U.S.), and Magic of Love. In 2000, the album was reissued with bonus tracks via One Way Records.


1-) Do It for Love.
2-) Don't Break My Heart.
3-) Magic of Love.
4-) Don't Turn Your Back.
5-) Jimmy Mack.
6-) Can't Wait Till Tomorrow.
7-) Young Lions.
8-) Kisses.
9-) Money Back Guarantee.
10-) When the Lightning Strikes Again.


No Sound but a Heart (1987, 1999)

No Sound but a Heart is Sheena Easton's eighth studio album, released in 1987 by EMI Records. The album's original U.S. release was canceled, but the album was issued in Canada and Mexico. The album consisted of midtempo and ballad songs. The disc features Journey's ex-front man Steve Perry on backing vocals on "Still in Love" and Eugene Wilde on "What If We Fall In Love". Songs from the album were covered by other artists: Crystal Gayle and Gary Morris featured "Wanna Give My Love" and "What If We Fall In Love" on a 1987 duet album named for the latter song; Celine Dion recorded "The Last to Know" on 1990's Unison; Patti LaBelle covered "Still In Love" on 1989's Be Yourself; and Pia Zadora recorded "Floating Hearts" on 1989's Pia Z. The album was reissued in 1999 by the One Way Records label, marking the first time it has been officially available in the United States. The album produced one single and video, "Eternity", written by Prince. The 1999 reissue added several bonus tracks. This was Easton's final release on the EMI label, where she had started her career. She subsequently moved to MCA Records the following year in 1988. The only single taken from this album was Eternity, written by Prince.


1-) Eternity.
2-) Still Willing to Try.
3-) Still in Love.
4-) Wanna Give My Love.
5-) The Last to Know.
6-) No Sound but a Heart.
7-) What If We Fall in Love Again (with Eugene Wilde).
8-) No Ordinary Love.
9-) Floating Hearts.

The Lover in Me (1988)

The Lover in Me is Sheena Easton's ninth studio album, released on November 15, 1988 by MCA Records. The album reached #44 on the Billboard 200 and #30 in the UK, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. This is one of Easton's best selling albums to date and returned her back to the U.S. and UK charts. The album's title track became a major hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, and #15 on the UK Singles Chart. Other hit singles from the album include "Days Like This" (#35 on the US R&B chart, UK #43) and "101" (UK #54 US Dance #2). "101" was written for Easton by Prince. One last single was released in the US; "No Deposit, No Return", but failed to chart. The song "Follow My Rainbow" is featured in an episode (Deliver Us From Evil) from Miami Vice where Easton is singing the song in concert minutes before she is killed off in the series. The song made #16 on the Dutch and New Zealand singles chart. The album has a more Urban/R&B sound than previous recordings due to the production by well-known acts such as L.A. Reid, Babyface and John Jellybean Benitez. In 2006, Cherry Red Records (UK) re-released The Lover in Me with bonus tracks. The singles released from this album were: The Lover in Me (#2 U.S., #15 U.K.), Days Like This (#43 U.K.), 101 (#54 U.K., #2 Billboard Dance charts), No Deposit No Return, and Follow My Rainbow (#16 New Zealand).


1-) No Deposit, No Return.
2-) The Lover in Me.
3-) Follow My Rainbow.
4-) Without You.
5-) If It's Meant to Last.
6-) Days Like This.
7-) One Love.
8-) 101.
9-) Cool Love.
10-) Fire and Rain.

What Comes Naturally (1991)

What Comes Naturally is Sheena Easton's tenth studio album, released in 1991 by MCA Records. The album includes her final U.S. Top 40 hit to date, "What Comes Naturally" (US #19, UK #83, Australia #4.) remained on the pop chart for 10 weeks. Other singles released were "You Can Swing It" and, "To Anyone" both which failed to chart. The album charted at US #90. Easton has songwriting credits on three tracks. The singles released from this album were: What Comes Naturally (#19 U.S.), You Can Swing It, and To Anyone.


1-) What Comes Naturally.
2-) If You Wanna Keep Me.
3-) You Can Swing It.
4-) The First Touch of Love.
5-) Forever Friends.
6-) The Next Time.
7-) Manic Panic.
8-) Somebody.
9-) Time Bomb.
10-) Half a Heart.
11-) To Anyone.

No Strings (1993)

No Strings is Sheena Easton's eleventh studio album, released on August 13, 1993. It is a a departure from the Pop and R&B style of her earlier records. With jazz-tinged arrangements by Patrice Rushen, Easton sings standards but without any string instruments performing. The album was released August 3, 1993. The album was critically acclaimed by Jazz critics and gave it 4 stars.. The disc was recorded live. Easton wanted to record the disc in a similar fashion to Capitol Records sessions of the 1960s. The song "The Nearness of You" was featured on the soundtrack of "Indecent Proposal" and released as a promo single in some European markets.


1-) Someone to Watch Over Me.
2-) Medley: I'm in the Mood for Love/Moody's Mood for Love.
3-) The Nearness of You.
4-) How Deep Is the Ocean.
5-) If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas).
6-) Body and Soul.
7-) Medley: Little Girl Blue/When Sunny Gets Blue.
8-) The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else.
9-) The Man That Got Away.
10-) I Will Say Goodbye.
11-) Never Will I Marry.

My Cherie (1995)

My Cherie is Sheena Easton's twelfth studio album, released in early 1995 by MCA Records. The album consists of adult pop songs. The title track "My Cherie" was issued as a single but failed to chart. Other tracks include a Diane Warren written song, "You've Learn To Live Without Me." The album marked Easton's reunion with producer Christopher Neil, who worked on her first three albums. The songs "Flower In The Rain" and Dance Away The Blues" were both used in a TV episode of the "The Outer Limits" featuring Easton in the episode as a faded rock star called "Fallen Star". "Flower in the rain" was co-written by Sheena and released as a single in France. In "2007" My Cherie was released on 'Itunes' available for download. The only single taken from this album was My Cherie.


1-) My Cherie.
2-) Till Death Do Us Part.
3-) All I Ask of You.
4-) Flower in the Rain.
5-) You've Learned to Live Without Me.
6-) Too Much in Love.
7-) Please Don't Be Scared.
8-) Next to You.
9-) Dance the Blues Away.
10-) Crazy Love.

Freedom (1997)

Freedom is Sheena Easton's thirteenth studio album, released in 1997 in Japan and rereleased in 2007 in the U.S.A. This album of new material consists of smooth, catchy Dance-Pop songs. Easton had producing credits on the project and writing credits on the songs "One Man" and "Love will make you wise". Includes the singles, Modern Girl '97, Love Me With Freedom, and When You Speak My Name. On May 28, 1997 Sheena released "Freedom" on her own label (SkyJay Trax) at the same time she officially opened her website. In February 2007 Fuel Records (Varese Sarabande) re-released "Freedom" with a slip cover and different artwork in (Limited Edition) officially in the United States. The album charted at #53 in Japan. The singles taken from this album were: Modern Girl '97, Love Me with Freedom and When You Speak My Name.


1-) When You Speak My Name.
2-) Love Me with Freedom.
3-) Now That My Baby's Gone.
4-) One Man.
5-) Misty Blue.
6-) One More Reason.
7-) Let Me Go Through This Alone.
8-) Love Will Make You Wise.
9-) Foolish Heart.
10-) Modern Girl (New Version).

Home (1999)

Home is Sheena Easton's fourteenth studio album, released in 1999 only in Japan via Universal/Victor Records. The disc consists of 4 covers and 6 tracks of new material and has pop/acoustic sound. "Carry A Dream" was the 1st single release. It is the theme song and it coincided with the release of Marco, a Japanese animated movie that same year. A second single titled "My Treasure is You" was issued the latter part of 1999. Easton self produced and arranged 9 tracks on the disc. The album peaked at #97 in Japan. The singles released from this album were: Carry a Dream and My Treasure Is You.


1-) Our House.
2-) St. Judy's Comet.
3-) Moon.
4-) Something Good.
5-) Never Saw a Miracle.
6-) Not While I'm Around.
7-) Who Knows?
8-) Take Me Home.
9-) My Treasure Is You.
10-) Carry a Dream.

Fabulous (2000)

Fabulous is Sheena Easton's fifteenth studio album, released on November 13, 2000. The album was only released throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, and Argentina. The album contains mostly cover versions of hit songs from the 1970s and 80s, and most of them disco classics. There are also two original compositions. The first single released from the album was a remake of "Giving Up Giving In", which had originally been a hit for The Three Degrees in 1978. Easton's version was less successful, peaking at #54 on the UK singles chart. A second single was released in 2001, a cover of Donna Summer's 1982 hit "Love Is In Control" with an accompanying video that was taken from footage of Easton's album launch concert at G-A-Y nightclub in London. However, this too was unsuccessful. In Japan, "Fabulous" was released in February 2001 and the first single was "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" which had originally been recorded by Frankie Valli in the 1960s, though a disco version had been a hit for The Boys Town Gang in the early 1980s. The album was packaged differently from the UK version and included two bonus tracks; "I Need Your Lovin'" (a cover of the 1980 Teena Marie song) and a remix of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". In Australia, "Fabulous" was released February 24, 2001 and Easton was asked to perform songs from the album to close out 2001 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras ceremonies. The album was a commercial failure in the UK, though the album did enjoy mild success in dance clubs in London, Japan, and Australia. However, the album was not released in the United States. The album peaked at #185 in the U.K. The singles released from this album were: Giving Up Giving In, Can't Take My Eyes off You and Love Is in Control.


1-) Don't Leave Me This Way.
2-) Giving Up Giving In.
3-) Love Is in Control.
4-) That's What Friends Are For.
5-) Never Can Say Goodbye.
6-) Best of My Love.
7-) On My Own (with Terry Ronald).
8-) Can't Take My Eyes off You.
9-) You Never Gave Me the Chance.
10-) Get Here to Me.

So Far So Good

So Far So Good is a self-made compilation which consists of most of Sheena Easton's tracks that don't appear in her studio albums. This includes hits like For Your Eyes Only, We've Got Tonight, her duet with Prince U Got the Look, among some B-sides and other rare tracks.


1-) Family of One.
2-) Right or Wrong.
3-) Paradox.
4-) Summer's Over.
5-) For Your Eyes Only.
6-) Some of Us Will.
7-) So We Say Goodbye.
8-) Loner.
9-) Wish You Were Here Tonight.
10-) We've Got Tonight (with Kenny Rogers).
11-) Letters from the Road.
12-) Straight Talking.
13-) Fallen Angels.
14-) It's Christmas All Over the World.
15-) So Far So Good.
16-) Natural Love.
17-) U Got the Look (with Prince).
18-) Shockwave.
19-) Arms of Orion (with Prince).
20-) A Dream Worth Keeping.



  1. What a fantastic biography of one of favorite artists from that time. Thank you! The YouTube videos helped me create a great playlist and also purchase two CDs I didn't have. I'm very grateful for all the hard work you put into this!

  2. Weird how her and Kate Beckinsale look a lot a like in the top photo, must have mixed genes on that island group?

    Sheena is more my age, but I wouldn't say no to either.