Shakespear's Sister

Shakespear's Sister

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Shakespear's Sister were formed by Siobhan Fahey in 1988, and was her first musical outing since leaving Bananarama, and initially a solo project. American backing vocalist and guitarist Marcella Detroit (Marcy Levy) began working with Fahey in 1989 and Shakespear's Sister became a duo as of their 1989 hit single "You're History". After a string of hit singles and two successful albums, Fahey and Detroit split in 1993. Fahey resumed as the sole member until 1996. In 2009, after a 13-year hiatus, Fahey resurrected the band to release a new album.
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Shakespear's Sister Discography

Albums

422 828 168-1 Shakespear's Sister Sacred Heart (Album) FFRR 422 828 168-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
828 266-1 Shakespears Sister* Hormonally Yours (Album) London Records 828 266-1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
none Shakespears Sister* #3 (Album) SF Records none UK 2004 Sell This Version
palare001CD, PALARE001CD Shakespears Sister* Songs From The Red Room (Album) SF Records, Palare palare001CD, PALARE001CD UK 2009 Sell This Version
SFCD-007 Shakespears Sister* Cosmic Dancer(CD, Album) SF Records SFCD-007 UK 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

886 356-1 Shakespear's Sister Break My Heart / Heroine (Extended Versions) (Single, Maxi) London Records 886 356-1 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
886 756-7 Shakespear's Sister Run Silent (Single, Maxi) FFRR, FFRR, FFRR 886 756-7 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
886 583-1 Shakespear's Sister Heroine (Single) FFRR 886 583-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
886 612-7D Shakespear's Sister You're History (Single, Maxi) FFrr 886 612-7D Canada 1989 Sell This Version
FCS 128 Shakespear's Sister Dirty Mind (Single, Maxi) FFRR, FFRR FCS 128 UK 1990 Sell This Version
869 624-7, lon 314 Shakespears Sister* Stay (Single, Maxi) London Records, London Records 869 624-7, lon 314 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
869 199-2 Shakespears Sister* Goodbye Cruel World (Single) London Records, London Records 869 199-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
LONXDJ 309 Shakespears Sister* Black Sky (Single) London Records LONXDJ 309 UK 1991 Sell This Version
HELLO 1 Shakespears Sister* Hello (Turn Your Radio On) (Single) London Records HELLO 1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
LONDJ 318 Shakespear's Sister I Don't Care (Single) London Records LONDJ 318 UK 1992 Sell This Version
2801 603 Faith No More / Shakespear's Sister Faith No More / Shakespear's Sister - A Small Victory / Stay(12", Promo) Polydor 2801 603 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
AS 5000 937 Vivienne Mckone / Shakespears Sister* Vivienne Mckone / Shakespears Sister* - Beware / Hello(7", Promo) PolyGram AS 5000 937 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
AS 5000 919 Swing Out Sister / Shakespears Sister* Swing Out Sister / Shakespears Sister* - Am I The Same Girl / Stay(7", Promo) PolyGram AS 5000 919 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
loncs 337, 857 072-4, LONCS 337 Shakespears Sister* My 16th Apology (Single, EP) London Records, London Records loncs 337, 857 072-4, LONCS 337 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
LONCS383 Shakespear's Sister I Can Drive (Single) London Records, London Records LONCS383 UK 1996 Sell This Version
palare002CD, palare 002CD Shakespears Sister* It's A Trip(CD, EP) SF Records, Palare palare002CD, palare 002CD UK 2010 Sell This Version
SFCDS006 Shakespear's Sister & Billy Mackenzie Shakespear's Sister & Billy Mackenzie - Do I Scare You?(CDr, Single, Ltd) SF Records SFCDS006 UK 2011 Sell This Version
SFCDS05 Shakespears Sister* Really Saying Something(CD, Single) SF Records SFCDS05 UK 2011 Sell This Version
SFCDEP2 Shakespears Sister* A Christmas Number One(CD, EP) SF Records SFCDEP2 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Shakespear's Sister Best Of (Comp) Warner Strategic Marketing none UK 2004 Sell This Version

Reviews

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Crijevo

Crijevo

April 20, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Whether they called themselves after The Smiths' song or otherwise obtained the very name, Shakespear's Sister, despite sometimes being irritating and pretentious at Eurythmics/avantgarde-Bananarama attempts, delivered two fine albums and a bunch of singles not-at-all missing the point. Well, at least if you watch them musically, not by Siobhan Fahey/Marcella Detroit personal conflicts which spelled their end by mid 90s. 'Sacred Heart', the duo's debut album is an eclectic collection of songs varying between electro-pop and rockish/blues escapades of which songs like the opener 'Heroine', 'Run Silent, Run Deep' and 'Electric Moon' are absolutely fabulous. Sadly some of the other tracks obviously feel in the gaps - the title song 'Sacred Heart' as boring sentimental crap, a dull cover of Bob Marley's 'Could You Be Loved', the ridiculous 'Twist the Knife' or pointless 'Primitive Love'. Two of their singles, both with considerable charm - 'You're History' and 'Break My Heart' fared well in the charts and the hearts of the fans but made little to glorify the whole album. All in all, 'Sacred Heart' is at least a nice start (5.9/10) and serves a great deal to most of what 'came' with 'Hormonally Yours' (8.2/10) - an impressive alter-pop album with more sophisticated concept, ridden of its predecessor's lack of presentation. As trying out in their solo-careers so far, either dreadfully or respectfully, it is up to whomever they might be of interest.

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