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

Shakespear's Sister Sacred Heart (Album) FFRR US 1989 Sell This Version
Shakespears Sister* Hormonally Yours (Album) London Records Europe 1992 Sell This Version
Shakespears Sister* #3 (Album) SF Records UK 2004 Sell This Version
Shakespears Sister* Songs From The Red Room (Album) SF Records, Palare UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Shakespears Sister* Live 1992(13xFile, Album) SF Records none UK 2011
SFCD-007 Shakespears Sister* Cosmic Dancer(CD, Album) SF Records SFCD-007 UK 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Shakespear's Sister Break My Heart / Heroine (Single, Maxi) London Records Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Shakespear's Sister Run Silent (Single, Maxi) FFRR, FFRR, FFRR Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
Shakespear's Sister Heroine (Single) FFRR US 1989 Sell This Version
Shakespear's Sister You're History (Single, Maxi) FFrr Canada 1989 Sell This Version
Shakespear's Sister Dirty Mind (Single, Maxi) FFRR, FFRR Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Shakespears Sister* Stay (Single, Maxi) London Records, London Records Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Shakespears Sister* Goodbye Cruel World (Single) London Records, London Records Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Shakespears Sister* Black Sky (Single) London Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Shakespears Sister* Hello (Turn Your Radio On) (Single) London Records Europe 1992 Sell This Version
Shakespear's Sister I Don't Care (Single) London Records 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
Shakespears Sister* My 16th Apology (Single, EP) London Records, London Records UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Shakespear's Sister I Can Drive (Single) London Records, London Records 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
Shakespears Sister* Really Saying Something (Single) SF Records UK 2011 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
none Shakespears Sister* Dancing Barefoot(4xFile, EP) SF Records none UK 2011

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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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