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Pop - Released March 18, 1996 | RT Industries

The Gold Collection is a 16-track compilation of Sheena Easton's non-hits, taking songs from the majority of her albums that were either never released or failed to gain any commercial fame. Three of her Top 40 hits do manage to surface ("Morning Train," "Modern Girl," and "For Your Eyes Only"), and even though the collection is sparse on familiarity, it does contain a fair amount of attractive material. A handful of songs, including "Summer's Over," "Back in the City," "So We Say Goodbye," "Calm Before the Storm," and "Paradox" present Easton's softer side for the most part, bringing to light what a fine vocalist she is outside of her radio pop. Die-hard Easton fans will want to own The Gold Collection mainly as a convenient assortment of second-bests, but for the curious and the hit lovers, it should be regarded as a later buy. This set may also spark some interest in Easton's back catalog, especially albums such as 1985's Do You and 1987's No Sound but a Heart, where she began to sing softer, more adult-oriented love songs and ballads. ~ Mike DeGagne
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Pop - Released June 7, 1993 | RT Industries

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Pop - Released August 8, 2008 | RT Industries

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Pop - Released July 19, 2019 | RT Industries

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Pop - Released July 26, 2013 | RT Industries

Taking on a notably sexier stance and wetting her feet in slightly funkier repertoire, A Private Heaven expands a good deal on Easton's trademark light pop. The lively "Strut" and the provocative, Prince-penned "Sugar Walls" both made the Top Ten on the pop charts (the latter also made the R&B Top Ten) and serve as two of the set's strongest offerings. The snappy, jazzy "Back in the City" and memorable ballad "Hard to Say It's Over" are not instantly as catchy, but ultimately just as strong. Filler syndrome is not escaped entirely, but isn't in excess, making this a desirable addition to Easton collections. ~ Justin M. Kantor
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Pop - Released November 24, 2014 | RT Industries

This budget-priced, bare-bones box set rounds up the first five studio albums from the Scottish-born hitmaker. Part of WEA's Original Album Series, all of the material is taken from Easton's early-'80s heyday, which means that most of the big hits are here, including "9 to 5/Morning Train," "Modern Girl," "You Could Have Been with Me," "Strut," and "Sugar Walls." The collection includes 1980's Take My Time, 1981's You Could Have Been with Me, 1982's Madness, Money, and Music, 1983's Best Kept Secret, and 1984's A Private Heaven. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Pop - Released July 26, 2013 | RT Industries

Easton and producer Christopher Neil added a bit of an R&B flavor to this generally agreeable sophomore set. The production is at times repetitive, and Neil's backing vocals occasionally border on intrusive. At the core, however, most of the material is easily consumed. It's with ballads (of which there are a good number here) that Easton displays the most range and potential. The uptempo cuts are catchy, but are overproduced and fall victim to lyrical and arrangement clichés. ~ Justin M. Kantor
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Pop - Released April 1, 1995 | RT Industries

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Pop - Released November 1, 1988 | Geffen

Sheena Easton bounced back from her unattractive 1987 split from EMI with her most decidedly urban set to date. Enlisting the help of R&B production heavyweights L.A. Reid and Babyface -- as well as Angela Winbush, Jellybean and Prince, she came out with a youthful and trend-savvy offering that has some fun moments, but overall is too formulaic to really say much. The snazzy L.A. and Babyface number "The Lover in Me" (number two pop, number five R&B) is one of the album's most solid, memorable moments, but it soon becomes hard to distinguish from "Days Like This," "No Deposit, No Return" and "One Love" -- three other selections produced by the duo. Easton was apparently becoming more of a producer's puppet than she planned early in her career, as further evidenced by the synthetic "Without You," which is too low in the singer's range to be effective to start with. Luckily, a few saving moments do surface: the Winbush-produced "Fire and Rain," a calming quiet storm ballad that allows Easton to showcase a more vulnerable side of her voice; and the Prince-penned "101," a subtly haunting, understated dance romp with what is one of the singer's most passionate, revealing performances on record. Otherwise, this is a fun record, but a bit too monotonous. ~ Justin M. Kantor
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Pop - Released May 3, 2013 | RT Industries

Comprised mainly of cheery, uptempo pop numbers, Easton's debut set is a continually fun listen. The songs are well-crafted and catchy, and the singer's delivery lively (not to mention rawer than on future efforts). Highlights include the radio-friendly "Don't Send Flowers" and the simplistic, heartfelt ballad "Calm Before the Storm." The Scottish lass' first number-one Amercan hit, "Morning Train (9 to 5)," is also included. A nice introduction to her easily accessible pop stylings. ~ Justin M. Kantor
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Pop - Released August 2, 2019 | RT Industries

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Rock - Released December 4, 2009 | RT Industries

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Pop - Released July 26, 2013 | RT Industries

Coming hot off the heels of the largely successful A Private Heaven, the response to Sheena Easton's follow-up set was surprisingly numb. Though producer Nile Rodgers had also had much success shortly before via his work with Madonna on Like a Virgin, the soul-tinged club arrangements he instilled Do You with were perhaps too retro-sounding for radio. But the strongest entries never saw life as singles: the vibrant pop/soul concoction "Don't Break My Heart" combines a savvy '60s flair in its horn arrangement with a contemporary rhythm structure, while the mellow Dan Hartman-Charlie Midnight composition "When the Lightning Strikes Again" and catchy lyrics and vocal arrangement of "Money Back Guarantee" take life as solid dancefloor numbers. Easton consistently delivers driven, top-of-the-line performances, and the chemistry between Rodgers and Easton is apparent, resulting in her sounding much more comfortable with dance material than on previous efforts. A worthy investment for any Easton fan. ~ Justin M. Kantor
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Pop - Released January 1, 1993 | Geffen*

In 1993, Sheena Easton took a detour from the R&B, Prince-flavored dance music that kept her near the top of the charts through the mid- to late 1980s and early 1990s and recorded a superb standards album. Easton's voice has never sounded so clear, and this stellar set truly allows the singer to shine, as she subtly wraps her pipes around these timeless tunes, effortlessly transforming each into her own. From the opening, oft-covered classic "Someone to Watch Over Me" to the finger-snappin' closer "Never Will I Marry," this timeless, sexy, romantic disc, which features stellar arrangements courtesy of Patrice Rushen, is 100 percent class, with each track superbly produced and performed. Highlights include "The Nearness of You," which was featured in the film Indecent Proposal, and "If You Go Away," which Easton delivers with such understated heartache that one would believe the song were specifically written for her. Everything about this album, from the song selection to the glamour shots, and especially the way Easton's voice takes to the standards, signifies that this genre is perfectly suited for the songstress. One could only wish that she would wisely choose to retread this musical path in the near future, because she shines just as brightly as yesterday's singers who originally made these songs famous so long ago. ~ Jose F. Promis
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Pop - Released May 17, 2019 | RT Industries

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Pop - Released July 12, 2019 | RT Industries

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Pop - Released January 1, 1995 | Geffen

It is saying something when a song sounds great except for the particular singer who is belting it out. The belter here is Sheena Easton and the song in case is "My Cherie," which is like a melodic offspring of "Morning Train": smooth and repetitive so that it clings to the listener willingly or not. Easton's vocals are so nasally and hyperactive on the song that it is nearly unbearable, yet so hard to shake off. That said, the rest of the album is pleasant and relaxing, sometimes danceable, though not very memorable. The flip side of the song "My Cherie" is that her voice is the best thing on the remaining tracks. The joyful energy is top-notch on "Next to You" and "Too Much in Love," along with slip-and-slide production quality. There is hardly reason to dislike any of the other tracks, they are friendly and not tragically sentimental, though they pass over non-affectingly. Sheena Easton has proved herself time and again with energetic singles, as well as charming, teary ballads. Her talent extends beyond the flakiness of "My Cherie," and with potential to drive to full force like the Scottish diva she is, why she has placed her stakes at a General Hospital soundtrack level is anyone's guess. ~ Peter Fawthrop