Composed and produced by Prince (under the pseudonym Alexander Nevermind), one of Sheena Easton's most well-known - and most contentious - releases, now for the first time ever on 12" picture disc, and transferred from the original master tapes at Abbey Road studios.

It’s almost four decades since Sheena Easton last lived in London, and after a few weeks here the Scottish-born singer and actress is still only feeling her way back into town.

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Her first single, the disco-tinged soft-synth-pop tune, "Modern Girl", was released in the UK before the show aired and reached #56.

At the end of the show, Easton was still unsure of her future as a singer.

The question was soon resolved when, after the show aired, her second single, "9 to 5", reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart in 1980.

"Modern Girl" re-entered the chart subsequently and climbed into the top 10, and Easton found herself with two songs in the top 10 simultaneously.

Granted, she has seen the city mostly through the windows of the car that takes her between her central London flat and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where she is making her West End debut, age 57, in the musical 42nd Street.

Easton is a focused woman; she’s here, she says firmly, to do a job, eight times a week.

Exposure on the BBC television production The Big Time not only resulted in a record deal with EMI, but also pushed Easton's 1980 debut singles, "Modern Girl" and " 9 to 5," into the UK top ten, making her the first female artist to appear twice in the same top ten.

During the year 1980, Sheena was voted "Best British Female Singer" by the Daily Mirror Pop & Rock Awards, "Best Newcomer" by Capital Radio, and "Best Female Singer" by the TV Times Readers Awards.

"Modern Girl" was released as the follow-up and peaked at #18, and before 1981 was over Sheena had a Top 10 hit in both the US and UK with the Academy Award-nominated James Bond movie theme ”For Your Eyes Only”.

The song was nominated for an Academy Award in 1981 in the category "Best Music (Original Song)".

They divorced after eight months, and Sheena decided to keep the surname Easton.