Elisa Fiorillo: I Am

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I Am

Iam album.jpg
from the album I Am
Song details
Performer: Elisa Fiorillo
First Released: September 1990 - On The Way Up single (Am I Dub II version)

18 September 1990 - I Am album (studio version)

Album(s): I Am
Writer(s): Prince, David Z. Rivkin and Levi Seacer, Jr.
Producer(s): David Z. Rivkin
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

I Am is the first track on Elisa Fiorillo's second album, I Am, and, shortly before the album's release, a remix of the track, known as Am I Dub II, was included on some versions of On The Way Up, the album's first and only commercial single. The track was written by Prince, David Z. Rivkin and Levi Seacer, Jr., and was produced by David Z. Rivkin. Prince does not appear as a musician on the track.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in mid-to-late September 1989, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. David Z. Rivkin and Levi Seacer, Jr. were already working on the track with Elisa Fiorillo, and Prince dropped by. Unable to get into a studio of his own, since they were all booked, he helped them finish writing the track, and later contributed to On The Way Up, as well as contributing three other tracks.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-to-late September 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
I Am 4:57 I Am Studio
Am I Dub II 5:37 On The Way Up single Remix (a.k.a. Am I Dub II (Long Version) Additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez, remix engineering by Rob Paustin
Am I Dub II 4:45 On The Way Up single Remix Edit Additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez, remix engineering by Rob Paustin



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • A cover of this This song appeared on Jonny Lang's album 'Wander This World' album in 1998. Like Elisa Fiorillo's version his was also produced by David Z. who co-wrote the song. Lang’s version also features Eric Leeds on saxophone.

References
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