Shhh

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Shhh

Imready album.jpg
from the album I'm Ready
Thegoldexperience.jpg
from the album The Gold Experience
Shhh single.jpg
promo single art for Shhh
Song details
Performer: Tevin Campbell; SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 26 October 1993 - I'm Ready album (Tevin Campbell version)
26 September 1995 - The Gold Experience album (SymbolSmallerBlue.png version)
Album(s): I'm Ready
The Gold Experience

The Best Of Tevin Campbell
Writer(s): Prince (credited as Paisley Park on Tevin Campbell release; as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) on The Gold Experience
Producer(s): Prince (credited as Paisley Park on Tevin Campbell release; as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) on The Gold Experience
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Shhh is the twelfth track (ninth song) on Tevin Campbell's second album I'm Ready, and around the same time as the album's release, Shhh was available as a promotional single in the USA (with no commercial release).

The song was written and produced by Prince under the pseudonym Paisley Park. Tevin Campbell's version was also included as the third track on the 2001 compilation The Best Of Tevin Campbell and as the third track on the 2005 Rhino Hi-Five: Tevin Campbell EP.

Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) played the song live in 1994 in a very different arrangement, and reclaimed the song by including it as the fourth track (third song) on his 17th album The Gold Experience, the first album to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png.


Recording process

Initial tracking took place as a live recording in mid-late June 1992 at Olympic Studios, London, England, while in London for the Diamonds And Pearls Tour.

When Prince became involved in Tevin Campbell's album I'm Ready in September 1992, this song was re-vamped (along with recording Down, Holly Don't Care, The P, The Halls Of Desire, Paris 1798430 and Uncle Sam), and Tevin Campbell's vocals were added.

SymbolSmallerBlue.png's version was a new version recorded in early 1994 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions as EyeBlue.png Hate U, Days Of Wild, and new versions of The Most Beautiful Girl In The World).

It is possible that Prince also recorded the 0:09 Interlude which introduces the I'm Ready album version of this song (the album's interludes, common in Prince's projects at the time, preceded Prince's tracks only), but this is unconfirmed, so it is not included here.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-late June 1992 Olympic Studios, London, England Initial tracking
September 1992 Paisley Park Studios Re-working and Tevin Campbell vocal overdubs
Early 1994 Paisley Park Studios Re-recording
2006 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) Initial tracking of 'Versace Experience' version
Recording Personnel

Tevin Campbell version


SymbolSmaller.png version


'Versace Experience' version

  • Prince - all vocal and instruments (assumed)

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Shhh 4:55 I'm Ready

Shhh promo
The Best Of Tevin Campbell
Rhino Hi-Five: Tevin Campbell EP

Studio
Shhh (Edit) 4:14 Shhh promo Edit
Shhh 7:18 The Gold Experience Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Shhh ?:?? Promotional release only Live 13 February 1994 (a.m.): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; see Shhh video for details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Shhh ?:?? Delayed live concert film Live 13 February 1994 (a.m.): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; same as video version above; see The Beautiful Experience for details
Shhh ?:?? Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 17 October 2003, Tamar Site, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Shhh 7:29 Lotusflow3r.com video stream Live 26 April 2008, Coachella Music Festival, Empire Polo Field, Indio, CA, USA
Shhh ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast / online stream Live 27 June 2011, Le Grand Journal, Studios Rive Gauche, Paris, France
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Shhh Studio Original 1992 version with Prince vocals
Shhh (The Versace Experience) re-created for fashion show remix used in a 2006 Versace fashion show
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • "Shhh" was the only wording shown on the cover of a promo cassette for Carmen Electra's single Fun in 1992. The same artwork was also used for a 12" promo of Carmen Electra's Go Go Dancer. Neither track is related, although the artwork was likely created at around the time Prince first recorded Shhh.

References
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