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|album image            = [[File:Imready_album.jpg|I’m Ready (Front Cover)]]
 
|date                  = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/October 26|26 October 1993]]
 
|date                  = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/October 26|26 October 1993]]
 
|length                = 49:10  
 
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|introduction          = '''I'm Ready''' is the second studio album by [[Tevin Campbell]]. The album contained four songs written and produced by [[Prince]] under the pseudonym [[Prince|Paisley Park]] - [[The Halls Of Desire]], [[Uncle Sam]] (with a rap written by Paula Sherield), [[Paris 1798430]] and [[Shhh]].  
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|introduction          = '''I’m Ready''' is the second studio album by [[Tevin Campbell]].  
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The album contained four songs written and produced by [[Prince]] under the pseudonym [[Prince|Paisley Park]]: [[The Halls Of Desire]], [[Uncle Sam]], [[Paris 1798430]] and [[Shhh]].
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<b>Sessions and compiling</b>
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It was suggested at one point that [[Prince]] would produce the entire album, but [[Tevin Campbell|Campbell]] and his executive producer [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincy_Jones Quincy Jones] decided to also work with [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babyface_(musician) Babyface] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narada_Michael_Walden Narada Michael Walden]. [[Prince]] recorded seven songs for for potential inclusion on the album in September 1992: [[The Halls Of Desire]], [[Uncle Sam]] (with a rap written by Paula Sherield), [[Paris 1798430]], [[Shhh]], [[Down]], [[The P]] and [[Baby Don’t Care|Holly Don’t Care]].
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Only [[The Halls Of Desire]], [[Uncle Sam]], [[Paris 1798430]] and [[Shhh]] were kept for '''I’m Ready'''. Three of the four tracks (but none of the other tracks on the album) are preceded by ''Interludes'' which introduce the songs - given [[Prince]]’s heavy use of segues and interludes during this time, it would be logical to assume that he was involved, but a [[Paisley Park Studios]] in-house cassette of the tracks suggests that this was not the case.
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[[Baby Don’t Care|Holly Don’t Care]] was reworked by [[Mayte]] for her [[Album: Child Of The Sun|Child Of The Sun]] album. [[Down]] and [[The P]] remain unreleased.  
  
 
[[Shhh]] was later re-claimed by [[Prince]] and released on [[Album: The Gold Experience|The Gold Experience]] (credited to [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]).
 
[[Shhh]] was later re-claimed by [[Prince]] and released on [[Album: The Gold Experience|The Gold Experience]] (credited to [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]).
  
Other tracks containing input by [[Prince]] which were recorded for potential inclusion but not retained on the album included [[Down]], [[The P]] and [[Baby Don't Care|Holly Don't Care]]. The latter was reworked by [[Mayte]] for her [[Album: Child Of The Sun|Child Of The Sun]] album. [[Down]] and [[The P]] remain unreleased
 
  
The album produced six singles: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can_We_Talk Can We Talk], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_Ready_(Tevin_Campbell_song) I'm Ready], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Always_in_My_Heart_(Tevin_Campbell_song) Always In My Heart], [[Single: Shhh|Shhh]] (promo only), [[Single: The Halls Of Desire EP|The Halls Of Desire EP]] and [[Single: Don't Say Goodbye Girl|Don't Say Goodbye Girl]] (containing several remixes of [[The Halls Of Desire]]).
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'''Promotion'''
  
The album reached number 18 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, and number 3 on the Billboard R&B Chart.
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The album produced six singles: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can_We_Talk Can We Talk], [[Single: Shhh|Shhh]] (promo only), [[Single: I’m Ready|I’m Ready]], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Always_in_My_Heart_(Tevin_Campbell_song) Always In My Heart], [[Single: The Halls Of Desire EP|The Halls Of Desire EP]] and [[Single: Don’t Say Goodbye Girl|Don’t Say Goodbye Girl]] (containing several remixes of [[The Halls Of Desire]]).  
  
Three of the four tracks (but none of the other tracks on the album) are preceded by '''Interlude'''s which introduce the songs - given [[Prince]]'s heavy use of segues and interludes during this time, it would be logical to assume that he was involved, but a [[Paisley Park Studios]] in-house cassette of the tracks suggests that this was not the case.
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The album reached number 18 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, and number 3 on the Billboard R&B Chart.
 
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|tracklisting          =Details given for [[Prince]]-related tracks only: <br>
 
|tracklisting          =Details given for [[Prince]]-related tracks only: <br>
  
 
# <b>Can We Talk</b>
 
# <b>Can We Talk</b>
# <b>Don't Say Goodbye Girl</b>
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# <b>Don’t Say Goodbye Girl</b>
 
# <b>Interlude</b>
 
# <b>Interlude</b>
 
# <b>[[The Halls Of Desire]]</b> (4:36) <sup>1</sup>
 
# <b>[[The Halls Of Desire]]</b> (4:36) <sup>1</sup>
# <b>I'm Ready</b>
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# <b>I’m Ready</b>
 
# <b>What Do I Say</b>
 
# <b>What Do I Say</b>
 
# <b>[[Uncle Sam]]</b> (3:57) <sup>2</sup>
 
# <b>[[Uncle Sam]]</b> (3:57) <sup>2</sup>
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|Image  = Shhh single.jpg
 
|Link  = Single: Shhh
 
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|Single = [[Single: The Halls Of Desire EP|The Halls Of Desire EP]] <small>(Japan only)</small>
|B-side = I'm Ready / Always In My Heart
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|B-side = I’m Ready / Always In My Heart
 
|Image  = Hallsofdesire-single.jpg
 
|Image  = Hallsofdesire-single.jpg
 
|Link  = Single: The Halls Of Desire EP
 
|Link  = Single: The Halls Of Desire EP
 
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|Single = [[Single: Don't Say Goodbye Girl|Don't Say Goodbye Girl]]
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|Single = [[Single: Don’t Say Goodbye Girl|Don’t Say Goodbye Girl]]
 
|B-side = [[The Halls Of Desire]]
 
|B-side = [[The Halls Of Desire]]
 
|Image  = Dontsaygoodbyegirl single.jpg  
 
|Image  = Dontsaygoodbyegirl single.jpg  
|Link  = Single: Don't Say Goodbye Girl
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|Link  = Single: Don’t Say Goodbye Girl
 
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| Date            = 13 Nov. 1993
 
| Date            = 13 Nov. 1993
| Chart (Country) = Billboard 200, USA
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| Chart (Country) = <b>USA:</b>Billboard 200
 
| Peak Position  = 18
 
| Peak Position  = 18
 
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| Date            = 13 Nov. 1993
 
| Date            = 13 Nov. 1993
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| Peak Position  = 3
 
| Peak Position  = 3
 
| Weeks in chart  = 58
 
| Weeks in chart  = 58

Latest revision as of 18:33, 22 April 2021

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I’m Ready

I’m Ready (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 26 October 1993
Length: 49:10
Label(s): Qwest Records / Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Olympic Studios, London, UK; Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA:Billboard 200 13 Nov. 1993 18 49
USA: Billboard R&B Chart 13 Nov. 1993 3 58
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 12 Jan. 1994 Gold (500,000)
RIAA, USA 10 Feb. 1994 Platinum (1 million)
RIAA, USA 8 Sep. 1994 Platinum x2 (2 millions)
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Of the 6 singles released from this album, only the ones with a Prince contribution are listed below:

Shhh (promo only)
b/w Shhh
Shhh single.jpg
I’m Ready (Australian edition)
b/w Shhh / Tell Me What You Want Me To Do
Imready single.jpg
The Halls Of Desire EP (Japan only)
b/w I’m Ready / Always In My Heart
Hallsofdesire-single.jpg
Don’t Say Goodbye Girl
b/w The Halls Of Desire
Dontsaygoodbyegirl single.jpg

See also


T.E.V.I.N.
(album)
The Gold Experience
(album)
Tevin album.jpg Thegoldexperience.jpg
I’m Ready is the second studio album by Tevin Campbell.

The album contained four songs written and produced by Prince under the pseudonym Paisley Park: The Halls Of Desire, Uncle Sam, Paris 1798430 and Shhh.


Sessions and compiling

It was suggested at one point that Prince would produce the entire album, but Campbell and his executive producer Quincy Jones decided to also work with Babyface and Narada Michael Walden. Prince recorded seven songs for for potential inclusion on the album in September 1992: The Halls Of Desire, Uncle Sam (with a rap written by Paula Sherield), Paris 1798430, Shhh, Down, The P and Holly Don’t Care.

Only The Halls Of Desire, Uncle Sam, Paris 1798430 and Shhh were kept for I’m Ready. Three of the four tracks (but none of the other tracks on the album) are preceded by Interludes which introduce the songs - given Prince’s heavy use of segues and interludes during this time, it would be logical to assume that he was involved, but a Paisley Park Studios in-house cassette of the tracks suggests that this was not the case.

Holly Don’t Care was reworked by Mayte for her Child Of The Sun album. Down and The P remain unreleased.

Shhh was later re-claimed by Prince and released on The Gold Experience (credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png).


Promotion

The album produced six singles: Can We Talk, Shhh (promo only), I’m Ready, Always In My Heart, The Halls Of Desire EP and Don’t Say Goodbye Girl (containing several remixes of The Halls Of Desire).

The album reached number 18 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, and number 3 on the Billboard R&B Chart.



Track listing
CD

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. Can We Talk
  2. Don’t Say Goodbye Girl
  3. Interlude
  4. The Halls Of Desire (4:36) 1
  5. I’m Ready
  6. What Do I Say
  7. Uncle Sam (3:57) 2
  8. Interlude
  9. Paris 1798430 (3:37) 1
  10. Always In My Heart
  11. Interlude
  12. Shhh (4:55) 1
  13. Brown Eyed Girl
  14. Infant Child


1 Written by Prince (credited to Paisley Park)
2 Written by Prince (credited to Paisley Park); rap written by Paula Sherield



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks
  • First, I thank the Lord 4 taking me somewhere I never thought I would be. I'd like 2 thank everyone who has been involved in making this 2nd album what it is - Da'S*?! You all know who U R. I also would like 2 thank my mother 4 standing by me 105%! (I love you). On that note, I'd like 2 say PEACE!



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

GER CD 9362-45388-2
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None

 

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
Heymansmellmyfinger album.jpg 1993
Hey Man... Smell My Finger
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1994
1-800 New Funk
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