Eruption

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Eruption


single art for Eruption
Song details
Performer: IZy Music featuring Shelby J.
First Released: 6 May 2014 - Eruption single
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Imani Pressley
Producer(s): Imani Pressley and Shelby J. (assumed), post-production by Prince and Joshua Welton
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not known to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Eruption is a song by IZy Music featuring Shelby J. released as a standalone digital single in 2014. Prince’s involvement was not known at the time. Imani Pressley made brief mention of it in a Facebook memorial post on the day of Prince’s death:

"I thank you for recreating my track "Eruption" and for you to know my name even though we have never met. I will never forget seeing you live in NC and how I almost cried seeing you perform such a historical concert."

Further details were given by Shelby J. in 2021 on a Facebook post about the track:

"Prince heard it 1st, Luved it & he and Joshua Aaron Michael Welton put da “JUICE” on it in Studio A at Paisley Park."

In response to a question about whether Prince added post-production and/or new instrumentation, she responded "All of the Above".

No further details are known, but it’s believed that the track was recorded in 2013 at an unknown studio initially, before Shelby J. played the track for Prince at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, where he and Joshua Welton worked on it further. The production includes similar elements to those found on the Art Official Age album which followed later in 2014; it is possible that Prince and Joshua Welton’s contributions were recorded during these sessions, but this is speculative.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2013 Unknown studio Tracking (no Prince input)
2013 or early 2014 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording and post-production by Prince and Joshua Welton
Recording Personnel
  • Imani Pressley - vocals and possible instrumentation
  • Shelby J. - vocals and possible instrumentation
  • Prince - guitar and other unidentified instrumentation (uncredited)
  • Joshua Welton - unidentified instrumentation (uncredited)
  • Other musicians (if any) unknown

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Eruption 4:00 Eruption single Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Eruption Studio IZy Music featuring Shelby J.’s original recording (no Prince input)
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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