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• Formed in 1969 as Silent Eruption, their members hailed from Ghana, Curaçao, Guyana, and Jamaica. Precious Wilson, who joined Eruption in 1974, would add an element to the band’s sound that would take them to dizzying heights of success all over the world.
• While on the road in Germany, Eruption was discovered by the talent scout of producer Frank Farian who had just achieved his major inter-national breakthrough with Boney M and Eruption signed a contract with the German-based label Hansa.
• Eruption broke big in 1978 with a disco cover version of the Ann Peebles classic ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’ and their debut album ERUPTION FEATURING PRECIOUS WILSON. Their second album, LEAVE A LIGHT, was again produced by Rainer M. Ehrhardt with Frank Farian in a supervision role. The first single release was a cover of Caston & Majors’ ‘Leave A Light (I’ll Keep A Light In My Window)’ which became a minor hit in Germany.
• They followed with ‘One Way Ticket,’ which had been a huge hit in Japan for Neil Sedaka in 1960. The single returned Eruption to the top ten in the UK and all over Europe. LEAVE A LIGHT continued the band’s funky euro-disco sound and also featured a notable cover version: ‘Valley Of The Dolls’ is a phenomenal rendition of the André and Dory Previn-penned movie theme song from 1967 which was originally recorded by Dionne Warwick.
• BBR is thrilled to present this first ever CD edition of LEAVE A LIGHT in an expanded and remastered edition in a deluxe super jewel case with a brand new interview with producer Rainer M. Ehrhardt as well as two bonus tracks.