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. After winning a contest held by the label, the band recorded ‘Let Me Take You Back In Time’ for RCA UK in 1975, but without success.
While on tour in Germany, Eruption was discovered by the talent scout of producer Frank Farian who had just achieved his major international breakthrough with Boney M. 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’. Their cover of Caston & Majors’ ‘Leave A Light (I’ll Keep A Light In My Window)’ became a minor hit in Germany but the follow- up, ‘One Way Ticket’, (originally recorded by Neil Sedaka in 1960) returned Eruption to the top ten in the UK and all over Europe.
Precious Wilson left for a solo career soon after but the group continued to have success in Europe with singles such as ‘Go Johnny Go’, ‘You’ and ‘Good, Good, Feelin’’ in the early 1980’s. THE BEST OF ERUPTION was originally issued by Hansa in 1981, anthologizing the group’s hits as well as their excellent covers of classics like Brass Construction’s ‘Movin’’ and ‘The Way We Were,’ a hit for both Barbra Streisand and Gladys Knight & The Pips.
BBR now issues the first ever CD edition of THE BEST OF ERUPTION with bonus tracks, including the 12” Disco versions of ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’ and ‘One Way Ticket’, the latter of which makes its CD debut.
BBR is thrilled to present this first ever CD edition of THE BEST OF ERUPTION in and expanded and remastered edition in a deluxe super jewel case with a brand new interview with Rainer M. Ehrhardt and Precious Wilson as well as five bonus tracks.
1. I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN
2. GO JOHNNY GO (KEEP ON WALKING, JOHN B.)
3. LEAVE A LIGHT (I’LL KEEP A LIGHT IN MY WINDOW)
5. PARTY, PARTY
6. COMPUTER LOVE
7. VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
8. ONE WAY TICKET
10. HEY THERE LONELY GIRL
11. LET ME IN THE RAIN
12. THE WAY WE WERE
13. WAYWARD LOVE
14. YOU (YOU ARE MY SOUL)
15. GOOD, GOOD FEELIN’
16. UP AND AWAY
17. LET ME TAKE YOU BACK IN TIME
18. I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN (12” LONG VERSION)
19. ONE WAY TICKET (12” LONG VERSION)