Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tamar: Ridiculous (Advance CD) (Dreamworks, 1999)

Tamar's debut album was re-worked many times before it finally hit the shelves in 2000 and to my knowledge there are at least two promotional CDs out there with different track-listings; this is an advanced promo of the album while it still had the working title "Ridiculous" and features one track that never made the final cut "Respect Me." This upbeat track took the place of the Christopher 'Tricky' Stewart produced track "Get Mine" and was produced by Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson (AKA Tim & Bob.) Another CD-R promo (04D01509049 0127302) features "Respect Me" and two other tracks ("Just Cuz", "Let Him Go") from the promotional 12". There is no date on this promo, though I'm guessing it was issued a little after the 12". It only has rear artwork-the generic sort with record company logos on that is commonly used for this type of thing-but unlike the other promotional disc, this is an actual professional CD rather than a in-house CD-R. 

Get None (Featuring JD & Amil) 3:50 *
Your Room 4:15 **
Respect Me 4:14 **
No Disrespect 3:34 ***
Can't Nobody 4:33 #
Tonight 4:20 **
Once Again 4:15 ##
If You Don't Wanna Love Me 3:59 #
You Don't Know 4:07 **
I'm Over You 4:03 #
Words 3:56 **
The Way It Should Be 4:40 #
Miss Your Kiss 4:20 **
Money Can't Buy You Love 4:32 ##

*Produced by Jermaine Dupri
**Produced by Tim Kelley & Bob Robinson
***Produced by Missy Elliott
#Produced by Christopher 'Tricky' Stewart
## Produced by Darrell "Delite" Allamby