Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mary J. Blige: 8 Unreleased Bullets (Bootleg Vinyl Comp) (N/A)

This is the second record in my bootleg Mary J. 12" series and features a selection of rare features, mixes and tracks from throughout Blige's career during the 90s. There is no date of release though I believe possibly 2001, hence the disc number 'Mary2001'. Three of the tracks are mislabeled; the Supa Cat collaboration Dolly My Love is actually Dolly My Baby, 7 Days (Darkchild Remix) is basically the same remix version by Malik Pendleton off the single and has absolutely nothing to do with Jerkins and Paradise is Would You, a cast-off D'Angelo feature from the Share My World sessions that sounds as if it was possibly lifted off of the white label 12" that I also own from 1997. The Jerkins-produced Can't Get You Off My Mind features here in its remix form, which was previously only ever available as a
promotional-only single on 12" only. The remix is basically the same as the original album version but for a slightly more stripped-down production. As with the previous comp, most of these tracks aren't exactly unreleased but none other than track 4 (which served as a bonus track on some editions of Share My World) have ever been released on any Mary album.

A1 Let No Man Put Asunder (Quan Funk Mix)
A2 All I Got Is You feat. Ghostface Killah
A3 Dolly My Love (Bad Boy Remix feat. Supa Cat & The Notorious B.I.G.)
A4 You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
B1 Can't Get You Off My Mind (Darkchild's Message Remix)
B2 Everyday It Rains
B3 Seven Days (Darkchild Remix)
B4 Paradise feat. D'Angelo & Angie Stone

Listen: Can't Get You Off My Mind (Darkchild's Message Remix)