Sunday, August 31, 2014

Alicia Keys: If I Ain't Got You (Remixes) (Promo VLS) (J Records, 2003)

Exclusive Kayne West remixes of Keys' 2003 song featuring new lyrics and production. Both tracks have the same instrumentation but slightly different vocal arrangements - for example, "Radio Mix#1" features completely new verses and a hook whereas "Radio Mix#2" features only the new hook with the original verses instead. The remix is typical of Kayne West's productions at that time, with chipmunked samples and tinkly piano riffs. Track A1 was later featured on an expanded edition of Keys' "Diary" album but the other version can only be found on this 12" only. 

1. Radio Mix #1
2. Instrumental
3. Radio Mix #2
4. Acappella (Radio Mix #2)