Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Destiny's Child: Bridges (Promo Cassette) (Columbia, 1997)

Extremely rare promo of DC's debut album when it had the title of Bridges and featuring 3 additional tracks that were later omitted from the final track-listing in favor of hip hop tracks by Wyclef Jean and Jermaine Dupri. You're The Only One later made it on to the international re-release (though in its finished form) but Never Had A Love and Show Me went into the vault.The bulk of this cassette was produced by Dwayne Wiggins (of Tony! Toni! Toné! fame) and Tim Kelly & Bob Robinson. Though it's obviously quite different, it seems to share the same catalog# as the official cassette release. I don't believe that it is a bootleg and certainly not from a few years back when a whole bunch of unreleased DC tracks leaked online. It is not mentioned in the group's bio or in any discography. Preview the two unreleased tracks below.

Second Nature 5:10
You're The Only One 3:24
No, No, No 4:10
Bridges 4:00
Tell Me 4:52
Show Me The Way 4:19
Birthday 5:15
Never Had A Love 4:05
Killing Time 5:11
Show Me 3:30
My Time Has Come (Dedicated To Andretta Tillman) 4:28

*The same as No No No (Part 1) on the album and produced by Rob Fusari and Vincent Herbert