Sections

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mary J. Blige: Let No Man Put Asunder/Deep Inside/As (Promo CDM) (MCA, 1999)


This CD was issued on a promotional basis only in 1999 and features rare mixes of Let No Man Put Asunder, Deep Inside and As by Maurice Joshua, Hex Hector and others.  Aside from Hex's mix of Deep Inside and Maurice Joshua's 200 Proof mix of Let No Man Asunder, none of these mixes were ever issued on CD format or on a commercial basis in the UK, US or anywhere else. You can buy the double 12" set for about the price of a 6 pack of beer but the CD is one of those things that you'll only come across once in a blue moon (and promotional CD maxis like this are definitely a thing of the past!) Let No Man Put Asunder was only ever issued as a B-side track and the George Michael duet As was an international release only. The mixes are mostly of the dance/club genre, with the exception of Kiyamma Griffin's "Quan Funk" Mix of Let No Man Put Asunder and DJ Spinna's "Beyond Real" mix of As. Both are more of the R&B genre, and the "Quan Funk" mix  especially features a new slower vocal arrangement. Other notable mixes include track 1, which features a guest vocal by Rochelle Fleming (formally of the R&B girl group First Choice) and  track 5, which was mixed by Roy Davis Jr. 

1. Let No Man Put Asunder (Shelter Mix featuring Rochelle Fleming) Remixed by Timmy Regisford
2. Let No Man Put Asunder (200 Proof Mix) Remixed by Maurice Joshua
3. Let No Man Put Asunder (Quan Funk Mix) Remixed by Kiyamma Griffin
4. Deep Inside (Hex Hector Mix) Remixed by Hex Hector
5. Deep Inside (Roy's Love 4 Mary J Mix) Remixed by Roy Davis Jr.
6. Deep Inside (Shelter Mix) Remixed by Timmy Regisford
7. As (Maurice's Millennium Mix) Remixed by Maurice Joshua
8. As (Jonathan Peters Mix) Remixed by Jonathan Peters
9. As (Beyond Real Mix) Remixed by DJ Spinna

Listen: Let No Man Put Asunder (Quan Funk Mix)

Listen: Deep Inside (Roy's Love 4 Mary J Mix)