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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Alicia Keys: You Don't Know My Name (Remixes) (Promo VLS) (J Records, 2003)

Exclusive vinyl-only remixes of the lead single from Keys' sophomore album featuring Fabolous, Freeway and more. The reggae remix is the most widely known, having made its rounds on numerous other formats and getting a wider release on a bonus CD on the international edition of the album. Sadly, none of the other mixes were ever issued anywhere else, aside from a few just as scarce bootleg 12"s. I am unsure as to what, if any, samples are used in the hip hop mixes but the Roc-A-Fella mix incorporates some of the Main Ingredient sample used in the original score. All use the original vocals but on track A1, they have been pitched up slightly.

A1 HeartBeat Remix FT-T-Rex
A2 G-Mix FT-Fabolous
B1 Rock-A-Fella Remix FT-Freeway
B2 Smooth
B3 Reggae Mix