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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Cleopatra: 4-Song Sampler (Promo CDM) (Maverick Recording Co., 2000)


Further unreleased music from UK pop/R&B group Cleopatra and found on this sampler of advance music only. First beginning in 1998 as a pop group in the same vein as The Spice Girls, the trio - whose bouncy hits included Cleopatra's Theme and a cover of The Jackson 5's I Want You Back - took on a more urban approach for their second release which featured production from big name U.S. producers such as Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Ultimately due to poor promotion, the whole project ended up being shelved in their home country but did see a release in the U.S., Japan and some parts of Europe where again it pretty much went unnoticed. Regrettably, I don't know who the producer of the unreleased track is but it sounds vaguely Darkchild-ish. Possibly produced by Andrew Frampton or Debra Killings although I don't know for absolute certain. As far as I am aware, it did not appear as a bonus track on any edition of the album.

U Got It 3:24 (Produced by Stargate)
Sweat Me 4:51 (Produced by Daryl Simmons)
Who's Your Woman 5:05 (Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis)
I Just Want To Be 4:47 (Unreleased Track)

NOTE: Due to an unknown defect, all tracks had to be captured or recorded via analog cable from a standard audio CD player.