Album: Concrete Jungle

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Concrete Jungle

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Album details


Released: March 2010 (specific date needed)
Length: 52:59
Label(s): Dredlix Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This album has not charted in the USA
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


See also


Closer Than Close My Tender Heart
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Alternate Album Configuration


  • 16 September 1993 configuration
  1. Concrete Jungle
  2. I Want U
  3. Signed, Sealed, Delivered
  4. My Tender Heart
  5. Pain
  6. Do What You Wanna Do
  7. The Bitch
  8. Hit You In The Socket
  9. Ooh La La
  10. Googaga (Making It Up As We Go Along)
  11. Get The Ghetto Off Your Mind
  • Unreleased 1993 configuration
Only the a-side of the cassette configuration is known:
  1. I Want U
  2. I Almost Lost You
  3. Ooh La La
  4. Hit You In The Socket
  5. My Tender Heart (5:07)
  6. Googaga (Making It Up As We Go Along)
  • 1993 configuration
The most similar version to that released in 2010. Only the last track is different.
  1. I Want U (Inner City Blue) (4:13)
  2. Googaga (Making It Up As We Go Along)
  3. Ooh La La
  4. My Tender Heart (5:07)
  5. Hit U In The Socket (4:07)
  6. Do What You Wanna Do
  7. Concrete Jungle
  8. Get The Ghetto Off Your Mind
  9. JAH Love
  10. The Bitch
  11. In The Middle Of The Garden
  12. I Almost Lost You
  13. Everything I Do
  • 1993 configuration
  1. Try Me
  2. I Almost Lost You
  3. Concrete Jungle
  4. Nobody Can (Love Me Like You Do) (tentative title)
  5. Swing Hard
  6. Crazy Mutha Funky
  7. Turn Your Lights Down Low ('string-less' version)
  8. Greatest Touch
  9. Jah Love
  10. Play The Beat
  11. December 25th
  12. Lost In The Wilderness
  13. Do What You Wanna Do
  14. My Tender Heart
  15. We The People
  • 1993 configuration
  1. Try Me
  2. Lost In The Wilderness
  3. Slow Man
  4. Swing Hard
  5. I Almost Lost U
  6. Concrete Jungle
  7. December 25th
  8. Do What You Wanna Do
  9. Crazy Mutha Funky
  10. Greatest Touch
  11. My Tender Heart
  12. Play The Beat
  13. Turn Your Lights Down Low
  14. Jah Love
  15. We The People
  16. Poor Little Girl
Concrete Jungle is a studio album by Rosie Gaines originally planned for release in 1993, but eventually released digitally in 2010; many of the tracks had since been worked on further and released on Closer Than Close, released in 1995. Concrete Jungle features three songs with writing and musical input by Prince - I Want U (Inner City Blue), My Tender Heart and Hit U In The Socket.


Recording process

Work on a solo Rosie Gaines album began while she was still a member of the New Power Generation band, in 1990 (I Want U was first recorded in late 1989, before work on the album commenced). Work continued until September 1991, when she and Prince fell out regarding her solo career. She was contracted to Paisley Park Records, however, and continued to work on the album without Prince following her departure from the band (after the Diamonds And Pearls Tour). The album became known as Concrete Jungle.

After Paisley Park Records closed, Rosie Gaines worked on the album further, renamed it Closer Than Close and took it to Motown Records (see that album's entry for full details of its release).

Tracks containing input by Prince which were recorded for potential inclusion on Concrete Jungle included Streetwalker, In The Name Of Love (both of which remain unreleased), Hold Me (later released by Jevetta Steele and Pain (later released by Chaka Khan). Additionally, Turn Your Lights Down Low (a cover version of the Bob Marley track from Exodus, 1977) was originally recorded with musical contributions by Prince, before being re-recorded without keeping Prince input limited to background vocals and released on Closer Than Close.

I Want U (Inner City Blue), My Tender Heart and Hit U In The Socket, as released on Concrete Jungle, are earlier versions of the recordings of the tracks than those included on Closer Than Close and through the NPG Music Club.

My Tender Heart was recorded in June 1990. Hit U In The Socket is an alternate version of the original 1991 recording (the original was available on Rosie Gaines' album Try Me as In The Socket). I Want U (Inner City Blue) is a remix of the 1992 re-recording of the track I Want U, including elements of Marvin Gaye's tracks I Want You (from I Want You, 1976, also released as a single) and Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (from What's Going On, 1971, also released as a single).

When the album was planned for release in 1993, My Tender Heart was planned for release as the album's first single. Despite the track's inclusion on the album Closer Than Close, however, the single was left unreleased.


Promotion

In 2009, RosieGaines.com advertized an option to pre-order CD copies of the album, but it appears that no orders were possible, and no CD copies of the album were produced, with a digital release pursued instead.

No singles were released to promote the album, and the album did not enter the iTunes charts.



Track listing
CD

No physical CD is known to exist, therefore the tracks below are listed from the iTunes DIGITAL download version.

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:
  1. I Want U (Inner City Blue) (4:13) 1
  2. Googaga (Making It Up As We Go Along)
  3. Ooh La La
  4. My Tender Heart (5:07) 2
  5. Hit U In The Socket (4:07) 2
  6. Do What You Wanna Do
  7. Concrete Jungle
  8. Get The Ghetto Off Your Mind
  9. JAH Love
  10. The Bitch
  11. In The Middle Of The Garden
  12. I Almost Lost You
  13. Play That Beat


1 Written by Rosie Gaines and Prince. Contains segments of I Want You (written by Leon Ware and Arthur "T-Boy" Ross) and Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (written by Marvin Gaye & James Nyx, Jr.)
2 Written by Rosie Gaines and Prince.



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks
  • None.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions

There were no other releases than the digital one.

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • None.
  • A few other early configurations of the album are known to exist. See details above in the Alternative section.

References
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