Album: Essential Rosie

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Essential Rosie

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Album details


Released: 23 January 2015
Length: 79:37
Label(s): Dredlix Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Other studio information needed

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


  • None at the time of release.

See also


Closer Than Close Concrete Jungle
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Essential Rosie is a compilation of mostly remixes, live songs and previously unreleased tracks by Rosie Gaines. The compilation was released digitally and on a limited CD number by her family to help to cover her health costs and medical expenses on the same day as another compilation titled Dance With Me containing dance remixes of other tracks (including a remix of I Want U).

Essential Rosie contains three songs with writing input by Prince in a remixed form: I Want U (Black Ice Version), Hit U In The Socket (Extended Version) and the previously unreleased song T.R.O.U.B.L.E..


Recording process

Rosie Gaines had serious health issues and was in a financial disarray. Her family released this compilation and organized a charity concert to help her cover her medical expenses. Essential Rosie contains remixes and live versions of songs originally included on her albums Caring, Closer Than Close, Arrival, Tou Gave Me Freedom and Concrete Jungle.

Hit U In The Socket had previously been released as an mp3 download as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 4 and different versions were later included on Gaines’albums Try Me and Concrete Jungle. The extended version included on Essential Rosie was previously unreleased as was T.R.O.U.B.L.E. which Rosie Gaines also worked on initially during her time with Prince in 1992.


Promotion

The compilation was released as a fundraiser. No singles were released to promote it, and it did not enter any charts.



Track listing
CD Digital

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. Skool-Ology (Ain't No Strain) [Extended Version]
  2. Crazy (Radio Version)
  3. A Thousand Years
  4. Hit U In The Socket (Extended Version)1
  5. T.R.O.U.B.L.E.2
  6. Closer Than Close (Come On Closer Version)
  7. Independent Woman (Live In The Studio)
  8. I Want U (Black Ice Version)1
  9. Closer Than Close (Rerecorded Mix)
  10. Rastaman (Radio Version) [feat Jah B.]
  11. Don't Let 'Em '02 (feat. Bootsy Collins, Snoop Dogg & Till Brönner)
  12. I Can't Get You Off My Mind (Long Version)
  13. Workin' (Single Version)
  14. Dance With Me
  15. Release The Pressure (Fatboy Slim Remix)
  16. I Almost Lost You (Live In Zurich)

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. Skool-Ology (Ain't No Strain) [Extended Version]
  2. Crazy (Radio Version)
  3. A Thousand Years
  4. Hit U In The Socket (Extended Version)1
  5. T.R.O.U.B.L.E.2
  6. Closer Than Close (Come On Closer Version)
  7. Independent Woman (Live In The Studio)
  8. I Want U (Black Ice Version)1
  9. Closer Than Close (Rerecorded Mix)
  10. Rastaman (Radio Version) [feat Jah B.]
  11. Don't Let 'Em '02 (feat. Bootsy Collins, Snoop Dogg & Till Brönner)
  12. I Can't Get You Off My Mind (Long Version)
  13. Workin' (Single Version)
  14. Dance With Me
  15. Release The Pressure (Fatboy Slim Remix)
  16. I Almost Lost You (Live In Zurich)


Available on Digital format on:

1 Written by Prince.

2 Written by Prince & Rosie Gaines (assumed)




Personnel
Musicians
  • Rosie Gaines - vocals, keyboards
  • Other personnel : Information needed


Production
  • No production credits available


Thanks
  • None



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
Theunexpected album.jpg 2014
The Unexpected
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 2015
Back In Time
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