The Remix Suite

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The Remix Suite
Remix album by Michael Jackson
Released October 17, 2009
Genre Remix, house, soul, hip-hop, R&B
Length 18:21 (I)
29:35 (II)
17:53 (III)
19:25 (IV)
49:50 (US)
76:52 (UK)
Label Universal Motown
Michael Jackson chronology
Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection
(2009)
The Remix Suite
(2009)
Michael Jackson's This Is It
(2009)
Suite Covers
Suite I
Suite II
Suite III
Suite IV
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
A.V. Club (C)[1]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[2]

The Remix Suite (digital title: Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite) is a compilation of remixed hits by Michael Jackson. Although labeled as a Michael Jackson release, the majority of remixes are of hits during his tenure with The Jackson 5. Starting from August 25, five remixes each were released digitally as "suites" via iTunes, AmazonMP3 and Rhapsody every two weeks. It is the fifth album to be released since Jackson's death. The first suite leaked online two weeks before its intended digital release.[3]

Track listings[edit]

Below are tracks from the two editions of the CD, and then the tracks from the EPs, numbered according to suite number.

US UK AUS EP Song
1 1 1 1.1 "Skywriter" (Stargate Remix) - 4:05
2 6 2 1.2 "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Neptunes Remix) - 3:17
3 2 3 1.4 "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (Dallas Austin Remix) - 4:14
4 4 4 1.3 "Dancing Machine" (Polow da Don Remix) - 3:16
5 5 5 1.5 "ABC" (Salaam Remi Remix) - 3:29
6 7 6 2.1 "Forever Came Today" (Frankie Knuckles "Directors Cut Late Night Antics" Remix) - 7:38
7 9 7 2.2 "Dancing Machine" (Steve Aoki Remix) - 4:40
8 10 8 2.3 "Hum Along and Dance" (Morales Giamsta Remix) - 5:48
9 14 9 3.1 "Ain't No Sunshine" (Benny Blanco Remix) - 3:08
10 15 10 3.2 "Maria (You Were the Only One)" (Show Me the Way to Go Home Remix) - 3:52
11 16 11 3.4 "Maybe Tomorrow" (Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers Remix) - 3:09
12 18 12 3.5 "Ben" (Konvict Remix) - 3:28
3 "I Want You Back" (Element Remix) - 3:04
8 4.1 "I Want You Back" (Kenny Hayes Sunshine Funk Remix) - 4:31
11 "ABC" (Verde Remix Edit) - 3:38
12 2.4 "I Want You Back" (Dimitri from Paris Supa Funk Brakes Remix) - 6:08
13 2.5 "Dancing Machine" (Paul Oakenfold Remix) - 5:24
17 3.3 "Who's Lovin' You" (No ID Remix) - 4:16
4.2 "ABC" (Mark Hoppus-Chris Holmes Remix) - 3:15
4.3 "Darling Dear" (Rejuvenated by Muro Remix) 1 - 4:36
4.4 "The Love You Save" (DJ Cassidy Remix) - 3:25
4.5 "I'll Be There" (Wayne Wilkins Remix) - 3:41
13 "Dancing Machine" (Dave Audé vs. Havana Brown Remix) - 8:09

1 - Originally appeared on Soul Source — Jackson 5 Remixes[4]

Unreleased remixes[edit]

The compilation, when news was originally released, was titled The Remix Suites: I-V,[5] as a fifth EP was scheduled for release October 20, with the physical release a week later on the 27th.[6] The plans were later changed to have the physical release come out on the 20th, and the last EP was presumably shelved. The press release via MySpace includes details of remixes that could have been on the compilation, such as Jason Nevins doing "I'll Be There", Theron Feemster doing "I Wanna Be Where You Are", and Tricky Stewart doing "I Want You Back."

The page also mentions the participation of Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Ryan Leslie and Rodney Jerkins, but it was not revealed what songs they have done. The Classic Motown page had also mentioned Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Colin Munroe and Eric Hudson.

Release dates[edit]

Suite Date
I August 25, 2009
II September 8, 2009
III September 22, 2009
IV October 6, 2009
CD Collection October 20, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rabin, Nathan (October 27, 2009). "The Remix Suite". A.V. Club. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Hermes, Will (October 19, 2009). "Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 24, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Michael Jackson - Remix Suite 1". Nah Right. August 7, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Michael Jackson: Remix cover". Rap Up. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (August 29, 2009). "Michael Jackson: new remix album due this fall". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 

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