Remember Me: Essential, Vol. 1

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Remember Me: Essential, Vol. 1
Remember Me - Essential, Vol. 1.jpg
Remix album by RuPaul
Released February 3, 2017 (2017-02-03)
Length 40:18
Label RuCo Inc.
Producer
RuPaul chronology
Butch Queen
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Remember Me: Essential, Vol.1
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American
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Remember Me: Essential, Vol. 1 is a remix album by American singer and drag queen RuPaul, released on February 3, 2017. It features remixed versions of some of his older songs as well as new ones which were recorded for previous albums but never released.[1]

Background and composition[edit]

When asked whether Remember Me is a remix album or a greatest hits compilation, RuPaul said, "It's all of the above. These are songs that I've revisited from my early career, and re-imagined them and re-performed them. Yeah, that's really what it is. I don't know if there's even a genre for that, but it is everything you said and more”.[2]

The album features nine songs from his previous albums, Supermodel of the World to Starrbooty: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, including three songs recorded during that period of albums that were left off said albums which were re-recorded for this release. On this, he commented, "Well they're actually some songs that were written back then that were never recorded. 'Mighty Love' is a song that was written back then that was never recorded. Actually there was a demo of it, but I never put it out. And then "Rock It (To the Moon)" is a reworking of a song from my Starrbooty album. From 10 or 12 years ago."[2]

Promotion[edit]

"Rock It (To the Moon)" has been featured in promotional material for the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race The albums version of "Snapshot" received a music video, which was released on February 16, 2017 by World of Wonder.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Rock It (To the Moon)" (featuring Kummerspeck)2:48
2."Just a Lil In and Out" (featuring Ellis Miah)3:55
3."Remember Me / Back to My Roots Medley" (featuring Skeltal Ki)3:36
4."Supermodel" (featuring Skeltal Ki)3:16
5."A Shade Shady (Now Prance)" (featuring Vjuan Allure)3:16
6."Free 2 Be" (featuring Skeltal Ki and Chris Willis)3:52
7."Call Me Starrbooty" (featuring YLXR)2:28
8."A Little Bit of Love" (featuring Kummerspeck)3:49
9."Snapshot" (featuring Macutchi)3:26
10."Do the Right Thing" (featuring YLXR)3:22
11."House of Love" (featuring Matt Pop and Ellis Miah)3:43
12."Mighty Love" (featuring Matt Pop)3:29
Total length:40:18

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2017) US Billboard Independent Albums[3] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rudolph, Christopher (September 30, 2016). "RuPaul RuWorks His Classic Hits For The New Album "Remember Me"". NewNowNext. Logo TV. Retrieved March 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b McIntyre, Hugh (February 6, 2017). "RuPaul Chats About Reinventing His Back Catalog For A New Audience". Forbes. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "RuPaul - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 25, 2017.