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This Has To Stop: Jermaine Dupri To Remake ‘Secret Garden’

I'm not going to sit here and say that I've never pondered what a remake of Quincy Jones' classic "Secret Garden" would sound like. I will, however, say that what bothers me the most about Jermaine Dupri's planned remake of this song is that he plans to leave Barry White's voice on the track in its unaltered form. I applaud Jermaine's diligence at not trying to find a contemporary who could sing Barry's lyrics, but I just fear that this will turn into an Auto-Tuned debacle just like "We Are The World 25" with Michael Jackson's unaltered parts mixed into the disastrous fray. Since this will be appearing on an upcoming Quincy Jones album, we have no other choice that to wonder about Q's mental status lately--again, see WATW25 for proof of this. In any case, we're hoping Jermaine won't turn this into a farce once Ursher, Trey Songz and Robin Thicke get to spreading their fertilizer all over this "Garden. [H/T: MTV]


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15 Responses

  1. Will someone call Jack Bauer to stop this travesty from happening.......................................

  2. In the immortal words of Tyrin Turner as the character of Big in the movie Belly, "I don't like that shit. I don't like that shit at all!

  3. Will lightning EVER strike that foo?!

  4. Another sign that the Mayan calendar prophecy, is in fact true.

  5. While you're at it, just remake 'Back On The Block' album, because we need to do that again...the "Birdland" track is in need of some auto-tune. *rolls eyes* This is one song that shouldn't be tampered with, especially with Jermaine Dupri at the helm.
    I think we do need to check on Quincy Jones especially if he is allowing this. Between this and the We Are The Fail remake make me wonder if he is in his right mind.

  6. It's so sad to see the paucity of fresh, new ideas in entertainment. Every song uses a sample and every movie is a friggin remake. What's going on?

  7. Why would you try to improve on perfection, Jermaine?

  8. Wow, I was thinking about this tune the other day in how perfect it was! There are certain tunes that should be left alone - The Secret Garden is one of them. Maybe if we make enough noise, Dupree will reneged his plans to remake.

  9. ...there actually is ONE "Secret Garden" remake by saxophonist Pamela Williams that featured Patti LaBelle and Teena Marie on vocals. JD needs to quit playing immediately!

  10. ummm.... i actually want to hear this. Some songs are sacred... yes. And a remake will never come close to the original. BUT regardless of what many of you think, JD has given us some of the best music and artists in R&B. He fluxup sometimes but who doesn't. I'll reserve judgment for now.

  11. Do we REALLY want to hear Robin Thicke doing his best El Debarge impression?
    plz spare me the madness!

  12. I had to respond...this is a SIN!! and the We are the World remake was a SIN. Excessive remakes= lazy artists and producers. The mind is a terrible thing to waste!

  13. I'M ACTUALLY CURIOUS TO HEAR WHAT THIS COVER WILL SOUND LIKE...I DON'T THINK I'LL LIKE IT THO...I THINK USHER WILL BE AL B. SURE...AN R&B ARTIST WHO WOULD SOUND TERRIBLE WITH THE HELP OF THE STUDIO TECHNOLOGY. TREY SONGZ WILL BE JAMES INGRAM...NOW THIS IS INTERESTING BC TREY SONGZ CAN REALLY REALLY SING...BUT I DON'T THINK HE HAS THE VIRBRODO OR POWER OF JAMES INGRAM. AND ROBIN THICKE WILL BE EL DEBARGE...I GUESS...I STILL WANT TO HEAR IT BUT I HAVE FAITH THAT THE END RESULT WITH BE A YAWN

  14. IF YOU WANT TO HEAR THIS DISGRACE OF A COVER...CLICK HEAR AND BEGIN TO YAWN...ONLY A CLIP THOUGH
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOWLyrQU7D8

  15. There are just certain songs that can not be duplicated. Maybe imulated but never duplicated and Secret Garden and We are the world are just 2 of them. J. Holiday has a very soulful voice but he's never considered for anything. I heard the cover version of "Secret Garden" and I'm not too keen with.



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