“The Velvet Rope” era (1997-1999)

Velvet Rope

1/Original track listing from the album released on October 7, 1997 (recorded from Janaury to July  1997)

-“Interlude: Twisted Elegance”
-“Velvet Rope” (featuring Vanessa-Mae)
-“You”
-“Got ’til It’s Gone” (featuring Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell)
“I-nterlude: Speaker Phone” (featuring Lisa Marie Presley)
-My Need”
-“Interlude: Fasten Your Seatbelts”
-“Go Deep”
-“Free Xone”
– “Interlude: Memory” 0:04
-“Together Again”
– “Interlude: Online”
-“Empty”
-“Interlude: Full”
-“What About”
-“Every Time”
-“Tonight’s the Night”
-“I Get Lonely”
-“Rope Burn”
-“Anything”
-“Interlude: Sad”
-“Special”

-“Can’t Be Stopped” (hidden track)

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

-Together Again (Deeper) : Slower version with new vocals by Janet released in 1997 as a B side of the “Together Again” and used for an alternate version of the video.

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions 

-God’s Stepchild : Released in 1997 on The Velvet Rope’s Japanese Edition (bonus track)

-Accept Me : Released in 1998 as a B side of “Every Time” single.

4/Others songs from this era 

-What’s It Gonna Be : Background vocals recorded in 1998 and released in 1998 on Busta Rhymes”s “E.L.E (Extinction Level Event) “album.

-Girlfriend/Boyfriend : Background vocals recorded in 1998 released in 1999 on Blackstreet’s “Finally” album.

-I Know The Truth : Duet with Elton John recorded in 1998 and released in 1999 on Elton John’s “AIDA” album.

-Ask For More : Recorded in 1998 and released in 1999 as part of a Pepsi contest.

-Ask For More (duet with Ricky Martin) : Sung in spanish for the latin market. Remains unreleased.

 

-Previous era : « Design Of A Decade » era (1995)

-Next era : « All For You’ era (2000-2002)

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