Alicia Keys announces three disc edition of debut album

By | Published on Wednesday 15 June 2011

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys’ debut album, ‘Songs In A Minor’, was released ten years ago this month. That’s right, a decade ago. I suddenly feel very old. Since then, of course, Keys has gone on to become an internationally recognised star, has collaborated with the likes of Jack White and Jay-Z, and even learned to play songs in keys other than A Minor. But back then, she was just a young girl with a dream.

Of course, when you’re just a young girl with a dream, record labels tend to be unwilling to release three disc versions of your debut album, no matter how much you think you deserve it. You have to earn those discs, missy.

And lo! That time has come. On 27 Jun, MBK/J Records/Legacy Recordings will release a special collectors edition of ‘Songs In A Minor’ which will feature not only the original album, but also another CD of previously unreleased demos, remixes and live tracks, and a DVD featuring a making of documentary, all of which has apparently not been deemed worthwhile enough to unleash on the world until now. Um, I mean they’ve been saving it all up as a special surprise.

For those who hate looking at stuff, there will be a two disc edition that drops the DVD. But how do you know you don’t like it if you don’t try it? Check out the trailer for the documentary here: