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Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (The Remixes)

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Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (The Remixes)
Stefani appears in a black and white photo, sittting on a throne.
EP by Gwen Stefani
Released November 22, 2005 (2005-11-22)
Genre
Length 25:51
Label Interscope
Producer
Gwen Stefani chronology
Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
(2004)
Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (The Remixes)
(2005)
The Sweet Escape
(2006)

Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (The Remixes) is the first extended play (EP) recorded by American recording artist Gwen Stefani, released on November 22, 2005. It was issued exclusively as a digital download by Interscope Records. Featuring remixes of songs from Stefani's debut solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004), the record was only released in the United States. It incorporates remixes of four of her singles by producers Nellee Hooper, Tony Kanal, Richard X and Stuart Price, in addition to guest appearances by reggae artist Elán and rapper Slim Thug. The EP was inspired by dance and electropop music.

Background and release[edit]

Stefani's debut album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby., was released on October 27, 2004,[1] and spawned six singles—"What You Waiting For?", "Rich Girl", "Hollaback Girl", "Cool", "Luxurious" and "Crash". The remixed version of "Luxurious" that appears on Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (The Remixes) was released as a single on October 1, 2005,[2] and was moderately successful, peaking at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100,[3] and within the top 10 of the record charts in Canada and Finland.[4][5] Additionally, the Richard X remix of "Cool" from the aforementioned album reached the top position of the Dance Club Songs component chart for the week ending November 12, 2005.[6] "Hollaback Girl" and "What You Waiting For?" were the final two tracks completed for the EP; Stuart Price, under the name Jacques Lu Cont, remixed the former, while her No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal remixed the latter. Kanal's remix was titled the "Dancehollaback Remix" and features the vocal collaboration from reggae artist Elán; this version was later included on the 2005 remix EP for "Hollaback Girl".[7]

The album was made available for digital download in the United States on November 22, 2005 through Interscope Records.[8] The EP's sound was inspired by dance and electropop music, similar to its original counterpart.[9][10] Synthesizers and keyboards were heavily used on the tracks.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Track listing and credits adapted from the album's liner notes and AllMusic.[12][13]

No. Title Writer(s) Remixer(s) Length
1. "Luxurious (Remix)" (featuring Slim Thug) 4:22
2. "Cool (Richard X Remix)"
Richard X 6:37
3. "Hollaback Girl (Dancehollaback Remix)" (featuring Elán) Kanal 6:51
4. "What You Waiting For? (Jacques Lu Cont's TWD Mix)"
  • Stefani
  • Austin
Stuart Price 8:01
Total length: 25:51

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the EP's digital liner notes and parent album's liner notes.[12][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Love, Angel, Music, Baby by Gwen Stefani". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. October 27, 2004. 
  2. ^ Moss, Corey (November 1, 2005). "For Gwen Stefani, Egyptian Cotton Is Something Like Love". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Gwen Stefani – Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Singles : Top 50". Jam!. January 29, 2006. Archived from the original on February 6, 2006. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Gwen Stefani – Luxurious". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gwen Stefani – Chart History: Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ Hollaback Girl – The Remixes (CD liner notes). Gwen Stefani. Interscope. 2005. B0004435-11. 
  8. ^ "Love Angel Music Baby (The Remixes) – EP by Gwen Stefani". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. November 22, 2005. 
  9. ^ du Lac, J. Freedom (December 5, 2006). "From Gwen Stefani, A Madcap Mash-Up". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ Stewart, Allison (December 12, 2004). "Adult contemporary". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  11. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (November 20, 2004). "Gwen Stefani: Love. Angel. Music. Baby.". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (The Remixes) (Digital liner). Gwen Stefani. United States: Interscope. 2005. 
  13. ^ "Gwen Stefani – Love.Angel.Music.Baby.: The Remixes". AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  14. ^ Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (CD liner notes). Gwen Stefani. Interscope. 2004. B0003469-02.