Often ignored in favour of the lead single and title track `I'm Your Baby Tonight', `My Name Is Not Susan' was the third single to be lifted from its parent album. This remix CD is noteworthy, partly because of its unique artwork and partly because two of the three tracks didn't receive a CD release in Britain.
This German remix CD opens with the `Waddell Alternate Mix', which was released in Britain as the `Breakthrough Mix'. Essentially an extended version of the single mix, this is a more laid back affair than the album version. The more refined production allows more space for Whitney's vocals, which is no bad thing.
The second track is the best of the three to my ears. Remixed by LA Reid and Babyface, the track receives a dancefloor makeover, with a guest rap from Monie Love. It's a resounding success, and towards the end the backing vocals are stripped away from Whitney's ad libs, similar to the ending of the original extended version of `I Wanna Dance With Somebody'. It's a real shame this mix wasn't included on the British release. At 5:56 this is the shortest mix on the CD.
The single closes with a second Waddell mix, called the `Straight Mix'. It isn't dramatically different to the opening cut, and while shorter than the alternate cut doesn't really offer anything new or different. Still laid back and more refined than the album version, it's a nice contrast to the anthemic second mix.
This is a nice little collection of mixes. Perhaps the single would have performed better in Britain had this been released as a second CD single -the second mix in particular wouldn't sound out of place in a club - but sadly the import will just have to do.