Mary J. Blige - What's The 411?

25th Anniversary Reissue Double 2LP Black Vinyl Records

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What's The 411? is the debut studio album by American singer songwriter Mary J. Blige, originally released in July 1992 via Uptown Records in the US and MCA Records in the UK.

After Mary J. Blige was signed to Uptown Records, she began to work with producer Puff Daddy who became the executive producer for the album and produced most of the material.

The title of the album What's the 411?, derived from Blige's past occupation as a 4-1-1 operator. It was also an indication by Blige of being the "real deal". The music was described as "revelatory on a frequent basis". Blige was noted for having a "tough girl persona and streetwise lyrics".

The album begins with "Leave a Message", a collection of Blige's answering machine messages over a drum-beat. The following two tracks, "Reminisce" and "You Remind Me", are melancholy songs that are overlaid with hip hop beats. A cover of Chaka Khan's "Sweet Thing" followed these two songs.

The album was released to critical acclaim with many people hailing the album as an accomplished fusion of soul and hip hop.

The album peaked at #6 on the US Billboard 200, #1 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop, and #53 on the UK Albums charts.

The album launched her singing career and drew comparisons with Chaka Khan, Anita Baker and Caron Wheeler.

Check out the singles:  You Remind Me”; “Real Love”; Reminisce”; “Sweet Thing”; and “Love No Limit”.

This album is being released on vinyl for the very first time!

This limited edition double album 2LP record set is the 25th Anniversary edition on black vinyl with an embossed sleeve, pressed in the US.

(602557656411)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Leave A Message

3:38

A2

Reminisce

5:24

A3

Real Love

4:32

B1

You Remind Me

4:19

B2

Intro Talk

2:17

B3

Sweet Thing

3:46

C1

Love No Limit

5:01

C2

I Don't Want To Do Anything

5:52

C3

Slow Down

4:33

D1

My Love

4:14

D2

Changes I've Been Going Through

5:15

D3

What's The 411?

4:13

SKU 602557656411
Record Label Uptown Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number B0026831-01
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 17 November 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 28 July 1992
Barcode # 602557656411
Shipping Weight 0.4500kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, Black Vinyl, Embossed Album Sleeve, First Time Available on Vinyl, 25th Anniversary Edition Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Hip Hop
Format VINYL LP

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