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Waiting to Exhale Original Soundtrack Album (Purple Colored Vinyl, Gatefold, Ltd. Ed., Vinyl - 2LP)

Various Artists
Waiting to Exhale Original Soundtrack Album (Purple Colored Vinyl, Gatefold, Ltd. Ed., Vinyl - 2LP)

Waiting to Exhale was a phenomenon on so many levels. First, it was a
literary phenomenon, as the 1992 novel launched author Terry McMillan
to superstardom. Then, when the feature film based on the book was
released in 1995, it became a broader cultural phenomenon—a mainstream
Hollywood film focusing on the lives of four African-American
women was a genuinely revolutionary act at the time. And, finally, it
was a musical phenomenon, as its soundtrack seamlessly blended female
R&B divas new (Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J. Blige, etc.) and
old (Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan) in a masterful suite of
songs composed and produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Critical
and commercial reaction to the soundtrack was over the top; The
New York Times deemed the album one of the Top Ten releases of the
year, and the record topped the Billboard Pop and R&B charts for five
and ten weeks, respectively, spawning the #1 hit singles “Exhale (Shoop
Shoop),” “Not Gon’ Cry,” and “Let It Flow.” Yet, because the album came
out in 1995 at the height of the CD era, Waiting to Exhale never came
out on LP in the U.S., and was released in Europe as a low-budget 2-LP
set with both records stuffed inside a single album jacket pocket. Now,
Real Gone Music is releasing this landmark ‘90s R&B album on vinyl in
America for the first time in a limited edition (of 1000) gatefold doubleLP
package sporting a luminous photo of the movie’s four principal actors
(Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, and Loretta
Devine) on the inside spread and pristine vinyl pressed in purple (Whitney’s
favorite color). Gently pulsating and seductive, Waiting to Exhale
is Babyface’s masterpiece, one of the great make-out record

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Waiting to Exhale was a phenomenon on so many levels. First, it was a
literary phenomenon, as the 1992 novel launched author Terry McMillan
to superstardom. Then, when the feature film based on the book was
released in 1995, it became a broader cultural phenomenon—a mainstream
Hollywood film focusing on the lives of four African-American
women was a genuinely revolutionary act at the time. And, finally, it
was a musical phenomenon, as its soundtrack seamlessly blended female
R&B divas new (Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J. Blige, etc.) and
old (Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan) in a masterful suite of
songs composed and produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Critical
and commercial reaction to the soundtrack was over the top; The
New York Times deemed the album one of the Top Ten releases of the
year, and the record topped the Billboard Pop and R&B charts for five
and ten weeks, respectively, spawning the #1 hit singles “Exhale (Shoop
Shoop),” “Not Gon’ Cry,” and “Let It Flow.” Yet, because the album came
out in 1995 at the height of the CD era, Waiting to Exhale never came
out on LP in the U.S., and was released in Europe as a low-budget 2-LP
set with both records stuffed inside a single album jacket pocket. Now,
Real Gone Music is releasing this landmark ‘90s R&B album on vinyl in
America for the first time in a limited edition (of 1000) gatefold doubleLP
package sporting a luminous photo of the movie’s four principal actors
(Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, and Loretta
Devine) on the inside spread and pristine vinyl pressed in purple (Whitney’s
favorite color). Gently pulsating and seductive, Waiting to Exhale
is Babyface’s masterpiece, one of the great make-out record

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DISCONE SIDEONE
1. Exhale (Shoop Shoop)—Whitney Houston
2. Why Does It Hurt So Bad—Whitney Houston
3. LetIt Flow—Toni Braxton
4. It Hurts Like Hell—Aretha Franklin
DISCONE SIDE TWO
1. Sittin’ Up in My Room—Brandy
2. This Is How It Works—TLC
3. Not Gon’ Cry—Mary J. Blige
4. My Funny Valentine—Chaka Khan
DISC TWOSIDEONE
1. And I Gave My Love to You—Sonja Marie
2. All Night Long—SWV
3. Wey U—Chanté Moore
4. My Love, Sweet Love—Patti LaBelle
DISC TWOSIDE TWO
1. Kissing You—Faith Evans
2. Love Will Be Waiting at Home—For Real
3. How Could You Call Her Baby—Shanna
4. Count on Me—Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans