Limited double purple vinyl LP pressing. 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 it's soundtrack seamlessly blended female R&B divas new school (Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J. Blige, etc.) and old school (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 double-LP 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 makeout records of all time; now you can get that slow jam groove in the grooves!
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) Houston, Whitney 3:24
Why Does It Hurt So Bad Houston, Whitney 4:37
Let It Flow Braxton, Toni 4:21
It Hurts Like Hell Franklin, Aretha 4:19
Sittin' Up in My Room (LP Version) Brandy 4:52
This Is How It Works TLC 5:00
Not Gon' Cry Blige, Mary J. 4:57
My Funny Valentine Khan, Chaka 4:06
And I Gave My Love to You Marie, Sonja 4:48
All Night Long SWV 4:27
Wey U Moore, Chanté 4:32
My Love, Sweet Love Labelle, Patti 4:21
Kissing You Evans, Faith 3:23
Love Will Be Waiting at Home for Real 5:59
How Could You Call Her Baby Shanna 5:09
Count on Me Houston, Whitney & Cece Winans 4:26
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.