RETURN OF THE MACK
Mark Morrison’s Ground-Breaking R&B Classic Album Is To Be Reissued On Limited Edition Purple Vinyl, Accompanied With A Digital Deluxe Of Rare Remixes
LP And Digital Deluxe Out June 11, Plus Official Videos Of His Top 40 Hits Restored In HD And Rolled Out Weekly
On April 22 1996, a relatively unknown Mark Morrison took the world by storm and released his debut album Return Of The Mack which was also largely self-produced. The lead single would go on to become one of the biggest songs of the 90’s topping the charts in the UK, across Europe and hitting number two in the US Billboard Hot 100 the following year, going platinum in the US (and staying in the charts for 40 weeks), and then onto double-platinum in the UK.
In celebration of its 25th year, the album will be reissued on limited edition purple vinyl and as a 70 track digital deluxe version featuring 40 previously unavailable remixes and rare versions. Videos from his debut will be also restored in HD and released on his official YouTube channel weekly. Pre-order the limited edition purple LP here.
The song “Return of the Mack” was a phenomenon. Written, recorded and produced by Morrison, he became a global sensation with Larry Flick from Billboard Magazine noting that “...UK crooner Mark Morrison energizes a deflated US R&B scene with 'Return of the Mack.'"
The track launched the album of the same name selling over 3 million copies worldwide and making Morrison the first artist in British pop history to have five Top 10 hits from a debut album. Morrison’s notoriety rapidly grew both in and out of the studio, but the track became the benchmark of UK R&B revitalizing the scene and has withstood the test of time with it recently again being rediscovered.
Earlier this year, UPROXX introduced the track to a new generation of rappers including Trippie Redd, DaniLeigh, Toosii, Blac Chyna, AZ Chike to the track with Bobbie Sessions calling it “...one of the greatest songs that has ever been made” and BRS Kash saying “This is definitely a classic, it ain’t going nowhere.”
Watch the video here.
G-Eazy released “Provide” feat. Chris Brown and Mark Morrison, in February of this year, a track based on the instantly recognizable hook of the track amassing 7 million YouTube and 13 million Spotify streams in weeks.
Earlier this year, Mark Morrison signed a multi-million dollar deal with Primary Wave. The new deal will see Morrison work closely with the team on his catalog, as well as in any new ventures.
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