Mark Morrison’s ‘Return Of The Mack’ Celebrates 25 Years With Vinyl, Digital Reissue
Mark Morrison’s legendary debut album, Return Of The Mack, is set for coloured vinyl reissue in celebration of its 25th anniversary on April 22. It will also be available as a 70-track deluxe digital edition featuring 40 previously unavailable remixes and rare versions plus the videos for each of his 6 UK Top 40 singles from his debut will be restored and released through his official YouTube channel.
On 22nd April 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.
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 energises 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 revitalising the scene and has withstood the test of time with it recently again being rediscovered…
Earlier this year, UProxx introduced the track to New Gen 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”
G-Eazy released ‘Provide’ feat. Chris Brown and Mark Morrison, in February of this year, a track based on the instantly recognisable hook of the track amassing 7 million YouTube and 13 million Spotify streams in weeks.
‘Return of The Mack’ has also been the soundtrack to adverts from some of the world’s biggest brands including Google, McDonalds, Uber Eats. 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 catalogue, as well as in any new ventures.
Return Of The Mack can be pre-ordered here.