Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life (1996)

Arista Records / Rowdy Records - 74321 37404 2

This is going to be a very short and sweet overview of this particular release based on the fact that I just can't get past the Pete Rock Remix. There's not a bad version on this CD, and there really isn't a lot to chose from between the remaining three mixes, but, trust me, head straight for the Pete Rock version. Why would you need anything else??

Here's some more info on our talented songstress: Monica Denise Arnold (born October 24, 1980), professionally known as Monica, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Arnold was a member of Charles Thompson and the Majestics, a traveling 12-piece gospel choir prior to signing a solo recording contract with Arista Records in 1995, at the tender age of just 15.

In 1991, Monica was discovered by music producer Dallas Austin at the Center Stage auditorium in Atlanta performing Whitney Houston 1986’s Greatest Love of All. Amazed by her voice, Dallas offered her a record deal with his Arista Records-distributed label Rowdy Records and consulted rapper Queen Latifah to work as Monica’s first manager. Shortly afterwards Dallas and then staff producers Tim & Bob entered the studio with Monica to start writing and producing her debut Miss Thang which was eventually released in July 1995 and scored number thirty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number seven on the Top R&B Albums chart. It was certified triple platinum by the RIAA for more than three million store-shipped copies and produced three top ten singles, including debut single Don’t Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days) and Before You Walk Out Of My Life both of which made Monica the youngest artist ever to have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart. Miss Thang subsequently won Monica a Billboard Music Award and garnered her an American Music Award nomination in the Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist category.

  • Before You Walk Out Of My Life (Radio Edit)
  • Before You Walk Out Of My Life (Pete Rock Remix)
  • Before You Walk Out Of My Life (Tony Rich Remix)
  • Before You Walk Out Of My Life (Mike Dean Remix)
The Download Link is here: Download @ 192kbps
Filename: Before You Walk Out Of My Life.ZIP
Filesize: 27.97MB


  1. Nice post Kym and, for info only, my copy has a Cavendish House, SW6, ARISTA "With Compliments" label stuck to it. Richard Perry & Michelle Campbell say the release date will be 20th May 1996. ;-)

  2. Typo!! Will ammend the title.

  3. Damn, Pete Rock is GOAT thanks

    1. What slowdevine said! :)

      There are not enough superlatives in the world to describe Pete Rock's talents as a producer.

  4. Ahh Love this one!! The Pete Rock Remix Kills it!!

    Is there any danger of a 320 Rip?



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