Rhino Announces Vinyl Reissues For Keith Sweat’s Make It Last Forever And Eric Benét’s A Day In The Life

Rhino Records celebrates the start of Black History Month today by announcing vinyl reissues of albums by two legendary architects of modern R&B: Keith Sweat’s triple-platinum debut, Make It Last Forever, and Eric Benét’s breakthrough release, A Day In The Life.

Keith Sweat made an impressive debut with Make It Last Forever, a triple-platinum album about love and romance that showcased his smooth vocals and soulful melodies. A hit out of the gate, the lead single, “I Want Her,” went to #1 on the R&B chart, peaked at #5 on the Hot 100, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album produced three more Top 10 R&B hits: the title track, “Don’t Stop Your Love,” and “Something Just Ain’t Right.” In 1998, Make It Last Forever ranked at the top of Billboard’s year-end R&B chart, establishing Sweat as a trailblazer in contemporary R&B.

Eric Benét’s sophomore album, A Day In The Life, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. On the album’s first single, Benét is joined by guest vocalist Faith Evans for “Georgy Porgy,” a song the rock band Toto originally recorded in 1979. Benét’s version was popular in Europe and the U.S., where it was a hit on the R&B and pop charts. The album’s second single, “Spend My Life With You,” was an even bigger hit. Featuring singer Tamia, the song soared to the top of the Hot R&B chart, where it stayed for three straight weeks. The single was certified gold and nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2000 Grammy Awards.

Keith Sweat
Make It Last Forever
Side One
1. “Something Just Ain’t Right”
2. “Right And A Wrong Way”
3. “Tell Me It’s Me You Want”
4. “I Want Her”
Side Two
1. “Make It Last Forever” – with Jacci McGhee
2. “In The Rain”
3. “How Deep Is Your Love”
4. “Don’t Stop Your Love”

Eric Benét
A Day In The Life
LP One: Side One
1. “That’s Just My Way”
2. “Georgy Porgy” – featuring Faith Evans
3. “Spend My Life With You” – featuring Tamia
Side Two
1. “Something Real”
2. “Loving Your Best Friend”
3. “When You Think Of Me” – featuring Roy Ayers
4. “Lamentation”
LP Two: Side One
1. “Dust In The Wind”
2. “Why You Follow Me”
3. “Come As You Are”
Side Two
1. “Love The Hurt Away”
2. “Ghetto Girl” – featuring Me’Shell Ndegeocello
3. “Love On My Own”