Wu-Tang Clan Member Method Man’s ‘Tical’ Album Getting 20th Anniversary Re-Release [Video]
The album was originally released by Def Jam Records on Nov. 15, 1994, marking his debut as a solo artist.
A special two-CD deluxe edition is being released by Def Jam/Universal Music Group on Tuesday, including the newly-remastered album and a second disc of 13 bonus tracks. The second disc features remixes by RZA, The Chemical Brothers, Puff Daddy (Sean Combs)and The Prodigy, with several mixes of the smash “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By” (with Mary J. Blige).
The release is part of Def Jam Recordings’ 30th anniversary celebration.
"Tical" was the first Wu-Tang solo album released after the group's debut, "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)," and was mostly produced by RZA (with the exception of “Sub Crazy,” produced by 4th Disciple, and the self-produced “P.L.O. Style”). The album features guest appearances from several Wu-Tang Clan members, including Raekwon and Inspectah Deck.
"Tical" reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200, and topped the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, reaching platinum status because of its two hit singles, "Bring the Pain" and "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By,” the latter an extended version of the album’s “All I Need.”
“Bring the Pain” went to No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 30 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, while “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By,” reached No. 3 on the Hot 100 and topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop, Hot Rap Singles and Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles charts.
John Legend, during his recent Hollywood Bowl tribute to Marvin Gaye, told the crowd that when his generation thinks of “You're All I Need to Get By,” it’s the 1995 Method Man-Mary J. Blige version that comes to mind first.