Where It All Begins (Lalah Hathaway album)

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Where It All Begins
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Studio album by Lalah Hathaway
Released October 18, 2011
Recorded 2009-2011
Genre R&B, soul, pop, neo soul
Length 54:55 (Standard Edition)
Label Stax
Producer Lalah Hathaway, Mike City, JR Hutson, Dre & Vidal, Phil Ramone, Jonathan "Jon Rych" Richmond, Ernest Green, Bobby Sparks
Lalah Hathaway chronology
Self Portrait
Where It All Begins
Singles from Where It All Begins
  1. "If You Want To"
    Released: August 13, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

"Where It All Begins" is Lalah Hathaway's sixth studio album released on Stax Records and Concord Music Group on October 18, 2011.[1]

It includes a remake of the song "I'm Coming Back" (with Rachelle Ferrell). The song was originally recorded by Vesta Williams for her 1986 album Vesta. The album also includes a cover of her late father Donny Hathaway's 1978 single "You Were Meant for Me". She also pays homage to Donny in the cover art.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Strong Woman" Andre Harris, Vidal Harris, Dave Young, Bryan Sledge Andre Harris & Vidal Harris 3:07
2. "Where It All Begins" Lalah Hathaway, Ernest Green Ernest Green, Lalah Hathaway 5:45
3. "My Everything" Lalah Hathaway, Jonathan Richmond Jonathan "Jon Rych" Richmond 4:12
4. "Small of My Back" Lee Hutson, Jr. JR Hutson 4:47
5. "If You Want to" Lalah Hathaway, Jonathan Richmond, Rahsaan Patterson, Terrence Lilly Jonathan "Jon Rych" Richmond, Lalah Hathaway 3:28
6. "Always Love You" Michael C. Flowers Mike City 4:08
7. "Lie to Me" Andre Harris, Vidal Harris, Lil Eddie Serrano, Rich King Andre Harris & Vidal Harris 4:33
8. "This Could Be Love" Lalah Hathaway, Ernest Green, Lewis Williams Ernest Green, Lalah Hathaway, Bobby Sparks 4:52
9. "Wrong Way" James Fauntleroy II, Lee Hutson Jr. JR Hutson 3:44
10. "You Were Meant for Me" William James Peterkin Phil Ramone, Lalah Hathaway 4:03
11. "I'm Coming Back (feat. Rachelle Ferrell)" Gary Taylor Phil Ramone, Lalah Hathaway 6:57
12. "Dreamland" Lalah Hathaway, Errol Cooney, James Day Lalah Hathaway, Errol Cooney 5:19
Total length: 54:55


  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. Where It All Begins at AllMusic