Upon its release, And I Love H.E.R.: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was praised by critics and acknowledged in publications including ABC News, Pitchfork and L.A. Weekly. It continues to receive retrospective accolades long after it first appeared in retail as an "innovative, memorable" album. Not bad for an album that was, according to Danny!, produced on the shoestringiest of budgets. "Developing [And I Love HER] with my closest friends in Savannah was one of the best experiences in my life," he says.

Production-wise, the album was noted for pushing the envelope past "Cafe Surreal" into a genre all its own. And I Love H.E.R. fused a range of samples from Peanuts interludes ("Jet Set") to vintage library music ("After The Love Has Gone") while borrowing cues from underground electronica legends such as Blue States ("Your Girl") to Arkestra One ("Seu Pariso") -- all bouyed by a sly tribute to the Beatles with song titles such as "Yoko Ono" and "I Want H.E.R. (She's So Heavy)".

Danny! has teamed up with StarTower Music, Ltd. to press up physical copies of arguably his most definitive album to date. Featuring all original 17 tracks, the re-release will also include liner notes and a bonus instrumental disc. A tentative date has not been announced yet but Danny! says he expects the reissue "in time for the album's tenth anniversary".

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