Beastie Boys ‎– Licensed To Ill

Def Jam Recordings ‎– C 40238, Columbia ‎– FC 40238, Columbia ‎– 40238
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Rhymin’ & Stealin’ 4:08
A2 The New Style 4:35
A3 She’s Crafty 3:36
A4 Posse In Effect 2:27
A5 Slow Ride
Horns, Percussion – Danny*, Keene*, Tony*
A6 Girls 2:14
A7 Fight For Your Right 3:28
B1 No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Lead Guitar – Kerry King
B2 Paul Revere
Written-By – A. Horovitz*, D. McDaniels*, J. Simmons*, R. Rubin*
B3 Hold It Now, Hit It 3:29
B4 Brass Monkey 2:38
B5 Slow And Low
Written-By – D. McDaniels*, J. Simmons*, R. Rubin*
B6 Time To Get Ill 3:37

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The B-side run out info on this submission doesn't have the Masterdisk etched into it and also lacks the direct metal mastering stamp (DMM).
Catalog numbers: FC 40238 on the jacket spine, C 40238 on the labels, 40238 on the inner sleeve
Gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeve.

Per Tim Neely of Goldmine:
"In the 1980s, there also were albums with three letters, usually "BFC"; these are early pressings of certain LPs that were released at a lower list price. If they became popular, they were re-released without the "B" (as "FC") with a revised bar code (usually adding an "02" to the number on the back) and a higher price."

© 1986 CBS Inc./℗ 1986 CBS Inc./Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS Inc.

This Album Is Dedicated To Doris Keefe Horovitz
Special Knowlege To Run, DMC & Jam-Master Jay

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 74644 02381 02
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A center label matrix): AL 40238
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B center label matrix): BL 40238
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run out, etched): GeT off My BACK 666 AL-40238-1B D G1 MASTERDISK DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run out, etched): S13MA 3 SBMOH WATCH YOUR BACK 45567-B BL-40238-1A G3 DIA14
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 181) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FC40238 Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill(LP, Promo) Def Jam Recordings FC40238 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
24.458 Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill(Cass, Album) Epic 24.458 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
CCK 40238 Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill(CD, Album, Club) Def Jam Recordings CCK 40238 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
527 351-2 Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Def Jam Recordings 527 351-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CCK 40238 Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill(CD, Album, Club, RE) Def Jam Recordings CCK 40238 Canada Unknown Sell This Version


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April 29, 2020
edited 26 days ago
Such a fine, rap album. But I often wonder when I listen to it, were MCA, Mike D and Adrock able to retire to bed and get some much needed sleep when they finally arrived home in Brooklyn?


April 19, 2020
I have a cbs inc 1986 vinyl DEF 450062 with matrix side A: 0I-450062-IA-I and barcode 5 099745 006212. Can you help me understand what version it is?


April 4, 2018
We need a proper deluxe edition soon, with all the b-sides and remixes and other Def Jam singles like Rock Hard and She's On It, with a nice blu-ray with the videos and TV appearances on it. It's long overdue, but if they can do a 30th anniversary vinyl then surely they can do a deluxe edition?


October 24, 2017
I just purchased catalogue number FC 40238 and it is a stamped in gold in the corner as a promo album not for sale. There is no united states version of the LIcensed of III as a promo album in discogs catalogue list. Does anyone have any further knowledge on this version of the LP album that you can help me with? thanks MARK


April 15, 2017
How do I find the catalog number on this album without breaking the shrink wrap?


March 28, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
Thousands of people wore out their cassette versions of this in the 80´. I stole my copy of Licence To Ill from my sister and listened religiously to it until it was worn out. Amazing how popular this album became to be by 3 white rappers, rock riffs and simple 808 drum machine patterns. It even surprised Rick Rubin himself that it sold so many copies.
Classic in every way.


November 19, 2016
does anybody know why the 30th anniversary LP repress hasn't been on 2LP like the 2005 one?


September 15, 2016
The official 30th anniversary 180 gram LP is set to be released on October 14 2016.