Beastie Boys ‎– Licensed To Ill

Def Jam Recordings ‎– 527 351-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered

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A1 Rhymin & Stealin 4:08
A2 The New Style 4:36
A3 She's Crafty 3:35
A4 Posse In Effect 2:27
A5 Slow Ride 2:56
A6 Girls 3:14
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 3:26
B4 Brass Monkey 2:37
B5 Slow And Low
Written-By – D. McDaniels*, J. Simmons*, R. Rubin*
B6 Time To Get Ill 3:37

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Originally released in 1986
Comes in a Gate Fold sleeve and Sticker with DEF JAM 2000 VINYL RE-ISSUES a numbered Limited Edition. Printed full artwork inner sleeve inside.

This Album is dedicated to Doris Keefe Horovitz
Special Knowledge to Run, DMC & Jam-Master Jay

Vinyl Re-issue audio sourced from new digital remasters of the original Album tracks.

℗ 1986 The Island Def Jam Music Group.
© 2000 The Island Def Jam Music Group, a Universal Music Company.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31452 73511 9
  • Other (Distribution Code: Universal): UN 263
  • Matrix / Runout (hand etched on A side): 527 351-1 A FSV HITMAN
  • Matrix / Runout (hand etched on B side): 527 351-1 B FSV
  • Rights Society: BIEM, MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 00268

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
C 40238, FC 40238, 40238 Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Columbia C 40238, FC 40238, 40238 US 1986 Sell This Version
450062 1 Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings 450062 1 UK 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


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April 16, 2018
ive got the original pressing from 86 or was it 87 ?
superb LP love it


June 30, 2017

Pretty good pressing, though I think I prefer the 30th anniversary reissue


November 15, 2003
Highlights here are first 3 tracks, plus No Sleep 'til Brooklyn and Time to Get Ill. Extensive use of sampling before everyone and his mother was doing it. Rhymin' & Stealin' sampled Led Zeppelin, as did She's Crafty. Time to Get Ill sampled Creedence Clearwater Revival of all artists. A talking horse also features! Posse in Effect is reminiscent of the Street Sounds Electro sound. Licensed to Ill is widely regarded as a rap classic. Some might refer to it as Old-School, but it isn't really.