Beastie Boys ‎– Licensed To Ill

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Def Jam Recordings ‎– C 40238, Def Jam Recordings ‎– FC 40238, Columbia ‎– C 40238, Columbia ‎– FC 40238
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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*
2:56
A6 Girls 2:14
A7 Fight For Your Right 3:28
B1 No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Lead Guitar – Kerry King
4:07
B2 Paul Revere
Written-By – Adam Horovitz, Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons
3:42
B3 Hold It Now, Hit It 3:29
B4 Brass Monkey 2:38
B5 Slow And Low
Written-By – Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons
3:37
B6 Time To Get Ill 3:37

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© 1986 CBS Inc.
℗ 1986 CBS Inc.
Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS Inc., 51 W. 52 Street, N.Y., N.Y.

Gatefold cover with printed inner sleeve.

Catalog number is printed as "FC 40238" on the jacket's spine and as "C 40238" on the disc labels.

This version can be identified by the runout grooves, which lack the Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) etching found on the other variation that has the same "FC 40238" catalog number printed on the jacket.

There is also another version with the catalog number BFC 40238 printed on the jacket.

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."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 74644 02381 02
  • Barcode (String): 0746440238102
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074644023817
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): AL 40238
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): BL 40238
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #1 side A hand-etched): GET OFF MY BACK BBB [arranged in a triangle] P 45567-A AL 40238-1A - H MASTERDISK SBMA H SM0232 1ALC9
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #1 side B hand-etched): WATCH YOUR BACK BL 40238-1C G1 MASTERDISK SMM G18
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #2 side hand-etched): GET OFF MY BICK BBB [arranged in a triangle] 45567-A AL-40238-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #3 side A hand-etched): GET OFF MY BICK BBB [arranged in a triangle] P 45567-A AL-40238-1A-D MASTERDISK SBMA42 SBM01 A1A11
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #3 side B hand-etched): S13MA 3 SBMO3 CICA [above] WATCH YOUR BACK ↓ 45567-B BL-40238-1A G3

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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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waxhoarder

waxhoarder

November 13, 2018
edited 6 months ago

Nice clean pressing but I feel like this one is begging for a modern remix/master with better overall balance - some tracks sound pretty thin to me in the low end, others are too loose and prominent. 7 out of 10 for me.
aldop38

aldop38

July 26, 2018
edited 7 months ago

On top of the legendary music in this album, this pressing has a really good sound, an excellent mix with powerful bass and crisp treble. No surface noise nor sibilance. This is one of the LPs to really enjoy vinyl at its max.