Blade (3) ‎– The Lion Goes From Strength To Strength

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691 Influential ‎– Blade 1207
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
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© & ℗ 1993 691 Influential
All tracks recorded for 'Music for universal pleasure'

Distributed by "Nobody in the UK"

Issued in a gatefold sleeve. Comes with 16-page booklet (named "No barriers can hold back the strong", format: 27 cm x 29 cm) containing lyrics, credits, photographs and a list of 'early subscribers of the double LP without whom this would probably not have been possible'.

Plus additional backing vocals by some people off the street (forgot to get their names).

All recording was completed at exactly 9:33:27am (15th March 1993).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 019148 122616
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): BLADE 1207 - A1 PR-m BLADE, NOSLEEP NIGEL, GRAZHOPPA PURE UNADULTERATED HIP-HOP A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): BLADE 1207 - B1 WASH YOUR HANDS AGAIN PLEASE PR-m HA HA ANYONE FOR POPCORN, PEANUTS, ICECREAM AND REFRESHMENTS A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): BLADE 1207 - C1 PR-m BLADE, NOSLEEP NIGEL, GRAZHOPPA THE MORE SHIT WE GET, THE WISER AND STRONGER WE GET C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): BLADE 1207 - D1 PR-m THE END 1993 691 INFLUENTIAL C

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SPL80

SPL80

June 6, 2018
Probably the pinnacle of UK rap. Now the grandfather but then the hardworking leader of the UK scene. Too many good tracks on this release. Shame that Lyrical Maniac doesn't appear in full, but, that's Blades sense of humour. Gritty and relevant to the early 90's. Still relevant today.
North_London_Fiya

North_London_Fiya

December 13, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

Blade's debut LP is ambitious, long, funny, hard and everything inbetween. A visionary as usual. it was a brave self believing MC that would ask the fans for funding to record the album. And now what are artists doing 20+ years later? the same thing with sites like Kickstarter etc.
The LP showed all sides of Blade's personality with his sense of humour coming through when probably most people had thought he was just a angry MC. Fav tracks are No Compromise and Dark And Sinister with the equally legendary MC Mell'o'
And no my name isn't in the back i was too young to send off a cheque, my big bro's in it though...:(