Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth ‎– Mecca And The Soul Brother

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Music On Vinyl ‎– MOVLP1633, Elektra ‎– MOVLP1633
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram
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Tracklist

A1 Return Of The Mecca
A2 For Pete's Sake
A3 Ghettos Of The Mind
A4 Lots Of Lovin
A5 Act Like You Know
B1 Straighten It Out
B2 Soul Brother #1
B3 Wig Out
B4 Anger In The Nation
B5 They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
C1 On And On
C2 It's Like That
C3 Can't Front On Me
C4 The Creator (Remix)
D1 Mecca And The Soul Brother (Remix)
D2 The Basement
D3 If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right
D4 Skinz

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Notes

Originally released ℗ & © 1992 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc.

Made in the EU.

Sticker on cover reads:
Music On Vinyl
Classic Album
180 gram audiophile vinyl pressing
www.musiconvinyl.com

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8719262000773
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [etched]): 15350 1A MOVLP 1633
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [etched]): 15350 1B MOVLP 1633
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C [etched]): 15350 1C MOVLP 1633
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D [etched]): 15350 1D MOVLP 1633
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA

Other Versions (5 of 39) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 60948-2 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother(CD, Album) Elektra 9 60948-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
7559-60948-4, EKT 105C, WE 491 Pete Rock & CL Smooth* Mecca And The Soul Brother(Cass, Album) Elektra, Elektra, Elektra 7559-60948-4, EKT 105C, WE 491 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
TEG-75515-2 Pete Rock & CL Smooth* Mecca And The Soul Brother(Box, Dlx + CD, Album, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Traffic Entertainment Group TEG-75515-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
WPCR-75481 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother(CD, Album, RE) Elektra WPCR-75481 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
R52792, R62792 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth), Not On Label (Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth) R52792, R62792 US Unknown Sell This Version

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djsgribbs

August 27, 2020

Top notch DMM pressing of this classic record. This album changed my life when it dropped, so I look at this one with critical eyes.

Mecca & The Soul Brother was remastered in 2010 for the Box Set Deluxe Edition . The box set is a definitive capsule of their work during this project. incredible and is worth getting. Most of the vinyl releases between 2010-2020 use these remastered files as their source. So, when you're looking at the best reissue from this period, the pressing should particularly be the deciding factor. Comparing to the Get On Down release, I prefer this one. The GoD version isn't bad by any means, but the MOV is a little more punchy, clean, and zero surface noise. Probably things that you wouldnt pickup without A/B testing, but there are noticeable differences in those details. I'm unclear right now where the Get On Down version was pressed, but typically they use United which is problematic, especially given the choice to use clear vinyl. (Side note: At this point I'm skeptical of any clear vinyl unless it's pressed at Pallas in Germany). MOV in-house pressings of DMM are usually crisp and this is no exception. Nice black polylined sleeves; perfectly manufactured. If you haven't bought a copy yet and are deciding between the 2 reissues then it's worth the effort to get the MOV pressing.

One final critical factor that makes these reissues a must have is that they are more complete than original versions and repressing. Previous versions of the vinyl included Mecca And The Soul Brother and The Creator as extra tracks C4 and D1. A nice addition, but although these were originally labeled as the "Remix" versions of each, they were actually still the original cuts from the All Souled Out EP. The tracks are excellent and I even prefer the Creator over the Creator Remix side-by-side..... but neither really fit the production of this LP. They def are better suited for the EP and share that same production vibe. When playing the original LP they stuck out and always felt like bonus tracks crammed on there. Now here the remastered cut replaces the originals with the Remix versions. I have to believe this was the original intent all along as they sound so smoooth here with the rest of the album. It's the kind of detailed decisions that elevates this reissue above the original vinyl pressing as well as the original CD pressing.

Highly recommended. A rare occasion where you could not ask for anything else in a reissue. Pick this one up along with the CD Box Set.