Public Enemy ‎– Fear Of A Black Planet

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Album Sales: 1,000,000+
First Release Date: April 1990

The third studio album from Public Enemy. Like their previous album, "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back", it is considered one of their most commercially successful albums as well as one of the most influential rap albums. Although the album was released in 1990, the first two singles, "Fight The Power" and "Welcome To The Terrordome", were released in 1989. Actually, Public Enemy had planned to release "Fear Of A Black Planet" in 1989.

"Fear Of A Black Planet" reached Number 10 in the Billboard Top 200 and produced five singles:
"Fight The Power"
"Welcome To The Terrordome"
"911 Is A Joke"
"Brothers Gonna Work It Out"
"Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man"

Tracklist

A-90
Contract On The World Love Jam (Instrumental) 1:44
Brothers Gonna Work It Out 5:05
911 Is A Joke 3:17
Incident At 66.6 FM (Instrumental) 1:37
Welcome To The Terrordome 5:24
Meet The G That Killed Me 0:44
Pollywanacraka 3:52
Anti-Nigger Machine 3:17
Burn Hollywood Burn 2:46
Power To The People 4:49
B-91
Who Stole The Soul? 3:52
Fear Of A Black Planet 3:40
Revolutionary Generation 5:43
Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man 2:45
Reggie Jax 1:35
Leave This Off Your Fu*kin' Charts (Instrumental) 2:32
B Side Wins Again 3:39
War At 33 1/3 2:13
Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned (Instrumental) 0:48
Fight The Power 4:42

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C 45413, 45413 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album, Car) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Columbia C 45413, 45413 US 1990 Sell This Version
CAS 2079/80/81 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet (Terminator X DJ Performance Discs)(3x12", Ltd, Promo) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia CAS 2079/80/81 US 1990 Sell This Version
CK 45413, 45413 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Def Jam Recordings, Columbia CK 45413, 45413 US 1990 Sell This Version
CSCS 5102 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album) CBS/Sony, Def Jam Recordings CSCS 5102 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
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CK 45413, CK45413 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album, Club) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings CK 45413, CK45413 US 1990 Sell This Version
CCK 45413 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album, Club) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia CCK 45413 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
314 523 446-2 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album, Club, RE) Def Jam Recordings 314 523 446-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
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CCT 45413 (783795C), CRC CCT 45413 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(Cass, Album, Club) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings CCT 45413 (783795C), CRC CCT 45413 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
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POKER 912 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound POKER 912 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
CT 45413 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(Cass, Album, ★) Def Jam Recordings CT 45413 US 1990 Sell This Version
466281 1 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album) CBS 466281 1 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
466281 1 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings, CBS 466281 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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466281 1 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings 466281 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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466281 1 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album) CBS 466281 1 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
188.087/1-466201 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album) Epic 188.087/1-466201 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
466281 1 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album) CBS 466281 1 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
466281 1, 466281 21 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album, Ltd) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings 466281 1, 466281 21 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
C 45413, 45413 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album, Promo) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Columbia C 45413, 45413 US 1990 Sell This Version
466281 2, CK45413 Public Enemy Fear of a black planet(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings, CBS, Columbia 466281 2, CK45413 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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314 523 446-2 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings 314 523 446-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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314 523 446-2 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 314 523 446-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
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523 446-2 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 523 446-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
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314 523 446-2 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album, RE, PMD) Def Jam Recordings 314 523 446-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
523 446-4 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(Cass, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 523 446-4 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
314 523 446-4 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(Cass, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 314 523 446-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
SVLP 227 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album, Ltd, Promo, RE, TP, 180) Simply Vinyl SVLP 227 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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523 446-4 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(Cass, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings, Ukrainian Records, Universal, Moon Records (2) 523 446-4 Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
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006025 47045966 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(20xFile, FLAC, Album, RE + 18xFile, FLAC, Comp, RE) Def Jam Recordings 006025 47045966 Europe 2014
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314 523 446-2 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album, RP) Def Jam Recordings 314 523 446-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
00602537998647 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album, RE, 180) Def Jam Recordings, Universal Music Group International 00602537998647 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
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466281 1 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Def Jam Recordings (2) 466281 1 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
B0021703-01 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings B0021703-01 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
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314 523 446-2 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 314 523 446-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
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314 523 446-2 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 314 523 446-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
523 446-2 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 523 446-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
314 523 446-2 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album, RE, EDC) Def Jam Recordings 314 523 446-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
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astrofisch

astrofisch

September 17, 2021
referencing Fear Of A Black Planet, LP, Blu + LP, Bro + Album, Club, RE, Gat, VMP-RH049
I was hoping that Fight The Power would be the uncensored version, to really set this version apart aside from being 2XLP, but nope. I guess still the only way to get it is the 12" single and the Do The Right Thing Soundtrack.
stuayoung

stuayoung

September 14, 2021
referencing Fear Of A Black Planet, LP, Blu + LP, Bro + Album, Club, RE, Gat, VMP-RH049

Package overall is great. Could it have been more dynamic? Probably, but it’s just as good, if not a bit better than the original. Crank up the volume of you want it a bit louder. This was never an audiophile recording. Sounds as raw as it ever did. I’m happy with it, good job.
TheThirdChild

TheThirdChild

September 14, 2021
edited 9 days ago
referencing Fear Of A Black Planet, LP, Blu + LP, Bro + Album, Club, RE, Gat, VMP-RH049
Unfortunate that it didn't get the same treatment like 36 Chambers, but still worth owning if you don't already
fartingpixie

fartingpixie

September 13, 2021
referencing Fear Of A Black Planet, LP, Blu + LP, Bro + Album, Club, RE, Gat, VMP-RH049
about Fight the Power, is it censored or uncensored? "Elvis was a hero to most, but he never meant [beep] to me, you see."
bdun04

bdun04

September 12, 2021
referencing Fear Of A Black Planet, LP, Blu + LP, Bro + Album, Club, RE, Gat, VMP-RH049

Very quiet pressing with sligh surface noise at the begging of side A. Disappointed.
The_Vinyl_Dealer

The_Vinyl_Dealer

September 10, 2021
referencing Fear Of A Black Planet, LP, Blu + LP, Bro + Album, Club, RE, Gat, VMP-RH049
killer copy of this classic, nice essay booklet. This dropping the same month as 36 Chambers (on 2LP as well) makes for an awesome month to be a VMP member. Sounds clean, deep, and detailed. Very nice heavy gatefold with spot varnish. As good as this one gets.
skoolbus

skoolbus

August 24, 2021
referencing Fear Of A Black Planet, LP, Album, Car, C 45413, 45413
Vinyl Me Please is releasing a membership-only 2xLP version in September.

FINALLY
Metal_Gear

Metal_Gear

June 30, 2021
referencing Fear Of A Black Planet, LP, Album, RE, 180, 00602537998647
Fantastic pressing, truly what such an amazing record deserves. Great price and quiet.
stephen3000

stephen3000

April 10, 2021
referencing Fear Of A Black Planet, LP, Album, Car, C 45413, 45413
This is over an hour crammed into one LP. Haven’t heard this pressing, but I can’t imagine it sounds very good.
GAE508

GAE508

February 8, 2021
referencing Fear Of A Black Planet, LP, Album, RE, B0021703-01
I like getting records as they were first released not being re mixed nor remastered people say it’s low but the first vinyl ever for this record was only 1 lp and I rather get the actual sound quality as the first release it’s an example that records don’t have to be so loud to be a classic with that said I enjoyed this pressing of this classic album