Public Enemy ‎– Fear Of A Black Planet

Def Jam Recordings ‎– C 45413, Def Jam Recordings ‎– 45413, Columbia ‎– C 45413, Columbia ‎– 45413
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Recorded at Greene Street Recording, New York City.
Recorded and mixed at The Music Palace, West Hempstead, Long Island (Michael Bona Studios).
Additional Recording at Spectrum City Studios, Strong Island.
Mastered at Masterdisk.
Extended version of "Fight The Power" edited at Unique Recording, New York City. Music from "Do The Right Thing."

Big Daddy Kane appears courtesy of Warner / Reprise / Cold Chillin' Records
Ice Cube appears courtesy of Priority Records / Gangster Boogie Music Inc.
Professor Griff and The Last Asiatic Disciples appear courtesy of Luke Skyywalker

All praise is due to Allah (God)

Comes with custom inner sleeve featuring lyrics on one side, full album credits, logos and photo on the other side.

Direct Metal Mastering (DMM).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-45413-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074644541311
  • Matrix / Runout (Center label side A): AL 45413
  • Matrix / Runout (Center label side B): BL 45413
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout groove side A): AL-45413-1A G A-7 MASTERDISK DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout groove side B): BL-45413-1A G1 C8 MASTERDISK DMM
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 75) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
466281 1 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album) CBS 466281 1 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
CT 45413 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(Cass, Album, Dol) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia CT 45413 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
CSCS 5102 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(CD, Album) CBS, Def Jam Recordings CSCS 5102 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
466281 4 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(Cass, Album) Def Jam Recordings 466281 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SVLP 227 Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Simply Vinyl, Def Jam Recordings SVLP 227 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version


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June 9, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

Wow -- this original pressing is mindblowing. The CD or digital files of this classic just don't do justice to the massive sound of the Bomb Squad here -- what once was almost tinny and small is here otherworldly and immersive. I've always thought this was their greatest album but listening to it in this form only made me appreciate it even more. Grab it if you can.


April 10, 2015

The NME revisits the LP, April 10. 2015.

Public Enemy: 25 Years On, Why 'Fear Of A Black Planet' Is More Relevant Than Ever

"As Public Enemy’s ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’ turns 25 it couldn’t be more relevant. It stands as a masterpiece of righteous anger and furious energy. Lyrically, tragically, tracks like ‘911 Is A Joke’ and ‘Fight The Power’ returned to the forefront of the cultural discourse last year after the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of the American police."