The Streets ‎– Original Pirate Material

679 ‎– 679003TLP, Locked On ‎– 679003TLP
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Turn The Page 3:15
A2 Has It Come To This? 3:59
A3 Let's Push Things Forward 3:49
A4 Sharp Darts 1:32
B1 Same Old Thing 3:21
B2 Geezer's Need Excitement 3:44
B3 It's Too Late 4:08
C1 Too Much Brandy 2:59
C2 Don't Mug Yourself 2:37
C3 Who Got The Funk? 1:48
C4 The Irony Of It All 3:27
D1 Weak Become Heroes 5:22
D2 Who Dares Wins 0:35
D3 Stay Positive 6:06

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  • Producer, Mixed By, Written-By, Arranged ByMike Skinner


Printed colour card inner sleeves. Double LP single sleeve. Black sticker on sleeve with review quotes. Parental advisory sticker.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 809274356819
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 0927435681 A - 2 - 1 PS Guy's THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 0927435681 B - 2 - 1 PS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): 0927435681 C - 2 - 1 PS Guy's THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): 0927435681 D - 2 - 1 PS
  • Label Code: LC4281

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
679003CDLP, 0927 43568 2 The Streets Original Pirate Material(CD, Album) 679, 679, Locked On 679003CDLP, 0927 43568 2 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
679003TLP, 0927 435688 1 The Streets Original Pirate Material(2xLP, Album) 679, 679, Locked On 679003TLP, 0927 435688 1 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
WPCR-11232 The Streets Original Pirate Material(CD, Album, Enh) 679, Locked On WPCR-11232 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
0927435682, 0927-43568-2 The Streets Original Pirate Material(CD, Album) 679, Warner Music Australia 0927435682, 0927-43568-2 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
679003CDLP, 2 43568 The Streets Original Pirate Material(CD, Album) 679, 679 679003CDLP, 2 43568 Canada 2002 Sell This Version


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December 2, 2016
Would love to purchase a nm+ copy of this for a reasonable price!


November 16, 2015
If there's one thing that cannot be denied about Mike Skinner's concept with this album, it is that he scooped up everything that could possibly be representative of suburban culture in 2002 & practically bagged it into a grubby audio time capsule. The beats are EXPERTLY sparse & plastic, like the Mars (TM)- bar hanging out his off license plaggy bag on the album insert. Those with the intelligence & cultural awareness needed to see the art in this gave it high praise, & those that don't, didn't. It's that very division that defines a successful work like this. It's not for everyone.


August 16, 2015
Badly produced beats with inane half baked rambling.The lowest common denominator.0-10.


August 17, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
Im not into UK Garage but this album is an exception. It caused such a storm, it was unique, fresh & something very very different. What i like about The Streets is that what Mike raps about is to the point, relevant & he obviously knows the score & what he's talking about. My fav tune has to be "Has It Come To This?" with the vocals "...Original Pirate Material..." being the best part of the tune...pure genius! The only down side to this album is that every tune is faded into one another & this can make it abit hard to mix with.


September 13, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

This album came out of nowhere with a huge bang. There was so much tripe around, very little originality, nobody speaking up for the current generation or saying anything worth saying about the (British) society we live in today. Then along comes the supremely talented Mike Skinner with this ultra classic creation from his bedroom. It sounds like it was made on equipment from yesteryear but that does not detract from this release one bit. Astounding lyrics that are incredibly witty and poignant at the same time, sung at street level, backed by clever funky beats. This is urban poetry for the 21st century generation.