Wu-Tang Clan ‎– Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

RCA ‎– 07863 66336-1, Loud Records ‎– 07863 66336-1, Wu-Tang Records ‎– 07863 66336-1
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Shaolin Sword 29:19
A1 Bring Da Ruckus 4:10
A2 Shame On A Nigga 2:57
A3 Clan In Da Front 4:33
A4 Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber 6:05
A5 Can It Be All So Simple
Performer [Excerpts] – Gladys Knight & The Pips*Written-By [Excerpts] – Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman*, Marvin Hamlisch
A6 Protect Ya Neck (Intermission) 6:48
Wu-Tang Sword 28:53
B1 Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'
Co-producer – Ol' Dirty Bastard
B2 Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit
Co-producer – The Method Man*
B3 C.R.E.A.M.
Performer [Excerpts] – The CharmelsWritten-By [Excerpts] – Isaac Hayes/David Porter*
B4 Method Man 5:50
B5 Tearz
Performer [Excerpts] – Wendy ReneWritten-By [Excerpts] – Johnnie Frierson, Mary Frierson
B6.1 Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber - Part II 5:08
B6.2 Conclusion 1:02

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Original pressing; can be best identified by runouts and a stamper ring that goes fully around the Wu-Tang Records logo on labels without touching it. A similar but later repress with a smaller ring can be found at Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

Direct Metal Mastering.

Contains numerous samples from the 1981 Hong Kong film "Shaolin & Wu Tang" (English dubbed version).

Produced, mixed and arranged for Wu-Tang Productions
Recorded & mixed at Firehouse Studio, NY, NY
Edited by GLC, NYC
Mastered at The Hit Factory, NYC

Can It Be All So Simple: Excerpts from "The Way We Were" performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips used courtesy of Essex Entertainment. Published by Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
C.R.E.A.M.: Excerpts from "As Long As I've Got You" performed by The Charmels used courtesy of Warner Special Products. Published by Irving Music Inc. (BMI)
Tearz: Excerpts from "After Laughter (Comes Tears)" performed by Wendy Rene used courtesy of Warner Special Products. Published by Irving Music Inc. (BMI)

Published by Wu-Tang Publishing (BMI)

© 1993 BMG Music
℗ 1993 BMG Music
Manufactured and Distributed by BMG Music, New York, NY • Printed in USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Back sleeve, text): 0 7863-66336-1 9
  • Barcode (Labels side A & B, text): 0 78636 63361 9
  • Barcode (String): 078636633619
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 07863-66336-1-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 07863-66336-1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 1): 07863-66336-1-A-1-DMM SP 1- HFM cg
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 1): 07863-66336-1-B-1-DMM SP 1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 2): 07863-66336-1-A-1-DMM SP 1-1 HFM cg
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 2): 07863-66336-1-B-1-DMM SP 1-1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88875169851 Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)(LP, Album, RE, 180) RCA, Loud Records, Sony Music, Legacy 88875169851 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
MOVLP215 Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, RCA, Loud Records MOVLP215 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
07863 66336-1 Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Yel) RCA, Loud Records 07863 66336-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
07863-66336-2 Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)(CD, Album) Loud Records 07863-66336-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
07863663362 Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)(CD, Album, RE) RCA, Loud Records 07863663362 Australia Unknown Sell This Version


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June 21, 2020
I have a copy that appears to be an original with the appropriate run outs/matrix/barcode except instead of a light yellow spine it has a white spine with the black lettering. It’s definitely not discolored as the lettering is in perfect shape. I’ve never seen this before and can’t find any info online. Anybody know anything? Thanks in advance.


January 20, 2020
ok couple of id questions. 1. yellow spine on cover... is this og 93? my copy has all codes and matrix of original pressing https://www.discogs.com/Wu-Tang-Clan-Enter-The-Wu-Tang-36-Chambers/release/153749 but has yellow spine cover. 2. The little wu symbol book logo above the sword on the actual records paper disk label has anyone noticed the original is a bit less refined and only has "wu tang" in the seperation where the reissues and later pressings have 2 line "wu tang clan" in the symbol? except the "90s" https://www.discogs.com/Wu-Tang-Clan-Enter-The-Wu-Tang-36-Chambers/release/11702806 repressing that has all the same codes of the original pressing has the same logo as original pressing but is aparantly with matt colored center disk label and the original is with glossy? the pics of these 2 releases are a bit confusing to show that difference.


December 4, 2019
edited 6 months ago
I'm pretty sure I got that original 1st one. The Numbers and everything else are original as written here. Like this: Barcode (Back sleeve, text): 0 7863-66336-1 9
Barcode (Labels side A & B, text): 0 78636 63361 9
Barcode (String): 078636633619
Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 1): 07863-66336-1-A-1-DMM SP 1- HFM cg
Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 1): 07863-66336-1-B-1-DMM SP 1-
It's that etched stuffthta's exacct this one..The pics are identical only the side of the cover is yellow, not black. Is the cover of the original 1st press is yellow on the side? Or are there both, black and yellow? The represses have sometimes yellow. The last 180gram from 'We Are Vinyl' has also a yellow side, for example.. I think it's the right 1st one. I got it in 96 in Germany. I really can't understand why they didn't even care bout the numbers to difference the pressings better. You gotta open it to know. There's no other way.. I guess I sell it . NM. Still in shrink. Not even played very much. Maybe 5 times. I started I started liking that stuff when I got only CD's for while. I don't get it that there isn't in 26 years one really good 180gram 2 disc copy in a gatefold cover with printed sleeves and download. Mastered by Bernie Grundman nd the RZA.


June 24, 2019
... hi. which beat is B4 (method man) ??? Tanks


March 31, 2019
One of the top ten best rap albums ever made. Where there is Wu-Tang, there is Mobb Deep, Nas, Onyx, Black Moon, Das EFX, Godfather Don, Big L, Gang Starr and Tribe.

Every collection has them.


March 7, 2019

Not one vinyl geek on Discogs can tell us how to distinguish if we have an original Wu-Tang "36 Chambers" or the 2000 reissue? The sleeves / bar codes are identical. Mine is sealed. How can we tell, WITHOUT OPENING A SEALED COPY, if we have the reissue or the 1993 original pressing?


July 10, 2018

Quiet and bad pressing. A lot of surface noise, and the cover is a cheap cardbox. I got it as a present, but I would get another edition (don't know if there are another ones out there).


March 15, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
It is a quiet album yes. Check this out: http://www.chicagomasteringservice.com/vinyl.html
Each side on this runs over 25 minutes. IIRC when you go with longer recording times you sacrifice dynamic range in LPs. CDs do not do this or shouldn't if mastered correctly; if its mastered from the record then it would be quiet too.


December 22, 2017
The CD of this is also very quiet. It needs to be remastered


February 15, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
I got this version signed by 5 members of the clan (and cappadonna) through a v.i.p. event about ten years back. A prized possession. Always sounded great to me.