Gary Byrd And The G.B. Experience*The Crown

Label:Motown – TMGT 1312
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Genre:Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style:Disco, Funk


AThe Crown (Vocal Version)10:35
BThe Crown (Instrumental Version)10:40

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Mixed at: Studio 55, Los Angeles, California
Recorded at Soundworks Digital Audio/Video Studios Ltd., Wonderland Studios, Los Angeles, California
Mastered at Precision Lacquer
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd./Black Bull Music
℗ 1983 Motown Record Corporation
Manufactured in the UK
Made from masters of Motown Record Corporation
Marketed and distributed by RCA Ltd, Record Division

Labels state artist as Gary Byrd & The G.B. Experience
Labels state titles as "The Crown (Vocal)" and "The Crown (Instrumental)"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): TMGT 1312 A§
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): TMGT 1312 B§
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): TMGT 1312 A-1U-1-1 Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): TMGT 1312 B-2U-1-1 Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): TMGT 1312 A-2U-1-4̶ -1- Precision 4̶5̶0̶7̶G̶W̶-̶A̶-̶2̶ ̶-̶ ̶①̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): TMGT 1312 B-1U-1-2- 4̶5̶0̶7̶G̶W̶-̶B̶-̶1̶ ̶-̶ ̶①̶ Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): TMG-1312-A1 4511-A① Precision 5W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): TMG-1312-B1 4511-B① 5W

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Crown (Special Long-Mix) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Stereo)Motown, Wondirection120·15·027Germany1983
The Crown (12", Single, 33 ⅓ RPM)Motown, Vogue, Wondirection310999France1983
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The Crown (7", 45 RPM, Single)Motown, Vogue, Wondirection101817France1983
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The Crown (7", Single, 45 RPM)Motown100·15·100Germany1983
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The Crown (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Motown4507 WGAustralasia1983


  • The_Vinyl_Factory's avatar
    This record Does also exist with the Reference VG114 310999
    • Alicat1972's avatar
      On the 12" there is some early aspirational rap on the A side from legendary New York poet and radio DJ Gary Byrd.
      That I can take or leave...
      Flip to the B side and it turns into a feel good mid tempo instrumental chugger without the rap but with nice vocal. There is a bassline and guitar riff Chic would have been proud of...
      Stevie Wonder co wrote and produced it, and even play many of the instruments and sneaks in a nice little vocal....
      Track Trivia...At 10 minutes 35 seconds, it makes it one of the longest tracks ever to chart in the UK..



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