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NasIllmatic

Label:Columbia – 19439843111
Series:Clear Classics
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Repress, Transparent
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Conscious, Jazzy Hip-Hop, Boom Bap

Tracklist

40 Side North
A1The Genesis
Concept By [Conceived By]Faith N.*, Nas
1:45
A2N.Y. State Of Mind
EngineerEddie Sancho
ProducerDJ Premier
Written-ByC. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:53
A3Life's A Bitch
Co-producerNas
EngineerJason Vogel
Featuring [Featured], VocalsA.Z.*
ProducerL.E.S.
TrumpetOlu Dara
Written-ByA. Cruz*, N. Jones*, O. Scott*, O. Dara*, R. Wilson*
3:29
A4The World Is Yours
EngineerJamey Staub*
Performer [It's Yours]T La Rock
ProducerPete Rock
Written-ByN. Jones*, P. Phillips*
4:50
A5Halftime
EngineerKevin Reynolds
ProducerThe Large Professor*
Written-ByG. Byrd*, N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
4:20
41st Side South
B1Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
EngineerEddie Sancho
Engineer [Assistant]Luis Tineo
ProducerDJ Premier
Written-ByC. Martin*, N. Jones*, P. Barsella*, R. Wilson*
4:07
B2One Love
EngineerT. Latham*
ProducerQ-Tip
Written-ByJ. Heath*, J. Davis*, N. Jones*
5:24
B3One Time 4 Your Mind
EngineerKevin Reynolds
Engineer [Assistant]Jack Herscha*
ProducerThe Large Professor*
Written-ByN. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
3:18
B4Represent
EngineerEddie Sancho
Engineer [Assistant]Luis Tineo
ProducerDJ Premier
Written-ByC. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:13
B5It Ain't Hard To Tell
EngineerStan Wallace
Engineer [Mix]Diego Garrido
Engineer [Tracking]Anton "Sample This" Pushansky*
ProducerThe Large Professor*
Written-ByN. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
3:22
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Notes

Includes printed inner sleeve and download card.
Part of the Clear Classics range, new for 2020/2021.

Rear sleeve:
© 1994 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. [...]

Rear sleeve & labels:
Made in the EU.

Labels:
Original sound recording made by Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
℗ 1994 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Inner sleeve:
A2 - Produced by DJ Premier for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC. Contains sample from "Mind Rain" as performed and written by J. Chambers.
A3 - Recorded and mixed at Unique Sound Studios and Chung King Studios, NYC. Contains sample from "Yearning For Your Love" as performed by The Gap Band and written by R. Wilson and O. Scott used courtesy of Polygram Special Products, Inc.
A4 - Produced by Pete Rock for Mecca And The Soul Brother Productions, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Battery Studios, NYC. "It's Yours" performed by T La Rock, courtesy of Warlock Records.
A5 - Produced by The Large Professor for Paul Sea Productions, Inc.. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC. Contains samples from "Dead End," "Soul Travelin" and "School Boy Crush".
B1 - Produced by DJ Premier for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC. Contains sample from "We're In Love" as performed by Reuben Wilson and written by R. Wilson and P. Barsella.
B2 - Produced by Q-Tip for A Tribe Called Quest, Inc.. Recorded and mixed at Battery Studios, NYC. Contains sample from "Smilin Billy Suite Pt. II" as performed by The Heath Brothers and written by J. Heath.
B3 - Produced by The Large Professor for Paul Sea Productions, Inc.. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC. Contains sample from "Walter L" as written by G. Burton.
B4 - Produced by DJ Premier for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC.
B5 - Produced by The Large Professor for Paul Sea Productions, Inc.. Initial tracking at PowerPlay Studios, Long Island City, NY. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC. Contains samples from "Human Nature" as performed by Michael Jackson and written by J. Bettis and J. Pocaro; and "N.T." as performed by Kool & The Gang and written by G. Redd, Sr., G. Redd, Jr., R. Handy, C. Horne, R. Bell, R. Bell, R. Mickens, D. Thomas, G. Brown and C. Smith.

Publishers:
A2 - Gifted Pearl / III Will Music, Inc. / Skematics Music (ASCAP)
A3 - III Will Music, Inc. / Skematics Music / Minder Music (USA) (ASCAP) / Taking Care Of Business Music / Total Experience Music Publishing Co. (BMI)
A4 - Hit'N'Hold Music (ASCAP) III Will Music, Inc. / Skematics Music / Pete Rock Publishing (ASCAP)
A5 - Large Professor Music Ltd. / EMI April Music Inc. / III Will Music, Inc. / Skematics Music / Minder Music (USA) (ASCAP)
B1 - EMI Unart Catalog Inc. / III Will Music, Inc. / Skematics Music / Gifted Pearl (ASCAP)
B2 - III Will Music, Inc. / Skematics Music (ASCAP) / MJQ Music, Inc. (BMI)
B3 - Large Professor Music Ltd. / EMI April Music Inc. / III Will Music, Inc. / Skematics Music (ASCAP)
B4 - III Will Music, Inc. / Skematics Music / DJ Premier Publishing / Gifted Pearl (ASCAP)
B5 - Large Professor Music Ltd. / EMI April Music Inc. / III Will Music, Inc. / Skematics Music (ASCAP)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 1 94398 43111 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 194398431116
  • Label Code: LC 0162
  • Rights Society (Boxed): SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): BH76238 - 01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): BH76238 - 01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): BH76238-01 A1 5+V
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2): BH76238-01 B1 5-X

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Illmatic (CD, Album)ColumbiaCK 57684US1994
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Illmatic (LP, Album)ColumbiaC 57684US1994
Illmatic (Cassette, Album, Wide Window, Grid Bottom Panel, White Tape Guide)ColumbiaCT 57684US1994
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Illmatic (CD, Album)ColumbiaCK 57684Canada1994
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Illmatic (CD, Album, Club Edition)ColumbiaCCK 57684Canada1994
  • JackdawTrading's avatar
    This sounds fantastic, perhaps I got lucky with no production issues but this copy seriously sounds really good.
    • Alfred06's avatar
      Alfred06
      The sound is fine, except for a lot of sibilance on halftime, the colour isn’t exactly clear either, more like “ejaculated”
      • Army_of_One's avatar
        Army_of_One
        I replaced my terrible 2006 Resissue with this copy and while most comments under here seem positive, mine was actually a miss. I have loud static in the left channel and the quality degrades further as it reaches the center of the LP - ruining Halftime. Be careful I guess, keep the receipt incase you get a dud like I did
        • remtonyswashtano's avatar
          Excellent sounding pressing. Just a bit of sibilance on the "S" sounds. Other than that it's nice and bass-y. Definitely recommend!
          The clear isn't totally translucent but still good nonetheless 👍🏽
          • dicedpeas's avatar
            dicedpeas
            Is no one else getting heavy IGD on this record? I feel like all of the Illmatic pressings are like this and this one is no different...
            • lyricalwax's avatar
              lyricalwax
              High-quality pressing on clear vinyl. I replaced my Get on Down copy with this pressing and glad I did so!
              • Ridiculoid's avatar
                Ridiculoid
                Edited one year ago
                Quite good to me: the vinyl is pretty quiet, the jacket is standard but well done, and the inner is rad as well. Though not an astonishing pressing, the sound is convincing. A great addition if you want to have a copy of this indisputed classic, one of the G.O.A.T.s
                • dicedpeas's avatar
                  dicedpeas
                  Edited one year ago
                  There are the same sibilance issues and IGD on this press as every other press of this I've heard, sadly. Especially on Halftime, which is nearly unlistenable. No surface noise though, for whatever that's worth, so the outer grooves sound pretty nice.
                  • lotr121's avatar
                    lotr121
                    Excellent pressing, sounds incredible and clear. Nice packaging with printed inner
                    • xidbrain's avatar
                      xidbrain
                      This album has better sounds than 2017 European pressing.
                      More lively and detailed.
                      A good pressed album.

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