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Wu-Tang ClanEnter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Label:RCA – 19439893981, Loud Records – 19439893981, Wu-Tang Records – 19439893981, Legacy – 19439893981
Series:Vinyl Me, Please. Essentials – E105
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Gold Galaxy
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Hardcore Hip-Hop, Boom Bap

Tracklist

Shaolin Sword
A1Bring Da Ruckus4:10
A2Shame On A Nigga2:57
A3Clan In Da Front4:33
B1Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber6:05
B2Can It All Be So Simple
Written-By [Excerpts From "The Way We Were"]Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman*, Marvin Hamlisch
4:46
B3Intermission2:07
Wu-Tang Sword
C1Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'
Co-producerOl' Dirty Bastard
4:48
C2Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit
Co-producerThe Method Man*
3:36
C3C.R.E.A.M.
Written-By [Excerpts From "As Long As I've Got You"]David Porter, Isaac Hayes
4:12
C4Method Man5:50
D1Protect Ya Neck4:52
D2Tearz
Written-By [Excerpts From "After Laughter (Comes Tears)"]Johnnie Frierson, Mary Frierson
4:17
D3Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber - Part II5:08
D4Conclusion1:00
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VMP Essentials, record of the month for September 2021.

Comes with exclusive art print and listening notes booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): BAZZA ALCHEMY AT AIR 19439893981-A1 227411E1 983327
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): 19439893981-B1 227411E2 979041
  • Matrix / Runout (C Side): 19439893981-C1 227411E3 979051
  • Matrix / Runout (D Side): 19439893981-D1 227411E4 979046
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 99)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (LP, Album, Stereo, SRC Pressing)RCA Records Label, Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records07863 66336-1US1993
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Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Cassette, Album)Loud Records, RCA, BMG74321 20367 4, 74321203674Europe1993
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Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (LP, Album)Loud Records, RCA74321 20367 1Europe1993
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Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Cassette, Album, Club Edition)Loud Records, RCA, BMG MusicBG4 66336Canada1993
New Submission
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Cassette, Album, Misprint)RCA, Bertelsmann Music Group74321203674Poland1993

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Reviews

  • stylesforfree's avatar
    Average pressing, defects in abundance, some surface noise is apparent on all 4 sides of my copy. Seems to be hit and miss from copy to copy. Unfortunate really. At least it's nice and loud
    • AmVersion's avatar
      AmVersion
      Edited 11 days ago
      I just spent time comparing this with the OG single LP as well as the "CREAM" and "Ain't Nuthing" OG 12" singles. My VMP pressing doesn't have any significant manufacturing issues. Gear was a Technics 1200, ATVM95ML, Schitt Preamp listening on both Genelec monitors and Sennihiser HD650s.

      Firstly the VMP press destroys the OG in every category. Like most early 90s rap, the OG is really quiet and not well-balanced at all. Track to track varies big time, but often the vocals are buried, drums are flat, etc. It's like no one cared and record labels didn't care about vinyl in 1993.

      Now, the 12" are a different thing, literally. These are cut loud and clear with a lot of separation and surprising soundstage. Inspectah Deck's verse on CREAM almost sounds like a completely different vocal FX treatment. It's pretty trippy. The labels probably did care about these DJ 12" being used to sell the album.

      But you can't really compare 12" singles made for the club to a full LP. I wish I could get a full album of mixes that sound as good as the 12" cuts, but in the meantime, I will be happy that this sounds much better than the OG album cut.
      • Nosdam's avatar
        Nosdam
        despite the GZ piss colour vinyl, this 2xLP totally SMOKES the original DMM pressing... here's a quick comparison vid https://www.instagram.com/p/C3L72nFrXMb/
        • domnumber1's avatar
          domnumber1
          All I can say is if you've got a copy that doesn't skip, consider yourself lucky. The seller I purchased from claimed to have only listened to the first track and didn't hear any issues, and they were indeed right. However if they had listened any further beyond that they would've discovered pretty quickly that they too had a defective copy. Still, I knew I was taking a shot in the dark and I figured it was a better chance than buying from someone who was flat out saying their copy was ass.

          Sides C and D reeeaallllyyy got it bad on my copy. C.R.E.A.M. never sounded so horrible lol
          • siCk79's avatar
            siCk79
            M Copy is flawless.. best Version, best Version,best Version!!!! Bla
            • CratefulRecords_tx's avatar
              LP1 has really bad distortion and clicking through every single track, not sure if it’s the material/pressing, or if the mix is too hot. What’s crazy. LP2 has it in spots but nowhere near as bad as LP1. Shame.
              • mrvinyler's avatar
                mrvinyler
                Ayo.... it sucks that there's a bunch of messed up copies of this pressing but I will say that I've owned multiple copies of every single format 3 vinyl 1 CD 7" collection 2 cassettes and this is by far the best pressing
                • kostyle's avatar
                  kostyle
                  This pressing is pretty poor, maybe the worst I have received from VMP, which is unfortunate because the Wu debut deserves better care. Now I fully understand this album was made in the RZA's basement, so I'm not expecting the album to sound like it was recorded up in D&D and mixed by Eddie Sancho. I dig the low quality, that is what makes this Wu album top ten. But this album has too many pops and skips. I probably should have sent it back.
                  • Smith.'s avatar
                    Smith.
                    Edited 7 months ago
                    Another messed up copy here. There are regular, loud pops/clicks all the way through tracks C2 and D2, although there are no surface marks to be seen (the record is basically mint). Some other loud pops are interspersed irregularly throughout A3, C3, and C4, making it a pretty poor listening experience overall.

                    Some people have commented on how good the mix/master is on this pressing; while it's certainly more present in terms of volume and low end, there are some odd artefacts (for example, the snare tone on 'Can It All Be So Simple' which has a distracting pop to it that isn't heard on the CD version). Considering the prices here I'd advise buyers to avoid buying a copy of this without play-testing it for themselves first.
                    • DParry78's avatar
                      DParry78
                      EASILY the best pressing of this album ever, on ANY platform. No other pressing is even close. VMP for the win again!

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