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NasIllmatic

Label:Columbia – 475959 1, Columbia – COL 475959 1
Series:Nice Price
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Conscious, Boom Bap

Tracklist

40 Side North
A1The Genesis
Written-By [Conceived By]Faith N.*, Nas
1:45
A2N.Y. State Of Mind
Written-ByC. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:53
A3Life's A Bitch
Co-producerNas
EngineerJason Vogel
FeaturingA.Z.*
ProducerL.E.S.
TrumpetOlu Dara
Written-ByA. Cruz*, N. Jones*, O. Scott*, O. Dara*, R. Wilson*
3:29
A4The World Is Yours
EngineerJamie Staub
Performer [It's Yours]T La Rock
ProducerPete Rock
Written-ByN. Jones*, P. Phillips*
4:50
A5Halftime
EngineerKevin Reynolds
Written-ByG. Byrd*, N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
4:20
41st Side South
B1Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
Engineer [Assistant]Luis Tineo
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*
Written-ByN. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
3:18
B4Represent
Engineer [Assistant]Luis Tineo
Written-ByC. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:13
B5It Ain't Hard To Tell
EngineerStan Wallace
Engineer [Mix]Diego Garrido
Written-ByN. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
3:22
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Notes

02-475959-20 International Nice Price issue.

The inner sleeve has a straight opening
Labels look slightly different compared to the pressing of Illmatic:
- On label B, the tracklisting is completely below the spindle hole,
- No dot after "INC" in rim text.

"NY State Of Mind" produced for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC.
Contains a sample of "Mind Rain" as performed and written by J. Chambers.
Gifted Pearl/Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music (ASCAP)

"Life's A Bitch" recorded and mixed at Unique Studios and Chung King Studios, NYC.
Contains a sample of "Yearning For Your Love" as performed by The Gap Band and written by R. Wilson and O. Scott. Used courtesy Polygram Special Products, Inc.
Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Minder Music (USA) (ASCAP)/Taking Care Of Business Music/Total Experience Music Publishing Co. (BMI)

"The World is Yours" produced for Mecca And The Soul Brother Productions, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Battery Studios, NYC.
T La Rock courtesy of Warlock Records. Published by Hit'n'Hold Music (ASCAP)
Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Pete Rock Publishing (ASCAP)

"Halftime" produced for Paul Sea Productions, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC.
Contains samples of "Dead End", "Soul Travelin'" and "School Boy Crush".
Large Professor Music Ltd./EMI April Music, Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Minder Music (USA) (ASCAP)

"Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)" produced for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC.
Contains sample of "We're In Love" as performed by Reuben Wilson and written by R Wilson and P. Barsella.
EMI Unart Catalog Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Gifted Pearl (ASCAP)

"One Love" produced 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.
Ill Will Music, Inc/Skematics Music (ASCAP)/MJQ Music, Inc.(BMI)

"One Time For Your Mind" produced for Paul Sea Productions, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC.
Contains sample of "Walter L" as written by G. Burton.
Large Professor Music Ltd./EMI April Music Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music (ASCAP)

"Represent" produced for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC.
Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/DJ Premier Publishing/Gifted Pearl (ASCAP)

"It Ain't Hard To Tell" produced for Paul Sea Productions, Inc. Initial Tracking at PowerPlay Studios, Long Island City, NYC. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC.
Contains samples of "Human Nature" as performed by Michael Jackson and written by J. Betties 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.
Large Professor Music Ltd./EMI April Music Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music (ASCAP)

℗ & © 1994 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
Made in Holland

Distribution Sony Music

Catalog numbers:
475959 1 on spine and labels.
COL 475959 1 above barcode on back cover.
02-475959-20 in lower left corner on back cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (EAN-Code, Scanned): 5099747595912
  • Other (Sony Haarlem code): 02-475959-20
  • Matrix / Runout (runout side A, variant 1, stamped): 01 475959 20 3A1
  • Matrix / Runout (runout side B, variant 1, stamped): 01 475959 20 2B1
  • Matrix / Runout (runout side A, variant 2, stamped): 01 475959 20 1A1
  • Matrix / Runout (runout side B, variant 2, stamped): 01 475959 20 1B1
  • Rights Society (Publishing): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (Publishing): BMI
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Label Code: LC 0162

Other Versions (5 of 99)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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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
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Illmatic (CD, Album)Columbia758.206/2-475959Brazil1994

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  • arunvir's avatar
    arunvir
    the inner tracks (Halftime and It Ain’t Hard to Tell) are distorted. All other tracks sound very dynamic.
    • Confederate's avatar
      Confederate
      Edited 2 years ago
      Without any doubt one of the very best hip hop albums of all times. Every track is pure gold. Bought this particular release more than twenty years. I can however confirm that my copy has distortion on Halftime and It Ain't Hard To Tell, too. Halftime is still acceptable but It Ain't Hard To Tell is worse. Full of sibilance which is strange because the track before that "Represents" sounds just fine. Otherwise this is a very good pressing with punchy drums and bass. It is almost perfect in my opinion. Represent, for example, has those nice punchy drums. Wonderful. [ Playing this using an Ortofon 2M Black cartridge ]
      • VINYLSHACK-USA's avatar
        How can you tell the difference between the re-issue and the original?
        • MiguelBaas's avatar
          MiguelBaas
          AINT NO ALBUM BETTER THEN THIS!
          this is some hiphop bible shit main
          • ruderoy121's avatar
            ruderoy121
            Edited 6 years ago
            Have others noticed that the album cover picture is based on two negatives overlayed with the face picture being the top with the street and houses as the bottom.
            This was copied from the Howard Hanger Trio "A child is born" album cover from 1974?
            • Redlove73's avatar
              Redlove73
              Hip Hop in its purest form. Dope production and NaS spits flames. Absolute classic.
              • black150's avatar
                black150
                Some distortion on Half Time mars what otherwise be a great sounding pressing.
                • ChickenringNYC's avatar
                  Was thrilled to find a sealed copy of this '94 EU pressing in Buffalo, NY! Sounds beautiful. Amazing and important album. Queens represent!
                  • apeupresphonique's avatar
                    Perhaps the best hip hop album of all times.
                    • Techdiesel's avatar
                      Techdiesel
                      Uplifting, piece of WORLDS History... seriously this is a sick blend of poetry, beats, and smooth production that will never fade away...

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