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A Tribe Called QuestThe Low End Theory

Label:Jive – 19439937541, Sony Music Commercial Music Group – 19439937541
Series:Vinyl Me, Please. Essentials – E113
Format:
Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Green
Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Red
All Media, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Conscious, Jazzy Hip-Hop

Tracklist

A1Excursions3:53
A2Buggin' Out3:38
A3Rap Promoter2:13
A4Butter3:39
B1Verses From The Abstract
Double Bass [Jazz Bass]Ron Carter
Vocals [Vocal Tones]Vinia Mojica
3:59
B2Show Business
Co-producerA Tribe Called Quest
Featuring [Appears On]Diamond D, Lord Jamar, Sadat X
ProducerSkeff Anselm
3:53
B3Vibes And Stuff4:18
C1The Infamous Date Rape2:54
C2Check The Rhime3:36
C3Everything Is Fair
Co-producerA Tribe Called Quest
ProducerSkeff Anselm
Written-ByS. Anselm*
2:59
D1Jazz (We've Got)4:09
D2Skypager2:13
D3What?2:29
D4Scenario
Featuring [Appears On]Busta Rhyme*, Charlie Brown, Dinco D
Written-ByB. Higgins*, P. Jackson*, T. Smith*
4:10
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Hype sticker:
First 2x45 release of Tribe's jazzy sophomore album
Lacquers cut by Ryan Smith, Sterling Sound; plated at Welcome to 1979
Pressed on exclusive 2LP green + red vinyl
Listening notes booklet by Marcus J. Moore; art print by Joe Grant

© 1991, 2021 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
℗ 1991 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Manufactured for Vinyl Me, Please by Sony Music Entertainment, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-8601

Recorded and mixed at Battery Studios, Greene Studios and Soundtrack Studios.
"Show Business" and "Everything Is Fair" programmed at Jazzy Jay's Studio.
Additional engineering at Battery; Greene Street and at Soundtrack.
Mastered DMS, NYC.

Direction/management: Baby Sound Productions and Rush Management.

"Excursions" contains samples from "Time Is Running Out" performed by The Last Poets and written by Omar Ben Hassen.
"Check The Rhime" features samples from Average White Band recording "Love Your Life" (H. Stuart/A. Gorrie/O. McIntyre/S. Ferrone/M. Duncan/R. Ball).
"Everything Is Fair" contains samples from "Let's Take It To The People" (G. Clinton/G. Shider/E. Hazel) performed by Funkadelic.
"Vibes And Stuff" contains samples from "Down Here On The Ground" (L. Shifrin/G. Garnet) performed by Grant Green.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Number on hype sticker): 19439937541S1
  • Other (Number on obi): 19439937541OS1
  • Other (Number on listening notes booklet): 19439937541BK1
  • Other (Number on art print): 19439937541I1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant 1, side A): 19439937541-A RE1 RKS STERLING 237826M1 1194927
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant 1, side B): 19439937541-B RKS STERLING 237826M2 1140505
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant 1, side C): 19439937541-C RKS STERLING 237826M3 1140501
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant 1, side D): 19439937541-D RKS STERLING 237826M4 1140503
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant 2, side A): 19439937541-A RE1 RKS STERLING 237826M1 1152496
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant 2, side B): 19439937541-B RKS STERLING 237826M2 1213314
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant 2, side C): 19439937541-C RKS STERLING 237826M3 1140501
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant 2, side D): 19439937541-D RKS STERLING 237826M4 1140503

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Low End Theory (CD, Album, DISC MFG)Jive1418-2-JUS1991
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The Low End Theory (LP, Album)JiveZL 74940Europe1991
The Low End Theory (LP, Album, Stereo)JiveHIP 117UK1991
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The Low End Theory (CD, Album)Jive, JiveZD 74940, ZD74940UK & Europe1991
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The Low End Theory (CD, Album)Jive, Jive(7) 051 351-2, CHIP 117UK1991
  • lgziabeher's avatar
    lgziabeher
    5,000 copies added in a month! Is this some sort of record?
    • Puff138's avatar
      Puff138
      Cranked a couple tracks at a BBQ recently and it sounded awesome, even outdoors.
      • shorty0165's avatar
        shorty0165
        incredibly well done pressing! booklet and packaging are top notch. sound is stunning :) glad to have this one in my collection
        • adamLikesRecords's avatar
          Edited one month ago
          A little surface noise between tracks on the 1st LP, otherwise a fantastic pressing, absolutely get this before it goes out of print.
          • brandonandre's avatar
            brandonandre
            Anyone own both this and the recent MRP pressing (https://www.discogs.com/release/16447878-A-Tribe-Called-Quest-The-Low-End-Theory) willing to share if the sound is better on one or the other? Thank you!
            • manphat's avatar
              manphat
              worth every penny of what you pay for this, so you can finally hear The Low End Theory the way that Tip and Tribe wanted you to hear it.

              it was like listening to it for the first time again.

              • jrm1048's avatar
                jrm1048
                Really clean sound and fantastic packaging, as per usual. I love this album and listening to it on 33 is muah! Chef’s kiss!
                • minibusmedia's avatar
                  minibusmedia
                  Who actually can compare this pressing to the US-promo-vinyl release-this really is the sh__t?
                  • NoMusicNoPeace's avatar
                    Easily the best sounding pressing of this classic. VMP did a great job with the music and presentation. Hoping they'll do the same for Midnight Marauders.
                    • Blvd_Nights's avatar
                      Blvd_Nights
                      Edited 2 months ago
                      Like most, this is the one that lured me back to VMP. I did it for a small time in 2016, and still can't get over the price hike ... but I guess it is 6 years later and what not. Regardless, this pressing is good stuff. Great sound, awesome packaging. Don't sleep on this.