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De La SoulStakes Is High

Label:Chrysalis – RMM-054-1, AOI Records – RMM-054-1
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:

Tracklist

A1Intro
A2Supa Emcees
A3The Bizness
FeaturingCommon
A4Yunonstop
A5Wonce Again Long Island
B1Dinninit
ProducerSpearhead X
B2Brakes
B3Dog Eat Dog
B4Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby
B5Long Island Degrees
C1Betta Listen
C2Itzsoweezee (Hot)
C34 More
FeaturingZhané
ProducerDJ Ogee
C4Big Brother Beat
FeaturingMos Def
ProducerSkeff Anselm
D1Down Syndrome
D2Pony Ride
FeaturingTruth Enola
D3Stakes Is High
ProducerJay Dee
D4Sunshine
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Notes

℗ & © 2023 A.O.I., LLC under exclusive license to Chrysalis Records Limited

Records housed in black poly lined inner sleeves.

Recorded @ World Recording Facility by Guido Osorio except "Dinninit", "Stakes Is High", "4 more", "Big Brother Beat", "Sunshine" & "Itzsoweezee (Hot)" recorded @ Platinum Island by Tim Latham the "International Sound Pimp".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 810098503006
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): RMM-054-1 SIDE A J.POWELL 255256E1 1445203
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): RMM-054-1 SIDE B J.POWELL 255256E2 1533398
  • Matrix / Runout (C Side): RMM-054-1 SIDE C J.POWELL 255256E3 1445947
  • Matrix / Runout (D Side): RMM-054-1 SIDE D J.POWELL 255256E4 1445199

Other Versions (5 of 39)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Stakes Is High (CD, Album)Tommy BoyTBCD 1149US1996
Stakes Is High (LP, Album, Stereo)Tommy BoyTB 1149US1996
Recently Edited
Stakes Is High (CD, Album)Tommy Boy76974 2098 2Canada1996
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Stakes Is High (2×LP, Album)Tommy BoyTBV 1149UK1996
Recently Edited
Stakes Is High (LP, Album, Promo)Tommy BoyTB 1175US1996

Recommendations

Reviews

  • porkpie_hat's avatar
    porkpie_hat
    Edited 3 months ago
    This pressing is superb. Flat, top sonics. At least as good as my original US copy. Nice inner sleeves too (for a change)!

    BUT there was some crud stuck in the grooves on my side 2 that made a ton of pops. With some efforts of my fingernail, it came free. then it played fine. I gave it a pro-clean after and it looks perfect.

    Still, kinda dissapointing that it was dirty coming right out of the sealed package. Oh well, at least I didn't need to return it.
    • SupaSnaps's avatar
      SupaSnaps
      Hasn't anyone so far complained about the ugly blurry artwork? Compared with my UK original, this looks soo bad, way too dark, so that I returned the album without even checking the sound of the LP...
      • CSPDIGS's avatar
        CSPDIGS
        Comparing with my US first press, this is now my go-to listening copy.
        Bigger sound and clarity is spot on, an absolute winner of a reissue (why can't there be more like this).
        All the tracks are as original from what I can hear, no edits which is too common with Hip Hop reissues.
        Do not hesitateto grab a copy!.
        • thatfrank's avatar
          thatfrank
          Excellent reissue, deep bass, no pops, big sound stage. If you’re holding it at a record store, buy it.
          • PaperbackPat's avatar
            PaperbackPat
            I’m a beginner at this vinyl thing when it comes to assessing records but this sounds really good to my ears. Compared to my other records the sound is nice with pretty potent bass. Much better than the streamed version on Tidal on the same speakers. Had this in my college days and really enjoy it. It’s definitely worth picking up.
            • Linnyuk's avatar
              Linnyuk
              Excellent pressing. Both of my records are warp free, dead quiet and the audio is smooth and punchy.
              • Marquis_5150's avatar
                Marquis_5150
                Nice sounding pressing. Pretty quiet but both records are warped but doesn’t seem to effect the playback. Wanted this album for a long long time.
                • JayPerrault's avatar
                  JayPerrault
                  Sounds great but needed a really thorough cleaning. Literally had to pick debris out of the grooves. No issues now that the debris has been dealt with. Happy to finally have this one in my collection
                  • DJMTech's avatar
                    DJMTech
                    Lots of pops. This is a bad press. Not sure how this got passed QA. Feels rushed
                    • fearman._'s avatar
                      fearman._
                      Very good. Had to turn does the bass on my stereo system as it was making the needle bounce and skip a bit. Sound quality was amazing.

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