Rage Against The MachineRage Against The Machine

Label:Epic Associated – 88725470451, Legacy – 88725470451
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gram
Style:Funk Metal, Alternative Rock


A2Killing In The Name5:13
A3Take The Power Back5:35
A4Settle For Nothing4:47
A5Bullet In The Head4:46
B1Know Your Enemy
Percussion [Trashcan]Stephen Perkins
Vocals [Additional]Maynard James Keenan
B2Wake Up6:04
B3Fistful Of Steel5:30
B4Township Rebellion5:24

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Recorded at Sound City, Van Nuys, CA.
Additional recording at Scream Studios, Studio City, CA.
Mixed at Quantum Studios, Jersey City, NJ.
Mastered and remastered at Masterdisk, NYC.

"Bullet in the Head" recorded at Industrial Recording, North Hollywood, CA. The song was recorded before ever playing live.

No samples, keyboards or synthesizers used in the making of this recording.

© 1992, 2012 Sony Music Entertainment / ℗ 1992, 2012 Sony Music Entertainment

Musicians are referred to as "Guilty Parties".

Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics.

Publishers: Sony Tunes-Rage (BMI) / Retribution Music

Cat# 887254704515 is printed verticaly on spine.

Sticker on shrinkwrap:
Rage Against the Machine
20th anniversary vinyl edition
Remastered on 180 gram vinyl

Released with a inner sleeve with photos, lyrics and credits

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 8725-47045-1 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 887254704515
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, etched, variant 1): 88725470451-A RE RATM-A RE1
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, etched, variant 1): 88725470451-B RATM-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, etched, variant 2): 88725470451-A RE1 mS
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, etched, variant 2): 88725470451-B mS
  • Other (Cat# on inner sleeve): 88725470451SV1
  • Other (Cat# on center label side 1): 88725470451A
  • Other (Cat# on center label side 2): 88725470451B

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Rage Against The Machine (LP, Album, Stereo)Epic, Epic472224 1, EPC 472224 1Europe1992
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  • solemnlyconfide's avatar
    I’m certainly not an audiophile and don’t have the best set up, but for the price point and the fact that this is 52 minutes on one disc, it sounds pretty good!
    • mega_2122's avatar
      I sampled a little of this and it sounds fine. Pretty rough compared to the MOV version of Evil Empire that used the OG stampers but a fine pressing. Wish the MOV OG stampers version of this wasnt so hard to get ahold of.
      • cookman70's avatar
        This record kicks you right in the gut. Big from start to finish. Side B starts to get a little flat but other than that the record is phenomenal because of the price AND the fact they put it all on one LP.

        I’m actually very happy with this record.
        • imasaddog's avatar
          sounds insane from start to finish! the last 2 tracks on side b do begin to down a little flat but wow, what a pressing. i've never heard the album sound more alive than this!
          • art_of_vinyl's avatar
            Edited 2 months ago
            This pressing is great, yeah it doesn't have the separation of the OG, but this album is mixed and mastered so good, that even CD slams, so this is perfectly fine pressing for majority of fans.

            Also you need a really Hi End system to notice the compression that was introduced by remastering it, other than that this thing slams as hard as the OG, turn up the volume and given how expensive the OG pressing is this is totally worth it. Don't listen to anybody who say otherwise, most of us will be satisfied with this, again I repeat the compression people talk about is not noticeable on average system with 100$ cart.
            • cigarrocker's avatar
              I dig this pressing. Mine is dead quiet and the music sounds great!
              • LOLocaust's avatar
                Yeah, this pressing is so-so. It sounds really no better than a CD, except I paid twice as much for it. This is the first time i saw the "Remastered on 180g black vinyl" sticker and hoped for the best. No more of that.

                This seems mediocre on the level of my Opiate EP by Tool, also released in '92, and both releases feature Maynard, who is, at least in my experience, known for putting out audiophile-grade releases. What the fuck?
                • Scrade's avatar
                  Sounds pretty great, especially for the price. Surprised at the mostly consistent sound, considering how long each side is. Side B starts to get a bit flat by the end, however it's not enough to deter one from how great quality this is
                  • Murphquake's avatar
                    Pressing - 4.5/5
                    It’s a solid press - nice and flat, no warping, thick and heavy. There’s a bit of a fuzzy sound at times - hard to describe, and maybe it’s from the mastering, but hard to tell. Not your typical surface noise, can’t put my finger on it but it’s there.

                    Mastering - 2/5
                    Honestly, I don’t like the sound on this at all. I find it to be flat, lifeless, and muddy. To it’s credit, the bass thumps, but everything else falls short. I did an A/B of Take The Power Back from this pressing with the Tidal lossless version, and Tidal is way more dynamic and clear. The Tidal version suffers from a little too much loudness, like a lot of digital things from this era do, but it still sounds better and more dynamic than this press. The minute I can find a reasonably priced original press of this, I’m gonna jump on it.

                    Packaging - 3/5
                    Even the images are fuzzy on this. It’s fine and has a nice matte sleeve, but I wish it was a little better.

                    Overall - 2.5/5
                    The actual pressing job is pretty good, and the bass sounds great, so it’s not all negative. But, sadly, I’m generally just not impressed with this release. I’m going to pick the streaming Tidal version almost every time.
                    • Benb777's avatar
                      Amazing album. However like others have said my copy was filthy right out of the sealed packaging. Numerous white specs and greasy residue on the album. Side A mostly played OK but side B had noticeable noise and pops. However a good wet clean did get 99% of it off and it sounds good afterwards.


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