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Grandmaster FlashThe Source

Label:Elektra – 60476-1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop
Style:Cut-up/DJ, Conscious

Tracklist

A1Street Scene
Lyrics ByWilliams*, Saddler*, Dukes*, Glover*, Wheeler*
Music ByVaughn*, Saddler*
3:03
A2Style (Peter Gunn Theme)
Written-ByHenry Mancini
3:53
A3MS. Thang
Lyrics ByWilliams*, Dukes*, Glover*, Wheeler*
Music ByWilliams*
3:57
A4P.L.U. (Peace, Love And Unity)
Lyrics ByWilliams*, Dukes*, Glover*, Wheeler*
Music ByWilliams*, Saddler*
3:55
A5Throwin' Down
Lyrics ByWilliams*, Saddler*, Dukes*, Glover*, Wheeler*
Music BySaddler*
3:43
B1Behind Closed Doors
Lyrics ByWilliams*, Dukes*, Seawright*
Music ByWilliams*, Saddler*
3:37
B2Larry's Dance Theme (Part 2)
Lyrics ByDukes*, Glover*, Wheeler*
Music ByWilliams*, Saddler*
3:27
B3Lies
Lyrics ByWilliams*, Dukes*
Music ByWilliams*, Saddler*, Dukes*
3:30
B4Fastest Man Alive
Lyrics ByWilliams*, Dukes*, Wheeler*
Music BySaddler*
5:17
B5Freelance
Lyrics ByWilliams*, Dukes*, Glover*, Wheeler*
Music BySaddler*
5:01
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Notes

Recorded & Mixed at Grand Slam Studio, West Orange, New Jersey.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.

The cover lists a 6th song on the B-side, "Jealousy" that is not on the record.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 075596047616
  • Barcode (Printed): 0 7559-60476-1

Other Versions (5 of 13)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Source (LP, Album)Elektra960 476-1Europe1986
New Submission
The Source (Cassette, Album)Elektra960 476-4Europe1986
The Source (LP, Album)Elektra96 04761Canada1986
New Submission
The Source (Cassette, Album)Elektra60476-4New Zealand1986
New Submission
The Source (Cassette, Album)Elektra9 60476-4US1986

Reviews

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chris2016
Certainly undervalued, still great listen.
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evil-ed
Edited 14 years ago
This is one of my favourite Hip Hop LP's of all time. The subway intro sets the scene, the DJ track "Fastest Man Alive" (with one of the best intro's ever...I remember cutting up the 'breakdown' vocals on there so much you can just hear a crackle now where they once were, and the liveness of 'throwin' down' makes you feel as if your in a bronx house party with the sound system wired up to the street lights. This LP was rather old school sounding compared to some of the more new school stuff coming out in '86 like Mantronix, but it is a must for fans of old school Hip Hop and the sleeve is also dope, the back cover depicting Flash and the crew rockin' what looks to me like plastic shower caps.