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Fear Of A Black Planet

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Vinyl, Explicit Lyrics, Import, 24 November 2014

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  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 30.48 x 32 x 2.54 cm; 293.98 Grams
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ DEF JAM
  • Item Model Number ‏ : ‎ 00602537998647
  • Original Release Date ‏ : ‎ 2014
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 3 minutes
  • Label ‏ : ‎ DEF JAM
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00OKF3O8Q
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
  • Customer Reviews:
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The original LP version of Fear of a Black Planet will also be released in a collector's vinyl edition for the first time in 15 years, with a special 'fade to black' 3D cover that, when turned to the left or right, turns black, with just the band's iconic cross-hairs visible.

Fear of a Black Planet, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015, finished #300 on Rolling Stone's list of the '500 Greatest Albums of All Time' and was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2005. The album is certified platinum by the RIAA for more than one million shipped, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Writes Wax Poetics editor-in-chief Torres in the liner notes, 'Though it sits in the shadow of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back, Fear of a Black Planet is a formidable contender for one of the finest hip-hop albums ever recorded.'

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I've been into PE since 1987 and this, for me, is their best album. Of course, Nation of Millions is (rightly) seen as a legendary moment in music history, and I love it. But Fear of Black Planet is, in my opinion, more ambitious, more diverse, and all round more technically accomplished. Chuck D's lyrics build on the rebel fire of Nation of Millions and scale it up to 11, while his rapping is supreme: I don't think he's ever topped the speed and ferocity he achieves on 'War on 33⅓'. The singles - Fight The Power, Welcome to the Terrordome, Brothers Gonna Work It Out, 911 is a Joke, and (the highly prophetic) Burn Hollywood Burn - are sensational. But you can't even describe them as stand out tracks, given the quality of almost the entire B-91 side: Who Stole The Soul, Revolutionary Generation (rappers for feminism, a long way from where the genre has gone), B Side Wins Again and War on 33⅓ are just as good.

So I bought the cassette in 1990. Still works, still sounds great. But this epic album deserves the physical presence of Vinyl, and seeing the Def Jam logo spinning round just tops off the experience. When 'Brothers' kicks in (see video), it's a special moment, every time.

One of my 5 all time favourite records.
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