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It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 12.4 x 14.2 x 1.19 cm; 113.97 Grams
- Manufacturer : DEF JAM
- Item Model Number : 2138747
- Original Release Date : 1995
- SPARS Code : DDD
- Label : DEF JAM
- ASIN : B0000024K1
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 62,355 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is the second studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy, released on June 28, 1988. The group set out to make the hip hop equivalent to Marvin Gayes Whats Going On, an album noted for its strong social commentary. Recording sessions took place throughout 1987 at Chung King Studios, Greene St. Recording, and Sabella Studios in New York. Noting the enthusiastic response toward their live shows, Public Enemy intended to make faster music than their 1987 debut Yo Bum Rush the Show for performance purposes.
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This is the best *sounding* CD version yet. Certainly superior to the original disc and *far* superior to the 2000 master which just felt louder and slightly harsher but still lacked any proper low end weight.
The low end had been given some much needed weight and everything now sounds quite balanced. It's not an astonishing difference by any means but a worthwhile and welcome one. I tested all the CD's on an audiophile system vs an original vinyl pressing. Unsurprisingly the vinyl is the clear winner with more natural vocals but the new remaster was the closest to the vinyl in terms of sound quality over the previous CD issues.
Packaging for the set is excellent and the extra material and DVD are nice bonuses.
It's the best CD version we're ever likely to see....
Why anyone has to describe this album is beyond...if you're on this page, you were going to buy it anyway (shame on you for having it in the first place). It's pride and positive anger rolled into one - its beyond race, creed, gender or nation...its perfect!
The record pressing quality is very good and so is the outer sleeve.
Very good price compared to the average vinyl release.