Genius / GZA – Liquid Swords (Instrumentals)

Label:
Get On Down
Art.No.:
0951900
Cat.No.:
B0017123-01 / GET 54049

Released:
2014
First Date:
1995
Cover:
Picture
Format:
2LP
Pressing:
US - Reissue
State:
New
Vinyl:
Cover:
Genre:
Instrumentals + Hip Hop / Rap
Tags:
wu tang, rza, method man
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Genius / GZA - Liquid Swords (Instrumentals)
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2020 Reissue - Instrumentals!

1st Vinyl Black & 2nd Vinyl White Coloured.

There are many reasons why Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA's second solo album Liquid Swords is considered one of the greatest hip-hop records of all time. Critics and historians point to GZA's raw, and starkly poetic lyrics which featured references to chess, crime and philosophy, as well as superb guest performances from his Wu-Tang Clan contemporaries. One can't comment on Liquid Swords' brilliance however without touching upon the production, courtesy of Wu-Tang's own mastermind RZA. Behind a hazy and murky backdrop of rare samples and classic boom-bap beats, RZA crafted a bleak atmosphere of urban dystopia for GZA's esoteric rhymes to flourish in,cribbing from a wide panoply of sources ranging from the dusty soul of The Bar-Kays and Ohio Players, the nostalgic jazz of Cannonball Adderley and Willie Mitchell, and even the experimental weirdness of Mothers Of Invention. In a retrospective 5-star AllMusic.com review of Liquid Swords, writer Steve Huey said of RZA’s production: “The Genius' eerie calm is a great match for RZA's atmospheric production, which is tremendously effective in this context; the kung fu dialogue here is among the creepiest he's put on record, and he experiments quite a bit with stranger sounds and more layered tracks.” These instrumentals, peppered with frequent interludes of dialogue from the classic samurai flick Shogun Assassin, became the core of the GZA’s acclaimed sophomore LP. The full Liquid Swords instrumentals are now available in a white and black vinyl pressing, a nod to the chessboard art synonymous with the album’s cover art. All tracks have been restored, with re-mastered audio from the original source tapes. Available on 2-LP, with the look of a silk-screened jacket we are excited to bring to you these Liquid Swords Instrumentals.

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TitleFeaturingProducingTime
A1. Liquid SwordsRZA03:27play
A2. Duel Of The Iron MicRZA03:45play
A3. Living In The World TodayRZA04:25play
B1. GoldRZA04:17play
B2. Cold WorldRZA05:20play
B3. LabelsRZA03:08play
C1. 4th ChamberRZA04:16play
C2. Shadowboxin'RZA03:30play
D1. Killah Hills 10304RZA04:25play
D2. Investigative ReportsRZA04:08play
D3. I Gotcha BackRZA04:08play
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