Published May 30, 2014There's been a lot of Wu-Tang Clan news to report over the last little while, from upcoming releases to tour dates to apparently patched-up internal beef, and now the New York vets have announced they'll also be delivering a vinyl reissue of their epic Wu-Tang Forever LP.
As Modern Vinyl points out, Music on Vinyl is set to give the album its first vinyl pressing since the original launch back in 1997, and the reissue comes spread across four slabs of wax. The first 1,500 copies of the repress will be served up on "crystal clear" vinyl.
A press release notes that the sophomore set amplified RZA's beatwork from debut LP Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) to include "more elaborate production, soundtrack style violins and synths," while the Clan's ranks were beefed up on the release to include Cappadonna. The eight-side, 27-song set, meanwhile, still had the crew telling "stories about ghetto life, hoochie mamas and getting high as a kite."
The band's sophomore effort quickly hit the No. 1 album spot in the U.S. and Canada upon its release. You can check out first single "Triumph" down below.
As for new Wu tunes, a release date has yet to be given for the long-in-the-works A Better Tomorrow LP, as well as the pricey, one-of-a-kind Once Upon a Time in Shaolin box.
1. For Heaven's Sake
2. Cash Still Rules/Scary Hours (Still Don't Nothing Move But The Money]
1. As High As Wu-Tang Get
2. Severe Punishment
3. Older Gods
1. Maria (ft. Cappadonna]
2. A Better Tomorrow
3. It's Yourz
2. Triumph (ft. Cappadonna]
3. Impossible (ft. Tekitha]
4. Little Ghetto Boys (ft. Cappadonna]
1. Deadly Melody (ft. Street Life]
2. The City
3. The Projects
4. Bells Of War
1. The M.G.M.
2. Dog Sh*T
3. Duck Seazon
4. Hellz Wind Staff (ft. Street Life]
1. Heaterz (ft. Cappadonna]
2. Black Shampoo
3. Second Coming (Featuring Tekitha]
4. The Closing
05/31 Houston, TX - Eleanor Tinsley Park (Summerfest)
06/27 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
06/28 Vancouver, BC - The Orpheum
07/31 Salt Lake City, UT - Pionner Part
08/02 Edmonton, AB - Expo Center
08/15-17 Somerset, WI - Somerset Amphitheatre (Summerset Music Festival)