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Gza/ Genius (of Wu-Tang Clan): Liquid Swords: The Chess Box

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Summary

In the early to mid nineties and at the peak of his powers as a producer, Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA crafted a distinctive soundtrack at his basement studio in Staten Island. Whether or not he knew it at the time this haunting landscape of dusty samples, sharp snares and menacing urban gloom, would soon become a pillar of hip hop history. These instrumentals, peppered in with frequent interludes of dialogue from the classic samurai flick Shogun Assassin, became the core of the GZA's 1995 sophomore LP Liquid Swords and would eventually be considered by many as each individual's finest work. Cerebral, strategic and precise with his words, GZA crystallizes a range of influences - from chess to kung-fu films to mob flicks and Eastern philosophy - into sharply delivered rhymes. Many would argue there is no greater MC to compliment the RZA's production as well as GZA did on Liquid Swords. The album featured appearances by the entire Wu-Tang Clan, and included the auspicious debut of Killah Priest on "B.I.B.L.E." Acknowledged as one of the "100 Best Rap Albums" (The Source) and "Top 100 Records of the 1990s" (Pitchfork.com).

Under development for months, Get On Down has finally unveiled the latest, painstakingly crafted volume in it's Wu-Tang reissue series, one which we hope will stand as a testament to this iconic and legendary piece of Wu-Tang history. We are proud to present GZA/Genius' Liquid Swords in a two disc deluxe "Chess Box" edition.

Housed in a sturdy wrapped hard board two piece box, this edition of Liquid Swords spans across 2 discs. Disc one contains the official album version while disc two contains the full RZA produced instrumentals, available for the first time ever as an official release. Both discs have been completely restored with remastered audio from the original source tapes and have truly never sounded better.

As always with any deluxe Get On Down release, we have packaged this album with an array of extras, including; researched, in depth, full color liner notes with contributions from GZA himself, spanning across 20 pages, inner jackets and dust sleeves with memorable vintage artwork from the original release, and even a full wooden minature chess set, which can be played on the chess board printed and contained directly on the inner lining of the box. This is the Liquid Swords that both first time listeners and long-standing fans deserve.

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DISC 1: ALBUM
 
 
1. Liquid Swords
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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2. Dual Of The Iron Mic
featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard (of Wu-Tang Clan); Dreddy Kruger; Masta Killa (of Wu-Tang Clan); Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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3. Living In The World Today
featuring Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan); Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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4. Gold
featuring Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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5. Cold World
featuring Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan); Life
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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6. Labels
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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7. 4th Chamber
featuring Ghostface Killah (of Wu-Tang Clan); Killah Priest (of Sunz Of Man); Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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8. Shadowboxin'
featuring Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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9. Hell's Wind Staff (Skit) / Killah Hills 10304
featuring Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan); Masta Killa (of Wu-Tang Clan); Dreddy Kruger
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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10. Investigative Reports
featuring U-God (of Wu-Tang Clan); Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan); Ghostface Killah (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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11. Swordsman
featuring Killah Priest (of Sunz Of Man)
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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12. I Gotcha Back
featuring Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
 
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13. B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
featuring Killah Priest (of Sunz Of Man)
Producers: 4th Disciple
Year: 1995
 
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DISC 2: INSTRUMENTALS
 
 
1. Liquid Swords
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
instrumental 
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2. Dual Of The Iron Mic
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
instrumental 
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3. Living In The World Today
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
instrumental 
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4. Gold
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
instrumental 
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5. Cold World
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
instrumental 
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6. Labels
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
instrumental 
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7. 4th Chamber
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
instrumental 
Click to listen!
8. Shadowboxin'
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
instrumental 
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9. Killah Hills 10304
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
instrumental 
Click to listen!
10. Investigative Reports
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
instrumental 
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11. I Gotcha Back
Producers: Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Year: 1995
instrumental 
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Total Comments: 22
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/20/2013 5:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 70.102.192)
Location: hamilton,ontario canada
Comment: just picked up a copy of the cd ,classic shit,the 4th chamber track is a straight banger,cop this shit!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/26/2013 9:21:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: Classic WU!
Name: (Posted: 3/27/2013 5:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 85.114.245)
Location: Belgrade,SERBIA
Comment: this gimmicky reissue thing is getting out of hand...this is 4th time they re-releasing this album in a little more than 1 year...but I admit I want this in my collection, so my message to ughh is : fuck record store day make this avaliable to international customers !!!!!
Name: (Posted: 3/15/2013 12:36:00 AM; Partial IP: 68.134.212)
Location: Seattle
Comment: Not feelin all this hate on Get on Down. The Ghostface Ironman box set was an exact replica of the Nas Illmatic set because they are part of a "Gold Edition Series" of classic records. Having a 4xLP edition of liquid swords with a chess set makes sense for record store day. If you hate it, just pass my man. There are other ways to grab the songs and instrumentals.
Name: (Posted: 3/3/2013 5:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 248.235.43)
Location: Vandenberg Village, CA
Comment: It seems like Get On Down peaked with the OBFCL re-issue. Everything since has been them re-hashing ideas they've already used.
Name: (Posted: 3/2/2013 6:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 08.38.80.2)
Location: California
Comment: I dont mind paying near 50 bucks for this, but I dont give 2 shits for a chess set. Just give me the main+instr. 4xlp yo
Name: (Posted: 3/2/2013 8:21:00 AM; Partial IP: 90.101.217)
Location: Ding Dong Corner
Comment: Is Get On Down out of fresh ideas already? The Ghostface Ironman boxset was an exact replica of the NAS Illmatic boxset. As a bonus to that they offer the already re-released Ironman vinyl as a bundle deal. Now they re-re-re-issue this Liquid Swords album for the 3rd time on their own label with instrumentals and the same chess set and the same black vinyl they've already released once already. I personally don't mind them putting out some gimmicky stuff because sometimes I like it but it seems like they are selling themselves out at this point.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/8/2012 9:56:00 PM; Partial IP: .22.240.17)
Location: Maryland
Comment: Chess not checkers!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/10/2012 12:46:00 AM; Partial IP: 95.184.100)
Location: Cdn
Comment: hip hop has a hand full of classics, yet few true masterpieces, and Liquid Swords is one of those true masterpieces...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/5/2012 12:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 163.129.21)
Location: PA Native
Comment: A top 10 album of all time. I'll buy this again on support alone. This is one of those albums you have to buy multiples of -- one for the crib, one for the whip, two for the 1200s.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/1/2012 1:35:00 PM; Partial IP: .229.216.8)
Location: NW
Comment: best album forever
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/28/2012 2:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 55.224.207)
Location: Swe
Comment: Classic! I will def buy this one. It's chess time :-)
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/25/2012 12:25:00 AM; Partial IP: .27.28.171)
Location: Europe
Comment: Agree with reazunabull .. Two dopest beats missing! But still amazing release!
Name: (Posted: 6/19/2012 12:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 9.103.2.89)
Location: Constanta, Romania
Comment: The best WU album ever!
Name: (Posted: 6/17/2012 7:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 50.103.129)
Location: LA
Comment: Classic of classics exellent album
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2012 4:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 19.150.106)
Location: Newcastle
Comment: I can remember buying this on release day when I was about 16 and I ran all the way home from the record shop! Just as excited about this!
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2012 3:25:00 AM; Partial IP: .114.134.3)
Location: ohias
Comment: No instrumentals for BIBLE or SWORDSMAN??!! Put them shits on there and this is a no brainer for me. But leaving them off is not cool, thats not an "Album Re-Issue + INSTRUMENTALS" if you leaving two top notch beats off.
Name: (Posted: 6/13/2012 1:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 67.170.169)
Location: MIAM FL
Comment: again GZA forget Swordsman Instrumental :(
Name: (Posted: 6/12/2012 3:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 35.158.193)
Location: New Jersey
Comment: I am all over this! SOLD!!!
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2012 7:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 198.153.12)
Location: the RYE
Comment: GREATEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2012 7:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 77.165.107)
Location: Toronto
Comment: Word up! I already have two copies of the original, time to get two of these I suppose fucking right!
Name: (Posted: 6/7/2012 4:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 65.254.240)
Location: Norway
Comment: Fucking Epic!!!
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