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Capitol Records

Beastie Boys – Paul's Boutique | 20th Anniversary Edition

$49.00

Capitol Records

Beastie Boys – Paul's Boutique | 20th Anniversary Edition

$49.00

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

Paul's Boutique is the second studio album by the American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released in 1989 on Capitol Records. Featuring production by the Dust Brothers, the recording sessions for the album took place in Matt Dike's apartment and the Record Plant in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1989, after which the recordings underwent mixing at the Record Plant in Los Angeles. Subsequent remixes were done at the Manhattan-based Record Plant Studios. The album is noted for being almost completely composed of samples, excluding the group's vocal output.

Paul's Boutique was initially considered a commercial failure by the executives at Capitol Records, as its sales did not match that of the group's previous record, Licensed to Ill, and the label eventually decided to stop promoting the album. The album's popularity continued to grow, however, and it has since been touted as a breakthrough achievement for the Beastie Boys. Highly varied lyrically and sonically, Paul's Boutique secured the Beastie Boys' place as critical favorites in the hip-hop genre. The album's rankings near the top of many publications' "best albums" lists in disparate genres has given Paul's Boutique critical recognition as a landmark album in hip hop.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 156 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The album was re-released in a 20th anniversary package remastered in 24-bit audio and featuring a commentary track in 2009. - Wiki

“Paul's Boutique is a landmark in the art of sampling, a reinvention of a group that looked like it was heading for a gimmicky, early dead-end, and a harbinger of the pop-culture obsessions and referential touchstones that would come to define the ensuing decades' postmodern identity as sure as "The Simpsons" and Quentin Tarantino did. It's an album so packed with lyrical and musical asides, namedrops, and quotations that you could lose an entire day going through its Wikipedia page and looking up all the references.” - Pitchfork

Item description:

Artist:

Beastie Boys

Title:

Paul's Boutique

Label:

Capitol Records

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Reissue, Gatefold

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2009 | Original - 1989

Genre:

Hip Hop, Electronica

Style:

Cut-up/DJ, Rap

Catalog No:

509996 93300 18

Condition:

New