Hits CD (2006)

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Product Overview


Label Collectables
SKU 202717225
UPC 090431810323
UPC 14 00090431810323
Format CD
Release Date 6/27/2006
Author Grandmaster Flash
Associated Artist/Work Grandmaster Melle Mel
Technical Info
Producer Mark Pinkus (Compilation)
CatalogID 8103
Lable Name Collectables
Released 06/27/2006
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00090431810323
Album Notes and Credits
Combining the 1994 compilation Message from Beat Street with 1996's Adventures of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & The Furious Five: More of the Best, Rhino released the simply titled Hits in 2003. For anyone who has both of those previous collections, Hits would be redundant (all the songs included on it are split between the two), but as it is aptly named, it works well as a starting-off point for the listeners wanting to expose themselves to Flash and his MCs' work, as songs that define the beginning of rap -- "It's Nasty (Genius of Love)," "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel," "Freedom," and of course, "White Lines (Don't Do It)" -- are all included here. There are some important tracks missing, like "The Message," "Beat Street," and "New York, New York," but as ten representations of what the group was, Hits is pretty accurate (although its cover, which doesn't even have a photo, reeks of the budget-compilation it is). ~ Marisa Brown
Disc 1
1 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) - (with Grandmaster Flash)
2 Showdown - (with Grandmaster Flash)
3 Sign Of The Times - (with Grandmaster Flash)
4 Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel, The - (with Grandmaster Flash)
5 Scorpio - (with Grandmaster Flash)
6 Flash To The Beat (Part 1) - (with Grandmaster Flash)
7 It's Nasty (Genius Of Love) - (with Grandmaster Flash)
8 Freedom - (with Grandmaster Flash)
9 Birthday Party, The - (with Grandmaster Flash)
10 Message II (Survival) - (with Grandmaster Flash)
Product Attributes
Artist Grandmaster Flash
Label Collectables Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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