Blackalicious ‎– Blazing Arrow

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Geffen Records ‎– VMP-RH-031, Quannum Projects ‎– VMP-RH-031, Mahogany Sun ‎– VMP-RH-031
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Stereo, Red / Orange Marble, Gatefold
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A1 Introduction: Bow And Fire
Bass – Harley White Jr.*Cello [Electric Cello] – Vincent SegalDrums – Paul HumphreyLyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelOrgan – Money MarkPercussion – Alfred Ortiz*Producer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound, Conway Studios] – Chief XcelRecorded By [MCJ Studio] – Mario Caldato*, Robert Caranza*Scratches [Cuts By] – Chief XcelVocals – Linda Parker, Susan Bonaparte, Syble Scovell, The Gift Of Gab
A2 Blazing Arrow
Lyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelProducer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelRecorded By [MCJ Studio] – Robert Caranza*Scratches [Cuts By] – Chief XcelVocals – The Gift Of GabWritten-By [Additional Writer] – Harry Nilsson
A3 Sky Is Falling
Bass – Harley White Jr.*Lyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelProducer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Toast Studios, Conway Studios, Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelStrings – Vincent SegalVocals – Erinn Anova, Joyo Velarde, The Gift Of Gab, Vursatyl
A4 First In Flight
Bass – Harley White Jr.*Co-producer [Co-produced By] – Chief XcelFeaturing – Gil Scott-HeronLyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelProducer [Produced By] – ?uestlove*Recorded By [Accompong Compound, Green Street Studios] – Chief XcelStrings – Vincent SegalTenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Jose Espinosa*Trumpet – Seth ZwerlingVocals – Gil Scott-Heron, The Gift Of Gab
A5 Green Light: Now Begin
Bass, Keyboards – Harley White Jr.*Lyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelProducer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelStrings – Vincent SegalVocals – Erinn Anova, The Gift Of Gab
A6 4000 Miles
Featuring – Chali 2NA, Lateef The Truth SpeakerLyrics By – Chali 2NA, Lateef The Truth Speaker, The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief Xcel, Vincent SegalPercussion – Alfred Ortiz*Piano – Money MarkProducer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelRecorded By [MCJ Studio] – Mario Caldato*, Robert Caranza*Strings, Cello [Electric Cello] – Vincent SegalVocals – Chali 2NA, Lateef The Truth Speaker, The Gift Of Gab
B1 Nowhere Fast
Bass – Ben KenneyCello – Vincent SegalCo-producer [Co-produced By] – Chief XcelDrums – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Keyboards – James Poyser, Omar EdwardsLyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief Xcel, ?uestlove*Producer – Chief XcelProducer [Produced By] – ?uestlove*Recorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelRecorded By [Electric Lady] – Steve Mandell*Recorded By [The Studio] – Jeff Chestak*Scratches [Cuts] – Chief XcelVocals – The Gift Of Gab, Tracey Moore
B2 Paragraph President
Bass – Harley White, Jr.*Lyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelProducer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelScratches [Cuts By] – Chief XcelVocals – The Gift Of GabWritten-By [Additional Writer] – David Jolicoeur*, Kevin Mercer*, Paul Huston, Vincent Mason
B3 It's Going Down
Bass – Harley White Jr.*Co-producer [Co-produced By, For Hi-Tek Productions, Inc.] – Hi-TekFeaturing – Keke Wyatt, Lateef The Truth SpeakerLyrics By – Jonnell, The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelProducer [Produced By] – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelRecorded By [Wannabattle Studios] – Hi Tek*Recorded By [Westlake Studios] – Kevin GuarnieriVocals – Keke Wyatt, The Gift Of Gab
B4 Make You Feel That Way
Bass, Keyboards – Harley White Jr.*Lyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelProducer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelStrings – Vincent SegalTrumpet – Anthony Coleman (2)Vocals – The Gift Of GabWritten-By [Additional Writer] – Cliff Duncan
C1 Brain Washers
Bass – Juan NelsonElectric Piano [Rhodes], Clarinet – Oliver CharlesFeaturing – Ben HarperGuitar [Guitars] – Ben HarperLyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Ben Harper, The Innocent Criminals*, Chief XcelPercussion – Leon Lewis Mobley*Producer [Produced By] – Ben Harper And The Innocent Criminals*, Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelRecorded By [Sound City Studio] – Rail Jon Rogut*Scratches [Cuts By] – Chief XcelVocals – Ben Harper, The Gift Of Gab
C2 Chemical Calisthenics
Featuring – Cut ChemistLyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Cut ChemistProducer [Produced By] – Cut ChemistRecorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelScratches [Cuts By] – Cut ChemistVocals – The Gift Of Gab
C3 Aural Pleasure
Bass – Harley White Jr.*Featuring – Jaguar WrightLyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelProducer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelRecorded By [The Studio] – Jeff Chestak*Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Jose Espinosa*Trumpet – Seth ZwerlingVocals – Jaguar Wright, The Gift Of GabWritten-By [Additional Writer] – Andy Fairweather Low*
C4 Passion
Bass – Harley White Jr.*Featuring – Babu, Rakaa*Lyrics By – Rakaa Iriscience*, The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelProducer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelRecorded By [MCJ Studio] – Mario Caldato*, Robert Caranza*Scratches [Cuts By] – DJ Babu*, Chief XcelStrings – Vincent SegalVocals – Rakaa Iriscience*, The Gift Of GabWritten-By [Additional Writer] – August Moon, Tyrone Thomas
D1 Purest Love
Bass, Guitar, Piano – Teak UnderdueFlute – Karl DensonHorns – Deejan UnderdueLyrics By – Chief Xcel, The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelProducer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound, Toast Studios] – Chief Xcel, The Count*Vocals – Bear (2), Damu Quarles, Erinn Anova, Joyo Velarde, The Gift Of Gab, Vursatyl
Release Part 1, 2, & 3
Featuring – Lyrics Born, Saul WilliamsLyrics By – Lyrics Born, Saul Williams, The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief Xcel, Vincent SegalProducer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound] – Chief XcelRecorded By [MCJ Studio] – Mario Caldato*, Robert Caranza*Vocals – Lyrics Born, Saul Williams, Sela Kerr, The Gift Of Gab, Zack de La Rocha
D2a Part 1
Bass – Harley White Jr.*Drums – Paul HumphreyOrgan, Piano – Money MarkPercussion – Alfred Ortiz*Strings, Cello [Electric Cello] – Vincent Segal
D2b Part 2
Bass – Harley White Jr.*Featuring – Saul WilliamsPercussion – Alfred Ortiz*Strings, Cello [Electric Cello] – Vincent Segal
D2c Part 3
Bass – Harley White Jr.*Featuring – Lyrics BornPercussion – Alfred Ortiz*Strings, Cello [Electric Cello] – Vincent Segal
D3 Day One
Bass – Harley White Jr.*Lyrics By – The Gift Of GabMusic By – Chief XcelProducer – Chief XcelRecorded By [Accompong Compound, Conway Studios] – Chief XcelStrings – Vincent SegalVocals – Erinn Anova, Joyo Velarde, The Gift Of Gab, Vursatyl

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Vinyl Me, Please Record of the Month - Hip Hop Track - March 2020
Packaged in a gatefold sleeve. Includes a stencil and an obi strip.

Sticker:
- First Vinyl Reissue Since 2002
- Features Questlove, Gil Scott-Heron, DJ Shadow, Ben Harper, and Cut Chemist
- 2xLP on Blazing Galaxy Vinyl

Track B3 co-produced [...] for Hi-Tek Productions, Inc.

[Executive produced] for Mahogany Sun

Mixed by Russell "The Dragon" Elevado at Electric Lady Studios, NY and Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA except C2 mixed by Chief Xcel and The Count at Toast Studios, San Francisco, CA

Mastered [...] at Sterling Sound New York, NY

A Geffen Records release; p2002 ?2020 UMG Recordings, Inc. courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Manufactured by Offbeat Ventures LLC d.b.a. Vinyl Me, Please

Track A1: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA, Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA and by Mario Caldato and Robert Caranza at MCJ Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Track A2: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA and Robert Caranza at MCJ Studio, Los Angeles, CA / Contains elements from "Me And My Arrow" (H. Nilsson). Golden Syrup Music [administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)]. Performed by Harry Nilsson. Used courtesy of The RCA Records Label. A Unit Of BMG Entertainment.
Track A3: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Toast Studios, San Francisco, CA, Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA and Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA
Track A4: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA and Green Street Studios, New York, NY
Track A5: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA
Track A6: Recorded by Mario Caldato, Robert Caranza at MCJ Studio, Los Angeles, CA and by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA
Track B1: Recorded by Jeff Chestak at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA and Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA and Steve Mandell at Electric Lady
Track B2: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA / Contains elements of "D.A.I.S.Y. Age" (P. Huston/D. Jolicoeur/V. Mason/K. Mercer). T-Girl Music, LLC./Daisy Age Music (BMI). Performed by De La Soul. Used courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
Track B3: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA, Kevin Guarnieri at Westlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA and Hi Tek at Wannabattle Studios, Cincinatti, OH
Track B4: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA / Contains elements from "Picture Of Innocence" (C. Duncan). Clidaryl Music (ASCAP). Performed by Cliff Duncan. Used courtesy of Three Tree Records
Track C1: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA and by Rail Jon Rogut at Sound City Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Track C2: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA
Track C3: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA and Jeff Chestak at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA / Contains elements from "Grease It Up" (A. Fairweather Low). Rondor Music Ltd./Fair Music Ltd/ [administered by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)]. Performed by Andy Fairweather Low. Used Courtesy of Polydor Ltd.
Track C4: Recorded by Mario Caldato, Robert Caranza at MCJ Studio, Los Angeles, CA and by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA / Contains elements from "It's My Thing" (A. Moon/T. Thomas). Harlem Music/August Moon Music (BMI). Performed by EPMD. Used courtesy of Priority Records.
Track D1: Recorded by Chief Xcel and The Count at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA and Toast Studios, San Francisco, CA
Tracks D2a to D2c: Recorded by Mario Caldato, Robert Caranza at MCJ Studio, Los Angeles, CA and by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA
Track D3: Recorded by Chief Xcel at Accompong Compound, Sacramento, CA and Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout, stamped): 202009E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout, stamped): 202009E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3 runout, stamped): 202009E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4 runout, stamped): 202009E4/A

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
088 112 806-2 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow(CD, Album) MCA Records, Quannum Projects, Mahogany Sun 088 112 806-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 112 880-2 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow(CD, Album + CD, Enh + Ltd) MCA Records 088 112 880-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 112 806-2 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow(CD, Album, Club) MCA Records 088 112 806-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
112 806-2 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow(CD, Album) MCA Records 112 806-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
112 924-2 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow(CD, Album) MCA Records 112 924-2 UK 2002 Sell This Version

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joshuadrobertson

joshuadrobertson

April 11, 2020
Is this available anywhere still? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Would love to add this classic to my collection...
ricstultz

ricstultz

March 21, 2020
Lovely records, my galaxy mix turned out looking really cool, nice match to the cover. The pressing is dead silent and thumps hard. Super pleased with this one.
oplin

oplin

March 19, 2020

amazing pressing. the vinyl color could have more orange in it (at least in the one i got) but the package over is top notch!
lofront31

lofront31

March 14, 2020
Top notch quality. Doesn't get much better in terms in of sound and packaging