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Grandmaster Flash - The Source album

Grandmaster Flash - The Source album
  • Performer Grandmaster Flash
  • Title The Source
  • Date of release 1986
  • Country US
  • Style Electro
  • Other formats AAC WMA RA MP2 MP4 VOX WMA
  • Genre Rap
  • Size MP3 1746 mb
  • Size FLAC 1838 mb
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The Source is the fourth studio album by Grandmaster Flash, released in 1986. It was reissued in the US on CD for the first time in 2005 (Collectors' Choice Music, CCM-583-2). Street Scene" – 3:06. Style (Peter Gunn Theme)" – 3:57. Peace, Love and Unity)" – 3:57. Throwin' Down" – 3:45. Behind Closed Doors" – 3:39. Larry's Dance Theme (Part 2)" – 3:31. Fastest Man Alive" – 5:22.

Joseph Saddler (born January 1, 1958), better known by his stage name Grandmaster Flash is an American hip hop recording artist and DJ. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, scratching and mixing. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, becoming the first hip hop act to be honored.

After the breakup of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Flash recorded a trio of albums for the Elektra label before reuniting with The Furious Five for the 1988 album 'On The Strength'. After struggling with and overcoming drug addiction, Flash returned to the music scene with three DJ Mix albums, a weekly radio show and TV spots. An album for the Malboro label in Germany was released in 1998 ('Flash Is Back') and in 2009, a new studio album entitled 'The Bridge. Concept Of A Culture' was released worldwide.

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Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five merged the Afrocentric consciousness expressed by such early rappers as Gil Scott-Heron and the Last Poets with b-boy production to create "The Message," an all-time rap anthem. It was the focal point of this LP, which also included "It's Nasty" and "Scorpio," two other strong cuts that might have been winners on their own. Unfortunately, rather than a starting point, this album proved to be their ultimate peak.

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A1 Street Scene 3:03
A2 Style (Peter Gunn Theme) 3:53
A3 MS. Thang 3:57
A4 P.L.U. (Peace, Love & Unity) 3:55
A5 Throwin' Down 3:43
B1 Behind Closed Doors 3:37
B2 Larry's Dance Theme (Part 2) 3:27
B3 Lies 3:30
B4 Fastest Man Alive 5:17
B5 Freelance 5:01

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Record Service GmbH
  • Produced For – Grandmaster Flash Productions
  • Produced For – Silver Lining, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
  • Recorded At – Grand Slam Studios
  • Mixed At – Grand Slam Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound


  • Bass – Guy Vaughn
  • Drum Programming – Guy Williams*, Guy Vaughn, Joseph Saddler
  • Engineer – Allen Douches*
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Joseph Fiamingo
  • Executive-Producer – Barbara Baker , Vincent Castellano
  • Mastered By – Greg Calbi
  • Performer [Grandmaster Flash Members] – "Grandmaster Flash"*, Kidd Creole*, Larry "Love"*, La Von*, Broadway*, Rahiem, Shame
  • Photography By – Carol Friedman
  • Producer – Joseph Saddler, Vincent Castellano
  • Scratches [Percussive Scratching] – Joseph Saddler
  • Synthesizer – Chuck Kentis, Guy Vaughn


℗ 1986 Elektra/Asylum Records for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States
© 1986 Elektra/Asylum Records

Recorded & mixed at Grand Slam Studio, West Orange, New Jersey.
Executive-Producers: Barbara Baker & Vincent Castellano for Silver Lining, Inc.

Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf [back sleeve]
Made in Germany by WEA Musik GmbH [labels]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7559-60476-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped): R/S Alsdorf 960476-1 A UK (22 etched)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped and etched): R/S Alsdorf 960476-1 B (SME60476-B-1 1-2 SP=GER etched )
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A and B stamped): A large S with RC within it STERLING SOUND
  • Price Code (France): WE 381
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0192
  • Other: U [circled]

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
60476-1 Grandmaster Flash The Source ‎(LP, Album) Elektra 60476-1 US 1986
60476-4 Grandmaster Flash The Source ‎(Cass, Album) Elektra 60476-4 New Zealand 1986
60476-1 Grandmaster Flash The Source ‎(LP, Album, TP) Elektra 60476-1 US 1986
9 60476-4 Grandmaster Flash The Source ‎(Cass, Album) Elektra 9 60476-4 US 1986
CCM-583-2 Grandmaster Flash The Source ‎(CD, Album, RE) Collectors' Choice Music CCM-583-2 US 2005