On July 24, 2012 Get On Down Records will collaborate with Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA and Geffen Records to release a deluxe 2CD box set of the emcee’s sophomore album, Liquid Swords. The November, 1995 album’s re-issue will include a bonus disc of the album’s instrumentals, almost entirely produced by RZA. Also included are liner notes penned by the emcee, and a chess set pulling from much of the album’s lyrical influence.
Liquid Swords featured the single “Cold World,” and was a mainstream introduction to Killah Priest. In recent years, GZA has alluded to releasing a sequel to his first and only Top 10 album.
(June 7, 2012)
UPDATE: Get On Down Records has announced that they have released a 4LP vinyl package of the GZA’s Liquid Swords deluxe edition in production for 2013’s Record Store Day. The new packaging will hit stores in honor of the retail holiday of April 20, 2013. This will include instrumentals, liner notes and the wooden chess set. The 2CD remains available.