Digable Planets’ first album Reachin’ is an all time classic hip hop album.  It was a beautiful fusion of jazz and hip hop – a fusion that had a very short time in rap history when we also saw brilliant releases from A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, US3, and Guru.  I’m not sure why Digable Planets only put out two albums.  Rap certainly had changed by the time their second album Blowout Comb was released in 1994 and some say that there was infighting within the group along with a general discontent with the music industry.

While the group never released a third album I am happy that their albums continue to find an audience all these years later.  Turntable Lab had previously put our a limited edition Blowout Comb vinyl and now they are putting out Reachin’ on limited edition vinyl.  They are only going to press 500 copies of the Reachin’ vinyl making this a must own for vinylheads like myself.

FROM TURNTABLE LABS:

This legit repress of Digable Planets’ debut has been a long time coming. Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)’s forward-thinking juxtaposition of classic jazz aesthetics and Brooklyn street culture stunned us when it was first released in 1993, and has remained a Lab staple ever since. This 25th Anniversary pressing sees the album’s 14 tracks cut on double vinyl for the first time (all previous pressings were squeezed onto a single LP) and housed in deluxe jacket with booklet containing printed lyrics for the first time ever.

The vinyl that they show above appears to be the actual color of the album – a deep blue/purple color.  Pretty damn sweet.  The vinyl hits in late February which can’t come soon enough.

If this sounds totally up your alley then you can click this totally long link to check it out: https://www.turntablelab.com/products/digable-planets-reachin-a-new-refutation-of-time-and-space-25th-anniversary-edition-colored-vinyl-vinyl-2lp-turntable-lab-exclusive.

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