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CD and DVD
The first ever CD issue of
the classic debut album by arguably the most recognisable B-Boy /
Breakdancing acts ever. Originally released in 1984, Ready For Battle contains
the smash hit single ‘(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew’ – (UK #6) and follow-up
electro B-Boy classics ‘Uprock’ and ‘She’s Fresh’.
Battle” was one of the first albums to be produced and co-written by the
legendary producer Stephen Hague who went on to work with the Pet Shop Boys,
Jimmy Somerville, Erasure, Holly Johnson, OMD and many, many more.
This special 2-disc
collector’s edition contains the full original 7 track album as well as all the
associated single edit, remix and instrumental variants that were issued at the
time, making this a definitive and comprehensive collection of all the
recordings made by the Rock Steady Crew at the height of their music career.
Also includes extensive sleeve-notes and a full colour 16 page booklet.
Also included is a DVD
containing the 2 existing original promotional videos that showcase all the
famous breakdance moves that the Rock Steady Crew were famous for – the first
act to take breakdance crew battles off the streets of New York and into
the commercial mainstream!
“Early exponents of
the ‘turtle’, ‘spider’ and ‘coffee grinder’, South Bronx breakdance posse Rock
Steady Crew remain best known for their brief incarnation as a six-piece rap
Rupert Howe (Q Magazine, August 2012)
“Lino acrobatics were their forte, not droppin’ science, but this pop-electro is still fresh”. 3/5* (MOJO, August 2012)
2. ME AND BABY BROTHER
3. SHE’S FRESH
4. B-BOYS B-GIRLS
5. IT’S JUST BEGUN
6. (HEY YOU) THE ROCK STEADY CREW
7. DIGITAL BOOGIE
8. (HEY YOU) THE ROCK STEADY CREW - 7” EDIT
9. (HEY YOU) THE ROCK STEADY CREW – INSTRUMENTAL
10. UPROCK – EXTENDED VERSION
11. UPROCK – 7” EDIT
12. UPROCK – INSTRUMENTAL
13. SHE’S FRESH – EXTENDED REMIX
14. SHE’S FRESH – 7” REMIX EDIT
15. DIGITAL BOOGIE – REMIX
1. (HEY YOU) THE ROCK STEADY CREW – 7” EDIT
2. UPROCK – 7” EDIT PRODUCED BY STEPHEN HAGUE, EXCEPT
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