Paul’s Boutique turned 25 last week and because of its sample-heavy construction, such a record will never, ever be made again. Back then, sampling was the wild west with people poaching whatever they wanted from wherever they wanted. Subsequent court rulings have made that sort of practice impossible. To create an album similar to Paul’s Boutique today would cost hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars to clear all the samples.
Dangerous Minds points us to a remixed and reimagined version of Paul’s Boutique featuring the original samples, interviews from the era and comments from the band that came with the reissue of the album. This took three DJs THREE YEARS to assemble. It. Is. Awesome.
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