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The "New Breed Tape Compilation" was originally released on cassette format in 1989 by Freddy Alva and Chaka Malik (two hardcore fans from Queens, NY). The compilation and accompanying twenty-page booklet chronicled the New York Hardcore music scene from the years 1987-1989. Only 700 copies of the cassette and booklet were produced, which Freddy and Chaka assembled by hand and distributed themselves in true D.I.Y. fashion. The New Breed Tape soon became an underground classic and helped to draw attention to the new bands and scene involved in the "second wave" of NYHC. Several bootleg versions surfaced over the past two decades but these never did the original justice. This is the first time New Breed is being officially reissued on vinyl and CD format. The digipak CD is a 6 panel layout with a 20 page booklet. The 2xLP version contains full color sleeve, the original 8.5" x 11" twenty page booklet, plus an 11" x 11" two-sided insert with liner notes and photo collage. It also has four bonus tracks not on the CD. All tracks were taken from the original source, re-mastered and digitized specifically for this special edition release. Additional era photographs and liner notes are also included in the packaging. Long live NYHC!

Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

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