Boston-based Get On Down Records announced this week the upcoming release of a Premium Collection: Gold Edition of Ghostface Killah’s 1996 solo debut, Ironman.
The special edition version of the LP is limited to 2,000 copies, which includes a 24 karat gold disc CD for highly-enhanced audio quality, a cherrywood trophy case where the album is stored with a custom-made “Ironman” plaque, and 48-page inserts featuring artwork, lyrics and liner notes by Chris Faraone.
Additionally, orders directly through Get On Down’s website will included two gold foil stickers and a 12″ x 12″ cover art jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are available for the in-the-know pricing of $49.96.
By 1996, the individual members of the Wu-Tang Clan were establishing themselves as solo acts. Ghostface Killah’s debut, Ironman, entered at #2 on the Billboard charts in late October and was gold with by early ’97.
Like Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx album from 1995, Ironman is a “co-billed” effort, with the artist title marquee listed as: Ghostface Killah featuring Raekwon and Cappadonna. And like Rae’s admirable sharing skills on Cuban Linx,/I>, Ghost only rocks solo on only four out of the album’s 17 tracks, with a singular end goal: to create a classic.
Rae and Cappadonna, of course, aren’t the only collaborators here: in true Wu family fashion, the guest list includes RZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa. And, in an interesting collaborational twist, R&B artists from three different eras — Mary J. Blige, the Force MDs and The Delphonics — lend a voice to the at-times soulful proceedings.
Order your copy of Ghostface’s Premium Collection: Gold Edition of Ironman now, over at GetOnDown.com.