Explicit version of the rapper’s 2004 album pressed onto 12-inch vinyl.
Encore is the fifth studio album by American rapper Eminem, originally released in November 2004 via Aftermath Records, Shady Records and Interscope Records.
The best-selling artist of the 2000s in the US, Eminem has had ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200. He has sold more than 172 million albums, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists. Eminem achieved mainstream popularity in 1999 with The Slim Shady LP, which earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. His next two releases, 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP and 2002’s The Eminem Show, were worldwide successes, with each being certified diamond in U.S. sales and both winning Best Rap Album Grammy Awards (making Eminem the first artist to win the award for three consecutive LPs).
Eminem went on hiatus after touring in 2005, releasing Relapse in 2009 and Recovery in 2010. Both won Grammy Awards with Recovery finishing up as the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide (his second international best-selling album of the year after The Eminem Show). Eminem‘s eighth album, 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, won two Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album, expanding his record for the most wins in that category and his Grammy total to 15.
Encore was recorded at 54 Sound Studios and was produced by rapper Dr Dre. On it’s release it was a critical success, with critics praising Encore as an album that “showcases a phenomenally gifted musician and lyricist doing all the things he does best” and “funny, catchy and clever”.
In its first three days of release, Encore sold 710,000 copies, and went on to sell over 1.5 million copies in its first two weeks of release in the United States, earning 4x Platinum by mid-December. Nine months after its release, worldwide sales of the album stood at 11 million copies, making history as the first album to sell 10,000 digital copies in one week.
|A1||Curtains Up (Skit)||0:46|
|A4||Yellow Brick Road||5:46|
|A5||Like Toy Soldiers||4:56|
|B3||My 1st Single||5:02|
|C2||Em Calls Paul (Skit)||1:11|
|C3||Just Lose It||4:08|
|C4||Ass Like That||4:25|
|C5||Spend Some Time||5:10|
|D2||Crazy In Love||4:02|
|D3||One Shot 2 Shot||4:26|
|D4||Final Thought (Skit)||0:30|