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The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free Album

The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free Album
Performer: The Streets
Title: A Grand Don't Come For Free
Country: Europe
Genre: Electronic
Style:Breaks, UK Garage
Released: 10 May 2004
Catalog number: 679L070CD, 2564615342
Label: 679, Locked On
MP3 album szie: 2673 mb
FLAC album size: 2311 mb


1Fit But You Know It
Vocals [Additional] – Teddy Mitchell
2Blinded By The Lights
Vocals [Additional] – Jacqueline Rawe
3Not Addicted
Vocals [Additional] – Johnny Jenkins , Leo Ihenacho
4Dry Your Eyes
Backing Vocals – Sam Blewitt, Tony WaltersViolin – Gita LangleyVocals [Additional] – Matt Sladen
5Empty Cans
Piano, Bass – Morgan Nicholls
6Such A Twat
Bass – Morgan Nicholls
7Could Well Be In
Backing Vocals – Lauraine McIntoshVocals [Additional] – Will Nichols
8It Was Supposed To Be So Easy3:55
9Get Out Of My House
Vocals [Additional] – C-Mone
10Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
Vocals [Additional] – Leo Ihenacho
11What Is He Thinking?
Vocals [Additional] – Wayney G


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
679L070CD, 2 61534The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free ‎(CD, Album)679, Locked On679L070CD, 2 61534Canada2004
679L070LP, 2564615341The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free ‎(2xLP, Album, RE)679, Locked On679L070LP, 2564615341Europe2018
2564615342The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free ‎(CD, Album)679, Locked On2564615342Indonesia2004
noneThe Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)679noneUK2004
WPCR-11802The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free ‎(CD, Album)Warner MusicWPCR-11802Japan2004


  • DesignAlex Jenkins
  • Photography By [Back Cover & Mobile Phone]Green Project
  • Photography By [Cover & Booklet]Ewen Spencer
  • Written-By, ProducerMike Skinner


Published by Pure Groove Music Ltd/Universal Music Publishing Ltd.

℗ 2004 Pure Groove Ltd trading as Locked On and exclusively licensed to 679 Recordings Ltd.
© 2004 679 Recordings Ltd.
Marketed, manufactured and distributed by Warner Music UK Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company.
Some copies come with a "Parental Advisory" sticker on the cover.

Made in the EU.


  • Barcode (Text): 8 25646 15342 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 825646153428
  • Label Code: LC4281
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 3, 4, 6 & 7): [Warner "Big W" logo] 256461534-2 04/04 V01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 564615342/1.09 V01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): 564615342/1.08 V01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 3, 4, 6 & 7): IFPI L011
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2, 5): IFPI LU33
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 05N4
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2, 5): IFPI WR50
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 05M8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 05L3
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 0529
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 05Z6


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pure Groove Ltd.
  • Licensed To – 679 Recordings Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – 679 Recordings Ltd.
  • Marketed By – Warner Music UK Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Warner Music UK Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Warner Music UK Ltd.
  • Published By – Pure Groove Music Ltd
  • Published By – Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Cinram GmbH

Short intro

A Grand Don't Come for Free is the second studio album by English rapper and producer Mike Skinner, under the music project the Streets. It was released on 17 May 2004 and is listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It is a rap opera and concept album that follows the story of its protagonist's relationship with a girl named Simone, alongside the mysterious loss of 1,000 from his home the eponymous grand. A short film of the story 'A Grand Don't come for Free' - Concept Album Movie All music by 'The Streets'. Tracks: 1. A Grand Don't Come for Free 0:06 2. Ищете треки из альбома A Grand Don't Come For Free исполнителя The Streets Тогда заходите на наш сайт - слушайте музыку онлайн и скачивайте бесплатно. It Was Supposed To Be So Easy The Streets. Could Well Be In The Streets. Songs in album The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free 2004. The Streets - It Was Supposed To Be So Easy. The Streets - Could Well Be In. The Streets - Not Addicted. Whether it's a reaction against the MP3's pending usurpation of the album format or just simple coincidence, the concept record is enjoying a small comeback at the moment. But perhaps careful not to echo the supposed sins. On A Grand Don't Come for Free- the follow-up to his internationally acclaimed debut, Original Pirate Material- Mike Skinner audaciously weaves an 11-track narrative over an often bare and inert musical backdrop, one that acts more like a film score than the foundation of a pop record. The plot is pretty bare-bones: boy loses money, boy meets girl, boy loses girl. The Streets. Hip-HopRap 2004. Dry Your Eyes needs no introduction, but Could Well Be In and Blinded by the Lights are just as powerful, with Mike Skinner quietly narrating the heart into two beautifully observed tales of fledgling romance and woozy dance floors. Fit But You Know It even updates the battle of the sexes, sounding both conceited and wise at the same time. Released May 17, 2004. A Grand Dont Come For Free Tracklist. The Streets sophomore album is the rare hip-hop concept album that tells a linear story that begins with losing a thousand dollars. A Grand Dont Come For Free Q&A. Most important - you can download the album A Grand Don't Come For Free to your computer or phone absolutely free of charge, and without registration. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Album: A Grand Don't Come For Free 2004. Listen free to The Streets A Grand Don't Come for Free It Was Supposed to Be So Easy, Could Well Be In and more. 11 tracks 50:36. He opens his second Streets full-length by moaning It was supposed to be so easy. as though he's about to deliver his deathbed confession, the classic tale of a crime gone wrong. Instead, three minutes later, it's clear what the it was: walking down to bring back a DVD rental, taking some money out of the machine, and calling his mother, who he'd just left at home, to tell her he wouldn't be back for tea
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Reviews: (2)
Rough minimalism would be best to describe the music. clanging drums, atari-ish bleeps and samples snatched from records you've not heard of. a bit like what UNKLE was doing at that time, but mike does it more effectively... cleaner.
the composition is as simple as could get on Empty Cans.

as much as i adore this album, time hasn't been fair, not because of lyrics referring to nokia's or the nonsense that was often offensively referred to as the 'chav lifestyle' but because it was released in 2004, a time when loudness was a desired thing in the latest records.

fit but you know it suffers badly from clipping but to be fair, if it was skinners own decision to employ such a sound, (I conject it was to bring out the "snap" in the drums, often to disturbing levels) i'll respect that and quit moaning, because this album is essentially storytelling, an audiobook if you like. and it was a story showing that, no matter how hard things get, there is always more than one way to go about something. and that is a timeless moral.

best tracks here are: dry your eyes, blinded by the lights, and ***not addicted***
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Love this album. Maybe even better than 'original pirate material'. A classical music friend amusingly commented that the intermission tracks are like recitative. If you can name a more ambient garage track than 'blinded by the lights' I'd like to hear it.