This is a must have record and supplies are extremely limited. Long out of print and extremely sought after, David Porter’s “I’m Afraid The Masquerade Is Over” gets a proper re-issue on 45, but with a special twist. First released in 1972, this groundbreaking masterpiece was mostly overlooked by the masses of that generation. However, twenty plus years later, hip hop producers would revive newfound interests in this cut (and Porter’s other works) after sampling bits & pieces of it for some of the most defining songs of the mid 90’s and early 2000’s (Who Shot Ya, Duel Of The Iron Mic, It’s Over, etc). For this special edition, the original multi-track session was resurrected from the archives, re-polished and re-edited into a brand new mix for your listening pleasure. Familiar fans will go emoji crazy once they get a taste of the exclusive new version that boasts new breaks, alternate takes and a louder, fuller instrumental presence among other goodies, creating fresh opportunities for beats and lives mixes. Pushing the 9 minute mark, parts 1 & 2 are presented between 2 sides, presenting the all of music in it’s entire glory. Original pressings of “I’m Afraid The Masquerade Is Over” are not easy to come by. Own this collector’s item while you can. “Must have” vinyl for DJ’s, producers and anyone else on the hunt.