Australians React to Hearing Only Copy of Wu-Tang’s Fabled Album Fans Shocked as Wu-Tang’s Fabled Album Surfaces in Australia


Wu-Tang Clan fans in Australia were left in awe as the fabled album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, surfaced in Tasmania. The album, known as the group’s seventh studio album, is considered to be one of the most elusive albums in the world, with only one copy in existence. This unique album will be showcased and played for approximately 500 lucky individuals at the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania.

According to Jarrod Rawlins, the director of curatorial affairs at MONA, this will mark the first time that the album has been made available for public listening since its original sale. Security measures will be tight to prevent any unauthorized recordings of the music during the listening sessions.

In response to the album, fans have expressed their excitement and admiration for the music. Some described the production as “amazing” and reminiscent of the classic Wu-Tang sound from the 1990s to the early 2000s. Others found the album to be a mix of classic and emotive tunes, showcasing the eclectic nature of the group’s music.

The history of the album dates back to its recording in secret over six years, resulting in a single copy that was later auctioned off. The legal agreement in place prevents the album from being commercially exploited until 2103. Despite legal battles and ownership changes, the album continues to captivate fans and collectors alike.

For Wu-Tang Clan enthusiast Nick van Ommen-Brown, the significance of the album has only grown over time, especially in an era dominated by streaming services. He is among the thousands of fans eagerly waiting for a chance to listen to the exclusive album during the upcoming listening events at MONA.

The listening events will take place at Frying Pan Studios, MONA’s on-site recording studio, which houses a console once used at Abbey Road Studios in London. The unique setting adds to the mysterious and legendary aura surrounding the album, creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience for attendees.

Despite the challenges of ensuring security and authenticity during the listening sessions, MONA remains committed to providing fans with a memorable and immersive music experience. By playing the album on speakers rather than headphones, the museum aims to create a unique and engaging atmosphere for listeners.

In conclusion, the unveiling of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin at MONA represents a rare opportunity for fans to connect with the music of Wu-Tang Clan in a truly exclusive setting. The album’s journey from secrecy to public exhibition serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of the group and the impact of their music on fans worldwide.