311 ‎– Transistor

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Capricorn Records ‎– 314 536 181-2
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0 Transistor Intro 1:36
1 Transistor
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*, N. Hexum*Music By – C. Sexton*
3:03
2 Prisoner
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*, N. Hexum*Music By – N. Hexum*
2:51
3 Galaxy
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*Music By – C. Sexton*
2:52
4 Beautiful Disaster
Music By, Lyrics By – N. Hexum*
4:00
5 Inner Light Spectrum
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*Music By – C. Sexton*, D. Martinez*
3:41
6 Electricity
Music By, Lyrics By – N. Hexum*
2:34
7 What Was I Thinking
Music By, Lyrics By – N. Hexum*
2:37
8 Jupiter
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*, N. Hexum*Music By – C. Sexton*
2:44
9 Use Of Time
Music By, Lyrics By – N. Hexum*
4:13
10 The Continuous Life
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*Music By – C. Sexton*
3:30
11 No Control
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*, N. Hexum*Music By – N. Hexum*
3:11
12 Running
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*Music By – T. Mahoney*Percussion [Additional] – Eric Bobo
3:43
13 Color
Music By – C. Sexton*
1:54
14 Light Years
Music By, Lyrics By – N. Hexum*
2:28
15 Creature Feature
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*Music By – A. Wills*
2:39
16 Tune In
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*Music By – C. Sexton*
2:18
17 Rub A Dub
Music By, Lyrics By – N. Hexum*
2:41
18 Starshines
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*, N. Hexum*Music By – C. Sexton*
2:38
19 Strangers
Music By, Lyrics By – N. Hexum*Percussion [Additional] – Eric Bobo
2:40
20 Borders
Lyrics By – D. Martinez*Music By – C. Sexton*
2:45
21 Stealing Happy Hours
Music By, Lyrics By – N. Hexum*Percussion [Additional] – Eric Bobo
4:19

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Recorded and mixed at NRG Studios.
Mastered at Ocean View.

All songs published by Hydroponic Music (BMI).

Track 0 is a bonus track that is unlisted in the layout. To get to the unlisted track before the first track, you must scan backwards around 2 minutes, and then let the disc play. It will have a negative time elapsed display and will fade out before the time counts down to zero, and then the first track will start normally.

"Light Years" contains a sample of "I Wanna Be Black" written and performed by Michelle Clinton, courtesy of New Alliance Records.

"Strangers" contains a sample of "Hands On Experience" written and performed by The High and Mighty, courtesy of Eastern Conference Records.

℗ © 1997 Capricorn Records.
Manufactured and marketed by Mercury Records, a PolyGram company.

Printed in U.S.A.
Made in USA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31453 61812 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 731453618121
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould / Hub): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 314 536 181-2 04@
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L006
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 0363
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 314 536 181-2 03!
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L005
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0386
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 314 536 181-2 06@
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0317

Other Versions (5 of 20) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PHCR-1546 311 Transistor(HDCD, Album) Capricorn Records PHCR-1546 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
9210222 311 Transistor(HDCD, Album) Volcano (2) 9210222 1997 Sell This Version
536 181-2 311 Transistor(CD, Album) Capricorn Records 536 181-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
536 181-4 311 Transistor(Cass) Capricorn Records 536 181-4 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
536 971-2 311 Transistor(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Capricorn Records 536 971-2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version

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goodonya

goodonya

April 9, 2009

A band is always recognized or remembered in the minds of their fans by a signature show, event or album. The release of Transistor is their signature album. Originally intended to be a double cd, the band decided on releasing it as one disc as a treat for the fans. Twenty one songs may seem like a long record but as they take you on this journey, their intentions become very clear. The track layout is superb as the the tracks flow seemlessly from start to finish. A series of uptempo songs are interlaced with slower numbers. The classic chunky ragga/hip-hop funk themes are supplemented by a "trippy" or "spacey" feel which carries throughout the entire record.

Fans of the old and new sounds of the band will not be disappointed as you can hear where they had come from and where they might be heading. Understand that this record is AND is not a departure from the "signature" 311 sound. A band is often times praised (or mocked) for the albums that step outside the spectrum of what you expect. The watershed; the transistion. This reviewer will put it simply: if you are a fan of 311 and you do not own or at least give a listen to this album, you are doing yourself an extreme disservice.