Beastie Boys ‎– Ill Communication

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Capitol Records ‎– C2 7243 8 28599 2 5, Grand Royal ‎– C2 7243 8 28599 2 5
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1 Sure Shot
Written-By – DJ Hurricane*
3:19
2 Tough Guy
Drums – Amery SmithWritten-By – Smith*
0:57
3 B-Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak 3:53
4 Bobo On The Corner 1:13
5 Root Down 3:32
6 Sabotage 2:58
7 Get It Together
Featuring – Q-TipWritten-By – J. Davis*
4:05
8 Sabrosa 3:29
9 The Update 3:15
10 Futterman's Rule 3:42
11 Alright Hear This 3:07
12 Eugene's Lament
Violin – Eugene GoreWritten-By – Gore*
2:12
13 Flute Loop 1:54
14 Do It
Rap [Featuring] – Biz MarkieWritten-By – Hall*
3:16
15 Ricky's Theme 3:43
16 Heart Attack Man
Drums – Amery SmithWritten-By – Smith*
2:15
17 The Scoop 3:36
18 Shambala 3:40
19 Bodhisattva Vow 3:08
20 Transitions 2:31

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not to be confused with this release : Ill Communication, pressed by EMI JAX.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 2438 28599-2 5
  • Matrix / Runout: 28599 RE1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1637

Other Versions (5 of 73) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GR006, GR 006 Beastie Boys Ill Communication(2xLP, Album, Gat) Grand Royal, Grand Royal, Brooklyn Dust Music, Brooklyn Dust Music GR006, GR 006 US 1994 Sell This Version
7 243 8 28599 1 8, EST 2229 Beastie Boys Ill Communication(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, Gat) Capitol Records, Grand Royal 7 243 8 28599 1 8, EST 2229 UK 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 28599 2 5 Beastie Boys Ill Communication(CD, Album) Capitol Records 7243 8 28599 2 5 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CDP 528599 Beastie Boys Ill Communication(CD, Album) Capitol Records, Grand Royal CDP 528599 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
SW232-2 Beastie Boys Ill Communication(CD, Album) SomeWax Recordings SW232-2 Russia 2003 Sell This Version

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CamelD

CamelD

February 26, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

My least favorite Beastie Boys album. Feels lazier than their other albums when compared to Paul's Boutique or Check Your Head, though arguably albums like Hello Nasty suffer from being too tight.
SJH

SJH

December 21, 2006
edited over 10 years ago

While Paul's Boutique and Licensed To Ill were definitely landmark albums, for me Ill Communication takes the title of being the Beastie Boys' best, although Check Your Head comes close. This album shows how much the group branched out in terms of the diversity of its music, showcasing the more creative side of its members and demonstrating that Adrock, MCA, and Mike D were more than just MCs - they could play instruments well too. The multiple jazzy instrumentals are definitely a highlight of the album, as is the accompaniment of Money Mark on keyboards throughout. Somehow even the two speed punk songs fit in and complete the album to fully represent everything the Beastie Boys are capable of. Some personal favorites include "Ricky's Theme", "Flute Loop", and "Get It Together" featuring Q-Tip, but the entire album is solid... definitely an essential 90s hip-hop release.