DJ Shadow ‎– Diminishing Returns

2 × CD, Mixed, Limited Edition, Reissue, Digipak

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2 Hours Of Music In The Mix - Part 1 80:00
1-1 Diminishing Returns (Give It To Them) 5:22
1-2 Rock The Show 8:27
1-3 Diminishing Returns: Diss Me 5:09
1-4 Diminishing Returns: Special K 7:24
1-5 Diminishing Returns: Lyrics Are Hype 6:42
1-6 Diminishing Returns: Hollow Cut 7:31
1-7 Diminishing Returns: Freeze 5:26
1-8 Diminishing Returns: Rock To The Rhythm 5:07
1-9 Diminishing Returns: Moved On 7:11
1-10 Funky Fresh In The Flesh 5:30
1-11 Diminishing Returns: I Can't Go For That 16:04
2 Hours Of Music In The Mix - Part 2 40:00
2-1 Diminishing Returns (Minute Mix Part I) 8:56
2-2 Diminishing Returns (Minute Mix Part II) 9:58
2-3 Diminishing Returns (Minute Mix Part III) 6:43
2-4 Diminishing Returns (Minute Mix Part IV) 6:43
2-5 Diminishing Returns (Minute Mix Part V) 8:50
2-6 War Is Hell
Written-By – Josh Davis

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Comes with a sticker which specify: "official, last chance limited edition, re-release".

"Originally Broadcast March 29, 2003 on BBC Radio 1".

"Dedicated respectfully to the memory of John Peel (DJ Shadow)".

Tracklist is given by CDDB. Altough this is a mix, tracklist is written like it is unmixed because tracks are separated from each other on the disc itself.

© 2009 Reconstruction Productions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): TSI CA 1011041 DJ SHADOW-DIMINISHING RETURN DISC 1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): TSI CA 1011042 DJ SHADOW-DIMINISHING RETURN DISC 2


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January 20, 2010
I found this CD in my local HMV in 2003. I bought it home with me and played it in Winamp. The tracks titles hadn't yet been uploaded to CDDB/Gracenote, so I created my own in order to digitalize them and play on my iPod. I named the tracks on the first cd; 80 Minute Mix Part I, 80 Minute Mix Part II, etc. and the second cd; 40 Minute Mix Part I through V + War Is Hell. I then accidentally uploaded this information to Gracenote. For some reason the titles were cut down to (Minute Mix Part I) etc. and ever since, these titles are still being used for the 2nd cd. So I'm very sorry about that. They're not the official titles, just a product of my neurotic organizing.


May 7, 2009
edited over 8 years ago

The packaging is far from being the most interesting I ever saw for what is called a limited edition. Nothing added to the original Essential Mix session, could be interesting to have pictures, anything. Anyway it's the first time I listen to this album, never wanted to buy a bootleg, and couldn't put my hand on the valuable first limited edition (but my chance will come).

Now that I listened to this stunning mix I can manifest: what a slap listening to this! Mix of funk, classic rock, jazz, country, progressive rock, hip hop old school, trip hop.. Track 5 of disc two is my grand favorite.

But hey! It's hell of a mix! This masterpiece is representative of Sir Shadow's talent, and specially for those who want to know more here is my advice: don't miss it out.