DJ Shadow ‎– The Less You Know, The Better

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Island Records ‎– 2774212
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
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A1 Back To Front (Circular Logic)
Mastered By – John DentMixed By – Mikael "Count" Eldridge*
2:05
A2 Border Crossing
Mastered By – John DentMixed By – Mikael "Count" Eldridge*
3:36
A3 Stay The Course
Mastered By – John DentMixed By – Mikael "Count" Eldridge*Rap [Featuring] – Posdnuos, Talib KweliWritten-By – K.Mercer*, T.Greene*
3:38
A4 I've Been Trying
Mastered By – Tim YoungMixed By – Jim AbbissMixed By [Assistant] – Rick Vargas
3:13
B1 Sad And Lonely
Mastered By – Tim YoungMixed By – Jim AbbissMixed By [Assistant] – Rick VargasVocals [Vocal Performance] – Susan ReedWritten-By – G.Boulet*, P.Harel*
3:11
B2 Warning Call
Mastered By – John DentMixed By – Jim AbbissMixed By [Assistant] – Brett Lind, Rick VargasVocals [Featuring] – Tom VekWritten-By – T.Vek*
3:31
B3 Tedium
Mastered By – John Dent
2:27
B4 Enemy Lines
Drums – Stanton MooreMastered By – John DentMixed By – Jim AbbissMixed By [Assistant] – Brett LindWritten-By – D.McCafferty*, D.Sweet*, M.Charlton*, P.Agnew*
5:23
C1 Going Nowhere
Mastered By – John Dent
0:29
C2 Redeemed
Mastered By – Tim YoungMixed By – Jim AbbissMixed By [Assistant] – Rick VargasWritten-By – M.Summers*
4:27
C3 Run For Your Life
Mastered By – John DentMixed By – Mikael "Count" Eldridge*
3:26
C4 Give Me Back The Nights
Mastered By – John DentWritten-By ['The Nights'], Voice [Read By] – CE Rabinowitz*
3:56
D1 I Gotta Rokk
Mastered By – John DentMixed By – Jim AbbissMixed By [Assistant] – Rick Vargas
6:30
D2 Scale It Back
Drums – Stanton MooreMastered By – John DentMixed By – Jim AbbissMixed By [Assistant] – Brett LindPerformer [Featuring] – Little DragonWritten-By – E.Bodin*, F.Wallin*, H.Wirenstrand*, Y.Nagano*
4:18
D3 Circular Logic (Front To Back)
Mastered By – John DentMixed By – Jim Abbiss
4:55

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Issued in a gatefold picture sleeve containing 200 gram records within 2 black full inner sleeves.
When sealed, shrinkwrap has a big circular white sticker on front saying "DJ Shadow - The Less You Know, The Better. New album contains Warning Call (featuring Tom Vek) and Scale It Back (featuring Little Dragon)". There's also a rectangular sticker on bottom back sleeve stating "Made in Czech.Republic".

1st cat. # 2774212 is on gatefold sleeve, 2nd cat. # 2781683 is on record 1 (labels), 3rd cat. # 2781684 is on record 2 (labels).

Tracks length not printed on release.

A1 to A3, B2 to C1, C3 to D3 Mastered at LOUD Mastering.
A4 to B2, C2, D1 Mixed at Laughing Tiger Studios, San Rafael.
A4, B1, C2 Mastered at Metropolis.
B2, B4, D2, D3 Mixed at Quad Studios, Nashville.

All tracks New Futility Music, ASCAP.
A3 Kricket Spit Publishing, BMI / Pen Skills Music / Bug Music, BMI. Posdnuos of De La Soul appears courtesy of AOI Records. Talik Kweli appears courtesy of Black Smith Music Corp.
B1 Editions Offenbach, SOCAN / Editions Groupe Archambault, SOCAN. Susan Reed recording 'I'm Sad And I'm Lonely' used by permission of James Karen and Reed Karen. Contains interpolation of 'Faut Que J'me Pousse' by Gérald Boulet and Pierre Harel from the Offenbach album Soap Opera.
B2 Universal Music Publishing, ASCAP.
B4 Carlin Music Corp, PRS. Contains an interpolation of 'Loved And Lost' from the Nazareth (2) album Rampant.
C2 Cotillion Music Inc. / Fangette Music Co., BMI. Contains interpolations of the recording by Trettioåriga Kriget of the composition 'Andra Sidan' written by Stefan Fredin and Christer Åkerberg. Publishing by Kriggsang HB, used courtesy of MNW Music AB.
D1 Contains interpolations of 'Woman' from the compilation album Poetry Out Loud #3 and 'Shake Yourself Alive' from the compilation album Poetry Out Loud #5, performed by The Harlemans. Contains interpolations of 'Backseat Driver' and 'Hot On Your Heels' performed by Steeler (2), © 1983 Shrapnel Records, Inc.
D2 Kobalt Music Publishing, BMI. Little Dragon appears courtesy of Peacefrog Records.
D3 Contains interpolations of 'Disciplin' written and performed by Klaus Krüger from the album One Is One. Excerpts from 'The Question' written by Mike Rudd as performed by Spectrum (16) from the album Milesago. Used courtesy of Capitol Records, under license from EMI Music Marketing.

All songs © 2011 New Futility Music (ASCAP). All rights worldwide exclusively administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing.

Mastering Assembly at LOUD Mastering. John Dent is credited as is in credits, but JonZ on all matrix.

P&C 2011 Universal-Island Records Ltd. a Universal Music Company.
P&C 2011 A&M Records Ltd. a Universal Music Company.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02527 74212 0
  • Barcode (String): 602527742120
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 1, side A stamped): www.gzvinyl.com - 2781683 - A 94886E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 1, side B stamped): 2781683 - B 94886E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 2, side A stamped): www.gzvinyl.com - 2781684 - A 94885E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 2, side B stamped): 2781684 - B 94885E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (All sides hand etchings): JonZ LOUD [upper ⓒ]
  • Rights Society: BIEM / SDRM
  • Other (Record 1, label): 2781683
  • Other (Record 2, label): 2781684

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
B0016088-02 DJ Shadow The Less You Know, The Better(CD, Album) Island Records B0016088-02 US 2011 Sell This Version
97878888 00892 DJ Shadow The Less You Know, The Better(CD, Album) Universal 97878888 00892 China 2012 Sell This Version
YOUKNOWCD2 DJ Shadow The Less You Know, The Better(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Num, Promo) Island Records Group YOUKNOWCD2 UK 2011 Sell This Version
2773026 DJ Shadow The Less You Know, The Better(CD, Album) Island Records 2773026 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow The Less You Know, The Better(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Num, Promo) Island Records Group none UK 2011 Sell This Version

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luisypoo

luisypoo

June 6, 2014
Why on earth does this not contain the last track "(Not so) Sad and lonely"?
One of the better tunes on this LP...
short-circuit

short-circuit

November 24, 2011

Shadow back at its very best, after "the outsider" which was discussable (and discussed by many), here he provides a fabulous vision on so many various trax of his ability of manipulating rythm & sounds...

definitly "in tune and on time" Josh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a masterpiece !!!