De La Soul ‎– 3 Feet High And Rising

Tommy Boy ‎– TB-5103-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Clear w/ Blue, Orange, and Green Splatter

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A1 Intro 1:41
A2 The Magic Number
Arranged By – De La SoulMixed By – Prince Paul
A3 Change In Speak
Arranged By – PosdnuosMixed By – Posdnuos, Prince Paul
A4 Cool Breeze On The Rocks
Mixed By, Arranged By – P.A. Pasemaster Mase*
A5 Can U Keep A Secret
Mixed By, Arranged By – Prince Paul
A6 Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)
Arranged By – Prince PaulMixed By – De La Soul, Prince PaulPerformer [Introducers To Derwin's Revenge] – Granny (4), P.A. Pasemaster Mase*, Trugoy The Dove
A7 Ghetto Thang
Arranged By – PosdnuosMixed By – Posdnuos, Prince PaulPerformer [Little Lambs] – China*, Jette (2)
B1 Transmitting Live From Mars
Mixed By, Arranged By – Posdnuos
B2 Eye Know
Mixed By, Arranged By – Posdnuos
B3 Take It Off
Arranged By – De La SoulMixed By – Prince PaulPerformer [Background Informers] – Andre Myers, Granny (4), P.A. Pasemaster Mase*, Posdnuos, Prince Paul (The Mentor)*, Trugoy The DovePerformer [Lead Informer] – Lucky (30)
B4 A Little Bit Of Soap
Mixed By, Arranged By – Posdnuos
B5 Tread Water
Arranged By – De La SoulMixed By – Prince Paul
B6 Potholes In My Lawn
Mixed By, Arranged By – Posdnuos, Prince Paul
C1 Say No Go
Mixed By, Arranged By – Posdnuos
C2 Do As De La Does
Mixed By, Arranged By – Prince PaulPerformer [Crowd Doers] – Baby Chris Ali (Violators)*, MCLyte*, Misha (Swatch)*, Q-Tip, Red (Papa Props) Alert*Performer [Guido Impersonator] – Popmaster Height*
C3 Plug Tunin' (Last Chance To Comprehend)
Mixed By, Arranged By – Posdnuos
C4 De La Orgee
Mixed By, Arranged By – Prince PaulPerformer [Orgee Fiends] – Andre Myers, China*, Granny (4), Jette (2), Lucky (30), P.A. Pasemaster Mase*, Posdnuos, Q-Tip, Regina Lowe, Trugoy The Dove
C5 Buddy
Arranged By – PosdnuosMixed By – P.A. Pasemaster Mase*Performer – Jungle Brothers, Q-Tip
D1 Description
Arranged By – QualiallMixed By – Prince Paul
D2 Me Myself And I
Arranged By – P.A. Pasemaster Mase*, Trugoy The DoveMixed By – P.A. Pasemaster Mase*
D3 This Is A Recording 4 Living In A Full Time Era (L.I.F.E)
Mixed By, Arranged By – Posdnuos
D4 I Can Do Anything (Delacratic)
Human Beatbox [Precise Planet Rockish Beat Boxing], Vocals [Brady Bunch Pass My Bag Vocal Techniques] – Human Mix Machine Wise*Mixed By, Arranged By – Prince Paul
D5 D.A.I.S.Y. Age
Arranged By – PosdnuosMixed By – Prince PaulVocals [Daisy Singing] – China*, Jette (2), Renee*Vocals [Don't Understand Why These Vocals Are On The Track Singing] – Granny (4), P.A. Pasemaster Mase*, Q-Tip, Trugoy The Dove

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• Limited edition color splatter vinyl
• Deluxe widespine jacket with spot gloss
• Remastered from the original analog tapes by Rick Essig

Includes an art print and an obi strip with a cocktail recipe.
Each LP comes in a printed inner sleeve.

℗ & © 1989 Tommy Boy Music, LLC, 220 East 23rd Street, # 400, New York, NY 10010

Recorded at Calliope, NYC. Mixed at Island Media, NY.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped): 184868E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped): 184868E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C stamped): 184868E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D stamped): 184868E4/A
  • Barcode (Sticker): 016998510315

Other Versions (5 of 90) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TBLP 1019, TB 1019 De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising(LP, Album, All) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy TBLP 1019, TB 1019 US 1989 Sell This Version
TBLP 1019 De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising(LP, Album, TP) Tommy Boy TBLP 1019 US 1989 Sell This Version
TBLP 1019, TB 1019 De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising(LP, Album, Unofficial) Tommy Boy (2), Tommy Boy (2) TBLP 1019, TB 1019 US 1989 Sell This Version
838 528-4 De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising(Cass, Album) London Records, Tommy Boy 838 528-4 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
105206-1 De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising(LP, Album) Liberation Records 105206-1 Australia 1989 Sell This Version


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October 15, 2019

Best pressing ever! This pressing beats all earlier releases. Best sound quality I have ever heard from this album. High quality picture sleeve and inserts. Good job VMP!!!


June 28, 2019
So is this going to repressed or otherwise reissued on vinyl in some form, or will Tommy Boy continue to simultaneously leech De La Soul for all the money they have, and absolutely hate guarnteed money and not repress one of the most popular albums in their repertoire, keeping it out the hands of fans and in the hands of scalpers


April 15, 2019

Cut in-house at GZ, this new pressing is sourced from a new digital master by Rick Essig. To my ears this betters the digital copies given away by DLS a few years back and the OG CD rips I had. The sound is tight with a decent dose of bass. The jacket is a nice full print with UV spot gloss details, overall a very good package.

Sadly, the pressing is not silent and is definitely a partially botched job on GZ's behalf. My first copy had multiple pimples and large non-fill dimples. These can easily take out a stylus if played over, so this is a concern. The replacement from VMP is much better but not fully free of non-fill. I'd be careful buying this for the scalped prices on here and make sure you are getting a perfect copy.


April 5, 2019
Yeah it does sound really great. Looks pretty too. Probably the best sounding record I've gotten from VMP.


April 4, 2019

I have never owned or heard the original pressing but the VMP pressing beats mp3 files I have had on my iPod for years. The bass is tight, thumpy and of course there is surface noise..some of the samples in the songs were sampled with surface noise in them. My labels and jacket are perfect, no errors or damage from what I can see. Vinyl me please knocked this out of the park.


April 4, 2019
edited 7 months ago

Having studiously compared this new reissue with my original US pressing (Matrix / Runout (Side A): TBLP-1019-A-REI-DMM SPAR SP1-2 B-34374-REI-DMM Δ23994 O-
Matrix / Runout (Side B): Δ23994 -X B-34375-REI-DMM TBLP-1019-B-REI-DMM SPAR SP1-2) both myself and my lovely girlfriend concurred that the original pressing sounds better. This new version, although a touch louder, lacks a significant amount of the low end warmth and depth that came with the OG. Statistically speaking, I measured the bass response on the OG in the region of 240 Hz. I was dismayed to discover that the bass on the new pressing fell some way behind, clocking in at around 210 Hz, which would certainly explain the somewhat flat and dulcet tones across some of the tracks. However, my disappointment soon turned to sheer delight when I discovered that my lovely girlfriend had secretly made one of her famous shepherd's pies for tea, to cheer me up! :-)


April 1, 2019
Officially sold out on VinylMePlease.
Expect prices to egregiously rise soon.


March 31, 2019
Just got a, fantastic pressing!
I own an original and the Rhino 2lp reissue and all i can say is that this is the best pressing ive heard!
I have 3 or 4 of their singles and this pressing sounds similar to the quality on the 12" single records.
Dont wont be dissapointed.


March 26, 2019
I personally don't like this pressing sounds. Its quiet and clear but sounds flat, a bit digital and lacks bass. I have an original BCM UK pressing and I think it sounds much better.


March 24, 2019
My Side A has the label for Side C on it. Anyone else got this issue? Side C also has the Side C label.