De La Soul ‎– De La Soul Is Dead

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Tommy Boy ‎– TB-5109-1
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A1 Intro
Written-By – C.Johns*, D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, L.Farrow*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
2:14
A2 Oodles Of O's
Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, T.Waits*, V.Mason*
3:32
A3 Talkin' Bout Hey Love
Performer [Heyish Riffin'] – Tesha SillsPerformer [Heyish Singer] – Ann RobertsWritten-By – C.Paul*, D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, M.Broadnax*, P.Huston*, S.Gainsbourg*, S.Wonder*, V.Mason*
2:27
A4 Pease Porridge
Performer [Fight Commentators] – Mikey Roads, Squirrel (10)Performer [Gossip Gladiators] – Jennette (2), Lashawn (2)Performer [Grandma Mase] – Squirrel (10)Performer [Jabib] – JarobiPerformer [Scheming Punk Pinocchios] – Bobby Simmons, Prince PaulPerformer [The Frog] – Lisle LeeteWritten-By – A.Goodhart*, A.Hoffman*, B.Birthright*, D.Jolicoeur*, H.Magidson*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
5:01
A5 Skit 1
Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
0:25
A6 Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live From The BK Lounge)
Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
1:56
A7 A Rollerskating Jam Named "Saturdays"
Performer [Disco Diva Singer] – Vinia MojicaPerformer [WRMS Personality] – Russell SimmonsWritten-By – D.Jolicoeur*, J.Davis*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, R.Mathews*, V.Mason*
4:02
B1 WRMS' Dedication To The Bitty
Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, J.Sample*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
0:46
B2 Bitties In The BK Lounge
Performer [Bitties] – Almond Joy, Jenette, Monique (5), Naima (3), Tonya (2)Performer [WRMS Personality] – Baby Chris*Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, K.Nix*, O.K. Isley*, P.Huston*, R.Isley*, R.Isley*, V.Mason*
5:39
B3 Skit 2
Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
0:30
B4 My Brother's A Basehead
Performer [Gospel Singers] – Squirrel (10), Dove*Performer [Preacher] – Squirrel (10)Written-By – C.Ballard, Jr.*, D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, R.Krieger*, V.Mason*
4:20
B5 Let, Let Me In
Written-By – B.Birthright*, D.Jolicoeur*, B.McCracken*, K.Mercer*, L.Fulson*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
3:25
B6 Afro Connections At A Hi 5 (In The Eyes Of The Hoodlum)
Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
4:03
C1 Rap De Rap Show
Performer [Promo Players] – Bobby Simmons, Chris Height, De La Soul, Divine Styler, Jungle Brothers, Kim Carter, Mike*, Prince Paul, Q-TipWritten-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
2:19
C2 Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa
Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, G.Clinton*, G.Cook*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
4:09
C3 Who Do U Worship?
Performer [Happy Pessimistic Nerdish Realist] – Ronald ChavelierWritten-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
1:59
C4 Skit 3
Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
0:32
C5 Kicked Out The House
Keyboards – Lisle LeeteWritten-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
1:55
C6 Pass The Plugs
Written-By – W.Smith*, D.Jolicoeur*, E.Wright*, J.Perry*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
3:29
C7 Not Over Till The Fat Lady Plays The Demo
Performer [Scheming-Type Theme Noise For The Fat Lady] – PosPerformer [Slippery Tongue Petro Dialogue Narrator] – Dove*Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, J.C. Vannier*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, S.Gainsbourg*, V.Mason*
1:29
D1 Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, G.Skinner*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
5:05
D2 WRMS: Cat's In Control
Performer [Sexy One-Night-Stand Radio Personality] – Cat JacksonWritten-By – D.Jolicoeur*, J.Sample*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
0:33
D3 Skit 4
Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
0:12
D4 Shwingalokate
Written-By – B.Nelson*, D.Jolicoeur*, G.Clinton*, K.Mercer*, K.McCord*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
4:13
D5 Fanatic Of The B Word
Vocals [Zooted Vocal Intro] – Mike "Dreddy Bear" G*Written-By – A. Titus*, D.Jolicoeur*, D.Kinsey*, K.Mercer*, M.Jones*, P.Huston*, R.Kinsey*, V.Mason*
4:09
D6 Keepin' The Faith
Written-By – B.Marley*, D.Webster*, D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, M.Adams*, M.Hicks*, P.Huston*, R.Turner*, R. Temperton*, S. Young*, S.Arrington*, T.Lockett*, V.Mason*
4:44
D7 Skit 5
Written-By – D.Jolicoeur*, K.Mercer*, P.Huston*, V.Mason*
0:32

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Limited to 1000 copies.

Sticker:
- 2LP Split Color Vinyl
- First Vinyl Reissue in over 10 years
- Remastered by Joe LaPorta @ Sterling Sound

A1 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/BMG Music (BMI)
A2 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Fifth Floor Music (BMI)
A3 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Jobete Music/Warner-Chappell (BMI). "Talkin' Bout Hey Love" by Stevie Wonder under license from Motown Record Company L.P. "Les Oubliettes" by Serge Gainsbourg under license from PolyGram France, Phonogram Division
A4 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/EMI Music Publishing (BMI). "Pease Porridge" and "Finger Sun" by Rhythm & Rhyme under license from Melody House. "Black Eyed Susan Brown" by Brother Bones under license from Tempo Records
A5 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music (BMI)
A6 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music (BMI)
A7 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Rodney Mathews Music/Zomba Music Publishing (BMI). "Evil Vibrations" by The Mighty Ryders under license from Rodney Mathews. "Grease" by Frankie Valli under license from Frankie Valli. "Saturday in the Park" by Chicago under license from from Columbia Records. "Light My Fire" by Young-Holt Unlimited under license from Celebrity Licensing
B1 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Four Knights Music, administered by Music Corporation of America (BMI). "In All My Wildest Dreams" by Joe Sample under license from MCA Records, Inc.
B2 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Sugar Biscuit Music/EMI Music Publishing (BMI). "No Frills" by Taana Gardner under license from West End Records, Inc. "It's Your Thing" by Lou Donaldson under license from EMI-Capitol Records
B3 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music (BMI)
B4 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Shapiro, Bernstein & Co./Doors Music Co. (BMI). "Game of Love" by Wayner Fontana & the Mindbenders under license from PolyGram Special Products. a Division of PolyGram Records, Inc. "Stick Em" by the Fat Boys under license from Art Kass and Sutra Records
B5 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Modern Music Pub. Co./Bug Music (BMI). "Tramp" by Lowell Fulson under license from Virgin Records America, Inc. "At My Front Door" by The El Dorados under license from Original Sound Record Co., Inc. "The THree Little Pigs" under license from Houghton-Mifflin. "At My Front Door" written by The El Dorados and J. Moore, published by Conrad Music, used by permission
C1 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music (BMI).
C2 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Bridgeport Music, Inc. (BMI). "I'll Stay" and "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic" by Funkadelic under license from Westbound Records
C3 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music (BMI).
C4 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music (BMI)
C5 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music (BMI).
C6 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music (BMI). "Oops Here I Go Again" by Edna Wright under license from RCA Records
C7 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Warner-Chappell (BMI). "En Melody" by Serge Gainsbourg under license from PolyGram France, Phonogram Division
D1 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Curio Sound/Chelsea Music Publishing Co., Warner Bros. (BMI). "Help is on the Way" by the Whatnauts under license from Harlem International Records, Inc. and Sun Song Productions. "Pass the Peas" by the J.B.'s under license from PolyGram Special Products, a Division of PolyGram Records, Inc. "Pass the Peas" written by J.Brown, C.Bobbit, J.Starks, published by Dynatone Music Co., administered by Unichappell Music, Inc., used by permission
D2 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Four Knights Music, administered by Music Corporation of America (BMI). "In All My Wildest Dreams" by Joe Sample under license from MCA Records, Inc.
D3 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music (BMI)
D4 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music (BMI)/Bridgeport Music, Inc./Duchess Music Corp./Perk's Music (BMI). "Mr Groove" by One Way under license from MCA Records, Inc. "Placebo Syndrome" by Parliament under license from PolyGram Special Products, a Division of PolyGram Records, Inc. "Placebo Syndrome" written by G.Clinton, B.Nelson, published by Rightsong Music, Inc. and Malbiz Music, used by permission
D5 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/Ackee Music, Inc. (BMI). "Freedom" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five under license from Joe Robinson and Sugar Hill
D6 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music/PolyGram International, Inc. on behalf of Bob Marley Music/Almo-Irving Music/Cotillion Music/Slave Song Music/It's Still Our Funk Music, administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI). "Could You Be Loved" by Bob Marley under license from Island Records.
D7 - Pub: Tee Girl Music/MCA Music (BMI)

All boring tracks recorded at Calliope Productions
Mixed at Battery Studios and Island Media

℗ & © 1991 Tommy Boy Music, LLC, 220 East 23rd Street, #400, New York, NY 10010

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped): 184741E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped): 184741E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side runout, stamped): 184741E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side runout, stamped): 184741E4/A

Other Versions (5 of 59) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TBCD 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead(CD, Album, Yel) Tommy Boy TBCD 1029 US 1991 Sell This Version
662111 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead(CD, Album) Fnac Music 662111 France 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1373 De La Soul Is Dead (part 1)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1373 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MRCD 3184, MRCD3184 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead(CD, Album) Mega Records, Mega Records, Tommy Boy MRCD 3184, MRCD3184 Denmark 1991 Sell This Version
492.054 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead(LP, Album) Stiletto 492.054 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version

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highqualityrecords

highqualityrecords

November 20, 2019

YO.... This album is worth the secondary market prices. Supply and demand sucks, but if you find this sub $80, pull the trigger.
Spell_Caster

Spell_Caster

April 1, 2019
It does sound really good. Like the guy below said, it would have been nice if there were an insert, but I'm satisfied with it.
Mr.Soto

Mr.Soto

March 19, 2019
where are they selling this? i am a VMP member, i dont see it anywhere on their site
stanley_knife

stanley_knife

March 14, 2019
I’m a massive De La fan so had to grab this when it dropped on VMP... great that the full album exists on vinyl officially for the first time (and yes I’m aware of the Tommy Boy shit) but a couple points that could have been improved with this release, 1) the cover artwork is a poorly scanned reproduction - the original artist (Joe Buck) could have been approached.... 2) none of the liner notes are provided, this includes the cartoon that ties in with the album skits.... just seems like the release was rushed and the attention to detail is lacking compared to the excellent 3ft High reissue with the spot varnished sleeve printed on yellow card w/ printed inners.