J Dilla ‎– Donuts

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Completed during a year in which J Dilla spent mostly in a hospital bed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Donuts would gain particular poignancy when, only three days after it's release, February 10, 2006, the artist passed away, losing his battle with a rare blood disease.

The original LP pressing of Donuts had the "Donut" album cover, illustrated by Jeff Jank. The vinyl was later reissued with the "Smile" photograph cover, and the version with the drawing sleeve slowly went out of print. For the 10th anniversary of Donuts, the album was reissued with the original 'Donut' cover, for a limited run with a gatefold sleeve that includes liner notes about the making of the album from the book Donuts 33 1/3, written by Jordan Ferguson. Also released as a 45rpm boxed set (STH2309) consisting of seven 7-inch singles ... plus one extra.

In 2015, four unique numbered vinyl editions of the album were reissued for the Vinyl Me, Please record subscription club. However, most subscribers initially received copies with a defective 'whoosh' sound on side A. In response, Vinyl Me, Please subsequently provided subscribers with a replacement copy of the defective first disc. Discogs Notice: Each variation should be submitted as a unique release. For more information, please refer to this forum topic.

Tracklist

Donuts (Outro) 0:12
Workinonit 2:57
Waves 1:38
Light My Fire 0:35
The New 0:49
Stop 1:39
People 1:24
The Diff'rence 1:52
Mash 1:31
Time: The Donut Of The Heart 1:38
Glazed 1:21
Airworks 1:44
Lightworks 1:55
Stepson Of The Clapper 1:01
The Twister (Huh, What) 1:16
One Eleven 1:11
Two Can Win 1:47
Don't Cry 1:59
Anti-American Graffiti 1:53
Geek Down 1:19
Thunder 0:54
Gobstopper 1:05
One For Ghost 1:18
Dilla Says Go 1:16
Walkinonit 1:15
The Factory 1:23
U-Love 1:00
Hi. 1:16
Bye. 1:27
Last Donut Of The Night 1:39
Donuts (Intro) 1:11

Versions (31)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2006 Sell This Version
STH2126-P J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album, Promo) Stones Throw Records STH2126-P US 2005 Sell This Version
STH2126-P J Dilla Donuts(CDr, Promo) Stones Throw Records STH2126-P US 2005 Sell This Version
none J Dilla Donuts (31xFile, FLAC, Album) Stones Throw Records none US 2006
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2006 Sell This Version
STH 2126, 499.2126.020 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Stones Throw Records, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] STH 2126, 499.2126.020 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2006 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2006 Sell This Version
STH 2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Stones Throw Records STH 2126 US 2006 Sell This Version
BDCD1006 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Basement Digs BDCD1006 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album, Dig) Stones Throw Records STH2126 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RE, Smi) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2011 Sell This Version
STH2309 J Dilla Donuts (45 Box Set)(Box + 8x7", Album, RE) Stones Throw Records STH2309 US 2013 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RE) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2013 Sell This Version
STH2126CS J Dilla Donuts(Cass, Album) Stones Throw Records STH2126CS US 2014 Sell This Version
STH2126, STH2126 C J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Stones Throw Records, Stones Throw Records STH2126, STH2126 C US 2015 Sell This Version
STH2126, STH2126 A J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Stones Throw Records, Stones Throw Records STH2126, STH2126 A US 2015 Sell This Version
STH2126, STH2126 D J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Stones Throw Records, Stones Throw Records STH2126, STH2126 D US 2015 Sell This Version
STH2126, STH2126 B J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Stones Throw Records, Stones Throw Records STH2126, STH2126 B US 2015 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, MP, Num, Gat + 12" + Club, RE, 180) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2015 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts (2x12", Album, Ltd, M/Print, RE, 10t) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2016 Sell This Version
STH2126JP J Dilla Donuts (CD, Album, Dlx, RE, 10t) Stones Throw Records STH2126JP Japan 2016 Sell This Version
STH2126, STH2126D J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RE, RP) Stones Throw Records, Stones Throw Records STH2126, STH2126D US 2018 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RE, RP) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2018 Sell This Version
STH2126-8 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Stones Throw Records STH2126-8 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
STH2126, STH2126D J Dilla Donuts(2xLP, Album, RP) Stones Throw Records, Stones Throw Records STH2126, STH2126D US 2020 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RE) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US Unknown Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RE) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US Unknown Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RP) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US Unknown Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US Unknown Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album, RE, RP, Dig) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Plasnes

Plasnes

July 29, 2020
edited 9 days ago
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, RE, RP, STH2126
This is a great album. My copy has a slight crease at the very tip top of the left top corner. The second record (the C and D side) was very hard to put on my record player. The hole was barely big enough to fit on it. I don't think I'll return it tho cus it still works and sounds good. Also I can't find my exact version because the pictures on this one, the record sticker (?) doesn't look like that on mine but I bought it off the bandcamp page so I'm gonna assume someone uploaded the wrong images.
facedogg

facedogg

July 3, 2020
referencing Donuts, CDr, Promo, STH2126-P
It looks like there's two versions of this release on CDr based on the uploaded pictures. The one I have is similar to the one above in the black sleeve where they've got the tracklist printed on the CD.
ttiri

ttiri

June 3, 2020
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Red, STH2126-8
The "jelly" design on the second record for me is completely fucked up. It pretty much looks like if you were to step on a jelly donut. The splatter covers almost the whole record haha
dicedpeas

dicedpeas

May 27, 2020
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Red, STH2126-8
Sounds great. The "red" is more pink on mine, but I think it actually works better that way.
zuen91

zuen91

May 18, 2020
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, RE, RP, STH2126, STH2126D
Mine seems to have different labels, 4 different “donuts”.
Any info about this?
SteveDeeMusic

SteveDeeMusic

May 3, 2020
referencing Donuts , 2x12", Album, Ltd, M/Print, RE, 10t, STH2126
Anybody notice the speed of this reissue doesn't match the spreed of the youtube videos on stones throws channel? i wonder if the original issue is maybe slightly slower.
jordan.garland

jordan.garland

April 25, 2020
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Red, STH2126-8
The labels on the first LP are the wrong way round on my copy (label says side A but plays side B, and vice versa).
MrShocktime

MrShocktime

February 27, 2020
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Red, STH2126-8

My copy sounds great. Super quiet and pressed flat. No issues at all.
Paddy_F

Paddy_F

February 18, 2020
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Red, STH2126-8

Seemingly still available from Rough Trade US: https://www.roughtrade.com/us/j-dilla/donuts-rough-trade-edition
and Rough Trade UK: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/j-dilla/donuts-rough-trade-edition
No reason to pay reseller prices right now.
MrGonorrhea

MrGonorrhea

December 19, 2019
edited 8 months ago
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, RE, RP, STH2126, STH2126D
How's the quality of this pressing? Really considering picking this up for Christmas.