The Roots ‎– Things Fall Apart

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MCA Records ‎– MCD 11948, MCA Records ‎– 111 948-2
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1 Act Won (Things Fall Apart)
Engineer [Protooled By] – Tom "Fruit Of My Loins" Coyne*Recorded By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Recorded By [Ivory Productions] – Keith CramerRecorded By [Sterling Sound], Mixed By – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*, Tom CoyneWritten-By – Thompson*, Lee*
0:54
2 Table Of Contents (Parts 1 & 2)
Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Jim Caruna*, Mario DeArce*Other [Reduced, Part 2] – ?uestloveRecorded By [Battery Studios, Assistant] – Adam Cerda, Mark Mitchell (2), Tim DonovanRecorded By [Battery Studios] – Axel NiehausRecorded By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Dan ReiderRecorded By [Ivory Productions] – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [Part 2, Assistant] – Pasquelle VolbergRecorded By [Part 2] – Jon Smelts*Written-By – Thompson*, Roots*, Abdul-Basset*, Trotter*
3:37
3 The Next Movement
Backing Vocals [Backgrounds] – The Jazzy Fatnastees*Mixed By – Bob "Fill In The Space" Power*Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Mitchell (2)Producer [Moved By] – Kamal*Recorded By [Battery Studios & Sony Studios] – Axel NiehausRecorded By [Battery Studios, Assistant] – Adam Cerda, Mark Mitchell (2), Tim DonovanRecorded By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Dan ReiderRecorded By [Ivory Productions] – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [Sony Studios, Assistant] – Mario DeArce*, Ron Williams (5)Scratches [Cuttin And Scratching] – DJ Jazzy JeffWritten-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Hubbard*, Trotter*
4:10
4 Step Into The Realm
Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Jim Caruana, Mario DeArce*Recorded By [?uestlove Soup's Kitchen, Assistant] – Chaos (2)Recorded By [?uestlove Soup's Kitchen] – KeloRecorded By [Sigma Sound Studios, Assistant] – Dan Reider, David IvoryRecorded By [Sigma Sound Studios] – Gordon RiceRecorded By [The Studio, Assistant] – Pasquelle VolbergRecorded By [The Studio] – Jon Smelts*Written-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Williams*, Hubbard*, Abdul-Basset*, Trotter*
2:49
5 The Spark
Keyboards [Bass Keys] – D'AngeloMixed By – Bob "Fill In The Space" Power*Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Mitchell (2)Recorded By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Dan ReiderRecorded By [Ivory Productions] – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [The (Old) Hit Factory, Assistant] – Rob MurphyRecorded By [The (Old) Hit Factory] – Axel NiehausRecorded By [The Studio, Assistant] – Pasquelle VolbergRecorded By [The Studio] – Jon Smelts*Written-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Hubbard*, Abdul-Bassit*
3:52
6 Dynamite!
Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Denise Barbrita*Producer – Jay DeeProducer [Blown Up By] – Jay DeeRecorded By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Dan ReiderRecorded By [Ivory Productions] – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [Studio A, Assistant] – Jayon HoferRecorded By [Studio A] – Todd FairallWritten-By – Yancey*, Sayeed*, Trotter*
4:45
7 Without A Doubt
Backing Vocals – Lady B (2)Mixed By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Keith CramerMixed By [Ivory Productions] – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Mixed By [The Hit Factory, Assistant] – Matt WilcoxMixed By [The Hit Factory] – Axel NiehausProducer – Chaos (2)Recorded By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*, Dan ReiderRecorded By [Ivory Productions] – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [The House Of Chaos] – Melvin Lewis*Written-By – Weaver*, Lewis*, Trotter*
4:14
8 Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New
Backing Vocals – Eve Of Destruction*Co-producer – Scott StorchMixed By – Bob "Fill In The Space" Power*Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Mitchell (2)Recorded By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Dan ReiderRecorded By [Ivory Productions] – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [The Studio, Assistant] – Pasquelle VolbergRecorded By [The Studio] – Jon Smelts*Vocals [Additional] – Dice RawWritten-By – Thompson*, Jenkins*, Roots*, Storch*, Trotter*
4:34
9 Double Trouble
Co-producer – James "I Gotta Eat" Poyser*Keyboards [Additional Keys] – James "Y'all Goin To Pay Me Right?" Poyser*Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Denise Barbrita*Recorded By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Dan ReiderRecorded By [Ivory Productions] – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [The Cutting Room] – Christos Tsantilis, NastessVocals [Additional] – Mos "Can I Do This Tomorrow" Def*Written-By – Thompson*, Beze, Poyser*, Roots*, Trotter*
5:50
10 Act Too (The Love Of My Life)
Backing Vocals – Marie DaulneKeyboards [Additional Keys] – James "Y'all Goin To Pay Me Right?" Poyser*Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Denise Barbrita*Other [Induced] – ?uestlove, James "Make Sure I Get Credit For This" PoyserRecorded By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Dan ReiderRecorded By [Ivory Productions] – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [The Cutting Room] – Christos Tsantilis, NastessRecorded By [The Studio, Assistant] – Pasquelle VolbergRecorded By [The Studio] – Jon Smelts*Viola – Davis Garnet, Larry GoldViolin – Emma Kumrow*, Igor SzwecVocals [Additional] – CommonWritten-By – Thompson*, Poyser*, Lyn*, Roots*, Trotter*
4:54
11 100% Dundee
Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Jim Caruana, Mario DeArce*Producer [100% Done By] – Kamal*, Kelo, Rahzel The Godfather Of Noyze*Recorded By [Battery Studios, Assistant] – Adam Cerda, Mark Mitchell (2), Tim DonovanRecorded By [Battery Studios] – Axel NiehausRecorded By [Big Zone Recording Studio] – Ted GreenburgWritten-By – Gray*, Roots*, Brown*, Abdul-Bassit*, Trotter*
3:53
12 Diedre Vs. Dice
Mixed By – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Mixed By [Assistant] – Keith CramerRecorded By [Ivory Productions] – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [Sigma Sound Service & Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Dan ReiderRecorded By [Sigma Sound Service, Assistant] – David IvoryRecorded By [Sigma Sound Service] – Gordon RiceViola – Deidra Murry*Vocals [Additional] – Dice RawWritten-By – Thompson*, Murray*, Jenkins*
0:47
13 Adrenaline!
Co-producer – Scott StorchKeyboards [Additional Keys] – Scott StorchMixed By – Bob "Fill In The Space" Power*Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Mitchell (2)Recorded By [Battery Studios, Assistant] – Mark Mitchell (2)Recorded By [Battery Studios] – Bob "What Are Y'all Gonna Say Next" Power*Recorded By [The Studio, Assistant] – Pasquelle VolbergRecorded By [The Studio] – Jon Smelts*Vocals [Additional] – Beenie Siegal*Written-By – Thompson*, Grant*, Roots*, Storch*, Abdul-Basset*, Trotter*
4:27
14 3rd Acts: ? Vs. Scratch 2... Electric Boogaloo
Mixed By – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Mixed By [Assistant] – Keith CramerRecorded By – Keith CramerRecorded By [Assistant] – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Written-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Hubbard*, Abdul-Bassit*
0:51
15 You Got Me
Backing Vocals – Erykah Badu, Eve Of Destruction*Co-producer – Scott StorchEngineer [Protools, Axis Studios] – Blair Wells, Bob "Say Something Nice Next Time" Power*Engineer [Protools, Sony Studios] – Eric SteinertGuitar – Anthony Tidd, Warren WimblyKeyboards [Additional Keys] – Scott StorchMixed By – Bob "Fill In The Space" Power*Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Mitchell (2)Recorded By [Battery Studios, Assistant] – Adam Cerda, Mark Mitchell (2), Tim DonovanRecorded By [Battery Studios] – Bob "What Are Y'all Gonna Say Next" Power*Recorded By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Dan ReiderRecorded By [Ivory Productions] – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [Scott's House O' Broken Hearts] – Scott StorchRecorded By [Sony Studios & Battery Studios] – Axel NiehausRecorded By [Sony Studios, Assistant] – Mario DeArce*, Ron Williams (5)Recorded By [The Studio, Assistant] – Pasquelle VolbergRecorded By [The Studio] – Jon Smelts*Synth – Bob Powers*Viola – Davis Garnet, Larry GoldViolin – Emma Kumrow*, Igor SzwecWritten-By – Thompson*, Scott*, Roots*, Storch*, Trotter*
4:19
16 Don't See Us
Guitar – Spanky (2)Handclaps – Shawn GeeKeyboards [Additional Keys] – James "Y'all Goin To Pay Me Right?" Poyser*Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Jim Caruana, Mario DeArce*Other [Co-Seen] – James "I Don't Want Any Trouble, I Just Want To Get Paid" PoyserRecorded By [Ivory Productions, Assistant] – Dan ReiderRecorded By [Ivory Productions] – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [The Studio, Assistant] – Pasquelle VolbergRecorded By [The Studio] – Jon Smelts*Vocals [Additional] – Dice RawWritten-By – Thompson*, Poyser*, Jenkins*, Roots*, Abdul-Bassit*, Trotter*
4:30
17.1 The Return To Innocence Lost
Guitar – Anthony TiddMixed By – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Mixed By [Assistant] – Keith CramerRecorded By – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [Assistant] – Dan ReiderVocals [Poetess] – Ursula RuckerWritten-By – Thompson*, Tidd*, Rucker*
5:35
17.2 Act Fore (...) 4:46
18 Untitled 0:05

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Notes

The tracks are numbered from 54 to 71 on release.
Track 17.2 isn't listed on the back cover or booklet but it appears on the tray card as track 71 (Act Fore (...) 71 There Is No Hidden Track... We Think). It starts after a period of silence between 5:36 and 7:09; total duration for track 70 is 11:55.
Track 18 has no audio.

Track 1 contains excerpts of dialogue from "Mo Better Blues".
Track 7 contains elements from "Saturday Night" performed by Schooly D.

1: recorded at Ivory Productions, Philadelphia, PA; and at Sterling Sound, New York, NY. Mixed at Sterling Sound, New York, NY. Protooled at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.
2: Part 1 recorded at Battery Studios, New York, NY and at Ivory Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA; Part 2 recorded at Ivory Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA and at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Both versions mixed at Sony Studios, New York, NY.
3: recorded at Battery Studios, New York, NY; Sony Studios, New York, NY; and Ivory Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA. Mixed at Battery Studios, New York, NY.
4: recorded at ?uestlove's Soup Kitchen, Illadelph, PA; at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA; and at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Mixed at Sony Studios, New York, NY.
5: recorded at The (Old) Hit Factory, New York, NY; at Ivory Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA; and at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Mixed at Battery Studios, New York, NY.
6: recorded at Jay Dee's Village Of Promiscuous Homosapiens In Search Of Thickness, East Detroit, MI; at Studio A, Celarborn Heights, MI; and at Ivory Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA. Mixed at Battery Studios, New York, NY.
7: recorded at The House Of Chaos, Illadelph, PA; at Ivory Way Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA; and at Ivory Productions, Philadelphia, PA. Mixed at The Hit Factory, New York, NY.
8: recorded at Ivory Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA; and at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Mixed at Battery Studios, New York, NY.
9: recorded at Ivory Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA; and at The Cutting Room, New York, NY. Mixed at Battery Studios, New York, NY.
10: recorded at Ivory Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA; at The Cutting Room, New York, NY; and at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Mixed at Battery Studios, New York, NY.
11: recorded at Battery Studios, New York, NY; and at Big Zone Recording Studio, Coshaken, PA. Mixed at Sony Studios, New York, NY.
12: recorded at Sigma Sound Service, Philadelphia, PA; and at Ivory Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA. Mixed at Ivory Productions, Philadelphia, PA.
13: recorded at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA; and at Battery Studios, New York, NY. Mixed at Battery Studios, New York, NY.
14, 17: recorded at Ivory Productions, Philadelphia, PA. Mixed at Ivory Productions, Philadelphia, PA
15: recorded at Scott's House O' Broken Hearts, Philadelphia, PA; at Ivory Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA; at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA; at Sony Studios, New York, NY; and at Battery Studios, New York, NY. Mixed at Battery Studios, New York, NY. Protools at Sony Studios, New York, NY and at Axis Studios, New York, NY.
16: recorded at Ivory Productions (Sigma Studios), Philadelphia, PA; and at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Mixed at Sony Studios, New York, NY.

℗ 1999, 1998 © 1999 MCA Records, Inc.

Made in the EU.

This is the original PMDC pressing.
The Universal M & L repress is here.
The later EDC repress is here.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 08811 19482 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 008811194826
  • Matrix / Runout: MCD11948 111 948-2 01 /
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L001
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0113
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould / Hub Text): MADE IN GERMANY A
  • Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 01056
  • Other (Distribution Code): UN540

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MCAD-11948 The Roots Things Fall Apart(CD, Album) MCA Records MCAD-11948 US 1999 Sell This Version
MCAD-11830 The Roots Things Fall Apart(CD, Album, Ltd, Ace) MCA Records MCAD-11830 US 1999 Sell This Version
MOVLP787 The Roots Things Fall Apart(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Music On Vinyl MOVLP787 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
MCAD-11830 The Roots Things Fall Apart(CD, Album, Ltd, Chu) MCA Records MCAD-11830 US 1999 Sell This Version
11959 The Roots Things Fall Apart(CDr, Album, Promo) MCA Records, GKS Entertainment 11959 US 1999 Sell This Version

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dex_aspen

dex_aspen

March 29, 2014
the "bonus song" starts at -4:44 on track 18
shoeshine

shoeshine

December 29, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
This Album Is amazing! it completly changed my whole perspective of how I look and listen to hip hop. All the tunes are quality in their own right. I love the fact that throughout the Album they use live instruments rather than it all being electronic as well.

Definatly recommend this to anyone who can appreciate music on any level.