The Roots ‎– Phrenology

Label:
MCA Records ‎– 113 158-2, Island Records ‎– 113 158-2
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CD, Album, Special Edition
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1 Phrentrow
Cello – Ken Golder, Michelle Golder, Nuah Vi, Sarah ChunFeaturing – Ursula RuckerMixed By [Sterling Sound] – Ahmir Thompson*, Tom CoyneProducer – Omar The Scholar*, ?uestlove*Recorded By [Assistant] – Shinobu MitsuokaRecorded By [Electric Lady Studios] – Steve MandelSynthesizer [Arp] – Omar EdwardsWritten-By – Thompson*, Edwards*, Rucker*
0:18
2 Rock You
Engineer [Assistant At Electric Lady] – Steve MandelEngineer [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Caliph Gamble, Vince Dilorenzo*Engineer [Electric Lady] – Russ "The Dragon" Elevado*Engineer [The Studio Illadelph] – Jon Smelts*Mixed By [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Ray Wilson (2), Steve MandelMixed By [The Studio Illadelph] – Ahmir Thompson*, Richard Nichols, Russ Elevado*Producer – DJ ScratchRecorded By [Assistant At Battery Studio] – Charles McCrory*Recorded By [Battery Studio] – Robert "LB" DorseyWritten-By – Spizey*, Trotter*
3:12
3 !!!!!!!
Mixed By [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Caliph GambleMixed By [The Studio Illadelph] – Ahmir Thompson*, Ben Kenney, Jeff ChestekRecorded By [Assistant At Quest Illadelph] – Ray Wilson (2)Recorded By [Quest Illadelph] – Carlos "Storm" Martinez, Jeff ChestekWritten-By – Thompson*, Kenney*, Hubbard*
0:24
4 Sacrifice
Co-producer – Kamal GrayFeaturing, Backing Vocals – Nelly FurtadoMixed By [Assistant At Sony Studios] – Andy Brooks (3)Mixed By [Sony Studios] – Bob PowerProducer, Keyboards [Rhodes] – Kamiah GrayRecorded By [Assistant At Motive - The Studio Illadelph] – Storm*, Gordon Gass*Recorded By [Assistant Enterprise Studio] – Robert "LB" DorseyRecorded By [At Motive - The Studio Illadelph] – Jeff Chestek, Jon Smelts*Written-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Hubbard*, Trotter*
4:44
5 Rolling With Heat
Featuring, Vocals – Talib KweliHarmony Vocals [Croonaphone] – Dice RawMixed By [Assistant At Sony Studios] – Pablo ArrayaMixed By [Sony Studios] – Ahmir Thompson*, Jason Goldstein, Richard NicholsPercussion – Knuckles*Recorded By [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Gordon Glass*, Vince Dilorenzo*Recorded By [The Studio Illadelph] – Jon Smelts*Written-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Jenkins*, Jones*, Greene*, Trotter*
3:42
6 WAOK (AY) Roll Call
Featuring, Hosted By – Ursula RuckerMixed By [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Caliph GambleMixed By [Sterling Sound] – Ahmir Thompson*, Tom CoyneMixed By [The Studio Illadelph] – Ahmir Thompson*Percussion – Knuckles*Recorded By [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Caliph GambleRecorded By [The Studio Illadelph] – Jeff ChestekWritten-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Hubbard*
1:00
7 Thought @ Work
Featuring [Guest Drop In] – Alicia KeysMixed By [Assistant At Electric Lady Studios] – Jon AdlerMixed By [Electric Lady Studios] – Ahmir Thompson*, Russ "The Dragon" Elevado*Producer – Ahmir '?uestlove' ThompsonRecorded By [?uest Ranch] – Ahmir Thompson*Recorded By [Assistant At Electric Lady Studios] – Steef Van De Gevel, Steve MandelRecorded By [Assistant At Encore Studios] – Thomas "Giggles" Brown*Recorded By [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Ray Wilson (2), Vince Dilorenzo*Recorded By [Electric Lady Studios] – Russ "The Dragon" Elevado*Recorded By [Encore Studios] – Robert "LB" DorseyRecorded By [The Studio Illadelph] – Gordon Gass*, Jon Smelts*Written-By – Thompson*, Kenney*, Gray*, Hubbard*, Trotter*
4:58
8 The Seed (2.0)
Featuring – Cody ChesnuTTMixed By [Assistant At Electric Lady Studios] – Steef Van De Gevel, Steve MandelMixed By [Electric Lady Studios] – Ahmir Thompson*, Russ "The Dragon" Elevado*Musician [Guest Drop In] – "Butterfly" Butler*, Mos DefProducer – Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson, Cody ChesnuTTRecorded By [Assistant At Electric Lady Studios] – Jesse Shatkin, Kurt NepogodaRecorded By [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Ray Wilson (2)Recorded By [Electric Lady Studios] – Russ "The Dragon" Elevado*Recorded By [The Studio Illadelph] – Carlos "Storm" Martinez, Jon Smelts*Written-By – ChesnuTT*, Trotter*
4:27
9 Break You Off
Cello [Guest] – Ken Golder, Michelle Golder, Nuah Vi, Sarah ChunFeaturing, Producer [Vocals], Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement] – Musiq Soulchild*Mixed By [Assistant At Sony Studios] – Pablo ArrayaMixed By [Sony Studios] – Ahmir Thompson*, Jason Goldstein, Richard NicholsProducer – Kamal GrayRecorded By [Assistant At Homecookin Studios] – Andre DandridgeRecorded By [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Caliph Gamble, Gordon Goss, Vince Dilorenzo*Recorded By [Homecookin Studios] – Ray "Boomer" Wilson*Recorded By [The Studio Illadelph] – Carlos "Storm" Martinez, Jeff Chestek, Jim Bottari, Jon SmeltzRecorded By, Mixed By [Assistant At Sony Studios] – Andy Brooks (3)Recorded By, Mixed By [Sony Studios] – Bob PowerStrings [Guest] – James PoyserSynthesizer [Guest On Arp] – Omar EdwardsTambourine [Guest] – Knuckles*Written-By – Thompson*, Kenney*, Scott*, Gray*, Jenkins*, Jones*, Hubbard*, M. Soulchild*, Trotter*
7:27
Water
10.a Water: The First Movement
Co-producer – Kelo Saunders*Mixed By [Assistant At Electric Lady Studios] – Shinobu Mitsuoka, Thomas "Giggles" Brown*Mixed By [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Vince Vilorenzo*Mixed By [Electric Lady Studios] – Robert "LB" DorseyMixed By [The Studio Illadelph] – Russ "The Dragon" Elevado*Producer – TahirRecorded By [Assistant At Electric Lady Studios] – Shawn Taylor (2)Recorded By [Electric Lady Studios] – Steve MandelWritten-By – Trotter*, Williams*
10:24
10.b Water: The Abyss
Guitar – James "Blood" Ulmer*, Jeff Lee Johnson*Instruments [Thermion] – James Gray (13)Producer – The Grand WizzardsRecorded By, Mixed By [Assistant At Electric Lady Studios] – Steve Van De Gevel*Recorded By, Mixed By [Electric Lady Studios] – Russ "The Dragon" Elevado*, Steve MandelSynthesizer [Moog] – James PoyserVoice [Scream] – Hope WilsonWritten-By – Thompson*
10.c Water: The Drowning
Guitar – James "Blood" Ulmer*, Jeff Lee Johnson*Instruments [Thermion] – James Gray (13)Synthesizer [Moog] – James PoyserWritten-By – Thompson*, Kenney*, Gray*, Hubbard*
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11 Quills
Mixed By [The Studio Illadelph] – Ahmir Thompson*, Richard Nichols, Russ "The Dragon" Elevado*Percussion [Guest] – Knuckles*Producer – Kareem*Recorded By [Assistant At Encore Studios] – James McKroneRecorded By [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Gordon Gass*, Vince Dilorenzo*Recorded By [Encore Studios] – Robert "LB" DorseyRecorded By [The Studio Illadelph] – Jim Bottari, Jon SmeltzVocals [Guest] – Tracey MooreWritten-By – Riggins*, Trotter*
4:21
12 Pussy Galore
Mixed By [Assistant At Sony Studios] – Andy Brooks (3)Mixed By [Sony Studios] – Bob PowerProducer – Scott Storch, Zoukhan Bey*Recorded By [Assistant At Enterprise Studios] – Scott WhitingRecorded By [Electric Lady Studios] – Russ "The Dragon" Elevado*, Steve MandelRecorded By [Enterprise Studios] – Robert "LB" DorseySupervised By [Sony Studios] – Ahmir Thompson*, Richard NicholsVocals [Guest] – Tracey MooreWritten-By – Storch*, Trotter*
4:29
13 Complexity
Featuring, Vocals – Jill ScottMixed By [Sony Studios] – Ahmir Thompson*, Bob Power, Richard NicholsPercussion [Guest] – Knuckles*Recorded By [Assistant At The Studio Illadelph] – Gordon GossRecorded By [The Studio Illadelph] – Carlos "Storm" Martinez, Jeff ChestekSynthesizer [Guest On Arp] – Omar EdwardsWritten-By – Thompson*, Scott*, Gray*, Hubbard*, Edwards*, Trotter*
4:47
14 Something In The Way Of Things (In Town)
Recorded By, Mixed By [Assistant] – Steef Van De GevelRecorded By, Mixed By [Electric Lady Studios] – Ahmir Thompson*, Russ "The Dragon" Elevado*, Steve MandelWritten-By – Thompson*, Baraka*, Kenney*
7:16
Bonus Track (Listed)
15 Act Too (The Love Of My Life: Remix)
Remix, Producer – The Grand WizzardsWritten-By – Thompson*, Poyser*, Lynn*, Trotter*, Roots*
3:36
Unlisted Tracks
16 (Silence) 0:20
17 (Silence) 0:20
18 (Silence) 0:15
Bonus Track (Unlisted) 7:44
19.a Rhymes And Ammo
Featuring – Talib Kweli
5:00
19.b Thirsty! 2:44

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Not to be confused with The Roots - Phrenology - this version has different mould and mastering SID codes. Matrix does not mention Disctronics and also has the Universal logo multiple times. No "Made in the UK" mould stamp. My version did not come with a post card.

Jewel case with milled edges top & bottom and 'lipped border' front & back faces. Case front has "Special Edition" hologram sticker and ivory sticker with black text, carrying both the title & a reference to inclusion of singles, etc.
Back inlay is 2-sided print, with its release title visible in clear front spine.
Case cover is a 16-page 2-color booklet containing credits & other data, along with line-drawings of group members.

1: (87; Birth Sept 2002)
2: (88; Birth Aug 2000)
3: (89; Birth March 2002 2:28am)
4: (90; Birth June 2001, Finished 19 April 2002)
5: (91; Birth Feb 2002)
6: (92; Birth Sept 2002)
7: (93; Birth July 2000, Rebirth March 2002). Contains elements from "Apache" [Sugar Hill Gang]; "Jam On The Groove" [Ralph McDonald]; "Human Beat Box" [The Fat Boys].
8: (94; Planted Nov 2001)
9: (95;
10.a: (96; Birth May 2001 11:30pm, Finished 1st March 2002 1:31. Contains elements of "Her Story" [The Flying Lizards])
10.b & 10.c (96; Birth Jan 2002)
11: (97; Birth Dec 2000. Contains elements of "Breakout" [The Swingout Sisters])
12: (98; Birth June 2000. Contains elements of "Because I Got It Like That" [The Jungle Brothers])
13: (99; Birth May 2002)
14: (100; Birth Dec 2001)

4: Credited as Produced by Kamiah/Co-produced by Kamal on p5, but credits transposed on p13.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 08811 31582 5
  • Rights Society: MCPS / BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 01056
  • Matrix / Runout: 1131582 06 [4x Universal Logo]
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0448

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
088 112 996-2 The Roots Phrenology(CD, Album) MCA Records 088 112 996-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
113 138-0 The Roots Phrenology(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL + Ltd) MCA Records 113 138-0 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
FPBCD 366 The Roots Phrenology(CD, Album) MCA Records FPBCD 366 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
112 996-4 The Roots Phrenology (Cass, Album) MCA Records 112 996-4 Thailand 2002 Sell This Version
112 996-2 The Roots Phrenology(CD, Album) MCA Records 112 996-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version

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