Thievery Corporation ‎– The Temple Of I & I

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Thief Rockers 3:29
Letter To The Editor 3:54
Strike The Root 3:32
Ghetto Matrix 3:47
True Sons Of Zion 4:05
The Temple Of I & I 4:19
Time + Space 4:33
Love Has No Heart 4:25
Lose To Find 3:17
Let The Chalice Blaze 4:44
Weapons Of Distraction 5:07
Road Block 3:37
Fight To Survive 3:57
Babylon Falling 3:56
Drop Your Guns 3:44

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soundandlight

soundandlight

June 14, 2019
referencing The Temple Of I & I, CD, Album, Promo, esl 222
"Promo copy in cartonslave." What's a cartonslave? Anybody know this?
Gustaff_Meredith

Gustaff_Meredith

June 12, 2017
referencing The Temple Of I & I, 2xLP, Album, esl222, ESL222, esl 222

Absolutely cool release ! Perfect for the summer :-) word
guzzer

guzzer

March 6, 2017
referencing The Temple Of I & I, CD, Album, esl 222
Everything a Thievery record should be. Its warm, it washes over you, it brightens your dark corners. Breaking new ground? - not really. But its wholly satisfying and relaxing
DJ_Roland

DJ_Roland

February 28, 2017
referencing The Temple Of I & I, 2xLP, Album, esl222, ESL222, esl 222

Does this release also have the Printed innersleeves like the US release is mentioned?
Blurb10

Blurb10

February 17, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing The Temple Of I & I, 2xLP, Album, esl222, ESL222, esl 222

Every time I expect a new Thievery album to radically depart into a darker, more beat-driven, psychedelic territory, I get another album that's a slight variation of their typical sound. (How cool would it be to see Garza tackle 60's psychedelia, something he touched upon on a few tracks on "The Cosmic Game"?) "Temple" is another case of Thievery doing what they are best at: sunny vibes, guest vocalists having fun, reggae, that recognizable Thievery pseudo-1990s chord in the background... Highlights here include the energetic hip-hop "centerpiece" "Letter to the Editor", Mr. Lif doing his thing on "Ghetto Matrix" and "Fight to Survive" and the instrumental, groove-driven "Let The Chalice Blaze".
All in all, a quality album that will appease fans of Thievery, while not breaking any new ground. Sometimes familiarity is reassuring, nostalgic, a dip into the past. One can't argue the top-notch quality of its production and the pleasantness of its vibes. Less of a departure than the uber-tropical "Saudade" but (unfortunately) less dark than The Cosmic Game, this lies firmly in the middle in terms of Thievery oeuvre.
mkrzych

mkrzych

February 17, 2017
referencing The Temple Of I & I, 2xLP, Album, esl222, ESL222, esl 222
Anyone about the pressing quality please for this record? How does it sound on vinyl?
DEEJSMOKE

DEEJSMOKE

February 15, 2017
referencing The Temple Of I & I, 2xLP, Album, esl222, ESL222, esl 222
Ok real thievery sounds
For me the real bombs are in the a side and b side particularly letter to the editor ,strike the root love has no heart and obviously the temple of I & I
Great work!