Thievery Corporation ‎– The Temple Of I & I

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Thief Rockers
Featuring – Zee (21)
A2 Letter To The Editor
Featuring – Racquel Jones
A3 Strike The Root
Featuring – Notch
A4 Ghetto Matrix
Featuring – Mr. Lif
B1 True Sons Of Zion
Featuring – Notch
B2 The Temple Of I & I (Instrumental)
B3 Time + Space
Featuring – Lou Lou Ghelichkhani*
B4 Love Has No Heart
Featuring – Shana Halligan
C1 Lose To Find
Featuring – Elin Melgarejo
C2 Let The Chalice Blaze (Instrumental)
C3 Weapons Of Distraction
Featuring – Notch
D1 Road Block
Featuring – Racquel Jones
D2 Fight To Survive
Featuring – Mr. Lif
D3 Babylon Falling
Featuring – Puma (22)
D4 Drop Your Guns
Featuring – Notch

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℗© ESL Music 2017.
© ESL Music 2017.
Management: Elliptic Mgmt / Faction Ent.

First catalog number appears on sticker & printed inner sleeves, while the second & third catalog numbers are listed on center labels and spine respectively.

Issued in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and a double-sided folded poster.
A sticker is attached on the front cover. A download coupon is also included.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 89326 76548 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 889326765486
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts A Side): ESL-222LP-A CB MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts B Side): ESL-222LP-B CB MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts C Side): ESL-222LP-C CB MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts D Side): ESL-222LP-D CB MPO


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June 12, 2017

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


February 28, 2017

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


February 17, 2017
edited 9 months ago

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.


February 17, 2017
Anyone about the pressing quality please for this record? How does it sound on vinyl?


February 15, 2017
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!