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Label:Top Dawg Entertainment – 8985-44919-1, RCA – 88985-44919-1
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Green Translucent
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Contemporary R&B

Tracklist

A1Supermodel
Drums [Additional Drums]Stix (18)
EngineerRay Charles Brown*
ProducerScum (42)
Vocals [Additional Vocals]Pharrell Williams
Voice [Skit]Mommy (7)
A2Love Galore
EngineerChris Classick
Engineer [Assistant Engineered At Windmark By]Tristan Bott
FeaturingTravis Scott (2)
Recorded By [Travis Scott Recorded By]Blake Harden
A3Doves In the Wind
EngineerProphit (3)
FeaturingKendrick Lamar
Performer ["Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get In Da Club)" Sample]Redman
Performer [Sample]Redman
ProducerCam O'bi
Recorded By [Kendrick Lamar Recorded By]Matt Schaeffer
Voice [Skit]Granny (8)
Written-By ["Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get In Da Club)"]Dana Stinson, John Bowman, Reggie Noble
Written-By ["Turn Me Up Some"]James Yancey, Trevor Smith (4)
A4Drew Barrymore
EngineerProphit (3)
ProducerCarter Lang, Scum (42)
StringsMacie Stewart
Voice [Skit]Mommy (7)
B1Prom
EngineerProphit (3)
ProducerScum (42)
Producer [Additional Production]Carter Lang
Written-ByC. Lang*, S. Rowe*, T. Donaldson*
B2The Weekend
EngineerChris Classick
Performer ["Set The Mood (Prelude)" Elements]Justin Timberlake
Performer [Elements]Justin Timberlake
ProducerThankGod4Cody
Written-By ["Set The Mood (Prelude)"]Justin Timberlake, Floyd Hills*, Timothy Mosley
B3Go Gina
EngineerJuan Carlos (24)
ProducerCarter Lang, Scum (42)
Producer [Additional Production]Frank Dukes
Written-ByA. Feeney*, C. Lang*, S. Rowe*, T. Donaldson*
B4Garden (Say It Like Dat)
ProducerBēkon
Producer [Additional Production]Craig Balmoris, The Donuts (5)
Written-ByC.Balmoris*, D. Tannenbaum*, S. Rowe*
C1Broken Clocks
EngineerChris Classick
Performer ["West" Portions]River Tiber
ProducerThankGod4Cody
Written-By ["West"]Adam Feeney, Ashton Simmons, T. Paxton-Beesley*
C2Anything
EngineerScum (42)
Performer ["Spring Affair" Sample]Donna Summer
ProducerScum (42)
Producer [Additional Production]Carter Lang
Written-By ["Spring Affair"]Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Peter Bellotte*
C3Wavy (Interlude)
Engineer [Assistant Engineered By]Brandon Wood
FeaturingJames Fauntleroy*
Recorded By [James Fauntleroy Recorded By]Prophit (3)
Written-ByC. Fayne*, J. Fauntleroy*, L. Plas*, S. Rowe*
D1Normal Girl
EngineerJT (39)
ProducerCarter Lang
D2Pretty Little Birds
EngineerProphit (3)
FeaturingIsaiah Rashad
Recorded By [Isaiah Rashad Recorded By]Josef Leimberg
D320 Something
EngineerBlake Harden
ProducerCarter Lang, Scum (42)
Voice [Skit]Mommy (7)
Written-ByC. Lang*, S. Rowe*, T. Donaldson*
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Credits

Notes

Gatefold sleeve. Includes an 8-page booklet. Download code printed on the booklet.

Supermodel:
Recorded at No Excuses

Love Galore:
Travis Scott / Recorded by Blake Harden at home studio & Windmark Recording, Santa Monica, CA
Recorded at The Lake House in Michigan

Doves In The Wind:
Kendrick Lemar / Recorded [...] at No Excuses
Recorded at No Excuses
Contains a sample of the recording "Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get In Da Club)" written by Reggie Noble, John Bowman and Dana Stinson as performed by Redman, published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Dayna's Day Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), Funky Noble Productions, Inc. (ASCAP) & CLR, Inc. (ASCAP). All rights administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) and WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) courtesy of Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Under license from Universal Music Enterprises.
Contains an interpolation from "Turn Me Up Some" written by Trevor Smith and James Yancey, published by Universal Polygram International Publishing, Inc. O/B/O itself and E.P.H.C.Y. Publishing (ASCAP)/Kobalt Music Publishing/T'Ziah Music (BMI).

Drew Barrymore:
Recorded at Engineears Studios

Prom:
Recorded at Engineears Studios

The Weekend:
Recorded at Platinum Sounds Studios
Contains elements of "Set The Mood (Prelude)" written by Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosely and Floyd Hills as performed by Justin Timberlake, published by W.B.M. Music Corp. (SESAC) and Danjahandz Muzik (SESAC). All rights administered by W.B.M. Music Corp. (SESAC)/Universal Music - Z Tunes LLC O/B/O Tennman Tunes (ASCAP)/Ole Virginia Beach Music (ASCAP).

Go Gina:
Recorded at No Excuses

Garden (Say It Like Dat):
Recorded at No Excuses

Broken Clocks:
Recorded at The Lake House in Michigan
This composition embodies portions of "West" written by Thomas Paxton-Beesley, Adam Feeney and Ashton Simmons as performed by River Tiber, published by EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Nyankingmusic/Arts & Crafts Music, Inc. D/B/A Galleryac Music

Anything:
Recorded at Top Dawg House Of Pain
Contains a sample of the recording "Spring Affair" written by Georgio Moroder, Peter Bellotte and Donna Summer as performed by Donna Summer, published by WB Music Corp./Sweet Summer Nights Music (ASCAP) courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Wavy (Interlude):
James Fauntleroy / Recorded [...] at 1500 Or Nothin' Studios

Normal Girl:
Recorded at No Excuses

Pretty Little Birds:
Isaiah Rashad / Recorded by Josef Leimberg at Josef's studio
Recorded at Josef's studio

20 Something:
Recorded at Windmark Recording, Santa Monica, CA

℗ & © 2017 Top Dawg Entertainment under exlcusive license to RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Marketed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010-8601.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed, spaces removed): 889854491918
  • Barcode (Text): 8 8985-44919-1 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 88985-44919-1 A SS 28289.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 88985-44919-1 B3 SS 28333.2(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 1): 88985-44919-1 C SS 28289.3(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 1): 88985-44919-1 D SS 28289.4(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 88985449191 A 37529.1(3)... R Houghten [signature]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 88985449191 B 37529.2(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 2): 88985449191 C 37529.3(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 2): 88985449191 D 37529.4(3)...
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: SESAC

Other Versions (5 of 22)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Ctrl (14×File, AAC, Album, 256 kbps)Top Dawg Entertainment, RCAnone2017
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Ctrl (CD, Album)Top Dawg Entertainment, RCA88985-44919-2US2017
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Ctrl (CD, Album)Top Dawg Entertainment, RCA, Sony Music88985449192Europe2017
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Ctrl (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Teal Marbled)Top Dawg Entertainment, RCA88985-46523-1, 8985-44919-1US2017
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Ctrl (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Coke Bottle Clear)Top Dawg Entertainment, RCA88985-44919-2US2017

Recommendations

Reviews

  • livin_with_lyss's avatar
    My copy played great! Some minor pops but nothing major. Love the color as well!
    • lanasbluepoodle's avatar
      Edited 7 months ago
      got this at a local record store , side a has some pops in really quiet spots, side b sounds gorge . my first disc is warped, my second disc is 140g (i think), side c sounds really good with some pops on anything,side d has a lot of crackles at the first verse and chorus of normal girl. OVERALL: it has really good bass and it sounds good for the most part, and my pressing has green swirls when you put it in the light.
      • aowens's avatar
        aowens
        I just picked up a sealed copy, replaced the paper leaves, and did an ultrasonic clean before playing based on the reviews. It sounds nearly flawless. Dead silent with superb dynamics. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a recent new copy of this.
        • Cloomen's avatar
          Cloomen
          Love the album but after mixed reviews I’ve seen of the pressings, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was fortunate enough to receive both LPs as nice translucent green, and for the most sounded really great. Side 3 had slight static. I prefer that over good packaging anyways but the inner fold seemed distorted. Told myself it’s just the style that’s fine. Then the labels look like something I would have printed out off word in 2005 and not symmetrical. Still love the album and happy it sounds great! All that really matters
          • rainp12's avatar
            rainp12
            I bought this on impulse. I have heard great things about this album. Listened to it for the first time on this and It was amazing. Great album and amazing press. 10/10
            • vacrtino's avatar
              vacrtino
              seeing the reviews on here and other resellers, i was definitely worried about the sound on my copy. i picked this up recently at a barnes and nobles after looking for over a year now, and i was very excited. after cleaning the records, i only heard around 4 pops and some static. static was vert heavy at the beginning of side a,b, and c but stopped by the time the song started. i also noticed some static during the middle of love galore and beginning of supermodel, although i did use the same dirty brush i used to clean the other sides so maybe ill reclean it in the future. i also noticed the trash paper sleeves included made the sides of disc one kinda cut off. besides that i think the records sound fine and the bad reviews on sound have either not cleaned the records well or they were just unlucky i guess. very excited to own this though 🤗
              • k0nnicsas's avatar
                k0nnicsas
                just cleaned this record , not sure how yall clean it but after clean , my copy sound better than before
                • seth1881's avatar
                  seth1881
                  This variant has had multiple represses and the quality still hasn’t been fixed. Even after a wet clean, it sounds awful. I went through 3 copies and each one has cracks and loud pops every couple seconds. Side A/B also was pressed off center, and my tone arm sways badly so you can hear a slight distortion.
                  • nolan.hates.soymilk's avatar
                    my copy is very noisy, even after a wet clean. sounds like it's mastered quite nicely otherwise, but sadly pretty distracting.
                    • richvinyls's avatar
                      richvinyls
                      amazing album on a gorgeous pressing. the green is my favorite pressing and i’m glad that it’s easily accessible now that it’s been restocked! quality’s great too!!

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