Beastie Boys ‎– Ill Communication

Label:
Capitol Records ‎– 509996 94232 15, Grand Royal ‎– 509996 94232 15
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Reissue, 180 gram, Gatefold
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A1 Sure Shot
Performer [Flute Sample] – Jeremy SteigWritten-By ["Howlin' For Judy" Portions] – J. Steig*
3:20
A2 Tough Guy
Drums [Hardcore Beats] – Amery Smith
0:58
A3 B-Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak 3:54
A4 Bobo On The Corner 1:13
A5 Root Down
Performer ["Root Down (And Get It)" Samples] – Jimmy SmithWritten-By ["Root Down (And Get It)" Samples] – J. Smith*
3:32
B1 Sabotage 2:59
B2 Get It Together
Performer ["Headless Heroes" Samples] – Eugene McDanielsRap [Uncredited] – Q-TipWritten-By ["Headless Heroes" Samples] – E. McDaniels*
4:06
B3 Sabrosa 3:30
B4 The Update
Performer ["Children Of The Earth Flames" Sample] – John Klemmer
3:16
B5 Futterman's Rule 3:42
C1 Alright Hear This
Performer ["Graffiti Rock" Excerpts] – Michael Holman
3:07
C2 Eugene's Lament
Violin – Eugene Gore
2:13
C3 Flute Loop
Performer ["Craps (After Hours)" Sample] – Richard PryorPerformer ["Flute Thing" Elements] – The Blues ProjectWritten-By ["Flute Thing" Elements] – Al Kooper
1:55
C4 Do It
Rap [Uncredited] – Biz Markie
3:17
C5 Ricky's Theme 3:44
D1 Heart Attack Man
Drums [Hardcore Beats] – Amery Smith
2:15
D2 The Scoop
Performer ["Atma-Tomorrow" Samples] – Michael Urbaniak's Fusion*Performer ["I Know I Could Love You Better" Samples] – The Free Movement*Performer ["Jacob's Ladder" Sample] – Cedar Walton, Jr.*Performer [Tough" Samples] – Kurtis BlowWritten-By ["Jacob's Ladder" Sample] – C. Walton, Jr.*Written-By [Tough" Samples] – J. Moore*, L. Smith*, R. Ford*, R. Simmons*
3:36
D3 Shambala 3:41
D4 Bodhisattva Vow 3:09
D5 Transitions 3:32

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Gatefold sleeve.

℗ © 1994 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

All songs published by Brooklyn Dust Music/Polygram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) except "Get It Together" published by Brooklyn Dust Music/Polygram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) and Zomba Enterprises, Inc./Jazz Merchant Music (ASCAP).

Recorded & mixed at G-Son Studios, with the parquet floor, Atwater Village, CA and Tin Pan Alley, New York, NY.
Sequenced at Bundy's Playhouse.
Mastered at Futuredisc

Q-Tip appears courtesy of Jive Records
Biz Markee appears courtesy of His Own Damn Self

A1: Contains a sample from "The Funny Side Of Moms Mabley" Recording courtesy of MCA Records, Inc., and embodies portions of of the composition "Howlin' For Judy published by EMI Deshon Music, Inc. (BMI), performed by Jeremy Steig, courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
A5 contains samples from "Root Down (And Get It)" published by Jimmy's Music and performed by Jimmy Smith under license from Polygram Special Markets, a division of Polygram Group Distribution, Inc.
B2 contains samples from "Headless Heroes published by Lonport Music (BMI) performed by Eugene McDaniels, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation, by arrangement with Warner Special Products.
B4 contains a sample from "Children of the Earth Flames" performed by John Klemmer, courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
C1 contains excerpts from "Graffiti Rock" performed by Michael Holman, courtesy of Michael Holman.
C3: contains elements from "Flute Thing" published by Unichappell Music, Inc./Sea-Lark Entertainment and Six Continents Music (BMI). All rights administered by Unichappell Music, Inc. "Flute "Thing" performed by The Blues Project, under license from Polygram Special Markets, a division of Polygram Group Distribution, Inc.; and contains a sample from "Craps (After Hours)" performed by Richard Pryor, courtesy of Richard Pryor.
D2 contains a sample from"Jacob's Ladder" published by Vernita Music (BMI) and performed by Cedar Walton, Jr., courtesy of Columbia Records; and contains samples from "Atma-Tomorrow" performed by Michael Urbaniak's Fusion, courtesy of Columbia Records; and contains samples from "I Know I Could Love You Better" performed by The Free Movement, courtesy of Columbia Records; and contains samples from "Tough" published by Neutral Gray Music, Original J.B. Music, Funkgroove Music & Rushgroove Music (ASCAP) and performed by Kurtis Blow, under license from Polygram Special Markets, a division of Polygram Group Distribution, Inc.

The original matrix number, 28599, is still in the runouts but crossed out with a sequence of Xs.

Track durations not listed on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099969 423215
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped ["18308.1(3)..." is etched]): 50999-6-94232-1-5 Are 18308.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped ["18308.2(3)..." is etched]): 50999-6-94232-1-5 Bre 18308.2(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, stamped ["18308.3(3)..." is etched]): 50999-6-94232-1-5 Cre 18308.3(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, stamped ["18308.4(3)..." is etched]): 50999-6-94232-1-5 Dre 18308.4(3)...
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 77) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GR006, GR 006 Beastie Boys Ill Communication(2xLP, Album, Gat) Grand Royal, Grand Royal, Brooklyn Dust Music, Brooklyn Dust Music GR006, GR 006 US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 28599 4 9 Beastie Boys Ill Communication(Cass, Album) Capitol Records Ltd. 7243 8 28599 4 9 UK 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 28599 2 5 Beastie Boys Ill Communication(CD, Album) Capitol Records 7243 8 28599 2 5 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
none Beastie Boys Ill Communication(Cass) Not On Label none 1994 Sell This Version
CDP 528599 Beastie Boys Ill Communication(CD, Album) Capitol Records, Grand Royal CDP 528599 Canada 1994 Sell This Version

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Reesdog

Reesdog

December 8, 2017

Terrific pressing, best one I've heard. Actually, I highly recommend this version, it sounds incredible, like it's straight off the recording console..
scratchbrad

scratchbrad

November 2, 2017

My copy plays through just fine. Totally bass heavy which is the way this album was meant to be.
palaver

palaver

September 4, 2016

Sounds good here, with no skips. Mastered to be quite loud and very bassy!
IvanBeres

IvanBeres

December 30, 2015

It sounds great on my system! As usual very bass heavy :)
spinner1138

spinner1138

April 20, 2015
Mine seems to skip a lot.. Thought it was my set up, but no other record I have skips like this one does..
asi1980

asi1980

January 16, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
the sound has a dull effect on my copy, as if the lows are taking over and the highs are hmm... swallowed up... anyone else?