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Beastie BoysIll Communication

Capitol Records – 509996 94232 15, Grand Royal – 509996 94232 15
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Reissue, 180 gram, Gatefold


A1Sure Shot
Performer [Flute Sample]Jeremy Steig
Written-By ["Howlin' For Judy" Portions]J. Steig*
A2Tough Guy
Beats [Hardcore Beats]Amery Smith
A3B-Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak3:54
A4Bobo On The Corner1:13
A5Root Down
Performer ["Root Down (And Get It)" Samples]Jimmy Smith
Written-By ["Root Down (And Get It)" Samples]J. Smith*
B2Get It Together
Performer ["Headless Heroes" Samples]Eugene McDaniels
Rap [Uncredited]Q-Tip
Written-By ["Headless Heroes" Samples]E. McDaniels*
B4The Update
Performer ["Children Of The Earth Flames" Sample]John Klemmer
B5Futterman's Rule3:42
C1Alright Hear This
Performer ["Graffiti Rock" Excerpts]Michael Holman
C2Eugene's Lament
ViolinEugene Gore
C3Flute Loop
Performer ["Craps (After Hours)" Sample]Richard Pryor
Performer ["Flute Thing" Elements]The Blues Project
Written-By ["Flute Thing" Elements]Al Kooper
C4Do It
Rap [Uncredited]Biz Markie
C5Ricky's Theme3:44
D1Heart Attack Man
Beats [Hardcore Beats]Amery Smith
D2The 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 Blow
Written-By ["Jacob's Ladder" Sample]C. Walton, Jr.*
Written-By [Tough" Samples]J. Moore*, L. Smith*, R. Ford*, R. Simmons*
D4Bodhisattva Vow3:09

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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 (Text): 5 099969 423215
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099969423215
  • 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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Ill Communication (CD, Album, EMI MFG)Capitol Records, Grand RoyalC2 7243 8 28599 2 5US1994
Ill Communication (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Capitol Records, Grand RoyalC1 7243 8 28599 1 8US1994
Ill Communication (CD, Album)Capitol Records, Grand RoyalTOCP-8230Japan1994
Ill Communication (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Grand Royal, Grand Royal, Brooklyn Dust Music, Brooklyn Dust MusicGR006, GR 006US1994
Ill Communication (CD, Album, Club Edition)Capitol Records, Grand RoyalCDP 528599US1994
JAMOOL's profile picture
sounds awesome, but lol at the unreadable labels. i wonder if anyone looked at those before they went out.
UrielG123's profile picture
Hmmmm. Dunno if I got a bad pressing. But this has a lot of sibilance. Especially on Get It Together. Kinda disappointed but the pressing itself is immaculate.
rickypacific's profile picture
This record slaps! Super good sound. Present and clear. Nice bass. No harsh static or pops. This is the one you want.
jaimescreams's profile picture
If you cannot afford the original pressing, this is the one to get. Great pressing, no pops and/or clicks like some people are reporting. Recommended.
CynderBlaze's profile picture
Edited one year ago
Sides A, C and D seem to skip a LOT for some reason. Side B plays fine tho which is weird. It might be because its warped but then again it was a sealed copy before I opened it.

Also there seems to be a lot of fuzz that I can hear when playing the record so yeah, not impressed with my pressing. Oh and if it's worth mentioning my copy is an import soo yeah that might be a contributor to why its so bad.
daviddgrant's profile picture
Perfect press and the Ultimate Beastie Boys album. Great tunes from start to finish. A must have for anyone with a Hip Hop collection, these are the roots to where a lot of the current music started.
mic4268's profile picture
got mine on sept 6 for my b day no skips bass heavy like the cd but crystal clear...I have a poor mans set up old pioneer 4 12s ok mids and tweets this sounds great bass and treb set in the middle no issues
Reesdog's profile picture
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's profile picture
My copy plays through just fine. Totally bass heavy which is the way this album was meant to be.
palaver's profile picture
Sounds good here, with no skips. Mastered to be quite loud and very bassy!