DJ Shadow ‎– Endtroducing.....

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Mo Wax ‎– 540 607-2
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Tracklist

1 Best Foot Forward 0:46
2 Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt 6:39
3 The Number Song 4:34
4 Changeling 7:17
5 **Transmission 1 0:35
6 What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4) 5:02
7 Untitled 0:25
8 Stem/Long Stem 7:48
9 **Transmission 2 1:29
10 Mutual Slump 4:00
11 Organ Donor 1:57
12 Why Hip Hop Sucks In '96 0:44
13 Midnight In A Perfect World 4:59
14 Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain 9:21
15 What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1 - Blue Sky Revisit) 6:17
16 **Transmission 3 1:11

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This is a post 1999 reissue as indicated by the press plant being Universal M & L.

(P) 1996 Mo Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London. (C) 1996 Mo Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London. except tracks

2. Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
(P) 1996 Mowax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London. Sample of 'I Feel A New Shadow' used courtesy of BMG Records.
Published by MCA Music Ltd./Mowax Music Ltd./Daisy Loo Music Inc./Ensign Music Corporation. (both c/o BMG Music Publishing)
3. The Number Song
(P) 1996 Mowax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London. Sample of "Orion" used courtesy of Polygram Records.
Published by MCA Music Ltd./Mowax Music Ltd./Creeping Death Music. c/o Polygram Music Publishing.
4. Changeling
(P) 1996 Mowax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London. Contains sample of "Invisible Limits" by Tangerine Dream. Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Published by MCA Music Ltd./Mowax Music Ltd./EMI Virgin Music Publishing.
6. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)
(P) 1996 Mowax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.
Published by MCA Music Ltd./Mowax Music Ltd./Polygram Music Publishing.
8. Stem/Long Stem
(P) 1996 Mowax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London. Sample of "Love Suite" used courtesy of Island Records.
Published by MCA Music Ltd./Mowax Music Ltd./Blue Mountain Music c/o Polygram Music Publishing.
10. Mutual Slump
(P) 1996 Mowax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London. Sample of "Possibly Maybe" used courtesy of One Little Indian.
Published by MCA Music Ltd./Mowax Music Ltd./BMG Music Publishing/Warner Chappell Music/Famous Music Inc.
13. Midnight In A Perfect World
(P) 1996 Mowax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London. Contains sample of "The Madness Subsides" by Pekka Pohjola.
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. Published by MCA Music Ltd./Mowax Music Ltd./EMI Virgin Music Publishing.
15. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1 - Blue Sky Revisit)
(P) 1996 Mowax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London. Sample of "The Voice Of The Saxophone" used courtesy of Sony Records.
Published by MCA Music Ltd./Mowax Music Ltd./MJQ Music Inc.

Published by MCA Music Ltd./Mowax Music Ltd.
Recorded at The Glue Factory, San Francisco.

The tracklist on the inlay doesn't assign numbers to the three "Transmission" interludes so it only runs from track 1 to 13 while the CD actually has 16 indexed tracks as given above. Green sticker on jewel case front gives artist, title, label and catalog number.

The sticker on some copies lists the album title as 'Entroducing.....'.

Issued in a standard jewel case with fold out insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 731454 060721 >
  • Barcode (String): 0731454060721
  • Other (Distribution Code): PY:900
  • Label Code: LC 0485
  • Rights Society: BIEM / MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout: 07314 540 607-2 02 / 50995044 MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L U
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7, 10): 07314 540 607-2 02 / 50995044 MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L R
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1, 7, 9, 10): IFPI L001
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0122
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0127
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IPFI 0125
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 01AW
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0118
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 0126
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 0121
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 0429
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI 0136
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): IFPI 0140

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MW059CD DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....(CD, Album, Car) Mo Wax MW059CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
B0025630-02 DJ Shadow Endtroducing... (20th Anniversary Endtrospective Edition)(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp, RE + CD, Album) Island Records B0025630-02 US 2016 Sell This Version
MW059MC DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....(Cass, Album) Mo Wax MW059MC UK 1996 Sell This Version
CM0329 DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....(CD, Album, Unofficial) 中国黄标 CM0329 China Unknown Sell This Version
540 607-2 DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....(CD, Album, RP) Mo Wax 540 607-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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SYSTEM-J

SYSTEM-J

May 27, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Endtroducing wasn't the first record built out of samples. It wasn't the first instrumental hip-hop record. It wasn't the first record to gain critical success despite being primarily the work of others. DJ Shadow openly declares himself an apostle of sample culture, name-checking as many legendary hip-hop producers as you like. He makes no attempt to disguise what he's doing.

Endtroducing is an album that solidifies beyond all doubt the artistic power of sampling. Using pieces of other people's music in your own compositions was not born with the sampler and neither was it with hip-hop's trick of looping the best bits of other people's music to create dancefloor explosive. However, Dad rockers everywhere will forever protest against sampling, labelled it theft. They're wrong. Endtroducing buries the argument. Music is art, and art is expression. How you get there is irrelevant provided the art is worth interpreting.

If there's a theme to Endtroducing, it's one of mortality. Almost all the samples on Endtroducing are taken from forgotten horror film scores, long-dead jazz records and ancient funk. With the occasional exception, most of the sounds will be new to you. All of this is forgotten today- Shadow has borrowed from obscure sources that history will not acknowledge. But unlike so many other samplers, Shadow has respect for these tracks. Endtroducing is an album that showcases music we'd never otherwise hear, simply because it wasn't big enough at the time to impact into the history books. In thirty years time most of our favourite records of today will probably be discarded in a similar way, and all the stars and egos at the top now will have been forgotten. The contextless dialogue snippets borrowing from recorded interviews and films strengthen this theme- we witness snatches of scenes and moments and thoughts long since buried in the sands of time. Endtroducing is about respect for the people who paved the way for today's zeitgeist.

But forget that- Endtroducing is exhalted so highly because it's brilliant. It sounds gorgeous- built out of the most emotive fragments of the entire career of a musician. It sounds like a post-modern film noir score: saxaphones, strings, violins, pianos, scratchy guitars meld in with staple hip-hop rhythms, Shadow's thick, enveloping basslines and the deftest of synth touches. The low-key production gives it an ageless quality, a smokey, rich texture. It's not just the sound either: we hear pieces of music from far removed sources meeting under a new context and gelling together as the players never would have imagined. It's melancholy, spooky, sad, reflective and chilled. It gently massages your mind, never conjuring overt emotions but suggesting whatever you want it to.

Endtroducing is quite simply an album built out of the love of music: the love of finding and sharing gems and obscurities, the love of preserving the work of people who won't get their due acknowledgement, and the sheer love of making great music, no matter what the techniques. If you love music, then you should own it because it's one of the best records you'll ever hear.
aplz

aplz

February 28, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Possibly my favourite album on earth. Brilliant tracks. Such tracks as 'What Does Your Soul Look Like?, and 'Midnight In A Perfect World' are true examples of what instrumental hip hop is all about.

If for some reason you don't have this, get it!