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Flying LotusYou're Dead!

Label:Warp Records – WARPLP256
Format:
2 x Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album
Country:UK, Europe & US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz
Style:Future Jazz, Experimental, Drum n Bass, Jazzy Hip-Hop

Tracklist

A1Theme
Backing VocalsNiki Randa
BassThundercat
DrumsDeantoni Parks
Keyboards, Sampler [Samples], Backing VocalsFlying Lotus
Keyboards, SaxophoneKamasi Washington
PercussionAndres Renteria
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
A2Tesla
BassThundercat
DrumsGene Coye
Keyboards, Sampler [Samples]Flying Lotus
Keyboards, Written-ByHerbie Hancock
Written-ByStephen Bruner
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
A3Cold Dead
BassThundercat
DrumsRonald Bruner*
KeyboardsBrandon Coleman
Keyboards, Sampler [Samples], Backing VocalsFlying Lotus
SaxophoneKamasi Washington
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
A4Fkn Dead
Bass, GuitarThundercat
DrumsGene Coye
KeyboardsBrandon Coleman
Keyboards, Percussion, Backing VocalsFlying Lotus
PercussionAndres Renteria
Written-ByStephen Bruner
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
B1Never Catch Me
Bass, Backing VocalsThundercat
DrumsDeantoni Parks
Keyboards, Backing VocalsFlying Lotus
Mixed By [Vocals]Derek "MixedByAli" Ali*
Vocals, FeaturingKendrick Lamar
Written-BySteven Ellison
B2Dead Man's Tetris
BassThundercat
Keyboards, SynthesizerFlying Lotus
Vocals, Written-By, FeaturingSnoop Dogg
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
B3Turkey Dog Coma
Bass, Backing VocalsThundercat
GuitarBrendon Small
PercussionAndres Renteria, Niki Randa
SaxophoneKamasi Washington
Written-ByStephen Bruner
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
B4Stirring
BassThundercat
GuitarJeff Lynne (2)
KeyboardsFlying Lotus
Written-ByJeff Lynn*
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
B5Coronus, The Terminator
BassThundercat
DrumsDeantoni Parks
Keyboards, VocalsFlying Lotus
VocalsNiki Randa
Written-ByNiki Randa
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
B6Siren Song
Backing VocalsArlene Deradoorian, Niki Randa
BassThundercat
DrumsDeantoni Parks
GuitarBrendon Small
KeyboardsBrandon Coleman
PercussionAndres Renteria
Vocals, Written-By, FeaturingAngel Deradoorian
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
C1Turtles
BassThundercat
KeyboardsBrandon Coleman
Written-ByStephen Bruner
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
C2Ready Err Not
BassThundercat
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
C3Eyes Above
BassThundercat
DrumsDeantoni Parks
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
C4Moment Of Hesitation
DrumsGene Coye
Engineer [Assistant]Martin Cooke (2), Nicolas Fournier
KeyboardsHerbie Hancock
Mixed ByRich Costey
Mixed By [Assistant]Mario Borgatta
PercussionAndres Renteria
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
Written-By, SaxophoneKamasi Washington
D1Descent Into Madness
Bass, VocalsThundercat
PercussionFlying Lotus
Written-ByStephen Bruner
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
D2The Boys Who Died In Their Sleep
BassThundercat
KeyboardsFlying Lotus
Vocals, FeaturingCaptain Murphy (2)
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
D3Obligatory Cadence
D4Your Potential / The Beyond
Backing VocalsFlying Lotus
BassThundercat
Vocals, Written-By, FeaturingNiki Randa
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
D5The Protest
BassThundercat
DrumsDeantoni Parks
KeyboardsTaylor Greaves*
Vocals, KeyboardsFlying Lotus
Written-By, ProducerSteven Ellison
D6Protector2:11
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D6 is a bonus hidden track that is not mentioned on the release and plays after 90 seconds of silence after D5.

(P) 2014 Warp Records Limited
(C) 2014 Warp Records Limited

Gatefold jacket

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 01061 02561 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, 1 I mirrored): WARPLP256 A BE56537-01 A2 Beau @ Ten Eight Seven 1 I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, 1 mirrored): WARPLP256 B +1 BE56537-01 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): WARPLP256 C BE56537-02 C2 Beau @ Ten Eight Seven
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, 1 mirrored): WARPLP256 D ≃ 1 BE56537-02 D2

Other Versions (5 of 15)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
You're Dead! (CDr, Album, Promo)Warp RecordsnoneUK2014
New Submission
You're Dead! (19×File, MP3, Album, 320kbps)Warp RecordsWARPCDD256UK2014
You're Dead! (CD, Album)Warp RecordsWARPCD256UK & Europe2014
New Submission
You're Dead! (4×LP, Album, 180g, Box Set, Limited Edition)Warp RecordsWARPLP256XUK & Europe2014
New Submission
You're Dead! (2×LP, Promo, Test Pressing, White Label)Warp RecordsWARPCD256UK & Europe2014
Fluxx69's profile picture
Fluxx69
Edited 6 months ago
This album really shines in its Japanese instrumental edition. The music and its almost frenetically busy arrangements are given the space to move and really shine without being held back by the vocals, and whereas the official release comes over as hip hop done in a jazz fusion vein, the instrumental edition comes across as 70's inspired psychedelic sci-fi jazz hi hop.
Why the instrumental edition of You're Dead! wasn't given an official worldwide release as was done with Flamagra is baffling. Get yourselves the instrumental edition before they're all gone.
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Army_of_One
This LP sounds much better than the 2010 pressing of Cosmogramma. It's much more dynamic and sounds fantastic, it's in a beautiful heavy-duty thick spined card jacket with incredible artwork, and from what I've seen it's not very expensive to pick up a copy these days, I highly highly recommend this LP to any Flylo fans.
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TommyVF
Remember seeing this on ad posters on the London subway... Made me hipster-avoid the album for a bit. Gotta say, though, I, for one, do like the short tracks and the wide experimental vibe (just trying new things and collaborating is impressive). If you liked Cosmogramma then this is your jam, just a bit more epic, dark, hiphop/fusion-infused. It’s short in total, but that’s alright, makes you want more and keeps it feeling urgent which might be on purpose thematically. Personally enjoying this a lot! Props to FlyLo for being so collaborative <3

Enjoyability/Variety/Appeal/Originality/Skills=100%
TT score: 18/17/18/18/19=90%
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bassbinvisual
Sorry to say this, I am very disappointed, as only a few listenable tracks, the rest of the tracks sounds like: (fillers only)... At least the artwork is mint, amazing seriously!
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vncewd
Even though the A2 side is a bit noisy in my print, I still love this album, it's his best work yet.
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tommyvercettigang
Edited 4 years ago
this is an interesting album that starts to shine when the jazz drums and sax starts to kick in .

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ProtoMoss
Edited 5 years ago
People complaining about how much space is wasted etc have no clue. If you were to split this album into two sides it would sound like crap : you can't cram about 20 minutes worth of bass heavy, distorted electronic material onto one side without having to make SERIOUS compromises during the cutting process. On the other hand, what the mastering engineer could have done to improve it is to either cut each side at 45 RPM (beneficial in every way) or add one or two more songs on each side and make it a 3-sided LP, that said, the latter wouldn't change much and you'd wind up with a blank side (speaking of wasted space...).
There is no point in complaining about the nature of the medium and the limitations that come with it. Take it or leave it, maybe digitise it or live with it, that is.
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MSKDCT
This album is quite the trip. The two 12" format is lost on me though. Its such a waste of material and a bit of a nuisance. Its not like 90s albums that get reissued to a vinyl format and does not really fit the single LP format... this record was intended to be this short side format, which I don't get. Thundercat did the same thing for Apocalypse, which is turning me off from getting the album.

On the plus side, the artwork is amazing. Very twisted, but very clever. Its a great release to have on the shelf, though being overweight.
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Aphex_Acid
Edited 5 years ago
I found this "album" to be very disappointing considering his previous releases.
This is more like an EP, with 2 or 3 full tracks. The rest seems like filler to me. Random 1 or 2 minute tracks that seem more like ideas or rough mixes or something.
Call me boring but I wanted more of the same stuff that got me into Flying Lotus. I loved the heavy, throbbing basslines that to me was his signature sound. There is almost none of that here, instead just self indulgent experiments that for me serve no purpose other than to bore and make me listen to something else instead.

I find the generally very positive reception of the album incredibly confusing.
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lawrencestevens2001
(Quick Review #14)
Listen: #1

I went to this album since I heard it was nice and jazzy mixed with some fun weird shit. It's a good album in my opinion. The production is great, and besides the Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Joints, the whole album has a J. Dilla Donuts vibe to it, with most tracks only being 1-2 minutes. This is by no means a bad thing, as I love Donuts. But yea, great production, great vibe, great album

Decent to Strong 8