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Jungle BrothersDone By The Forces Of Nature

Label:Warner Bros. Records – 9 26072-1, Warner Bros. Records – 1-26072
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Hip-House, African, Conscious


Jay Side
A1Beyond This World4:08
A2Feelin' Alright
Backing Vocals [Background Crowd Participation]Roadmanager-Violator Baby Chris*, Cool C (3), Juju (3), Keenan*, Lucien Revolucien*, Les*
Keyboards [Additional]Dr. Shane Faber*
A4What "U" Waitin' "4"?
Backing Vocals [Background Crowd Participation]Grace (17), Jeanine (3), Kika (9), Sister Monie*, Sister (2)
A5"U" Make Me Sweat
FeaturingA Tribe Kalled Quest*
A6Acknowledge Your Own History
Backing Vocals [Background Crowd Participation]Jarobi, Juju (3), Keenan*, Fife*, Les*, Q-Tip
FeaturingSister Monie*, Vinnia*
A7Belly Dancin' Dina
Backing Vocals [Background Crowd Participation]Brother J (2), Juju (3), Lucien Revolucien*, Sister Monie*, Les*, Red Alert, Jungle D.J. Tohwa*
Keyboards [Additional]Dr. Shane Faber*
A8Good Newz Comin'
FeaturingJames Yarish
Bee Side
B1Done By The Forces Of Nature3:48
B2Beeds On A String3:32
B3Tribe Vibes
FeaturingBlastmaster KRS 1*
B4J. Beez Comin' Through3:33
B5Black Woman3:56
B6In Dayz "2" Come
FeaturingChris (74), Nikon (2)
B7Doin' Our Own Dang
Keyboards [Additional]Dr. Shane Faber*
Written-ByDe La Soul, Sister Monie*, Q-Tip
B8Kool Accordin' "2" A Jungle Brother1:55

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© 1989 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
℗ 1989 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

Made in the U.S.A. [back sleeve]
Made in U.S.A. [inner sleeve]

Mixdown in the motherland on 125th Street at Apollo Studios, the home of WBLS

Cat# on spine: 9 26072-1
Cat# on labels: 1-26072

This album is dedicated to the ONE who created us in his image

Warner Bros.: Welcome to the Jungle

Direct Metal Mastering

Issued with black and white inner sleeve containing full lyrics and credits.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-26072-1 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992607216
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A): 1-26072-A SR1-DMM SP1-1 DMS ¢
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B): 1-26072 B-SR1-DMM SP1-1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Done By The Forces Of Nature (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9 26072-2US1989
Done By The Forces Of Nature (Cassette, Album, SR, Dolby)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records9 26072-4, 4 26072US1989
Done By The Forces Of Nature (LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records9 26072-1, 1-26072Europe1989
Done By The Forces Of Nature (CD, Album)Eternal, Warner Bros. Records7599-26072-2Europe1989
Done By The Forces Of Nature (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records926 072-2Europe1989


Wickedmarkonwax's profile picture
A definate must for hip hop fans , its wicked !
karrrlo's profile picture
One of the most creative hiphop albums of all times...
dylaf's profile picture
Edited 6 years ago
Possibly the quietest pressing ever committed to wax, and the biggest shame as it could't have happened to a better album. Mystical, spiritual genius beyond Africa, America and the whole planet... Childhood album full of memories, both of the music & what was going on growing up wise, the pain, the learning- and the beginning of unhealthy record collecting behaviour ;)
OF-THE-WORLD's profile picture
A Landmark Hip hop album IMO . From the funk to the positive vibes this one really seems timeless. I do miss the early Native Tongue Days!
pp15doodoo's profile picture
Edited 9 years ago
I love this album - it is a brilliant progression for the JBs from 'Straight Out The Jungle' and the genre from the likes of '3 Feet High..' But I always find it ultimately an unrewarding listening experience, because the album is so poorly recorded / mastered or something. It sounds like you listen to it through a wad of cotton wool. It sounds shit. What a shame.
curtismayfield's profile picture
Wow, can't believe no one's written a review of this amazing LP! I listened to this pretty much continuously from 1989 through 95 or so, along with Low End Theory and 3 Feet High and Rising. I still go back to it, even more than those other albums, every few months. And every time I listen to it, I'm moved and inspired to groove, dance and create music. Awesome, that's the only way I can describe the positive, knowledgeable message set to real soulful and banging classic hip hop music.

There was a lot of talk about turntablism as an art a few years back. Listen to the sampling and overall production of this album and you will get a valuable lesson in the fundamentals of not only hip hop but of post-80's music, period! The samples flow seamlessly with the live instruments and vocals. Think Billy Squire beats with Lonnie Smith organ samples overlayed with minor key saxes and vocal samples for choruses, all in a Terminator X 48-track style.

The lyrics are funny and intelligent, beautiful even. Maybe it's because I've listened to it straight through thousands of times, but I can pretty much recite the whole LP and it's kind of like one long song, even though there are a lot of guest rappers. They don't make albums like this anymore! Check it out if you missed it.