DJ ShadowThe Outsider

Label:Universal Motown – B0007443-02
CD, Album, Digipak
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop, Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Downtempo, Breaks, Trip Hop, Hip Hop


1Outsider Intro
Mastered ByMazen Murad
VocalsOliver Tobias
2This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)
Arranged By [Instruments]DJ Shadow, Max Weissenfeldt
Arranged By [Strings], ConductorWil Malone
Featuring [Instruments]The Heliocentrics
Mastered ByMazen Murad
Mixed By [Assist]Joe Hirst
Recorded By [Assistant]George Renwick
Recorded By [Strings]Phil Rose
Vocals, Written-ByUnknown Artist
33 Freaks
FeaturingKeak Da Sneak, Turf Talk
Mastered ByTom Coyne
Vocals [Additional]DJ D-Sharp
Written-ByC. Williams*, D. Bernstein*
4Droop-E Drop0:18
5Turf Dancing
FeaturingAnimaniaks, The Federation*
Mastered ByTom Coyne
6Keep Em Close
Performer [Sample From "TaTa (Instrumental)"]Timothy Wilson
Written-ByD. Perfetto*
7Seein Thangs
FeaturingDavid Banner
Mastered ByTom Coyne
Performer [Sample From "Crimson Red"]Cecelia*
Recorded By [Additional]Scott Bomar
Written-ByL. Crump*
8Broken Levee Blues
GuitarJoe Gore
Mastered ByMazen Murad
Performer [Sample From "Rolling Love Pt. 2"]3 Days Ahead LPF
VocalsTaalam Acey
9Artifact (Instrumental)
Mastered ByMazen Murad
Mixed ByDJ Shadow, Jim Abbiss
10Backstage Girl
FeaturingPhonte Coleman
Mastered ByMazen Murad
Written-ByP. Coleman*
11Triplicate / Something Happened That Day
Mastered ByMazen Murad
Performer [Sample From "In A Landscape"], Written-By [Sample From "In A Landscape"], Composed By [Sample From "In A Landscape"]John Cage
Written-ByJ. Cage*
12The Tiger
Drums [Additional]Count
Mastered ByMazen Murad
Mixed ByDJ Shadow, Jim Abbiss
Mixed By [Assisted]Jesse Gladstone, Joe Hirst
Percussion [Additional]Jack Yglesias
Written-ByS. Pizzorno*
13Erase You
FeaturingChris James (6)
Mastered ByMazen Murad
Mixed ByDJ Shadow, Jim Abbiss
Mixed By [Assisted]Jesse Gladstone, Joe Hirst
Written-ByC. James*
14What Have I Done
FeaturingChristina Carter
Mastered ByMazen Murad
Performer [Sample From "Grow"]Scott Witte
Recorded By [Vocals]Jesse Gladstone
Written-ByC. Carter*
15You Made It
Arranged By [Strings]DJ Shadow
Arranged By [Strings], ConductorWil Malone
FeaturingChris James (6)
Mastered ByTim Young
Mixed ByDJ Shadow, Jim Abbiss
Mixed By [Assisted]Jesse Gladstone, Joe Hirst
Percussion [Additional]Count
Performer [Sample From "Hard On Me"]The Bentleys (5)
Performer [Strings]The London Session Orchestra
Recorded By [Assisted]George Renwick
Recorded By [Strings]Phil Rose
Written-ByC. James*
Mastered ByTom Coyne
Performer [Sample From "Bobby"]Severance (7)
Recorded By [Vocals]Jesse Gladstone
Vocals [Additional]Count
Written-ByK. Fareed*, L. Daumont*
17Dats My Part
Mastered ByTom Coyne
Recorded By [Vocals]D-Wiz, Droop-E
Written-ByE. Stevens*
183 Freaks (Droop-E Remix)
Edited ByDJ Shadow
Mastered ByTom Coyne
Recorded By [Additional Vocals]Nump
Remix, Producer [Additional]Droop-E

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Track 6 contains a sample of 'Ta Ta' by Timothy Wilson.
Track 7 contains a sample of 'Crimson Red' by Cecelia.
Track 8 contains a sample of 'Rolling Love Pt 2' by 3 Days Ahead.
Track 11 contains a sample of 'In A Landscape' by John Cage.
Track 14 contains a sample of 'Grow' by Scott Witte.
Track 15 contains a sample of 'Hard On Me' by The Bentleys.
Track 16 contains a sample of 'Bobby' by Severance.

Issued in a eight-panel Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 602517049574
  • Barcode (Text): 6 02517 04957 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): B00 074 4302 [email protected]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [EDC logo] B00 074 4302 [email protected] B
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1, 2): IFPI L006
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0373
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0323
  • Other (Mould, Variant 2): MADE IN USA BY UML

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The Outsider (CDr, Album, Copy Protected, Numbered, Promo)Island RecordsnoneUK2006
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The Outsider (CD, Album, Special Edition, Super Jewel Box)Island Records1703468UK & Europe2006
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The Outsider (CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, All Media, Limited Edition, Digipak)Island Records1707194UK2006
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The Outsider (2×LP, Album)Island Records1704960UK2006
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The Outsider (CD, Album, Super Jewel Box)Island Records, Island Records1705023, 0-06025-1705023-5Europe2006


  • Headphone_Commute's avatar
    Ok. Fine. I admit. I missed this one. I don't know how it happened. Either it didn't make a big splash, or I got stuck playing Endtroducing... I guess both are true. Meanwhile, Josh Davis, who slammed the above mentioned monumental debut back in 1996, returned a decade later with a third DJ Shadow album. The Outsider may surprise (and/or disappoint) any DJ Shadow fan. The album has only a few instrumental tracks, and it's pretty hip-hop heavy, featuring a long list of West Coast rappers, including Keak Da Sneak, Federation, and Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest. Davis is based out of Bay Area, so it would be almost impossible for him to ignore the hyphy movement. Speaking to The Skinny magazine, Davis said, "it was really exciting when it came along and rather than do what I would probably have done in the past and go 'well gee, I'm a guy who mainly works with samples, so I guess this is just gonna pass me by,' I embraced it." Half way through the album we get a taste of blues, followed by an upbeat instrumental piece, and soon Davis drops a couple of indie tracks, featuring the vocals of Chris James from Stateless. Luckily for me, I dig the West Coast hip-hop sound. And I was equally impressed with the indie rock sound. But The Outsider may turn away the die hard fans. I guess the days of record digging may be over for the DJ Shadow that we know [and love], and as Davis matured, so did his desire for quality studio production. Favorite tracks: This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way), Backstage Girl, and Erase You.
    • scoundrel's avatar
      DJ Shadow goes hyphy! _The Outsider_ represents a departure in sound for him, even if the the spoken word intro promises something ominous and "This Time" is a piece of sunny upbeat funk. But "3 Freaks" brings in the granddaddy of hyphy, Keak Da Sneak, for some grindy hip-hop more interested in partying than head-nodding. And things continue in that vein for pretty much the entirety of the album. "Seein Things" takes on an angrier tone, addressing the government's mangled response to Hurricane Katrina, leading into the electric guitar blues of "Broken Levee Blues." After some more nonsense, "Triplicate/Something Happened That Day" gets us back to what made DJ Shadow (almost) a household name. After that, the album takes on an indie rock vibe, with "The Tiger" and "Erase You." Christina Carter's delicate voice buoys "What Have I Done." And if "You Made It" sounds suspiciously like a Coldplay sound... well, I blame Chris James for that. But, jarringly, "Enuff" throws the hip-hop back in the fold, even if it's not as grating as the hyphy of the earlier half. I won't even comment on "Dats My Part." It's a maddeningly uneven album, but perhaps it's naive to assume that DJ Shadow would continue doing _Endtroducing_ over and over again. I'm eager to see how he develops next.



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