DJ ShadowThe Mountain Will Fall

Label:Mass Appeal – MSAP0034LP, Liquid Amber – MSAP0034LP
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop
Style:Bass Music, Breaks, Instrumental, Experimental


A1The Mountain Will Fall
Mixed ByDJ Shadow
Performer [Prima Alba]Dario Baldan Bembo
Written-ByD. Baldan Bembo*
A2Nobody Speak
FeaturingRun The Jewels
Performer [Ol' Man River]Caterina Valente
Recorded By [Brass]Tim Burns
Tenor Saxophone [Tenor], Baritone Saxophone [Baritone Sax]Jake Telford
TromboneTim Burns
TrumpetGraham Pike
Written-ByJ. Meline*, M. Render*
A3Three Ralphs
Mixed ByDJ Shadow
FeaturingNils Frahm
Mixed ByDJ Shadow
Written-ByN. Frahm*
B2The Sideshow
FeaturingErnie Fresh
Performer [Every Day Is Tha Weekend]Celly Cel
Recorded By [Vocal Treatments]Mophono
Written-ByE. Upton*
B3Depth Charge
Mixed ByDJ Shadow
Mixed ByDJ Shadow
C2Ashes To Oceans
Double BassGavin Barras
FeaturingMatthew Halsall
FluteJordan Smart
Mixed ByDJ Shadow
PianoTaz Modi
Sampler [Sampling]DJ Shadow
TrumpetMatthew Halsall
Written-ByM. Halsall*, T. Modi*
C3Pitter Patter
FeaturingBleep Bloop, G Jones
Written-ByA. Triggs*, D. Stanley*
Written-By [Pitter Patter]The Birdies
Mixed ByDJ Shadow
Performer [Color Blind]Ice Cube
D2Ghost Town
Mixed ByDJ Shadow
D3Suicide Pact
Mixed ByDJ Shadow

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Issued in Gatefold sleeve, together with a large sticker sheet representing a triangular mountain, a rectangular "DJ Shadow The Mountain Will Fall" and the personage and his crown in a circle. The stencil is wider compared to the one to be found with the CD version and shows: "For use with chalk spray only. Do not vandalize private property. We do not condone the willful destruction of public and private property." Vinyl are stored in printed inner sleeves. Pre-orders of the LP received an email to download the MP3 @ 320 kbps album, but a proper cardboard redeem coupon with a unique serial number was also given with this release.

Differences on this Release as Compared to the Digital Version:
A1: Fades in and Fades Out. Lacks the "HI" present on other version and lacks the cassette sound effect at the end of the track.
A3: Does not include the final "Ralph?" after the speed change as on other versions. Does not fade into "Bergschrund"
B1: Does not fade in from "Three Ralphs" and thus lacks the "Ralph?" vocal from the end of "Three Ralphs"

All tracks published by New Futility Music, ASCAP, except:
A2: Definitive Jux Music/Pulse Music, SESAC, Aniyah's Music/Royalty Network, ASCAP
B1: Manners McDade
B2: Copyright Control
C2: Copyright Control, MCPS/PRS
C3: Michele Publ. Co., BMI, Bleep Bloop Music, ASCAP, G Jones Music, ASCAP

A1 Contains interpolation of "Prima Alba" by Dario Baldan Bembo (Come Il Vento, 1975).
A2: Brass recorded at Thrum Studio, London.
Contains interpolation of "Ol' Man River" by Caterina Valente (London Records, 1968).
B2: Vocal treatments recorded at Circuit Studios, SF.
Contains a sample of "Every Day Is The Weekend" by Celly Cel (Jive Records, 1998).
C2: Live instrumentation recorded at 80 Hertz Studios, Manchester.
C3: Contains interpolation of "Pitter Patter" by The Birdies (CRC Charter, 1965).
D1: Contains interpolation of "Color Blind" by Ice Cube (Priority Records, 1991).
D2: This is the most ancient track of this album as it was initially released on November 4th, 2014 on The Liquid Amber EP.
(P) 2014 A&M Records Ltd. a division of Universal Music Operations Limited. Licensed courtesy of Universal International Music B.V.

For Mass Appeal Records: Amit Nerurkar, Peter Bittenbender
Thanks Jack Dangers @ Tape Lab for the use of the Synthi 100.

On back of vinyl 2's inner sleeve: © 2016 Reconstruction Productions, Inc., under exclusive license to Mass Appeal Records, LLC.
On side B & side D's label: © 2016 New Futility Music (ASCAP), all rights worldwide administered exclusively by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 12814 02031 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 812814020316
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: SESAC
  • Rights Society: MCPS/PRS
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout grooves hand etchings): F.T. MSAP 0034 LP. A1 S-97683
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout grooves hand etchings): MSAP 0034 LP. B1 S-97684
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, runout grooves hand etchings): MSAP 0034 LP. C1 S-97685
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, runout grooves hand etchings): MSAP 0034 LP. D1 S-97686

Other Versions (5 of 10)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Mountain Will Fall (13×File, AAC, Album)Reconstruction ProductionsnoneUS2016
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The Mountain Will Fall (CD, Album)Mass Appeal, Liquid AmberMSAP0034USA & Europe2016
The Mountain Will Fall (CD, Album)Mass Appeal, Liquid Amber, Hostess Entertainment UnlimitedMSAP0034J, HSE-5094Japan2016
The Mountain Will Fall (12×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Mass Appeal, Liquid AmberMSAP0034LPUS2016
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The Mountain Will Fall (Cassette, Album, Limited Edition)Mass Appeal, Liquid AmberMSAP0034CSUS2016



  • Days's avatar
    Great sound and low surface noise. Top notch packaging. Music wise it´s his best album in years.
    • 8bitBarry's avatar
      This is one brilliant album. I read a few reviews, they did little to express who big this album sounds, the bass is subsonic. I just wish he had helped out with Run the Jewels vinyl production, which is bloody terrible on RTJ2 and 3.
      • GoldenGuy444's avatar
        Edited 6 years ago
        Pressing sounds great! Packaging is top notch and feels like the price I paid. My personal favorite DJ Shadow album, it has an irresistible mix of atmospheric tracks (The Mountain Will Fall, Ashes to Oceans) his signature 'beats' (Three Ralphs, Calafornia) and vocal tracks (Pitter Patter, Nobody Speak, The Sideshow) Only Issue I have is the fake record static on "The Sideshow" it works okay in digital form but playing from an actual record it sounds awful. At first "Calafornia" didn't really hook me, but after hearing it on vinyl the perfectly eq'd bass blew me away, sounds incredible.
        • AskeladdenBlack's avatar
          Edited 7 years ago
          Music aside (which is pretty dope) this is seriously good clean loud pressing and the mixing & mastering is spot on with a heap of tight & focused sub bass going on.
          Also glad that its not an album full of guest vocalists.
          • ProtocolOne's avatar
            The album is dope. It jumps around themes, but that also symbolizes this period in music after all. And the pressing is good, well very good, I just put on the Shure M44G's on my HipHop vinyls and get as close as I can to the setup that artists actually use for sampling here (well my opinion). And just enjoy it. Only thing I don't like about the release - the inner sleeves are a bit too tight for the hard paper used against the sharp edges of the vinyl - will break in the middle of the folds fast if good care not taken. But the tracks, well, going to wait for the next one to come out and get that too. So it continues.
            • sannaciram's avatar
              Much better work than I had anticipated. His late 90s early 2000s era stands at the top for me, so I was pleasantly surprised with this late career release. This pressing is only OK, some crackling that just won't go away even after RCM cycle, but Rainbo product is always a crap shoot you knew that.

              Lastly, stay away from fat_beats seller here, who's listed as 1 of the many sellers for this entry. FatBeats the label: their product is totally cool, got no complaints about the label, they obviously are intense about the music n artists that they have released over the many years. I'm talking bout their point guy for selling on discogs - Mohammed, I think? I dunno know about how their customer service via their own website,, I can only talk bout them as a discogs seller. Whadda an unbelievable character, the guy's got a serious attitude problem, my buddy tried to enter a simple transaction with him a few yrs ago, and Mohammed was an angry loony to him. Again, plenty of sellers to choose for this release, no need to patronize fat_beats here.
              • dmkbox's avatar
                Edited 7 years ago
                Funky base album. Fresh, solid. Pressing is good too. Shadow good comeback. I don't know why this album low marked by critics reviews.
                • Mr.Sneis's avatar
                  Solid release by Shadow, very modern sounding ~ maybe like RTJ influence over the entire album. IMO he fell off kinda hard after Private Press but this one puts him back on the map. Not the quietest in surface noise and both LP's are fairly warped on my set.
                  • blacklog's avatar
                    This is a great pressing and a great album some tracks are really good compared to others, it offers some juke/footwork, some trap influences mixed with a soul/jazzy vibe all rounded of with careful timing and some strong bass, this is the best thing shadow has done since private press.


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