- DVD Audio (22 Sept. 2003)
- Please Note: This is a DVD-Audio disc which is playable on most DVD players as well as all DVD-Audio players.
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: DTS Surround Sound, Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
- Label: Dts
- ASIN: B000085RTG
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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The Wraith: Shangri-La [DVD AUDIO] DTS Surround Sound, Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
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Detroit-based rappers Insane Clown Posse throw down the sixth and last album of their "Joker's Card" series, entitled The Wraith: Shangri-La. This set is the duo's first full-length recording since 2000's dual release of Bizzar and Bizaar, and tops off the joker cards like a giant diamond on top of a pile of gold. And the dts 5.1 surround sound re-mix will make you laugh, cry, and swing your hatchets high, because these wicked clowns will never die! Audio Options: 5.1 MLP for DVD-Audio Players; 5.1 DTS for DTS-Capable systems; 2.0 PCM for all DVD-Video player "Mixed in DTS-ES 6.1, this sound mix is downright angelic at times. The back surround channel is constantly engaged, not merely for ambiance to fill in the rear soundfield, but discretely as an integral part of the mix, the lead vocals often coming from directly behind the listener. This is an incredibly powerful and compelling mix that has been created with intelligent ears...the thrilling DTS-ES 6.1 soundtrack blew me away and will undoubtedly impress audiophiles even those who do not typically listen to this genre." - digitallyobsessed.com
Top Customer Reviews
The Insane Clown Posse have always tried to reinvent themselves for each Album they put out, When in 1999 The Amazing Jeckel Brothers came out, (Although a good album) it seemed although this album was a Jokers Card... ICP had lost there carnival feel, The thing that made them so popular in the first place.
In 2000 ICP release Bizzar/Bizaar to Seperate Albums, Non Jokers Card Related... The albums flopped... but in more than one way. Panned by critics (as usual) The album not only failed to go gold, but got the reputation as the worst album ICP had ever produced... By there own fans.
Forgotten Freshness 3 soon followed in 2001 with 2 new tracks from ICP... This did nothing to help hype the 6ths coming as this album to is considered crap.
It seemed all hope was lost for ICP and the long awaited album, The Wraith: Shangri La...
But ICP went into hiding, and remerged 6-7 months later witha brand new look, and everyone was hyped in the 6th Jokers Card... and thats only the beginning.
The Album itself is amazing, So many styles are stuck together, mixed and matched, it's like everything ICP has tried comes up in this album. The carnival feel is back in full affect, the rapping is tight, with Shaggy sounded more alive than usual, and J flowing like never before.
After hearing Homiez and Crossing Thy Bridge before the Wraiths release, i feared another Bizaar/Bizzar type mainstream attempt album. But believe me, this truly is for Juggalos and genuine ICP fans alike. I doubt many Mainstream Rap/Rock/Metal listners would get the whole idea of this album. It's all there, the funny love songs (Coton Candy and Popsicles), The Murdering (The Staleness), the Horrorcore Story Telling (Hells Forecast) just everything is in place.Read more ›
this is the ying to the pits yang and the final twist in the dark carnival where the boys round everything up and tie up all the loose ends.
so is it any good?
well without mike e clarke on board they do loose a little of the fluidity and variety that make their earlier work so ecclectic and so varied so with that in mind this album sounds a little stripped down in comparison.
but thats not to say that the boys havent rested on their laurels...they have tried to push the scope of their sound further if anything and have left with a slightly more electronic feel to alot of the work and they songs are a little more hit and miss in comparison to the earlier work.
but this album is definately a grower, after my first listen i was all set to torch the thing and curse their name until they died and just wosrhip at the house of twiztid. but as with all their work there is always a few immediate stand out tracks that made me go back to listen to the album and its here that the rest of the songs slowly start to creep into your mind!
this is a very good album...not their best by a long way but still a very good album that improves with every listen!!!!
plus all the usual suspects show up to give the boys a hand in the form of twiztid and esham and ABK and blaze!!! so in short the family are down with it as is pretty much every other juggalo ive spoken to!!!!
but if you are new to the carnival i would suggest starting with milenko or riddlebox as they are the aces amongst the jokers cards!!!
This album also comes with a DVD which one you get depends on the sticker on the front of the case, get the silver stickered one as it includes about 30 minutes of footage from an Insabe Clown Posse concert from when this album was release. BUY WRAITH: SHANGRI LA it is the best album around at the minute!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This album is outstanding and is one of icp's best and you get a dvd of them in concert which is cool.Published 5 months ago by The Cunjurer
Just slight damage to the case. Other than that, it's all good :)Published 12 months ago by Adrian Williams
Already a great album. So does 5.1 add anything to it? Yes and no.
Most people will certainly notice elements of songs that they never noticed before. I feel like the 5. Read more
What can i say about this album but BRILLIANT, beats every other joker's card hands down, every song is great and i love the ending to this 10 year story told through 6 joker's... Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2003 by F. Dean
I bought this because it had a cool cover and it was on import. I had no idea what genre the music was. Read morePublished on 27 July 2003
This is the first ICP album i've heard and it's pure genius! It's really funny, fantastic!!! I heard it and i was like BLAAAM!!!Published on 31 May 2003