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The Roots Come Alive (Explicit Version)
 
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The Roots Come Alive (Explicit Version)

1 Nov. 1999 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1999
  • Release Date: 1 Nov. 1999
  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 1999 Geffen Records
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:14:06
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  • ASIN: B001KSRYRI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,089 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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By A Customer on 10 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is an excellent live from album from a group who seem to do things a little differently from other less inspired hip-hop acts. The band come accross as a proper live act with drums, keyboards, human turntablism and beatbox, and even a trombone on the intro to 'Silent Treatment'. The atmosphere of the gig is captured brilliantly on this CD and all the tunes have a wonderful energy about them which makes you desperately want to see them live. The standouts for me are '100% Dundee', 'Silent Treatment' and 'You Got Me' which features the talents of Jill Scott. I would strongly recommend you buy this CD whether you are into hip-hop, jazz, funk, or just appreciate quality music of all kinds. Please don't line the pockets of tired commercial acts like Dr. Dre or Jay Z (or god forbid - Puff Daddy) - invest in some quality.
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it is best live album ever I love when jill scott comes on stage its an amazing live performance overall!!
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I read the reviews for this and waited in anticipation for it but when it arrived I have to admit to being slightly disappointed.
If I had heard it straight off the bat, before hearing Do You Want Some More and Things Fall Apart (from which many of the tracks are taken) I would have been more impressed but there really isn't that much to commend the live versions over the studio-recorded stuff. 100% Dundee sounds particularly flat in comparison. Great version of You Got Me though (with the original songwriter Jill Scott singing the female lead) the track builds to a dizzying crescendo.
The rapping and beatboxing is OK but a bit tinny and sloshing around the beat. I wanted to hear the instruments and improvisation come to the fore a bit more but it still plays second fiddle most of the time and I thought it would be a bit tighter overall [sigh]. There are some classic live albums - The Who Live at Leeds and John Mayall's Jazz Blues Fusion come to mind (I have eclectic tastes alright) but it is a notoriously hard genre to pull off, the production has to be just right (or wrong if you KWIM!) and this just falls short.
Having said that you can tell that this band get a good atmosphere going and to be at the actual shows must be amazing.
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Just buy it.
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