The Roots - Things Fall Apart

  Performer: The Roots

  Title: Things Fall Apart

  Size: 635 mb

  Genre: Hip Hop

  MP3 / FLAC


Label: MCA Records ‎– MCSSD-11948-E
Type: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Baby Cover
Country: Canada
Date of released: 23 Feb 1999
Category: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: Neo Soul, Conscious

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Act Won (Things Fall Apart)
Mixed By – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*, Tom CoyneRecorded By – Keith Cramer, Tom CoyneRecorded By [Assistant] – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Written-By – Thompson*, Lee*
0:54
2 Table Of Contents (Parts 1 & 2)
Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Jim Caruna*, Mario DeArce*Producer – ?uestlove*Recorded By – Axel Niehaus, David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [Assistant] – Adam Cerda, Dan Reider, Mark Mitchell , Tim DonovanWritten-By – Thompson*, Abdul-Basset*, Trotter*, Roots*
3:37
3 The Next Movement
Featuring [Backgrounds] – The Jazzy Fatnastees*Featuring [Cuttin And Scratchin] – DJ Jazzy JeffMixed By – Bob "Fill In The Space" Power*Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Mitchell Producer – Kamal*Recorded By – Axel Niehaus, David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [Assistant] – Adam Cerda, Dan Reider, Mario DeArce*, Mark Mitchell , Ron Williams , Tim DonovanWritten-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Hubbard*, Trotter*
4:10
4 Step Into The Realm
Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Jim Caruana, Mario DeArce*Recorded By – Gordon Rice, Jon Smelts*, KeloRecorded By [Assistant] – Chaos , Dan Reider, David Ivory, Pasquelle VolbergWritten-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Williams*, Hubbard*, Abdul-Basset*, Trotter*
2:49
5 The Spark
Keyboards [Bass Keys] – D'AngeloMixed By – Bob "Fill In The Space" Power*Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Mitchell Recorded By – Axel Niehaus, David Ivory, Jon Smelts*, Keith CramerRecorded By [Assistant] – Dan Reider, Pasquelle Volberg, Rob MurphyWritten-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Hubbard*, Abdul-Basset*
3:52
6 Dynamite!
Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Denise Barbrita*Producer – Jay DeeRecorded By – David Ivory, Jay Dee, Keith Cramer, Todd FairallRecorded By [Assistant] – Dan Reider, Jayon HoferWritten-By – Yancey*, Sayeed*, Trotter*
4:45
7 Without A Doubt
Backing Vocals – Lady B Mixed By – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*, Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Keith Cramer, Matt WilcoxProducer – Chaos Recorded By – David Ivory, Keith Cramer, Melvin Lewis*Recorded By [Assistant] – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*, Dan ReiderWritten-By – Weaver*, Lewis*, Trotter*
4:14
8 Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New
Backing Vocals – Eve Of Destruction*Co-producer – Scott StorchKeyboards [Additional] – Scott StorchMixed By – Bob "Fill In The Space" Power*Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Mitchell Rap [Additional Vocals] – Dice RawRecorded By – David Ivory, Jon Smelts*, Keith CramerRecorded By [Assistant] – Dan Reider, Pasquelle VolbergWritten-By – Thompson*, Jenkins*, Stortch*, Trotter*, Roots*
4:34
9 Double Trouble
Co-producer – James "I Gotta Eat" Poyser*Keyboards [Additional] – James "Y'all Goin To Pay Me Right?" Poyser*Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Denise Barbrita*Rap [Additional Vocals] – Mos "Can I Do This Tomorrow" Def*Recorded By – Christos Tsantilis, David Ivory, Keith Cramer, NastessRecorded By [Assistant] – Dan ReiderWritten-By – Thompson*, Poyser*, Beze*, Trotter*, Roots*
5:50
10 Act Too (The Love Of My Life)
Backing Vocals – Marie DaulneKeyboards [Additional] – James "Y'all Goin To Pay Me Right?" Poyser*Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Denise Barbrita*Producer – James "Make Sure I Get Credit For This" Poyser*, ?uestlove*Rap [Additional Vocals] – CommonRecorded By – Christos Tsantilis, David Ivory, Jon Smelts*, Keith Cramer, NastessRecorded By [Assistant] – Dan Reider, Pasquelle VolbergViola – Davis Garnet, Larry GoldViolin – Emma Kumrow*, Igor SzwecWritten-By – Thompson*, Poyser*, Lyn*, Trotter*, Roots*
4:54
11 100% Dundee
Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Jim Caruana, Mario DeArce*Producer – Kamal*, Rahzel The Godfather Of Noyze*Recorded By – Axel Niehaus, Ted GreenburgRecorded By [Assistant] – Adam Cerda, Mark Mitchell , Tim DonovanWritten-By – Gray*, Abdul-Basset*, Brown*, Trotter*, Roots*
3:53
12 Diedre Vs. Dice
Mixed By – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Mixed By [Assistant] – Keith CramerRecorded By – Gordon Rice, Keith CramerRecorded By [Assistant] – Dan Reider, David IvoryWritten-By – Thompson*, Murray*, Jenkins*
0:47
13 Adrenaline!
Co-producer – Scott StorchKeyboards [Additional] – Scott StorchMixed By – Bob "Fill In The Space" Power*Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Mitchell Rap [Additional Vocals] – Beenie Siegal*Recorded By – Bob "What Are Y'all Gonna Say Next" Power*, Jon Smelts*Recorded By [Assistant] – Mark Mitchell , Pasquelle VolbergWritten-By – Thompson*, Grant*, Abdul-Basset*, Storch*, Trotter*, Roots*
4:27
14 3rd Acts: ? Vs. Scratch 2... Electric Boogaloo
Mixed By – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Mixed By [Assistant] – Keith CramerRecorded By – Keith CramerRecorded By [Assistant] – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Written-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Hubbard*, Abdul-Basset*
0:51
15 You Got Me
Backing Vocals – Erykah Badu, Eve Of Destruction*Co-producer – Scott StorchGuitar – Anthony Tidd, Warren WimblyKeyboards [Additional] – Scott StorchMixed By – Bob "Fill In The Space" Power*Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Mitchell Recorded By – Axel Niehaus, Bob "What Are Y'all Gonna Say Next" Power*, David Ivory, Jon Smelts*, Keith Cramer, Scott StorchRecorded By [Assistant] – Adam Cerda, Dan Reider, Mario DeArce*, Mark Mitchell , Pasquelle Volberg, Ron Williams , Tim DonovanSynthesizer – Bob Powers*Viola – Davis Garnet, Larry GoldViolin – Emma Kumrow*, Igor SzwecWritten-By – Thompson*, Scott*, Storch*, Trotter*, Roots*
4:19
16 Don't See Us
Co-producer – James "I Don't Want Any Trouble, I Just Want To Get Paid" Poyser*Guitar – Spanky Handclaps – Shawn GeeKeyboards [Additional] – James "Y'all Goin To Pay Me Right?" Poyser*Mixed By – Axel NiehausMixed By [Assistant] – Jim Caruana, Mario DeArce*Rap [Additional Vocals] – Dice RawRecorded By – David Ivory, Jon Smelts*, Keith CramerRecorded By [Assistant] – Dan Reider, Pasquelle VolbergWritten-By – Thompson*, Poyser*, Jenkins*, Abdul-Basset*, Trotter*, Roots*
4:30
17 The Return To Innocence Lost
Guitar – Anthony TiddMixed By – Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson*Mixed By [Assistant] – Keith CramerRecorded By – David Ivory, Keith CramerRecorded By [Assistant] – Dan ReiderVoice [Poetess] – Ursula RuckerWritten-By – Thompson*, Tidd*, Rucker*
11:55
18 Untitled 0:05

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Steal Itchin' Productions
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Sigma Sound Studios
  • Recorded At – Sterling Sound
  • Recorded At – Battery Studios, New York
  • Recorded At – The Studio
  • Recorded At – Sony Music Studios, New York City
  • Recorded At – ?uestlove's Soup Kitchen
  • Recorded At – The Hit Factory
  • Recorded At – Jay Dee's Village Of Promiscuous Homosapiens In Search Of Thickness
  • Recorded At – Studio A, Dearborn Heights, MI
  • Recorded At – The House Of Chaos
  • Recorded At – The Cutting Room
  • Recorded At – Big Zone Studios
  • Recorded At – Scott's House O' Broken Hearts
  • Mixed At – Sterling Sound
  • Mixed At – Sony Music Studios, New York City
  • Mixed At – Battery Studios, New York
  • Mixed At – The Hit Factory
  • Mixed At – Sigma Sound Studios
  • Published By – Schooly D Music
  • Published By – Zomba Songs Inc.
  • Edited At – Sterling Sound
  • Edited At – Sony Music Studios, New York City
  • Edited At – Axis Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Glass Mastered At – Cinram

Credits

  • A&R – Wendy Goldstein
  • Art Direction – Kenny J. Gravillis*
  • Cover [Cover Image] – Corbis
  • Design – Kenny J. Granvillis*, Russell A. Robinson 2*
  • Executive-Producer – Big Richard Nichols*
  • Executive-Producer [Co] – Derek Jackson , Francesca Spero
  • Management – Watch Your Back Management
  • Mastered By – Tom Coyne
  • Mixed By [All Mixing] – Ahmir K. Thompson*, Kelo, Richard Nichols
  • Photography By – MobHouse
  • Photography By [Photos Of Rahzel And Malik B.] – Zoli*
  • Producer – The Grand Wizzards (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12 to 16)

Notes

On track 17 there is silence between 5:35 and 7:10 then a hidden track.
Track 18 is blank.

Part of the "5 Limited Edition Album Covers" series.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 08811 1942 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): #990201XJ MCSSD-11948 L386 CINRAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched): 23
  • Matrix / Runout (Hub): 4
  • Mastering SID Code: L386
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI6000
  • Price Code: M
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MCAD-11948 The Roots Things Fall Apart ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records MCAD-11948 US 1999
B0030407-01 The Roots Things Fall Apart ‎(3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Geffen Records B0030407-01 Europe 2019
MCD 11948, 111 948-2 The Roots Things Fall Apart ‎(CD, Album, RP) MCA Records, MCA Records MCD 11948, 111 948-2 Europe Unknown
MCAD-11830 The Roots Things Fall Apart ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Rio) MCA Records MCAD-11830 US 1999
7783093, b0030407-01 The Roots Things Fall Apart ‎(3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Geffen Records, Universal Music 7783093, b0030407-01 US 2019