Beastie Boys Limited Anniversary Edition Colored Vinyl To Be Released On October 4th

Beastie Boys Limited Anniversary Edition Colored Vinyl To Be Released On October 4th

On October 4, 2019, a series of limited edition colored vinyl will be released to mark the anniversaries of Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique (30th anniversary), Ill Communication (25th anniversary), including the Root Down EP, and To The 5 Boroughs (15th anniversary). All versions are pressed on 180gram vinyl and can be pre-ordered here.

Paul’s Boutique 30th Anniversary (2LP Violet Colored Vinyl):
To mark the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ 1989 landmark second album, Paul’s Boutique will be released as a 2LP set pressed on standard black vinyl as well as limited edition violet colored vinyl.

Recorded in Los Angeles with a sample-based Dust Brothers production, Paul’s Boutique marked a giant creative leap forward for Adrock, Mike D and MCA. Ranking high on critic’s lists including Pitchfork’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1980s,” Time Magazine’s “100 Greatest Albums of All TIME” and Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” Paul’s Boutique went on to sell over 2 million albums.

Ill Communication 25th Anniversary (2LP Silver Metallic Colored Vinyl) + Root Down EP (Orange, Red, Blue, Green Colored Vinyl):
Beastie Boys’ multi-platinum selling album Ill Communication will be released as a limited edition, 2LP set pressed on silver-metallic colored vinyl. There will also be multiple limited edition vinyl pressings of Root Down EP, available as orange, red, blue and green, that will be randomly distributed and sold separately.

Released in 1994, Beastie Boys’ fourth studio album Ill Communication debuted at No. 1 and was an unstoppable force, pervading every aspect of pop culture.

Its charge to the top of the charts was led by “Sabotage” and its legendary Spike Jonze/Nathanial Hornblower ’70s TV police drama tribute, as Rolling Stone dubbed Ill Communication 1994’s “soundtrack for summer.” Crowds and critics alike were floored by highlights “Sure Shot,” “Root Down” and “Get It Together,” as Vibe—in the magazine’s first cover story on a white artist–hailed Beastie Boys as “perhaps the most consistently innovative musicians to emerge out of hip hop.” It was a claim that Ill Communication has justified for years to come, and 25 years later Ill Communication‘s impact has resonated with generation after generation.

Shortly after, Beastie Boy’s released the Root Down EP featuring the original album version of “Root Down” off Ill Communication, plus several remix versions. Also included are seven live tracks from their 1995 European winter tour.

To The 5 Boroughs 15th Anniversary (2LP Blue Colored Vinyl):
Beastie Boys’ self-produced dedication to their home state of New YorkTo The 5 Boroughs, celebrates its 15thanniversary with a 2LP, limited edition blue vinyl pressing.

Released in 2004, the platinum selling To The 5 Boroughs hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200Top Rap AlbumsTop R&B/Hip-Hop AlbumsTop Current Albums, Rap Album Sales and Top Album Sales charts. The album features a steady mix of deep pop culture references in tracks such as “Shazam!” and “Ch-Check It Out,” as well as more serious social and political issues with “Right Right Now Now,” “It Takes Time To Build” and “An Open Letter To NYC.” Rolling Stone stated “To The 5 Boroughs is an exciting, astonishing balancing act: fast, funny and sobering,” while Pitchfork proclaimed, “the album’s easy air speaks to veteran, nothing-to-lose attitude of both the city and the group.”

Paul’s Boutique (2LP)
A1  To All The Girls  
A2  Shake Your Rump  
A3  Johnny Ryall  
A4  Egg Man  
B1  High Plains Drifter  
B2  The Sounds Of Science  
B3  3-Minute Rule  
B4  Hey Ladies  
C1  5-Piece Chicken Dinner  
C2  Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun  
C3  Car Thief  
C4  What Comes Around  
C5  Shadrach  
D1  Ask For Janice  
B-Boy Bouillabaisse  
D2a  59 Chystie Street  
D2b  Get On The Mic 
D2c  Stop That Train  
D2d  A Year And A Day  
D2e  Hello Brooklyn  
D2f  Dropping Names  
D2g  Lay It On Me  
D2h  Mike On The Mic  
D2i  A. W. O. L

Ill Communication (2LP)
A1        Sure Shot        
A2        Tough Guy      
A3        B-Boys Makin’ With The Freak Freak
A4        Bobo On The Corner  
A5        Root Down      
B1        Sabotage         
B2        Get It Together            
B3        Sabrosa           
B4        The Update     
B5        Futterman’s Rule        
C1       Alright Hear This         
C2       Eugene’s Lament        
C3       Flute Loop       
C4       Do It    
C5       Ricky’s Theme            
D1       Heart Attack Man       
D2       The Scoop      
D3       Shambala        
D4       Bodhisattva Vow         
D5       Transitions

Root Down EP (Vinyl)
A1        Root Down (Free Zone Mix)   
A2        Time To Get Ill            
A3        Heart Attack Man       
A4        The Maestro    
A5        Sabrosa           
A6        Root Down (PP Balloon Mix) 
B1        Root Down (LP)          
B2        Flute Loop       
B3        Time For Livin’            
B4        Something’s Got To Give

Root Down EP CD
1.  Root Down (Free Zone Mix)         
2.  Root Down (LP)    
3.  Root Down (PP Balloon Mix)       
4.  Time To Get Ill      
5.  Heart Attack Man 
6.  The Maestro          
7.  Sabrosa     
8.  Flute Loop 
9.  Time For Livin’      
10.  Something’s Got To Give

To The 5 Boroughs (2LP)
A1        Ch-Check It Out       
A2        Right Right Now Now 
A3        3 The Hard Way         
A4        It Takes Time To Build            
B1        Rhyme The Rhyme Well        
B2        Triple Trouble  
B3        Hey Fuck You 
B4        Oh Word?       
C1       That’s It That’s All        
C2       All Lifestyles    
C3       Shazam!          
C4       An Open Letter To NYC         
D1       Crawlspace     
D2       The Brouhaha 
D3       We Got The

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