(AllHipHop News) Geffen and UMe/Urban Legends are re-issuing The Roots' Things Fall Apart, Illadelph Halflife, and Do You Want More ?!!??! The special editions will commemorate the anniversary of each album's original release.
Do You Want More?!!!??! will celebrate 25 years in 2020, Illadelph Halflife will hit that milestone in 2021, and this year marks 20 years for Things Fall Apart. The re-issued Things Fall Apart will include bonus selections, a 24-page booklet of rare photos, retrospective essays by band members Black Thought and Questlove, and track-by-track liner notes from Questlove.
"We're looking forward to going back to the vault to revisit our original recordings from the studio and we're excited to celebrate these albums by really delivering something special for our fans," said The Roots in a press release.
Harry Weinger, Vice President of Product Development at UMe, added, "By every metric, The Roots continue to have an outsized global impact on music and culture. We're thrilled to work with the band to re-issue these seminal albums in a way that will provide a new experience and perspective on the times when they were released and how they continue to speak to the times today."
The Grammy-winning Things Fall Apart will be available, as remastered triple vinyl configurations, on September 27. The standard configuration features the original album on double vinyl and a third LP of bonus tracks curated by Questlove. A Collector’s Edition features the items from the standard version but will also have a clear vinyl and a die-cut slipcase with all 5 alternate covers as interchangeable lithos with foil stamp numbering.
"As these Roots' classics reach milestone anniversaries, we're revisiting these important albums with fresh ears," says Andre Torres, Vice President of Urban Catalog at Urban Legends. "By going back to the vaults, we're giving these albums the deluxe edition treatment and pulling archival material that’s only been heard by very few people. These remastered music packages provide an unprecedented look at the evolution of hip-hop's greatest live band and satisfy lifelong Roots fans to casual listeners, and everyone in between."