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People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
5th Anniversary Edition
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People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition)
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|1||Push It Along|
|2||Luck of Lucien|
|5||I Left My Wallet in El Segundo|
|8||Can I Kick It?|
|10||Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)|
|12||Ham 'N' Eggs|
|13||Go Ahead In the Rain|
|14||Description of a Fool|
|15||Footprints - A Tribe Called Quest feat. CeeLo Green|
|17||Can I Kick It?|
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, Hip-Hop pioneers A Tribe Called Quest have re-released their classic debut album, fully remastered from the original tapes by Grammy-Award winning engineer Bob Power, and includes exclusive new remixes by Pharrell Williams who has remixed "Bonita Applebum", J.Cole who has remixed "Can I Kick It?" and CeeLo Green who has remixed and contributed a brand new verse to "Footprints".
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 4.95 x 5.62 x 0.4 inches; 3.36 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Legacy Recordings
- Item model number : 43171-534705
- Original Release Date : 2015
- Run time : 1 hour and 16 minutes
- Date First Available : September 23, 2015
- Label : Legacy Recordings
- ASIN : B015MFSB7Q
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,002 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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I played this album side by side from my computer (an MP3) and this vinyl, both run through and Allen & Heath mixer. I adjusted the gain on both so they were equal. I flattened out both EQs for comparison. The results were extraordinarily disappointing. This vinyl sounded like garbage next to an MP3 that was ripped from my original CD of this album. There was no amount of gain or EQ adjustment (I tried everything) that could make this vinyl sound nearly as good as the MP3!
This vinyl sounds very flat and dull. The low frequencies are very flat, not full and round like the original recording. The rest of the frequencies are also flat and muted compared to the original.
Another reviewer complained about the record having cracks or pops in "Can I Kick It?" These actually exist in the original recording. However, for some reason, in this vinyl version they cracks/pops are extremely pronounced. In the original version they are much more subtle. It is understandable why the other reviewer saw this as a flaw.
This pressing is nothing more than someone or some company's attempt to capitalize on the vinyl reissue market, with absolutely no attention whatsoever to quality. And no consideration whatsoever for the people who get their vinyl reissues anywhere other than Urban Outfitters (and actually give a 5#!* about the quality of the vinyl reissues they purchase). Zero effort was put into mastering this for vinyl or putting out a halfway decent pressing of this album.
Whoever authorized this pressing, including ATCQ, should be ashamed of themselves for such a blatant rip-off of loyal fans.
"People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm" is actually the last Tribe album I've bought to complete the set and it's just as perfect as their two follow ups. While "Low End Theory" is heavy with the jazz elements and "Midnight Marauders" is edgy and at times dark, "...Rhythm" relies on creative sampling and laid back grooves. This album is definitely one of the more chill CD's from start to finish I have of any genre. The smooth production on "After Hours" & "Push it Along" makes you wanna kick back and relax. The incredible horn sample on "Luck of Lucien" is sure to play-over and over again in your head. Still, the album features some classic beats & production thanks to some now familiar samples ("El Segundo", "Bonita Applebum", & "Can I Kick It").
As always with the Tribe, the quality and style of the production is perfectly matched by the lyrics. Q-Tip dominates the lyrical front, whose content may not be completely challenging but that is enjoyable and relaxing. Tracks mostly rang from amusing story telling ("El Segundo", "Luck of Lucien"), to straight up rhyming ("Can I Kick It"), to women ("Bonita Applebum") to just downright silly ("Ham & Eggs"). Even the social concept material of "Pubic Enemy" and "Description of a Fool" sounds laid back and fun.
Being a personal fan of Phife, "Midnight Marauders" is the essential Tribe album for me, yet this one is perfect it it's own right. If you enjoy Tribe Called Quest at all, you're wasting your time by ignoring this album. Even the most casual music fans will enjoy the feel of this album playing while cruising around in the car or being outside on a hot summer day. While, "...Rhythm" may be an original classic in hip-hop, there's no real way to measure the amount of replay time this album has and how it only makes a perfect album that much better.
This is a cornerstone album by one of the best hip hop groups ever. Low end theory is a banger, but this is their first album and is every bit as good.
The album IMMEDIATELY announced what the Tribe was all about: mellow jazz grooves with conscious, aware and fun lyrical word play. Tribe announced themselves as the rap group for those of us who were raised middle class, interested in Afrocentrism and not into gangsterism. This album is truly a logical progression and link from be-bop Jazz to hip-hop and demonstrates how Jazz was ALWAYS at least a forefather of rap.
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It's great to have this reissued on vinyl to add to the collection even though I already have it, and play it at least once a week.