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Source: Geffen/UMe/Urban Legends

The Roots Are Reissuing Three of Their Most Iconic Albums on Vinyl

Starting with their 1999 masterpiece Things Fall Apart.

The Roots are re-releasing three of their most pivotal albums on vinyl: their 1994 debut Do You Want More?!!!??!; their classic followup, 1996’s Illadelph Halflife; and their breakout Things Fall Apart, which is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year.

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The albums will be reissued over the span of a couple of years. But the first reissue is coming soon: on September 27 Geffen/UMe/Urban Legends will reissue Things Fall Apart on Vinyl.

There are two versions: the collectors' edition and the standard. The reissue will feature the original album remastered; bonus tracks curated by Questlove; and a massive 24-page booklet featuring liner notes and an essay from Black Thought.

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In a statement Questlove said:

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.

The Do You Want More?!!!??! reissue is coming out next year, in 2020. While Illadelph Halflife will be reissued in 2021, for the album's 25th anniversary.

You can preorder The Things Fall Apart reissue right now on the Okayshop.

pREORDER The Roots' things fall apart reissue.