|1.||"Root Down" (Free Zone mix)|
|3.||"Root Down" (PP Balloon mix)|
|4.||"Time To Get Ill"|
|5.||"Heart Attack Man"|
|9.||"Time For Livin'"|
|10.||"Something's Got To Give"|
"Root Down" is perhaps not one of the better-known releases from the Beastie Boys' catalogue, despite the presence of the title track - a Jimmy Smith-sampling beast that remains popular with fans - on 1994 album "Ill Communication". Yet as this reissue proves, it remains a rock solid set of tracks. As with the original 1995 release, the set begins with a trio of versions of "Root Down" (including a fine rework from their old studio buddy Prince Paul), before moving into a swathe of tracks recorded by the band with a variety of producers and musicians (Rick Rubin, AWOL, Money Mark and so on) while on tour in Europe. It's something of a curio, but an impressive one at that.
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