Death Row Archives: The Soundtracks

Death Row Archives: The Soundtracks

     
 
The cover and track listing on the back don't cop to it, but Death Row Archives: The Soundtracks is a simple repacking of three soundtracks from the infamous label. It's built to a price with little effort put into the liner notes or design and no attempts at remastering. Included are the seminal Above the

Overview

The cover and track listing on the back don't cop to it, but Death Row Archives: The Soundtracks is a simple repacking of three soundtracks from the infamous label. It's built to a price with little effort put into the liner notes or design and no attempts at remastering. Included are the seminal Above the Rim soundtrack, the underrated Gridlock'd soundtrack, and the overstuffed, two-CD release of songs from and "inspired by" Gang Related. The near perfect Above the Rim comes from the label's golden age and includes Warren G's massive G-funk hit "Regulate" along with the always welcome "Afro Puffs" from the Lady of Rage. R&B does just fine on this set with H-Town's "Part Time Lover" leading the pack, but the smoother sounds on Gridlock'd and Gang Related aren't nearly as good, with the label's mediocre crooner Danny Boy being overrepresented on the former and forgettable songs all over the latter. By the time of the last two soundtracks, Dr. Dre had left the label and 2Pac had been senselessly murdered. While the label still offered some pure West Coast gangsta thrills, it was less often and sometimes the tracks were desperate efforts to keep current as the label's stock G-funk sound fell out of favor. Newcomers would be better served if this four-CD sprawler were halved, perhaps with Above the Rim plus a bonus disc that wraps the remaining three discs in a tight package. Longtime fans know what they're in for, and taking the affordable price into consideration, this easily portable history lesson becomes more desirable.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2007
Label:
Death Row Koch
UPC:
0728706308021
catalogNumber:
63080
Rank:
120880

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Anything
  2. Old Time's Sake
  3. Part Time Lover
  4. Big Pimpin'
  5. Didn't Mean to Turn You On
  6. Doggie Style
  7. Regulate
  8. Pour out a Little Liquor
  9. Gonna Give It to Ya
  10. Afro Puffs
  11. Just So Ya No
  12. Hoochies Need Love Too
  13. I'm Still in Love with You
  14. Crack 'Em
  15. U Bring Da Dog Out
  16. Blowed Away
  17. It's Not Deep Enough
  18. Dogg Pound 4 Life

Disc 2

  1. Wanted Dead or Alive
  2. Sho Shot
  3. It's Over Now
  4. Don't Try to Play Me Homey
  5. Never Had a Friend Like Me
  6. Why
  7. Out the Moon (Boom, Boom, Boom)
  8. I Can't Get Enough
  9. Tonight It's On
  10. Off the Hook
  11. Lady Heroin
  12. Will I Rize
  13. Body and Soul
  14. Life Is a Traffic Jam
  15. Deliberation

Disc 3

  1. Way Too Major
  2. Life's So Hard
  3. Greed
  4. Get Yo Bang On
  5. These Days
  6. Mash for Our Dreams
  7. Free 'Em All
  8. Staring Through My Rear View
  9. Devotion
  10. I Can't Fix It
  11. Questions
  12. Hollywood Bank Robbery

Disc 4

  1. Made N*****
  2. Loc'd out Hood
  3. Gang Related
  4. Keep Your Eyes Open
  5. Lady
  6. Take a N**** Like Me
  7. What Have You Done
  8. What's Ya Fantasy
  9. Change to Come
  10. Freak Somethin'
  11. Feelin' a Good Thing
  12. Lost Souls

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