The String Quartet Tribute to The Roots

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
String Quartet Tribute to the Roots features reinterpretations of 12 tracks from the Philadelphia hip-hop group for violin, viola, cello, double bass, and percussion. There are no vocals, but with the percussion and double bass teaming up on the bottom end, tracks like "Adrenaline!," "What They Do" and "Seed 2.0" are closer to their original versions than these string tributes usually get. The set runs together after its formula's been set up -- the beats bump along at mid-tempo as the violin and cello work off what would be the vocal line. Still, String Quartet Tribute to the Roots will be of some interest to longtime fans of the group. It also says there's still some ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
String Quartet Tribute to the Roots features reinterpretations of 12 tracks from the Philadelphia hip-hop group for violin, viola, cello, double bass, and percussion. There are no vocals, but with the percussion and double bass teaming up on the bottom end, tracks like "Adrenaline!," "What They Do" and "Seed 2.0" are closer to their original versions than these string tributes usually get. The set runs together after its formula's been set up -- the beats bump along at mid-tempo as the violin and cello work off what would be the vocal line. Still, String Quartet Tribute to the Roots will be of some interest to longtime fans of the group. It also says there's still some adventurism in this long-running tribute series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2004
  • Label: Vitamin Records
  • UPC: 027297886926
  • Catalog Number: 8869

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pussy Galore (5:46)
  2. 2 Adrenaline! (5:32)
  3. 3 Break You Off (4:43)
  4. 4 You Got Me (5:31)
  5. 5 The Seed 2.0 (5:01)
  6. 6 Don't See Us (4:48)
  7. 7 Proceed (5:11)
  8. 8 Act Too (The Love of My Life) (5:26)
  9. 9 What They Do (5:18)
  10. 10 Concerto of Desperado (5:48)
  11. 11 What You Want (5:40)
  12. 12 Sacrifice (5:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Angry String Orchestra Primary Artist, Performing Ensemble
Doug Munro Percussion, Group Member
David Keen Violin, Viola, Group Member
Claire Stancarone Cello, Group Member
Michael Goetz Double Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Doug Munro Arranger, Producer
L. Ron Hubbard Composer
Larry Brown Composer
Karl Jenkins Composer
James Poyser Composer
Scott Spencer Storch Composer
The Roots Composer
Zane Grey Composer
A.P. Thompson Composer
?uestlove Composer
Tariq Trotter Composer
Eric Helmuth Engineer
Mike Lowe Composer
Jill Scott Composer
Ryan Foster Mastering
Jacqueline Wright Composer
Kyle Jones Composer
Toni Wells Cover Design
Ron Sievers Art Direction
Abdul-Bassit Smart Composer
J. Gray Composer
Leonard Hubbard Composer
Larry Brown Composer
R. Lynn Composer
A. Thompson Composer
Saadiq Composer
M. Lowe Composer
J. Wright Composer
T. Collins Composer
J. Poyser Composer
B. Kenney Composer
K. Saunders Composer
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