The Roots’ Do You Want More | photo by Alison Dyer
The Roots are releasing a triple-LP vinyl edition of Do You Want More?!!!??!
Philly rap icons The Roots are marking the 26th anniversary of their sophomore album Do You Want More?!!!??! with a new vinyl reissue of the record, featuring expansive liner notes, unreleased alternate mixes, and more.
Released on January 17 of 1995, Do You Want More?!!!??! found The Roots expanding their sound and repertoire beyond the funky licks and freewheeling jams of their debut project Organix, finding a unique voice the finely honed fusion of hip-hop, soul, jazz, and rock that we know them for today.
The reissue spreads the album’s original 16 tracks over two vinyl LPs, with a third LP containing alternate versions and remixes of “Proceed” and “Silent Treatment” — one of the “Proceed” versions features legendary vibraphonist Roy Ayers. The package also contains a booklet with two new essays by Roots drummer and co-founder Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, as well as a track-by-track breakdown, and photos in the studio and behind the scenes.
The Do You Want More?!!!??! vinyl reissue is out on March 12th, and can be pre-ordered via Okayplayer. Last year, WXPN’s John Morrison wrote a historical reflection on the album for Halfway Books; listen to him talk about it with The Key’s Rahman Wortman here, and pick up a copy of his book here.
Do You Want More?!!!??! Deluxe Edition tracklist
A1 Intro / There’s Something Goin’ On
A3 Distortion To Static
A4 Mellow My Man
A5 I Remain Calm
B2 Lazy Afternoon
B3 ? vs. Rahzel
B4 Do You Want More?!!!??!
C1 What Goes On Pt. 7
C3 Swept Away
C4 You Ain’t Fly
D1 Silent Treatment
D2 The Lesson Pt. 1
D3 The Unlocking
E1 Proceed II Feat. Roy Ayers
E2 Proceed III
E3 Proceed IV (AJ Shine Mix)
E4 Proceed V (Beatminerz Mix)
E5 Silent Treatment (Kelo’s Remix)
F1 Silent Treatment (Beatminerz Remix)
F2 Silent Treatment (Black Thought’s 87 You And Yours Mix)
F3 Silent Treatment (Question’s Mix)
F4 Silent Treatment (Street Mix)