Idlewild (Explicit Version) CD (2006)

Artist: Outkast

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OutKast's long-awaited Idlewild is the follow-up to the Grammy-winning blockbuster Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Idlewild is also the companion to the hip-hop duo's musical feature film titled Idlewild featuring OutKast members Andre 3000 and Big Boi.


Label Bmg/arista/la Face
SKU 202062938
UPC 828767579122
UPC 14 00828767579122
Format CD
Release Date 8/22/2006
Author Outkast
Associated Artist/Work Goodie Mob
Associated Artist/Work Outcast
Technical Info
Engineer Malik Albert; Sean Davis; Chris Carmouche; John Holmes; Chris Jackson; John Frye; Gary Fly; Kori Anders; Vernon Mungo; Matthew Still; Ralph Cacciurri; Robert Hannon
Producer Andre 3000; Chuck Lightning; Kevin Kendricks; Organized Noize; Johnny Vulture; Janelle Monae; Malik Albert; Sean Davis; Chris Carmouche; Matt Still; John Holmes; John Fry
CatalogID 82876757912
Lable Name LaFace
Released 08/21/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 77m : 52s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00828767579122
Album Notes and Credits
OutKast: Andr? 3000, Big Boi.
Personnel: Andr? 3000 (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, programming, keyboard programming, drum programming, background vocals); Debra Killings, Skreechy Peachy, Joi Gilliam, Sleepy Brown, Janelle Mon e (vocals, background vocals); Melissa Zampatti, Dookieblossumgame, Myrna "Peach" Brown, Lil Wayne, Macy Gray, Andr? Benjamin, Snoop Dogg, Bamboo (vocals); David Whild (guitar, background vocals); Mike Hardnett, Mike Patterson (guitar); Albey Scholl (harmonica); Jerry Freeman (cornet, horns); Jason Freeman (horns); Kevin Kendrix (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Marvin "Chanz" Parkman, Jeff Bowden, Kevin Kendricks, Dave Robbins (keyboards); Victor Alexander, Steven Boos (drums); Tuesday Henderson (percussion); Organized Noize (programming, drum programming); Cutmaster Swift (scratches); Uncoolgirlz Choir, Terry Smith , David "Whild" Brown , Hot Tub Tony (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Khujo Goodie, Killer Mike , Whild Peach, Scar.
Audio Mixers: Chris Carmouche; John Frye; Neil Pogue; Phil Tan; Leslie Brathwaite.
Recording information: Allgood Productions, Marietta, GA; Camp David, Atlanta, GA; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; North Star Studios, Wilmington, NC; Stankonia Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA; The Cathedral, Hollywood, CA; The Dungeon; Treesound Studios, Norcross, GA; Wonderland Recording, Atlanta, GA; Zeltec Studios, Alpharetta, GA.
Arrangers: Andr? 3000; Chuck Lightning; Janelle Mon e.
Coming off the enormous success of their double album SPEARBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW, Outkast continue to prove themselves to be one of the most unusual acts in hip-hop with IDLEWILD, the album companion to the movie-musical of the same name. On this, their seventh full-length release, Andre 3000 and Big Boi break new ground, expanding their repertoire of musical experimentation by putting together 25 unconventional hip-hop tracks with twists of soul, gospel, and ragtime in line with the 1930s era represented in the film.
The more traditional playalistic Cadillac-centered rhymes that characterized the duo's debut album make a few appearances here on tracks like "Morris Brown," but overall Big Boi's gangsta lyricism takes a back seat on this one, with Andre's crossover-pop sound dominating with the tracks "Life Is Like A Musical," "Makes No Sense At All," and "When I Look Into Your Eyes." Unfortunately, the most rewarding songs that are able to combine the talents of each member, like "N2U" and "Peaches," are few and far between and perhaps an early indicator of Outkast's last gasps. Guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Li'l Wayne, Sleepy Brown, Scar, Killer Mike, Khujo Goodie, Janelle Mon e, and Macy Gray help to make IDLEWILD that much more interesting.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "IDLEWILD mixes up swing, blues, hip-hop and R&B without losing a step..."
Spin (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "There are touches of the jazz/jump blues from the film's '30s/'40s demimonde, as well as shades of Prince's most fitfully eclectic periods."
Spin (p.59) - Ranked #25 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "'PJ & Rooster,' a lively hip-hop/soul/jazz throwdown, pops like some of their classic material."
Q (p.123) - Ranked #30 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "A vivid celebration of the most creative partnership in rap."
Uncut (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Stylish and substantial; it's a deft masterpastiche that dissolves history for its own entertainment -- the work of two men bigger than hip hop."
XXL (Magazine) (p.172) - "Big Boi peacocks all over IDLEWILD, a sharp MC at his most mature and vivid."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Every time you think you've got IDLEWILD figured out, it zips off in a totally unexpected new direction....Three years ago, OutKast were the best band in the world: IDLEWILD proves they still are."
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Mighty O
3 Peaches
4 Idlewild Blue (Don't Chu Worry 'Bout Me)
5 Infatuation (Interlude)
6 N2U
7 Morris Brown
8 Chronomentrophobia
9 Train, The
10 Life Is Like A Musical
11 No Bootleg DVDs (Interlude)
12 Hollywood Divorce
13 Zora (Interlude)
14 Call the Law
15 Bamboo & Cross (Interlude)
16 BuggFace
17 Makes No Sense At All
18 In Your Dreams
19 PJ & Rooster
20 Mutron Angel
21 Greatest Show on Earth
22 You're Beautiful (Interlude)
23 When I Look In Your Eyes
24 Dyin' To Live
25 Bad Note, A
Product Attributes
Artist Outkast
Label La Face Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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