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DJ Shadow - 'The Outsider (Instrumentals)' [(Black) Vinyl [2LP]]
DJ Shadow - 'The Outsider (Instrumentals)' [(Black) Vinyl [2LP]]
DJ Shadow - 'The Outsider (Instrumentals)' [(Black) Vinyl [2LP]]
DJ Shadow - 'The Outsider (Instrumentals)' [(Black) Vinyl [2LP]]

DJ Shadow

The Outsider (Instrumentals)

Black Vinyl

Vinyl LP Record [2LP]

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It's clear that Shadow intended The Outsider to defy all of the preconceptions about his prior work (that it should be a certain tempo, represent a certain sound or ethos, be predominantly instrumental, etc, etc.) As a result, many of the album's detractors overlooked one of it's main strengths: the undeniably top-flight production. Tracks such as "Erase You" and "Backstage Girl" represent some of his finest sample work to date, while songs like "What Have I Done" and "Seein' Thangs" take on a poignant and intimate allure once stripped of lyrical context. Those eager to reevaluate The Outsider without the presence of vocals will be pleased by this exclusive release, featuring all of the album's tracks in instrumental form.

DJ Shadow Handmade:
It's a well-known fact that Shadow is a vinyl enthusiast. For people who love music, there's no replacing the warmth of a physical mold with grooves. Some people also prefer the ease and portability of CDs, and still others may find that traditional MP3 downloads are insufficient for their needs. For all of those reasons (and all of those people,) we are proud to announce DJ Shadow Handmade. Simply put, this is the ultimate collecting experience for Shadow fans that have it all. Quality and attention to detail is obvious, with all records pressed on extra-pure, 180-gram vinyl. The heavy paste-on, or "tipped sleeve" jackets are die-cut and hand stamped.

What about the music, you say? Shadow has raided his cupboard and turned loose DAT tapes, CD-R's, and cassettes from his own personal archive, unveiling mixes, live performances, and alternate versions of songs, many of which have never been heard before. In some cases, the mere existence of this material is an accident. Several of the live shows, for example, were confiscated from venue employees who were making their own recordings. Still others were made at Shadow's request, to archive a set that would never again be performed. Shadow reports that it has been a hair-raising process: "So many DAT tapes and CDs have become corrupted or broken," he laments. "I'm just glad to have salvaged whatever bits I could before they disappear, too."

As Shadow looks forward to his next wave of new music, fans can revel in some of the gems unearthed during his exhaustive archiving project. How long will they be available? "Until I feel like the demand has been filled," says Shadow. "I definitely don't want to be in 'glory days' mode forever... Once the new album is together, it'll be all about the future again. For now, though...enjoy!"
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