The Roots to Commemorate 20 Years of ‘Things Fall Apart’ with Deluxe Reissue

blame it on Meka September 25, 2019

On February 23, 1999, The Roots performed what many consider to be their best album, Things Fall Apart.

Now, two decades later, the album will receive a commemorative salute. Remastered and repressed in two vinyl offerings: a standard black 3LP, and a limited-edition crystal-clear 3LP, set to drop September 27.

While the standard version features the original album, a third LP of bonus tracks curated by Questlove, a 24-page booklet featuring rare photos, retrospective essays by Black Thought and Questlove and track-by-track liner notes from Questlove, the clear version features all of the above, a die-cut slipcase of the primary cover art plus the 4 original alternate covers as interchangeable lithos with foil stamp numbering plus a sixth, brand new bonus cover.

The standard version will hit for $65, while the deluxe edition costs $99.

As such, the project will be digitally re-released too. Some of the bonus tracks, including the previously-shelved “New Years @ Jay Dee’s,” is finally out for regular, non-bootleg consumption.