Brand New Second Hand

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For the Peter Tosh song, see Legalize It.
Brand New Second Hand
Studio album by Roots Manuva
Released 22 March 1999 (UK)
23 March 1999 (US)
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Hip-Hop, Dub
Length 65:05
Label Big Dada
Producer Roots Manuva (Hylton Smythe), IG Culture, Hylton Smythe, Wayne Bennett, Jam El, V.R.S.
Roots Manuva chronology
Brand New Second Hand
Run Come Save Me

Brand New Second Hand is the debut album by Roots Manuva, released on Big Dada in March 1999.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (9.5/10) [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Movements" (produced by Roots Manuva)
  2. "Dem Phonies" feat. IG Culture (produced by IG Culture)
  3. "Juggle Tings Proper" (produced by Roots Manuva)
  4. "Inna" (produced by Hylton Smythe)
  5. "Soul Decay" feat. Jodi (produced by Wayne Bennett)
  6. "Baptism" feat. Wildflower (produced by Roots Manuva)
  7. "Strange Behaviour" (produced by Hylton Smythe)
  8. "Organ Skit"
  9. "Big Tings Gwidarn" feat. Seanie T. (produced by Roots Manuva)
  10. "Sinking Sands" feat. Sober Now (produced by Wayne Bennett)
  11. "Wisdom Fall" (produced by Roots Manuva)
  12. "Roots-Fi Discotheque" (Skit)
  13. "Clockwork" (produced by Roots Manuva)
  14. "Cornmeal Dumpling" feat. Thomas E (produced by Jam El & Roots Manuva)
  15. "Fever" feat. Richard Molyneaux (produced by V.R.S.)
  16. "Oh Yeah"... (produced by Roots Manuva)
  17. "Motion 5000" feat. Isabelle Dunn & Stella Page (produced by Roots Manuva)


  • "Juggle Tings Proper" (22 February 1999)
  • "Motion 5000" (5 July 1999)

Other versions[edit]

A track entitled "Brand New Second Hand" was recorded by The Wailers in 1971, and also appears rerecorded on the album Legalize It by Peter Tosh, originally released in 1976. It was co-written with and features background vocals by Bob Marley.


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Brand New Second Hand - Roots Manuva". Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Paul (23 March 1999). "Roots Manuva: Brand New Secondhand". Retrieved 29 August 2011.