The Roots Come Alive

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The Roots Come Alive
Live album by The Roots
Released November 2, 1999
Recorded Zurich, Switzerland
New York City
Genre Hip hop
Length 92:22 (limited edition)
Label MCA/Universal Records
112 129 (limited edition)
112 059 (standard edition)
The Roots chronology
The Legendary
(1999)
The Roots Come Alive
(1999)
Phrenology
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention) [2]
Drowned in Sound (9/10) [3]
Entertainment Weekly (A-) [4]
Pitchfork Media (5.7/10) [5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [7]
Spin 4/5 stars [8]
Vibe (favorable) [9]
Yahoo! Music (favorable) [10]

The Roots Come Alive is a live album from the group The Roots.

It was recorded in Zurich, Switzerland; New York City; and other places and released November 2, 1999. An enhanced double-CD edition containing six extra tracks, music videos and photos was also released with a limited pressing. The album title is a reference to the popular live album Frampton Comes Alive.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Live At The T-Connection"   0:47
2. "The Next Movement"   3:49
3. "Step Into The Realm"   3:26
4. "Proceed"   2:44
5. "Mellow My Man / Jusufckwithis"   5:02
6. "Love Of My Life" (feat. Common) 3:43
7. "The Ultimate"   3:57
8. "Don't See Us"   5:21
9. "100% Dundee"   4:30
10. "Adrenaline!" (feat. Dice Raw) 6:10
11. "Essaywhuman?!???!!!"   5:15
12. "Silent Treatment"   7:19
13. "The Notic"   4:28
14. "You Got Me" (feat. Jill Scott) 17:14
15. "What You Want" (feat. Jaguar) 4:08
16. "We Got You" (feat. Jaguar) 0:38
17. "The Lesson - Part III (It's Over Now)" (feat. Dice Raw and Jaguar) 4:00

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1999 The Roots Come Alive #50 #12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. The Roots Come Alive - The Roots at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Roots". Consumer Guide. Robert Christgau. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Robertson, Neil (14 April 2003). "The Roots Come Alive". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Roots Come Alive Review". Music Reviews and News. Entertainment Weekly. 12 November 1999. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Clark, Taylor M. (31 January 2000). "The Roots: The Roots Come Alive". Album Reviews. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Chonin, Neva (25 November 1999). "The Roots - The Roots Come Alive". Album Reviews. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Rolling Stone 2004[dead link]
  8. ^ Spin[dead link]
  9. ^ Murph. "The Roots 'The Roots Come Alive'". Vibe (December 1999/January): 203. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  10. ^ Yahoo[dead link]

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