The Roots Come Alive

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The Roots Come Alive
The Roots Come Alive.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedNovember 2, 1999
RecordedZurich, Switzerland
New York City
GenreHip hop
Length74:07 (standard edition)
92:22 (limited edition)
LabelMCA/Universal Records
112 129 (limited edition)
112 059 (standard edition)
The Roots chronology
The Legendary
The Roots Come Alive
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention) [2]
Drowned in Sound(9/10) [3]
Entertainment Weekly(A-) [4]
Pitchfork Media(5.7/10) [5]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars [6]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars [7]
Spin4/5 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. "The Ultimate" is the favorite song of NHL superstar, PK Subban.

Track listing[edit]

1."Live at the T-Connection"0:47
2."The Next Movement"3:49
3."Step into the Realm"3:26
5."Mellow My Man / Jusufckwithis"5:02
6."Love of My Life" (featuring Common)3:43
7."The Ultimate"3:57
8."Don't See Us"5:21
9."100% Dundee"4:30
10."Adrenaline!" (featuring Dice Raw)6:10
12."Silent Treatment"7:19
13."The Notic"4:28
14."You Got Me / Encore (hidden track) / (untitled hidden track)" (featuring Jill Scott)17:14
15."What You Want" (featuring Jaguar)4:08
16."We Got You" (featuring Jaguar)0:38
17."The Lesson – Part III (It's Over Now)" (featuring 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 No. 50 No. 12


  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 Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Murph (December 1999 – January 2000). "The Roots 'The Roots Come Alive'". Vibe (December 1999/January): 203. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  10. ^ Yahoo[dead link]

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