Jurassic 5 – J5 Deluxe Re-issue (2cd/1dvd)
Pronto Toronto Series Pt.7: Jurassic 5 – J5 Deluxe Re-Issue (2cd/1dvd)
Y’all know I love Jurassic 5. And this deluxe re-issue of J5 was a no-brainer for me. Look at all the glory (from the back cover):
“This deluxe re-issue features Jurassic 5’s breakthrough album, a bonus CD with 15 tracks of hard to find and unreleased material plus the first ever Jurassic 5 DVD. The DVD features “The Jurassic Period” documentary capturing this seminal group at the beginning of an era in an experimental, music driven time piece. Also included on the DVD is a 25 minute performance by Jurassic 5 at the Brixton Academy as well as the “Concrete Schoolyard” video.”
Here are the tracklists and then a few wee comments from me on each…
CD1: In The Flesh / Quality Control Pt. II / Jayou / Lesson 6: The Lecture / Concrete Schoolyard / Setup / Action Satisfaction / Sausage Gut / Improvise / Blacktop Beat / Without A Doubt / Lesson 6 (Reprise) / Action Satisfaction (Dub)
An unquestionable classic. It has the great beats and music, and the vocals are stellar to match, and here’s it’s all remastered. You get Concrete Schoolyard, Improvise, a ton of others. Man, just… you need this album.
CD2: Ignition Sequence / Ducky Boy / Verbal Gunfight / Rubber Tires / Long Road To Glory (recorded on JLSC tour bus during the Vans Warped Tour) / Ghetto Diplomat / Lesson Four: The Radio / Jayou Remix / The Rhythm / (Who’s Gonna Be The) Next Victim / The Joint Freestyle (recorded in 1994 for “The Joint” hosted by King Emz and Mike Nardone) / The Joint Promo / Wake Up Show Promo / Power 106 Promo / Unified Rebelution
This is worth the price of admission, right here. Lots of cool stuff in the unreleased tracks, and there’s even a remix of Jayou. I was pretty tempted to skip through the radio spot recordings, but whatever. They’re short, and I am glad, in a way, that they’re here – for completeness. That’s how you do it, folks. Put it all on there! The unreleased stuff here is all worth it, all of it!
DVD: “The Jurassic Period” Movie / The Brixton Academy Concert / “Concrete Schoolyard” Music Video
The DVD could have had more music videos than just the one, but you do get the Brixton Academy show, and a short ‘documentary’ which is cool but is really just cam footage. Still a worthwhile addition to the set.
Yes. In fact, hell yes! That’s what I would say if you ever asked me if you should grab this up. You simply cannot go wrong with Jurassic 5, and this set gives you a ton of goodies. A great deluxe edition done up right!