Look's like SKOA's favorite DJ, DJ Shadow is going to have a busy release schedule this fall. Aside from his archival release Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996 coming this August, Shadow has announced that he will be releasing 16-track compilation entitled Reconstructed: The Best Of DJ Shadow on September 3. This upcoming compilation showcases the greatest DJ Shadow track throughout his 23-year long career as a producer/artist including tracks from his five studio albums as well as his collaborative UNKLE album Psyence Fiction with James Levelle.
I know you DJ Shadow fans are like "Thats cool, but I already got all of this stuff. Why do we need a greatest hits compilation?" Well let me tell you. The upcoming compilation also features 2 never been released tracks, "Listen" and "Won't You Be" which is an added bonus for fan of Shadow and the compilation will also be released as a limited-edition boxset titled, Reconstructed: The Complete DJ Shadow. This 8 disc set is limited to 500 copies worldwide and each set will be individually signed by DJ Shadow and will also include a 12-inch vinyl record, a booklet featuring an essay by acclaimed music writer Dave Tompkins and numerous photos. Pretty sweet deal right? Cool. Then get your boy Rocko one. ;)
But now the good stuff for your ears. Yesterday, our good friends at BBC 6 Music premiered one of the two unreleased cuts on the Shaun Keaveny show. Check out the new track "Won't You Be" below and head over to the 6 Music website to hear the back story behind the compilation and track at the 2 hour 40 minute mark. Peep the full tracklist to the compilation below.
'Midnight In A Perfect World'
'I've Been Trying'
'This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)'
'You Can't Go Home Again'
'Scale It Back (Featuring Little Dragon)'
'Listen (Featuring Terry Reid)'
'Won’t You Be'
'Lonely Soul' (Featuring Richard Ashcroft)
'Blood On The Motorway'
'You Made It' (Featuring Chris James)
'Dark Days' (Main Theme)