Elvis Costello and The Roots Releasing Wise Up: Thought – Remixes and Reworks

Elvis Costello and The Roots have announced the release of Wise Up: Thought – Remixes and Reworks. The collection serves as the remix EP companion to the album Wise Up Ghost, the collaborative  from Elvis Costello and The Roots that was released earlier this year. The EP will be released as an exclusive CD release as part of Record Store Days’s “Back To Black Friday” initiative on Friday, November 29 and available only via the participating independent retailers.

J Dilla disciple and Stones Throw Records beat maker/drummer Karriem Riggins contributes four remixes on the hip hop front. Riggins’ remix of “Cinco Minutos Con Vos” features the Roots rapper Black Thought going toe to toe with Costello as he contributes his own brand of lyrical wordplay. Daptone Records artist Antibalas (of Fela! the Musical fame) contributes an afro beat reworking of lead single “Walk Us Uptown” while Menahan Street Band (a collective featuring members of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and El Michaels Affair) come with the Memphis-to-Muscle Schoals slow funk flavor in their rework of the song “Tripwire”.



1. CINCO Minutos Con Vos – Karriem Riggins Remix Featuring Black Thought (4:09)

2. SUGAR Won’t Work – Karriem Riggins beat interlude (0:49)

3. Come The MEANTIMES – Karriem Riggins Remix (3:40)

4. The PUPPET Has Cut Its Strings – Karriem Riggins beat interlude (0:50)

5. TRIPWIRE – Menahan Street Band Rework (3:31)

6. VICEROY’S Row – Karriem Riggins beat interlude (1:22)

7. Walk Us UPTOWN – Antibalas Rework (Chico Mann Edit) (5:56)


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