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Performer: Kanye West
Genre: Hip hop & Rap
Title: Late Registration
Country: US
Released: 2005
Style: Conscious
FLAC version ZIP size: 1530 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1976 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1327 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 431
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Released August 30, 2005. 1. Wake Up Mr. West Lyrics. The album spawned Kanye classics such as Touch the Sky, Hey Mama, Diamonds from Sierra Leone, and his best-selling song to date, Gold Digger

It's a paradox, which is exactly what he thrives on. His follow-up to The College Dropout isn't likely to change the minds of the resistant.

Paul Wall & GLC). See All. Watch the Throne (Deluxe Version). My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Recording sessions for the album took place over the course of a year at Record Plant Studios, Chalice Recording Studios, and Grandmaster Recording Studios in Hollywood, and at Sony Music Studios in New York City. Recording sessions for the album took place over the course of a year at Record Plant Studios, Chalice Recording Studios, and Grandmaster Recording Studios in Hollywood, and at Sony Music Studios in New York City.

Kanye West, Cam'Ron, Consequence Gone (Album Version (Explicit)). Kanye West, Nas, Really Doe We Major (Album Version (Explicit)). Kanye West Addiction (Album Version (Explicit)). Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco Touch The Sky (Album Version (Explicit)). On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood.

West's debut album The College Dropout was released in February 2004 to critical and commercial success, debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200 and later being certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In November 2010, West released his fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and continued his streak of number one albums on the chart, as did Watch the Throne, a collaboration with rapper Jay-Z released in August 2011. Released: August 30, 2005. Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam.

Producer – Jon Brion (tracks: 2, 4, 9 to 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20), Kanye West (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 21). Product Manager – Doug Joswick. Recorded By – Andrew Dawson (tracks: 16, 17), Andrew Dawson (tracks: 2 to 4, 6 to 8, 21), Anthony Kilhoffer (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8 to 14, 16, 17, 19, 20), Brian Sumner (tracks: 8, 9, 21), Richard Reitz (tracks: 6), Tom Biller (tracks: 2, 4, 11 to 14, 16, 17).

Tracklist

Wake Up Mr. West 0:41
Heard 'Em Say 3:24
Touch The Sky 3:56
Gold Digger 3:27
Skit #1 0:33
Drive Slow 4:32
My Way Home 1:43
Crack Music 4:31
Roses 4:05
Bring Me Down 3:19
Addiction 4:27
Skit #2 0:31
Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix) 3:53
We Major 7:28
Skit #3 0:24
Hey Mama 5:05
Celebration 3:18
Skit #4 1:19
Gone 5:33
Diamonds From Sierra Leone 3:58
Late 3:50

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B0004813-02 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records B0004813-02 US 2005
B0004814-02 Kanye West Late Registration (Clean Version) ‎(CD, Album, Cle) Roc-A-Fella Records B0004814-02 US 2005
9853447 kanYeWest* Late Registration (Touch The Sky Tour - Australian Tour Edition) ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 9853447 Australia 2005
9853447 kanYeWest* Late Registration (Touch The Sky Tour - New Zealand Tour Edition) ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 9853447 New Zealand 2005
B0004813-01 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(2xLP, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records B0004813-01 US 2005
9885652 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(2xLP, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 9885652 UK 2005
DEFF 16415-1 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(2xLP, Album, Promo, Edi) Roc-A-Fella Records DEFF 16415-1 US 2005
FPBCD 500 kanYeWest* Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records FPBCD 500 South Africa 2005
0602498824016, 0602498850534 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc-A-Fella Records 0602498824016, 0602498850534 Europe 2005
988 240-1 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 988 240-1 Indonesia 2005
9882401 kanYeWest* Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 9882401 Argentina 2005
B000481302 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records B000481302 Canada 2005
988240.1, 9882401 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc-A-Fella Records 988240.1, 9882401 Malaysia 2005
9882401 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 9882401 Singapore 2005
988 690-0 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 988 690-0 Indonesia 2005
0602498824016 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 0602498824016 Ukraine 2005
9882401 kanYeWest* Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 9882401 Australia 2005
2600621 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 2600621 Russia 2005
9853447 kanYeWest* Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 9853447 Australia 2005
B000481302 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records B000481302 Canada 2005
60249882401 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records, Universal Music 60249882401 Brazil 2005
0602498869000 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 0602498869000 Europe 2005
0602498824016 kanYeWest* Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 0602498824016 Europe 2005
988 240-1 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 988 240-1 Thailand 2005
9889052 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album + DVD-V) Roc-A-Fella Records 9889052 France 2005
0602498850534 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album + DVD-V + Dlx, Ltd) Roc-A-Fella Records 0602498850534 Europe 2005
9885282 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + Dlx, Ltd, S/Edition) Roc-A-Fella Records 9885282 UK 2005
B0004813-02 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album, Club) Roc-A-Fella Records B0004813-02 US 2005
B000532502, B000481302 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc-A-Fella Records B000532502, B000481302 Canada 2005
UICD 9014 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, 5p ) Roc-A-Fella Records UICD 9014 Japan 2005
B0005325-02 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Roc-A-Fella Records B0005325-02 US 2005
UICD 9014 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, 5p ) Roc-A-Fella Records UICD 9014 Japan 2005
DP9099/988 240-1 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Roc-A-Fella Records DP9099/988 240-1 South Korea 2005
none Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Cle) Roc-A-Fella Records none UK 2005
9885153 kanYeWest* Late Registration ‎(CD, Album, S/Edition) Roc-A-Fella Records 9885153 UK 2005
2707 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(Cass, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 2707 Indonesia 2005
9885575 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(Cass, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 9885575 Malaysia 2005
UICD-9017 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records UICD-9017 Japan 2006
UICD-3020 kanYeWest* Late Registration ‎(CD, Album, RE) Roc-A-Fella Records UICD-3020 Japan 2007
0602498368053 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(CD, Album, RE, Sli) Roc-A-Fella Records 0602498368053 Europe 2007
B0004813-01 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Roc-A-Fella Records B0004813-01 US 2016
602498824047 Kanye West Late Registration ‎(2xLP, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 602498824047 Europe 2018

Freaky Hook
Sounds a bit sterile, wonder if the repressing would be better...but doubt it. I don't think It's terrible, it just doesn't have great highs and the bass could be more pronounced. It's certainly not_trash_ using a 2M red. Probably a 2M blue would handle the sibilance even better. It is there but not so much that it bothered me.

Abandoned Electrical
Super fine sounding pressing. Flat as well. No disappointment with this one folks.

Rainshaper
Probably the worst pressing I ever owned.Keyword: Owned. I no longer own this trash pressing.

Jark
It sucks that Kanye's records sleeves are so fragile, i just bought it and even before I remove the seal, it was already fold... Only his 1 LP records have fine sleeves...

Nalmergas
D side has skips in Skit #3 and Hey Mama, not super impressed with this pressing.

Zugar
Is there any extra track like the original European 2005 release?

Hidden Winter
The record ends in Gone. No bonus DFSR without jay-z and no Late.

ZloyGenii
I have a weird sound at the start on Side 1A - it's not dissimilar to a static-sound, but more severe - it's not blemishes on the disc, as it's mint :/ Could it just be the pressing, possibly..?

Vudogal
The album will get another vinyl reissue, which will be released on September 1st with two additional songs ("Back To Basics" and "We Can Make It Better").

Darkshaper
The Sound of Vinyl announced this sometime in August and the record was released with a little delay on September 15th. You can get it via their webpage.

Phain
Whatever happened to the reissue? I have yet to hear anything about its release.

hulk
I was very skeptical buying this album. Thought for sure it was going to be a bootleg that hadn't been labeled as such on discogs yet. I can happily report that isn't the case! First, the negatives..The sleeve is thin and cheap. I heard a couple crackles here and there, but I didn't clean it. That's it. The drums and bass sound excellent, vocals are clear, and the horns really pop. If you're a fan of this album, and how could you not be, do yourself a favor and skip the original. This is the copy to get.

Kulabandis
A great album but it is unfortunately an awful pressing.

anonymous
Compared my older copy from when the album went out of print to the recent back in stock copy, nothing different as far as packaging or labels go, all the same but the distortion seems to be a bit clearer & the pressing sounds a bit better.

breakingthesystem
Amazing album but this press is awful, bought a brand new copy and sounds like Kanye has a lisp it's that distorted vocally

Faebei
It's the phase distortion, unfortunately the engineers didn't master it properly so the vocals are distorted due to it's loudness.

mr.Mine
Does anyone else have a copy of this with a misprinted label on any of the four sides? I bought a brand new sealed copy from a store. One of the sides is labeled as "The College Dropout" and has tracks listed off that album as well. I was wondering if this is a common misprint or something rare I can't find anything online about it, so any info is greatly appreciated.

Cktiell
i just purchased my copy a gre days ago, no misprints here

Nikok
There is a new release with "Made in Czech Republic" on a white sticker. All other identifiers are like the US first press. Matrix on Record 1 Side A: 9882404-A 138466E1/C (=GZ-Media). Excellent pressing and stellar sound!

Lonesome Orange Kid
Glad I saw your note; because this is my pressing too. I created an entry for it, for those who'd like to use it. https://www.discogs.com/release/8809373

Nawenadet
Yeah, got that one too! People seem to not really like the other pressings. But I think the Czech one has Awesome sound quality. Stellar!

Benn
Bought mine from importCDs at ebay. But I think all new records are pressed in Europe now and also may be available from other sources.

Jusari
Amazon is selling some of these (shipping "within 1 to 3 weeks") for $23.46! http://www.amazon.com/Late-Registration-Vinyl-Kanye-West/dp/B000A2X8SY

Tat
thanks for the tip off man, just snatch this up !

Acrobat
(Quick Review #10)Listen: #4I really enjoy this album a lot. Its such a great album to just listen to the whole way through. I enjoy all of the tracks on this album. I was just doing work while listening to this this listen, but damn is it an enjoyable album. Seriously, if you haven't heard it, listen to it.Strong 9 to 10

Nicanagy
This wasn't always so expensive... typical.

playboy
Right? I got mine in store ~$20 less than 2 years ago. It's not even like it's a high quality pressing either...

Maldarbaq
is it me or does anything that is higher frequency on this album distort at high volume?

Asher
I was lucky with The College Dropout but not with this one... terrible

Xmatarryto
Bought my copy from a DJ who got it straight from Roc. Sounds absolutely stellar. No complaints here.

Samuhn
TERRIBLE sound quality on this pressing. Super distorted high end, very sibilant vocals make it near-unlistenable.

Ballagar
Why is this on the main releases page?

AnnyMars
doesn't skip as much as college dropout but it does still sound like shit.

Swift Summer
I'm here in the UK and my copy is absolutely fine. I have an original US pressing, my only question is why does the LP lack the final 3 tracks from the album?

Ytli
SamArojo I'm here in the UK and my copy is absolutely fine. I have an original US pressing, my only question is why does the LP lack the final 3 tracks from the album? I believe those tracks were considered "bonus" or "hidden" tracks on the CD version

GoodBuyMyFriends
Great album, but like others, suffers from terrible audio - do not buy

Bukus
better than college dropout but it still sounds pretty terrible, especially at higher frequency

BlackBerry
Does this UK pressing sound any better than the US version?

Nirn
How did you go mate? I just returned my version of the US copy since it sounded so horrible!

Fiarynara
andnico Alright, I finally got my promo copy (http://www.discogs.com/Kanye-West-Late-Registration/release/2012195 ), and it sounds much better. The noticeable distortion in the upper frequencies (where the sibilance in the vocals on my other copy made it unlistenable) is absent, just what I was hoping for as far as that is concerned. However, the promo version is censored (no beep, just a mute on the acapella), didn't realize this when I ordered it so I'm gonna buy the UK copy in the hopes that it sounds as good as the promo copy without the censoring.Also, I was reading around and it really doesn't seem like there's any strong correlation between which version you buy and the sound quality you end up with. I've read about people having good and bad copies for every pressing. Anyway, hope that helps you decide on whether to pick yourself up another copy, and I'll get back about the UK pressing in a month or so. Thanks for your research! That's too bad about the censorship. I've noticed that pretty much all of Kanye's pre-MBDTF singles have promo 12" copies too which were presumably sent to radio stations and sounded similar in quality to this, so I don't know why they can't get the consumer copies right on most of his albums. I'm hoping for a properly done and complete vinyl box set after this forthcoming album, which is rumoured to be his last, and I'm willing to pay for it, because frankly I adore all of these albums.

JoJolar
Alright, I finally got my promo copy (http://www.discogs.com/Kanye-West-Late-Registration/release/2012195 ), and it sounds much better. The noticeable distortion in the upper frequencies (where the sibilance in the vocals on my other copy made it unlistenable) is absent, just what I was hoping for as far as that is concerned. However, the promo version is censored (no beep, just a mute on the acapella), didn't realize this when I ordered it so I'm gonna buy the UK copy in the hopes that it sounds as good as the promo copy without the censoring.Also, I was reading around and it really doesn't seem like there's any strong correlation between which version you buy and the sound quality you end up with. I've read about people having good and bad copies for every pressing. Anyway, hope that helps you decide on whether to pick yourself up another copy, and I'll get back about the UK pressing in a month or so.

Blackworm
andnico I'm gonna buy a US promo copy, I'll let you guys know if that's any better than the official US pressing. And if that still sounds terrible, then I'm gonna buy a UK pressing, and I'll let you guys know how that goes.This is completely ridiculous, but I want to own a listenable copy of this album. By far Kanye's best in my opinion. That'd be unbelievably helpful, thanks. Wonder why those promos go for so cheap?

artman
(double post)

Waiso
I'm gonna buy a US promo copy, I'll let you guys know if that's any better than the official US pressing. And if that still sounds terrible, then I'm gonna buy a UK pressing, and I'll let you guys know how that goes.This is completely ridiculous, but I want to own a listenable copy of this album. By far Kanye's best in my opinion.

Samowar
Still wondering the same thing.

Iaran
Sound quality on this LP is shit. Lots of distorted audio. Ended up taking it back to the record store and getting In Rainbows instead.

Gabar
Wish I would have seen this before I bought mine. Couldn't even make it through side A before I ripped it off the turntable. Safe to say I'm selling it again.

Kale
You in the US? I've bought two copies here, in the north east, and both have had the really terrible distortion as described by XelaWeeks. Most noticeably in the upper frequencies, unfortunately.

TheJonnyTest
Wow - I just picked up a s/hand copy of this original today, and it's the complete opposite - great sound and no distorted audio?Playing on a Technics SL-1400 with a Fidelity Research 101 cartridge, into a vintage Yamaha amp and it sounds sweet.

Yndanol
Kanye West. You either love him or hate him. Personal feelings put aside, you cannot deny that the man has talent (although his notorious ego has many times prevented the due praise of his work). Many critics have hailed West in the past year as the artist rose quickly to superstar status largely on his intricate funky soul sampled-based production paired with an eccentric lyrical delivery mixed with commentary on society and amusing wordplay. Though much of his acclaim is based on the fact that his approach to his hip-hop is unique in comparison to other acts, yet in fact producers such as Pete Rock, Large Professor, and RJD2 have been using a similar blueprint for quite sometime. But what makes Kanye West novel is that he is one of the few musicians to work with a multi-platinum-selling artist and have a major-label record deal while using that formula. His debut release garnished immense praise with countless mainstream rap club bangers, socio-politicaly themed tracks, and an interesting use of samples backed by attractive production design. In the interim West continued producing and rapping with various artists but many had thought that his second album would make-or-brake the rapper in being a long-term success. “Wake Up Mr. West” Serving as the introduction track to the album, Kanye’s desire to show the world that he was able to make in spite of predictions that his style would not catch on is clearly evident. His ego is still on the rise folks! “Heard ‘Em Say” A very jazzy track and a soulful vocalist crooning set the mood to the album. Deep baselines and a playful piano medley drive the track. West delivers his social and political lyrics questioning the so-called system (American government and society). The decision to put this track at the start of the album may show the artist’s wish to be portrayed more as a humble musician who is grounded in reality. “Touch the Sky” The lyrical content is more diverse than most commercial rap songs and the track serves to blend Kanye’s original style with a somewhat catchy mainstream beat. The funky fingerprints of producer Just Blaze are clearly evident throughout the track, sounding similar to his work on previous Jay-Z albums. A solid track that is likely to get airplay. “Gold Digger” Production-wise this is a very unique number. Instead of using a dense melodic sample, Kanye West artfully employs a mere vocal sample (courtesy of Ray Charles) paired with Jamie Foxx as the backbone of the track. As the song progresses, an intricate bass sound effect is chopped up to deliver a fresh tune to the ears. Lyric-wise the Chicago native falls into the age-old trap of making the theme for his track based on the chastisement of women who seek to manipulate men for financial gain. Nothing new here… “Drive Slow” Another smooth cut along the lines of “Heard ‘Em Say”. Here the listener will notice what makes this album different than ‘College Dropout’. The work of co-producer Jon Brion lifts the work to a higher level than West could have done on his own. Brion gently laces the track with a silky horn tune, transforming the track from an album-filler into a highly artistic performance. “Crack Music” As the title suggests, the theme of this cut is based on the social, economical, political, and racial dynamics that the crack-cocaine drug plays in the United States. Further, Kanye metaphorically refers to the crack epidemic with the recent explosion of hip-hop into the mainstream of American. The literary double exposure is a great example of the lyrical abilities West posseses. Crack Music” is filled with many powerful statements such as the opening two bars which accuse the former president for intentionally spreading the drug in order to reduce the political power of African Americans, “How we stop the Blank Panthers / Ronald Reagan cooked up an answer”. In comparison to the previous tracks the production is less detailed and at times sounds repetitively dull, relying mostly on heavy snare hits. “Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)” This tracks jumps the album back into the familiar and fresh sounding Kanye West song. Working with a bouncy baseline, chimes, subtle piano rolls, solid drum hits, and elaborate stringy synthesized effects, this remix provides the listener with a feel-good vibe all throughout. The word “diamonds” is used in duality by Kanye, not only talking about the jewel, but to symbolize the power of his fellow peers on the Roc-a-Fella Record label. Former record owner Jay-Z interrupts his protégé during the track to deliver a verse, further complimenting the artists signed to the label who will lead Jay-Z’s dynasty after his retirement. Although an overall braggadocios themed track, Kanye brings the topic of social injustice to the table when mentioning the dire condition of African diamond miners. ‘Late Registration’ uses much of the same formula that made his debut release a sensation across the globe: crafty employment of soul vocal and music samples laced over hip-hop drum patterns and lyrics that define his novel personality. Overall the album should live up to the expectations that Kayne West aficionados have been holding for over a year. Though falling short of being a classic, ‘Late Registration’ will no doubt elevate the prestige of West well into the next year to come.