Good news for the “Make Kanye 2006 Again” camp: If Donda wasn’t really your thing, Late Orchestration, Kanye West’s classic 2006 live album, has quietly been uploaded to Apple Music and TIDAL.
West recorded Late Orchestration — which is comprised of songs from his first two albums, The College Dropout and Late Registration — at the famous Abbey Road Studios before an audience of 300. In addition to guest appearances from John Legend, Lupe Fiasco, GLC, and Consequence (no relation), West was backed by a 17-piece, all-woman orchestra in a trailblazing blend of hip-hop and classical music.
While the album has been available to stream in international markets for quite a while, it’s only now hit American streaming platforms. No word on if Ye will add the record to Spotify, though. Listen to Late Orchestration below.
Making Late Orchestration more accessible is a welcome blast from the past from Ye while we await Donda 2, which, with contributions from alleged sexual abuser Marilyn Manson, is unlikely to be as widely celebrated as Kanye’s earlier albums.
Ahead of the LP’s supposed February 22nd release date, Netflix is premiering a documentary titled jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy on February 16th. West recently produced Pusha T’s latest banger, “Diet Coke,” which dropped earlier this week.
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Late Orchestration Tracklist:
01. Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Live at Abbey Road Studios)
02. Touch the Sky (Live at Abbey Road Studios) [feat. Lupe Fiasco]
03. Crack Music (Live at Abbey Road Studios)
04. Drive Slow (Live at Abbey Road Studios) [feat. GLC]
05. Through the Wire (Live at Abbey Road Studios)
06. Workout Plan (Live at Abbey Road Studios)
07. Heard ’Em Say (Live at Abbey Road Studios) [feat. Adam Levine and John Legend]
08. All Falls Down (Live at Abbey Road Studios) [feat. Syleena Johnson]
09. Bring Me Down (Live at Abbey Road Studios) [feat. Brandy]
10. Gone (Live at Abbey Road Studios) [feat. Consequence and Cam’ron]
11. Late (Live at Abbey Road Studios)
12. Jesus Walks (Live at Abbey Road Studios)
13. Gold Digger (AOL Sessions) [feat. Jamie Foxx]