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Studio album by Dâm-Funk
Released October 20, 2009 (2x CD)
January 2010 (5x LP)
Recorded Funkmosphere Lab in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA
Length approx. 120:00
Label Stones Throw Records (STH2232)
Producer Leon Sylvers III, Peanut Butter Wolf (exec.), Damon G. Riddick
Dâm-Funk chronology
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Pitchfork (8.2/10) [2]

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Track listing

All songs written by Damon G. Riddick. [5]

Part I
1."Let's Take Off (Far Away)"6:03
2."Come On Outside"4:17
4."One Less Day" (featuring G-Shaft)5:22
5."Brookside Park"9:49
6."The Sky Is Ours"7:17
7."(My Funk Goes) On & On"4:05
8."Searchin' 4 Funk's Future"7:42
9."Love Is Here 2nite (I Can Feel It)"4:59
10."I Wanna Thank You For (Steppin Into My Life)"6:09
12."Keep Lookin' 2 The Sky"4:34
Part II
1."Toeachizown (D-F's Theme)"2:23
2."10 West"5:55
3."Flying V Ride"5:21
4."Burn Straight Thru U"5:12
5."Candy Dancin'" (featuring Mark de Clive-Lowe)8:23
7."Hood Pass Intact"5:01
8."Killdat (aka Killdatmuthafu*ka)"6:53
9."I Gots 2 Be Done Wit' U"6:09
12."In Flight"6:34

Release history

United States [6] October 20, 2009 CD, LP
Worldwide [6] October 20, 2009 CD, LP

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