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Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love! Full Album

Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love! Full Album
Contemporary R&B, Funk, Neo Soul, Psychedelic
  • Performer:
    Childish Gambino
  • Title:
    Awaken, My Love!
  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Contemporary R&B, Funk, Neo Soul, Psychedelic
  • Release date:
    19 May 2017
  • Country:
  • Size FLAC version
    1071 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1869 mb
  • Record from:
    2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album Box Set, Limited Edition


Choir – Brent Jones And The Best Life SingersDrums, Bass, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Chris HartzGuitar, Synth [Synth FX], Piano – Ray SuenMixed By [Additional Mixing By] – Ludwig GoranssonSynth [Synth Bass], Soloist [Guitar Solo], Guitar [Guitar Solo], Harpsichord – Ludwig GoranssonVocals [Additional Vocals] – Kari FauxVocals, Percussion – Donald GloverWritten-By – Chris Hartz, Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Ray Suen
2Stand Tall
Arranged By [Woodwinds Arranged By] – Thomas ParishChoir – Brent Jones And The Best Life SingersClarinet [Clarinets] – Dan Higgins, Phil O'ConnorContractor [Woodwinds Contracted By] – Peter RotterFlute – Steve KujalaFlute [Flutes] – Julie Burkert, Steve KujalaGuitar, Bass, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Ludwig GoranssonMixed By – Ludwig GoranssonRecorded By [Woodwinds] – Chris FogelVocals – Donald GloverWritten-By – Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson
3The Night Me And Your Mama Met (Live)4:50
4The Night Me And Your Mama Met
Bass – Ludwig GoranssonChoir – Brent Jones And The Best Life SingerGlockenspiel – Donald GloverGuitar – Gary Clark JrWritten-By – Donald Glover, Gary Clark, Ludwig Goransson
Bass, Cello Banjo, Synth [Synths], Guitar, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Ludwig GoranssonMixed By [Additional Mixing By] – Ludwig GoranssonVocals, Drums, Glockenspiel – Donald GloverWritten-By – Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson
6Baby Boy
Bass, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Ludwig GoranssonClavinet, Electric Organ [B3 Organ] – Lynette WilliamsDrums – Chris HartzGuitar [Guitars] – Ray SuenVocals – Donald GloverWritten-By – Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson
Bass, Guitar, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Percussion [Bottles], Electric Organ [B3 Organ], Percussion – Ludwig GoranssonDrums, Percussion – Chris HartzGuitar – Ray SuenMixed By [Additional Mixing By] – Ludwig GoranssonVocals, Percussion, Percussion [Bottles] – Donald GloverWritten-By – Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson
Drum Programming, Guitar [Guitars], Bass, Keyboards [M-Tron Keyboard], Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Ludwig GoranssonMixed By [Co-Mixed By] – Ludwig GoranssonVocals, Percussion – Donald GloverWritten-By – Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson
Bass – Thomas DraytonElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Per Gunnar JuliussonGuitar – Ray SuenGuitar, Drum Programming, Programmed By [Synth Programming], Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Ludwig GoranssonSoloist [Boy Soloist], Vocals [Boy Soloist] – JD McCrarySynthesizer [Moog Synthesizer], Electric Organ [B3 Organ] – Zac RaeVocals, Percussion, Glockenspiel – Donald GloverWritten-By – Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson
10Me And Your Mama
Bass – Thomas DraytonChoir – Brent Jones And The Best Life SingersDrum Programming – Black Party Drums – Chris HartzElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano – Per Gunnar JuliussonGuitar – Ray SuenGuitar, Bass, Synth – Ludwig GoranssonMixed By [Co-Mixed By] – Ludwig GoranssonOrgan – Lynette WilliamsRecorded By [Organs, Keyboard, Synths And V-Drums] – John ArmstrongSynthesizer [Moog Synthesizer], Electric Organ [Hammond B3 Organ] – Zac RaeVocals, Percussion – Donald GloverWritten-By – Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Zac Rae
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Sofia HoopsPerformer [Contains A Sample Of "Good To Your Earhole" By] – FunkadelicProducer [Additional Production By] – Ludwig GoranssonSynth – Zac RaeVocals – Donald GloverWritten-By – Haskins Clarence Eugene, Donald Glover, George Clinton, Hazel Grace Cook
12Have Some Love
Bass, Synth – Ludwig GoranssonChoir – Brent Jones And The Best Life SingersDrums – Chris HartzElectric Organ [Hammond B3 Organ] – Lynette WilliamsGuitar [Guitars] – Sam SugarmanProducer [Additional Production] – Ludwig GoranssonVocals, Percussion – Donald GloverWritten-By – Chris Hartz, Donald Glover, Sam Sugarman


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
GLS-0209-02Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love! ‎(CD, Album)Glassnote GLS-0209-02US2016
HSU-10108Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love! ‎(CD, Album)Glassnote , Hostess Entertainment UnlimitedHSU-10108Japan2016
LIB199CDChildish Gambino Awaken, My Love! ‎(CD, Album)Glassnote , Liberator MusicLIB199CDAustralia2016
GLS-0221-01Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love! ‎(LP, Album)Glassnote GLS-0221-01UK, Europe & US2017
GLS-0221-01Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love! ‎(LP, Album)Glassnote GLS-0221-01US2017


  • A&RFam Udeorji
  • Art Direction [LP Package Art Direction]Brian Roettinger
  • Executive-Producer [Executive-Producers]Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson
  • Lacquer Cut ByMS
  • Lyrics By [All Song Lyrics Written By]Donald Glover
  • Lyrics By [Co-Written By]Ludwig Goransson (tracks: B4)
  • ManagementWolf And Rothstein
  • Mastered ByBernie Grundman
  • Mixed ByAndrew Dawson (tracks: C8), Donald Glover (tracks: A1 to C7, C9 to D11), Ludwig Goransson (tracks: A1 to C7, C9 to D11), Riley Mackin (tracks: A1 to C7, C9 to D11)
  • Photography By, Art DirectionIbra Ake
  • ProducerLudwig Goransson (tracks: A1, A3, B4, B6 to C9, D11)
  • Recorded ByRiley Mackin, Ruben Rivera
  • Recorded By [Choir]Bryan Carrigan


Cardboard box with yellow obi.

12 page booklet with photos and credits
Cardboard headset for smartphones
Download card with codes for the digital album and the VR content for the PHAROS.EARTH mobile app

The tracklist is printed across the dust sleeves and repeats on the labels.

Track D12 is an unlisted live recording (with vocals) from the PHAROS concerts in September 2016

Childish Gambino "Awaken My Love!"
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Limited Edition virtual reality vinyl
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Exclusive booklet
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2 x heavyweight 45 RPM LP's
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Virtual reality headset
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Glow in the dark cover
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Digital album download
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Download virtual reality content (smartphone not included)
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[Glassnote logo]

Lyrics to "Stand Tall" [track D11]

Embossed details on the lid of the box glow in the dark.

℗ & © 2016 mcDJ Recording under exclusive license to Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC.

Organs, keyboard, synths and V-Drums recorded at Conway Studios [track A1]
Woodwinds recorded at East West Studios [track D11]

All songs mixed at The Factory and Elbo Studios except track 8
Track 8 mixed at Sound EQ Studios
All songs recorded at The Factory
Choir recorded at Elbo Studios [tracks A1, A2, B4, D10 and D11]


  • Barcode (Sticker on shrink wrap): 8 10599 02141 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 810599021412
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): GLS-0209-01-A Ⅲ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): GLS-0209-01-B Ⅱ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): GLS-0209-01-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): GLS-0209-01-D² Ⅱ
  • Matrix / Runout (All sides, etched signature): MS


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – mc DJ Recording
  • Copyright (c) – mc DJ Recording
  • Licensed To – Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC
  • Recorded At – The Factory
  • Recorded At – ELBO Studios
  • Recorded At – Conway Studios
  • Recorded At – Eastwest Studios
  • Mixed At – The Factory
  • Mixed At – ELBO Studios
  • Mixed At – Sound EQ Studios
  • Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Pressed By – United Record Pressing


Awaken, My Love is the third studio album by American rapper Donald Glover, under his stage name Childish Gambino. It was released by Glassnote Records on December 2, 2016. Consisting of tracks being sung rather than rapped, its fusion of psychedelic soul, funk and R&B influences was considered a bold departure from the predominantly hip hop style of his prior work. The album was produced by Glover and his longtime collaborator, Ludwig Göransson. Childish Gambino carves his own niche in the recent wave of vintage soul revivalism with Awaken, My Love. Childish Gambino. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Awaken, My Love Исполнитель: Childish Gambino. 2016 soul. Album 2016 11 Songs. R&BSoul Awaken, My Love, a playlist by Childish Gambino from desktop or your mobile Gambino's third album is 'Awaken, My Love' Ibra Ake. You could argue that Childish Gambino became a great hip-hop artist when he stopped rapping, but that would be unfair. Over the course of two albums and a handful of mixtapes, the artist also known as actor and screenwriter Donald Glover has proven himself a decent lyricist. However, his best moments on his 2011 debut Camp arrived when he threw out the humblebrag playbook and exploded our stereotypes of black youth by addressing bullying and growing up in a two-parent household. Посмотреть сведения об участниках альбома, рецензии, композиции и приобрести альбом 2017 Vinyl от Awaken, My Love на Childish Gambino has always been harder to pin down. Since emerging with throwaway mixtapes under that alias, Glover has released two highly self-reflexive rap full-lengths, a Southern rap EP and a straight pop E P, and hosted a mysterious, cell phone-free festival. The unifying thread connecting all of this has sometimes been hard to spot. That same on-paper ability is what makes Awaken, My Love a well-executed project: He has clearly absorbed a great deal of musical history, as the album nods to Parliament-Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone, Rick James, Prince, and more. There are times, however, when that nodding feels more like mimicry than anything else. Listen free to Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love Me and Your Mama, Have Some Love and more. 11 tracks 49:02. Awaken, My Love is the third studio album by American hip hop artist Childish Gambino, released on December 2, 2016 by Glassnote Records. The album's release was preceded by two lead singles, Me and Your Mama and Redbone. Consisting of tracks largely sung rather than rapped, its retro fusion of psychedelic soul, funk and R&B influences was considered a bold departure from the predominately hip hop style of his prior work. Awaken, My Love, his third album as Childish Gambino, takes a sharp turn: from rapping to full-time singing and from contemporary production to unabashed throwback. The music directly recalls the 1970s R&B before hip-hop - the era of Parliament-Funkadelic Earth, Wind & Fire Stevie Wonder the Spinners the Chi-Lites the Ohio Players late Sly and the Family Stone and early Prince. Its at once a homage and a parody, equally aware of that eras excesses and its glories, of the way that the most memorable 1970s R&B merged sensuality, activism, humor, toughness, outlandishness,


What's with four sides when each side only has about 13 minutes each! Couldn't that fit just one LP?
This pressing is a little quiet but when you turn it up it still has a full dynamic range. The packaging is a little excessive because they could've easily fit it all into a thinner box, but it's nothing to really complain too much about. I'll also echo what others are saying because mine does have surface marks across both disks. They don't effect playback much but they aren't very pleasing to look at.
I bought my boxset from a local record store still in the original unopened packaging. When I opened it there was no booklet. I am so disappointed. The vinyl seem to be in good condition.
If you have the Pharos app on Android, I advise you to back it up however you can. I just now noticed that my version of the app seems to be no longer available from the Play Store, the one with com.threeamteam.constellation as id.The one that's still up now, with id com.proverse.pharosearth, doesn't appear to be compatible with some devices that the other version did support (in my case, LG G4)So if you have the former, better hold on to it, because I don't think it can be re-installed.
Ordered the Pre-Released box, it came months late and completely warped. I am now going back and forth with customer service. Instead of replacing it or giving a refund, they are explaining to me how records work ("When you change the rpm speed of the record, that will naturally affect the octave in playback").
Just picked this up (new and sealed) from a local record store and when I opened it up, there was no A/B vinyl. Instead it has 2x C/D. Has anyone heard of this?
Is C/D the one with Redbone? I have two of the ones without redbone..
that happened to me w/Radiohead OK Computer. Twice. 1st time just swapped it at the record store, 2nd just emailed customer service and the shipped me the missing vinyl.
Got mine super cheap at Amazon.de. Would have rather had this in a 2xLP gatefold (similar to Camp), as a box set for a cardboard VR headset is silly. 90% of the box structure is for the headset. I agree with the others that it looks like someone took a pencil eraser across the discs, minimally impacting sound quality, however.
Same here with my C/D (from amazon.de) - has weird marks all over it. Side D is a bit noisy and has a blast of static during 'The Night Me and Your Mama Met'. Still sounds amazing though, very quiet and lush pressing.
I'm surprised that some songs had richer sounds and bass than the digital version, like how "Boogieman" sounds more lively while "Terrified" has its sounds more clear and distinct from one another. The "virtual reality" is alright with its cool animations, but nothing special. The live sound has nothing interesting to remember.Unfortunately, it seems like the handling for these vinyls were very poor. My first copy had a skip on side B, and the second copy they sent me had noticeable sticker-like marks. Not only that, but there were a LOT of surface noise throughout both of my copies. I bought this straight from the Childish Gambino store, like come on.Hopefully the obvious signs of residue means that giving these vinyls a deep cleaning might reduce the surface noise, but nevertheless I am very disappointed. I still have hope though that these vinyls have better quality versions of these songs, I mean this costs $70 so they have to, right?Edit: I deep cleaned one of my copies using the wood glue technique: sound quality is PHENOMENAL. I can safely say that these records were well made but just packaged and handled poorly.
Got mine on Amazon De - excellent condition! All four sides perfect. Maybe it's a US/EU thing?
Was 55€ On pre-order. 44€ after and right now 21,99€ on Amazon.de !!! Best price ever !!!
i just opened the a new purchased sealed (outside Mint) Awaken, My Love! Box and i am shocked! Sides A & C are not even VG. Both are heavy Audible scratched, Side D has some strange remains of a kind of sticker. The whole release sounds not good at all and everything is full of fingerprints, looks like 2nd hand (but it was sealed and afrom a good record store) - the Download code for mp3 files is one more dissapointment i thing at least FLAC files should intended to this kind of release... in short: not really "we are committed to preserving it in a way that honors its important place in musical history" [quote from urpressing(dot)com] - is there any option to exchange/replace the vinyl?
United Record Pressing us well known for producing garbage pressings- they could care less about quality and it's literally a miracle if you receive a non-garbage copy of anything they've ever pressed. They also will never stand behind their garbage-- hence their referral email urging a dissatisfied customers to take the product back to the record store-- where it becomes their loss.
OLDFRIENDSFORSALE Update: United Record Pressing answered to a eMail (that they don't care and) it's the local retailer's business... Yeah it's unfortunate the URP really doesn't care about the records they press. All they care about is pressing as many records as possible in a short amount of time. I would recommend contacting the record label. I've done that before, and many of them will send you a replacement if you got a bad copy.
Update: United Record Pressing answered to a eMail (that they don't care and) it's the local retailer's business...
Purchased mine from Amazon UK, absolutely brilliant condition and all 4 sides sound amazing. Sucks that people got bad pressings, seems like the release was a bit iffy for certain retailers.
Logged into this account just to back the reviews. Although, it seems I got luckier than most. No print issues, but some damage to the sleeves for the records. TONS of surface noise on all sides, pops, cracks, skipping, the whole deal. Ruins the feel of the album for me because this production sounds incredible on vinyl. I was very skeptical as soon as I opened and saw a booklet full of photos and not lyrics. Plus, it's very obvious your $50-$60 was paying for the app access and cardboard headset. Not real happy with this one, would've hoped for more out of Donald's team.
Was 60$ but right now 21,99€ on amazon germany !!!
I had 2 copies of this box. Every vinyl were played so terrible. A lot of skips and surface noise. Two vinyl were horrible warped. Where is the quality control in factory for this price?
Great price on Amazon Germany! Hope they'll get it back in stock tho. https://goo.gl/CO8K80
Even better now ! Was 44€ on amazon germany and today it's 21,99€ !!! Crazy
Mine is perfect, no noise of loss in quality. There might be difference between the US and International Versions in terms of quality, but since I've only heard the quality of the International Version then i'm not one to comment.
Does yours says Made In the EU somewhere? Thanks !
chlbutterworth Mine is perfect, no noise of loss in quality. There might be difference between the US and International Versions in terms of quality, but since I've only heard the quality of the International Version then i'm not one to comment. just ordered a german version, let's see what happens.
Contact United Pressing on their FB page and complain about their notorious lack of quality.Go ahead, check all your worst sounding new/current pressed albums, and you will see that "U" etched in a circle.UNITED IS THE WORST. I knew this album would be pressed there because Gambino and the demographic, are hipsters and not audiophiles. This is how United makes their money. Pressing shit for people with low standards.
Exactly the same as previosly described. Side C is very-very bad, Side D is so-so until the final song. Side A and B are OK. Very sad, that this nice thing is so badly pressed. I returned my copy to shop and got CD instead.
On my copy side A/B sound perfect, but side C is not good; has a lot of noise throughout. Side D is fine until the final track (the untitled bonus live recording) which has a bit of noise.
All the packaging on my copy looks great. The lps had numerous scuffs so I ran them through the spin clean and upon play everything sounded fine with the exception of some minor surface noise throughout. No snaps crackles or pops.
How limited is this release? It was sold out on Gambino's site for a week. Now it is available again.
My first copy of this album was pressed horribly. Skips, surface noise, pops, all the works. Returned it and got a second copy which is flawless. Seems very hit or miss so be careful of ordering from places that don't accept returns/exchanges. Also as noted below, the headset included does not fit larger phones so you will have to get a separate one if that applies to you.
So far my copy sounds great - no issues that some people have complained of. Although I'm currently on side 3.Gotta say though, I would much rather have paid $30, or even $40, for a gatefold sleeve album that fits better on my shelf and is easier to pull out and listen to. Basically, all the extra cost was for cardboard (between the box and the VR headset) and an app. A box set is nice for albums with about 4 or more LPs, but seems excessive and unnecessary for a 2xLP.UPDATE: All sides of this album sounded great for me. I guess I got lucky.
Do anyone else had two times the disc 1 (side A and B) and not disc 2 ?
Just purchased new and sealed today and I have two disc 2 (sides C and D) and no disc 1 (sides A & B)...
Gold as Heart
Somewhat disappointing pressing, but yet good.The good fist; the sound of this record is absolutely AMAZING. Everything is warm and clear*. The bass is immense and really comes out, but is not overpowering. Its like listing to a whole new album.The bad; * Side A (mostly) has an incredible amount of surface noise and pops at cretin points, making this pressing go from AMAZING to Good. My first one even had a deep scuff in it that would not come out.... I bought a second one, and while this one did not have a huge deep scuff in it, it still has the surface noise. I don't know if they added the pops on purpose to make it sound authentic or what, but this is by far the noiseless record I own to date and is extremely distracting.Also, not a BIG deal but the VR headset does not fit bigger phones, so me and my Galaxy s8+ are straight outta luck
I've experienced the same issues, except on my copy it's Side C that has extremely loud surface noise. Side A, B, and D have some, but it's not overpowering. I'm considering an exchange, but from what I've read, it seems like these issues are consistent on many copies in this release...
This was my most anticipated pre order of this fantastic release. I agree with your pressing disappointment as all of the pressing i have heard are the same with surface noise. I can live with a certain amount but side D and 'stand tall' in particular my personal copy had some weird glitch sounds and extremely distracting in such a beautiful song. In my quest to find a better copy i have listened to 2 other copies from different stores and they have the same problem. Maybe it's a bad batch which has been sent to my hood.
My copy is fine. No-fill is absent, all the material was printed correctly. Lucky maybe? After listening to the downloads for several months, the vinyl sounds immense. Especially bass.
Haven't had a chance to listen yet, but my booklet had noticeable misprints. Multiple images, black pages, two pages of the album credits. I emailed customer support so we'll see what happens. Hopefully the pressing quality is nothing like the booklet.
Lonesome Orange Kid
That's called collectible value. There aren't going to be a ton of VR editions.
Disappointed with the pressing quality and had to return it. Very noticeable glitch sounds on 'Stand Tall' . Checked another store copy and it had the same issues.
Hope you still get the VR package. If it gets backordered/sold out, I would have just kept it and waited for a standard issue release that would like follow.
Completely blown away by the sound quality of these records! This has to be my favorite pressing of the year thus far. The packaging and artwork is gorgeous as well.The PHAROS VR experience is quite cool too. A bit short but it's still very well done. It features both live action filming from the concert and 3D animations (rendered in real-time so it may be resource heavy for some phones) also set to the performances. One downside is the audio quality, perhaps lowered down to not make it take much space, but it really could've been much better. It does however feature 360° mix so the immersion is still there.Do keep in mind that sharing the code will invalidate it so be careful. It asks for an email to register it but I don't know if it'll carry around your own various devices or if it's locked for the phone you activate it in.