D'Angelo Live At The Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show on 2LP
Available on Vinyl for the First Time!
In 1995, D'Angelo's star was on the rise around the world, with the exciting young R&B singer-songwriter hailed as the new sound of soul, a genius artist in the tradition of Stevie Wonder, Prince and Curtis Mayfield. His Virgin Records debut, Brown Sugar, with its hit title song and smash cover of Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin'," proved the hype was to be believed. It's generally thought that D'Angelo followed his debut with Voodoo, released in 2000.
In 1996, however, fans in Japan were treated to a six-track EP release, Live At The Jazz Café, London. Recorded live on September 14, 1995, the Japan-only EP became a sought-after collector's item. Now Live At The Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show returns to print the EP's six cuts as well five more previously unreleased recordings as they were performed in the sweaty London club when D'Angelo was on the cusp of stardom.
The five unreleased performances include "Jonz In My Bones," an extended version of "Lady," including a reprise of the song left off the original EP, and covers of three songs originally by D'Angelo influences Mandrill, Ohio Players, and Al Green. Featured on background vocals is Angie Stone, one of the seminal female rappers with her hit group The Sequence who would soon become a solo star in her own right.