It’s been nearly 20 years since D’Angelo released his seminal debut album, Brown Sugar. The album was filled with brilliant R&B and soul music that earned D’Angelo a legion of fans.
Subsequent releases such as Voodoo, with the hit single “Untitled (How Does it Feel),” and a duet with Lauryn Hill, “Nothing Even Matters,” solidified his reputation as a bona fide heir to soul legends Smokey Robinson, Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Al Green.
But as quickly as he rose to stardom, D’Angelo vanished from the music scene. Fans lamented the loss and hoped that we’d hear from the talented artist again. Periodically, we’d hear rumors about his return, but nothing ever panned out. News of a Questlove produced comeback album built up our hopes that D’Angelo would return to bless us with beautiful music. We’re still patiently waiting.
Thankfully, some D’Angelo music has surfaced to tide us over until a new album can be completed. “Live At The Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show” is a rare recording that captures D’Angelo’s raw talent and energy. Recorded on September 14, 1995, it includes performances of “Jonz In My Bones,” an extended version of “Lady,” and covers of three songs originally by Mandrill, Ohio Players, and Al Green.
These two exclusive tracks from the album, “I’m Glad You’re Mine” and “Lady” will help us to keep hope alive: