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Your favourite D'Angelo album out of the classic trilogy?

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'The R&B Jesus' :rejoice:
Jesus Saves

I was at Radio City for Q-Tip, who didn't show. R&B Jesus I was just checking out. D'Angelo isn't a songwriter, not really; the Marvin comparisons are the exaggerations of r&b faithful yearning to be led out of the wilderness, and the ridiculously long-aborning Voodoo is self-indulgent and riddled with blank spots. This boded poorly for his stage ethos. Well, I joshed, at least he'll take off his shirt.

D'Angelo did take off his shirt, but I doubt even the girls who went crazy truly needed it on top of two-and-a-half unfailingly generous hours. Blank spots were nonexistent--songs averaged well over 10 minutes, and when they ended the audience had a harder time catching its breath than a band that included superbassist Pino Palladino, Roots drummer ?uestlove, three backup singers with their own lives, and appropriately breathtaking brass: trumpet luminaries Roy Hargrove and Russell Gunn, widely traveled trombonist Frank Lacy, and a sax man from Martinique who spieled in French and looked like Chris of 'N Sync.

I name these sidepeople because the best funk band in the universe deserves some props. On Voodoo, "Devil's Pie" is a touch hokey; with Pallodino vibrating the chandeliers, it instantly established that this was going to be some night. Slow ones started warm and turned torrid; "Chicken Grease" and "Spanish Joint" and "Shit Damn Motherf*cker" were seismic from jump street. D'Angelo sang and danced and preached and flexed and crooned and humped the floor and covered Roberta Flack and snapped a mike stand in two and danced and sang and sang some more. Everything meshed; all stops were pulled out. It was already the greatest concert I'd seen in years when Redman and Method Man propelled the climactic "Left and Right" through the vaulted ceiling. I flashed on P-Funk's "Sadie," Apollo 1981. What a privilege to experience such a thing again.

I saw Marvin Gaye at this venue shortly before he was murdered, and it was no contest. Gaye was fine, but self-indulgent and riddled with blank spots. Totally committed, D'Angelo betrayed neither weakness nor ego--and gave so much Thursday that Friday he canceled with a sore throat I absolutely believe was the truth. He was r&b Jesus, and I'm a believer. Travel to another city to see him now.
https://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/music/scdangel-00.php Village Voice, Mar. 28, 2000

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https://soundcloud.com/dangelomusicofficial D'AngeloVEVO

"The time has finally come again to go in the studio with D'Angelo. Starting the last week of August and for the next 3 months we're going in to complete overdubs and do final mixing on a few songs. Wish us luck...more updates to come."
"We are officially making our way to finishing this record! I don't need to tell everyone that this will be an amazing album. D'Angelo fans will be extremely happy to know, the wait will be over soon and it will surely be a future classic...
http://russelevado.com

Questlove Talks to Billboard Says D'Angelo Is In 'Home-Stretch' of New Record

Back At Work On Long-Awaited New Album
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Hi, loved both albums that he made especially 'Voodoo' that album to me is the best R&B album of all time. He hasn't released anything now for around 10 years and it's rumoured that he might release the next album tentatively titled 'James River' in early 2011. However, according to Amazon and HMV the album is out tomorrow???

http://www.amazon.co.uk/James-River-Album-Prelude-DAngelo/dp/B0047VMXUI
http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;0;-1;-1;-1&sku=352886

Anyone here listen to his music?
101 distribution might be a bootleg company...
 

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This surfaced somewhere a while back and in 2007 Questlove leaked an unfinished track called 'Really Love' http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v390/omin0uschaos/?action=view&current=ReallyLove.mp4 According to the website of Russell Elevado (he produced material on Voodoo) D'Angelo has returned to New York for three months to probably finish his album: "The time has finally come again to go in the studio with D'Angelo. Starting the last week of August and for the next 3 months we're going in to complete overdubs and do final mixing on a few songs. Wish us luck...more updates to come."
 

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UPDATE!!!! According to http://russelevado.com/ the wait may be over "We are officially making our way to finishing this record! I don't need to tell everyone that this will be an amazing album. D'Angelo fans will be extremely happy to know, the wait will be over soon and it will surely be a future classic...
 

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just in case anyone hasnt heard this:
[youtube=200,200]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62mn553xel4[/youtube]
 
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