We still don't know if or when D'Angelo will ever release his endlessly delayed James River, but the troubled soul singer will give fans something to be excited about in 2014 by digging into the vaults for a live album. Live at the Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show is scheduled to drop on March 25 through Virgin/UMe.
Technically speaking, this isn't a brand new release, since it's an expanded version of an EP that came out back in the '90s. This full set consists of 11 songs (plus an intro). It was recorded on September 14, 1995, soon after that year's Brown Sugar and several years before 2000's much-loved Voodoo.
The setlist includes a few songs from Brown Sugar, plus covers of Al Green, Smokey Robinson, Ohio Players and Mandrill. It features backing vocals from Angie Stone. See the tracklist below.
Pitchfork notes that this reissue comes with a new essay by D'Angelo's manager Alan Leeds and a translation of the original Japanese liner notes.
It can be pre-ordered from Amazon.
Live at the Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show:
2. Fencewalk (Mandrill cover)
3. Sweet Sticky Thing (Ohio Players cover)
4. Jonz in My Bones
5. Me and Those Dreamin' Eyes of Mine
6. Sh*t, Damn, Motherf*cker
7. Cruisin' (Smokey Robinson cover)
8. I'm Glad You're Mine (Al Green cover)
11. Can't Hide Love
12. Brown Sugar