D'Angelo's Debut LP 'Brown Sugar' To Receive 20th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue This Spring
I know we’re all still living in the very real aftershock of Black Messiah, but D’Angelo‘s immeasurably great (and anxiously awaited) third outing isn’t all we’ll have to commemorate in his 20th year as r&b and soul’s darling child. This April, we’ll be adding yet another reason to celebrate the man’s glowing legacy with a vinyl reissue of his debut album Brown Sugar on a white-pressed, 180 gram wax as a 2xLP. With the album being out of press for the better part of the last two decades, the reissue is more than welcome, especially for those of us that have spent ungodly chunks of change on locating and procuring the seismic introductory piece. Imagine hearing the calling card title-track or “Shit, Damn, Motherfucker ” in all of it’s deeply funky and brooding glory on the grooves of that thick and heavy acetate, busting through your wood-bodied shelf speakers. Now that’s the gift that keeps on giving. The Brown Sugar reissue completes the trinity, making each and every one of D’s albums available on wax for your collecting as of April 21st, with preorders being taken via My Play Direct. If for some reason you need a reminder of just how proper our introduction to D’Angelo was back in July of 1995, stream Brown Sugar in full below.