EMI publish D’Angelo’s debut album : ‘Brown Sugar’ featuring ‘Lady’ (1995)

D’Angelo’s ‘Brown Sugar’ is his debut album (that was going to spend 65 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart) released on July 3, 1995 by EMI.

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D'Angelo's 'Brown Sugar' is his debut album (that was going to spend 65 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart) released on July 3, 1995 by EMI.Track Listing : 1.Brown Sugar (D'Angelo, Ali Shaheed Muhammed) - 04:22 . 2.Alright (D'Angelo) - 05:13 . 3.Jonz In My Bonz (D'Angelo, Angela Stone) - 05:56 . 4.Me

Track Listing : 1.Brown Sugar (D’Angelo, Ali Shaheed Muhammed) – 04:22 . 2.Alright (D’Angelo) – 05:13 . 3.Jonz In My Bonz (D’Angelo, Angela Stone) – 05:56 . 4.Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine (D’Angelo) – 04:46 . 5.Sh*T, Damn, Motherf*Cker (D’Angelo) – 05:14 . 6.Smooth (D’Angelo, Luther Archer) – 04:19 . 7.Cruisin’ (William Robinson, Marvin Tarplin) – 06:24 . 8.When We Get By (D’Angelo) – 05:44 . 9.Lady (D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq) – 05:46 . 10.Higher (D’Angelo, L. Archer, Rodney Archer) – 05:28


Brett Ratner

Musicians : D’Angelo – Vocals, Guitar On (9) . Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Drum Programming On (1) . Bob Power – Guitar On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5), Rhythm Guitar On (10) . Larry Grenadier – Bass On (6) . Mark Whitfield – Guitar On (6) . Gene Lake – Drums On (6) . Dunn Pierson – Orchestra Conductor On (7) . Laura Vivino – Flute And Piccolo On (7) . Jesse Levy, Seymour Barab – Cello On (7) . Bob “Bassy” Brockman – Trumpet On (8) . Raphael Saadiq – Guitar, Bass On (9) . Tim Christian – Piano On (9) . Will Lee – Bass On (10) . Ralph Rolle – Drums On (10) . Gerald Tarack, Marilyn Wright, Regis Iandorio, Matthew Raimondi, Masako Yanagita, Natalie Kriegler, Alexander Simionescu, Winterton Garvey – Violins On (7) . Julien Barber, Olivia Koppell, Sue Pray, Eufrosina Railenu – Viola On (7)


Hype Williams

Production : Produced By D’Angelo, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Bob Power, Raphael Saadiq . Tim Latham – Engineer . G-Spot – Engineer . Darrin Harris – Engineer . Rob Farrell – Assistant Engineer . Chaz Harper – Assistant Engineer . Bob Power – Mixing . Russell Elevado – Mixing . Herb Powers Jr. – Mastering

Package : Henry Marquez – Art Direction . C.M.O.N. – Design . Per Gustafinson – Photography

Video Director(s) : Brett Ratner asterisques RVM for “Brown Sugar” “Cruisin'” . Hype Williams asterisques RVM for “Lady” . Mark Gerard for “Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine”

Recorded In 1994–95 At At Battery Studios, Rpm Studios, (New York, New York) And Pookie Lab (Sacramento, California).

Released On July 3, 1995 By Emi.

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RateYourMusic
This is THE neo-soul album. I’m not an expert, but I’ve been around the genre a little bit. Nothing is better than this. D’Angelo is a great producer. I might be biased in that opinion because his production has a strong hip hop influence, which I love. […]

American Hit Network
Brown Sugar is less a collection of songs than an assemblage of sexy, slow jams with hypnotic, heavy grooves. Each track sits in its own pocket and stays there; chord changes and melody are minimal. […]

Robert Christgau
D’Angelo’s concentration is formidable, his groove complex yet primal. But because it’s bass-driven rather than voice-led, Brown Sugar is less subtle than Al Green Is Loveand less sociable too. […]

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D'Angelo's 'Brown Sugar' is his debut album (that was going to spend 65 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart) released on July 3, 1995 by EMI.Track Listing : 1.Brown Sugar (D'Angelo, Ali Shaheed Muhammed) - 04:22 . 2.Alright (D'Angelo) - 05:13 . 3.Jonz In My Bonz (D'Angelo, Angela Stone) - 05:56 . 4.Me

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