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D’Angelo to reissue ‘Brown Sugar’

JORDANNAH ELIZABETH | 8/3/2017, 7:49 a.m.
Soul phenomenon D’Angelo found himself honored as an esteemed R&B musician with four Grammy nominations after the debut of his ...
D'Angelo

Soul phenomenon D’Angelo found himself honored as an esteemed R&B musician with four Grammy nominations after the debut of his breakout album, “Brown Sugar” in 1995. Twenty-two years later, the platinum album is being reissued as a deluxe release that will include 21 rare tracks.

Rolling Stone reported, “Highlights from the expanded ‘Brown Sugar’ include a cappella renditions of the title track and ‘Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine”; an alternate version of “Brown Sugar”; an alternate mix of “Cruisin’”; and remixes from CJ Mackintosh, Dallas Austin, Tech King, Erick Sermon and Incognito.

“The deluxe edition is housed in a digipak with a 20-page booklet boasting rare photographs, lyrics and author-filmmaker Nelson George’s essay about the album’s innovative, influential hybrid of gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop.”

The R&B musician returned to the scene in 2014 with “Black Messiah” after the release of his unique and controversial album, 2000’s “Voodoo.” The 43-year-old musician has been able to maintain his equilibrium and undeniable legacy of musical talent with this reissue.

D’Angelo: Brown Sugar (Deluxe Edition)

CD 1 (Remastered album with bonus tracks)

  1. “Brown Sugar”

  2. “Alright”

  3. “Jonz in My Bonz”

  4. “Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine”

  5. “Sht, Damn, Motherfcker”

  6. “Smooth”

  7. “Cruisin’”

  8. “When We Get By”

  9. “Lady”

  10. “Higher”

Bonus Tracks

  1. “Brown Sugar”

  2. “Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine” A Cappella (released on promotional 12” single)

  3. “Brown Sugar” Instrumental (released on 12” single)

  4. “Lady” Just Tha Beat Mix Instrumental w/Chorus (mixed by DJ Premier; released on CD Maxi-Single)

  5. “Brown Sugar” Alternate Version (released on 12” single)

CD 2 (More Sugar)

  1. “Brown Sugar” King Tech Remix featuring Kool G. Rap (released on 12” promotional single)

  2. “Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine” Def Squad Remix featuring Redman (remixed by Erick Sermon for Funk Lord Productions; released on 12” single)

  3. “Cruisin’” Cut the Sax Remix (remixed by King Tech; released on 12” single)

  4. “Lady” Just Tha Beat Mix/featuring AZ (remixed by DJ Premier for Works of Mart Productions, Inc.; released on CD Maxi-Single)

  5. “Brown Sugar” Soul Inside 808 Mix (mixed by DJ Dodge; released on U.K. 12” single)

  6. “Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine” Two Way Street Mix (remixed by DJ Premier for Works of Mart Productions, Inc.; released on promotional 12” single)

  7. “Cruisin’” Dallas Austin Remix (released on 12” single)

  8. “Lady” 2B3 Shake Dat Ass Mix (remixed produced by Neville Thomas and Pule Pheto for 2B3 Productions; released on U.K. CD Maxi-Single)

  9. “Brown Sugar” Incognito Molasses Remix (released on “She’s Always in My Hair” promotional 12” single)

  10. “Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine” Dreamy Remix (remixed by Erick Sermon for Funk Lord Productions; released on promotional 12” single)

  11. “Cruisin’” Wet Remix (released on CD single)

  12. “Brown Sugar” Dollar Bag Mix (released on U.K. 12” single)

  13. “Cruisin’” God Made Me Funky Remix (released on promotional 12” single)

  14. “Brown Sugar” CJ Mackintosh Remix (additional production and remix by CJ Mackintosh; released on the various artists’ CD collection Nu Classic Soul)

  15. “Lady” CJ Mackintosh Mix Radio Edit (Additional production and remix by CJ Mackintosh; released on U.K. CD Maxi-Single)

  16. “Cruisin” Who’s Fooling Who Mix (released on promotional 12” single)