D'Angelo + the Vanguard - The Charade - 1000 Deaths - RSD 2015 Modern Soul Funk 7" 45
D'Angelo And The Vanguard - The Charade b/w 1000 Deaths
Format: Vinyl, 7", Single, Limited Edition
Record Store Day 2015 release.
Limited to 4000 copies.
Released: 18 Apr 2015
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Funk
A1 The Charade 3:20
B1 1000 Deaths 5:49
Record Company Sony Music Entertainment
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched): 88875077877 A
Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched): 88875077877 B
DAngelos understated and deceptively poignant protest anthem The Charade pressed to a 7-inch single sharing wax with the albums hard-nosed rocker 1000 Deaths as the pressings b-side. Clearly, this is one of those must-cop situations, whether Black Messiah was your introduction to the great sage of soul and funk or youre rounding out your already hefty collection of the mans singles.
The Charade is a head-bopper that reminds me so much of the creativity and musical atmosphere that made me fall in love with Prince. (The comparison is inevitable, but this is definitely the work of DAngelo.)
"1000 Deaths" samples a preacher talking about the idea of a nappy headed Jesus as the "new black messiah" over heavy funky drumming and slap bass thrusts with "D'Angelo's heavily processed vocals accompanied closely by a staticky,revved up keyboard.
D'Angelo - The Charade Live @ Philly Church Stockholm 2012
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