D'Angelo And The Vanguard (3) ‎– Black Messiah

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RCA ‎– 88875-05655-1
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
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A1 Ain't That Easy
Lyrics By – D'Angelo, Kendra Foster, Q-TipMusic By – D'Angelo
A2 1000 Deaths
Lyrics By – D'Angelo, Kendra FosterMusic By – D'Angelo
A3 The Charade
Lyrics By – D'Angelo, Kendra FosterMusic By – D'Angelo, Questlove
B1 Sugah Daddy
Lyrics By – D'Angelo, Kendra Foster, Q-TipMusic By – D'Angelo, James Gadson, Pino Palladino
B2 Really Love
Lyrics By – D'Angelo, Kendra FosterMusic By – D'AngeloWritten-By [Sample], Performer [Sample] – Curtis Mayfield
C1 Back To the Future (Part I)
Lyrics By, Music By – D'Angelo
C2 Till It's Done (Tutu)
Lyrics By – D'Angelo, Kendra FosterMusic By – D'Angelo, Pino Palladino, Questlove
C3 Prayer
Lyrics By, Music By – D'Angelo
D1 Betray My Heart
Lyrics By, Music By – D'Angelo
D2 The Door
Lyrics By – D'Angelo, Kendra FosterMusic By – D'Angelo
D3 Back To the Future (Part II)
Lyrics By, Music By – D'Angelo
D4 Another Life
Lyrics By – D'Angelo, Kendra FosterMusic By – D'Angelo, Questlove

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Gatefold sleeve.
Includes eight-page booklet with a download code.

℗ 2014 & © 2015 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Marketed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022-3211.

A1: Published by Ah Choo Music Publishing (ASCAP)/12:00 AM Music (ASCAP) (administered by Universal Polygram International Publishing), U Betta Like My Muzic/Songs Of SMP (ASCAP), Ear Kandy Music (BMI)

A2: Published by Ah Choo Music Publishing (ASCAP)/12:00 AM Music (ASCAP) (administered by Universal Polygram International Publishing), Ear Kandy Music (BMI)
Contains a portion of the audio from the film "The Murder of Fred Hampton" used courtesy of Chicago Film Archives.

A3 and D4: Published by Ah Choo Music Publishing (ASCAP)/12:00 AM Music (ASCAP) (administered by Universal Polygram International Publishing), Legendelphia Music LLC/Universal Music-Careers (ASCAP), Ear Kandy Music (BMI)

B1: Published by Ah Choo Music Publishing (ASCAP)/12:00 AM Music (ASCAP) (administered by Universal Polygram International Publishing), U Betta Like My Muzic/Songs Of SMP (ASCAP), Ear Kandy Music (BMI), Onip Songs/BMG Bumblebee (BMI), Gadtoon Music (BMI)

B2: Published by Ah Choo Music Publishing (ASCAP)/12:00 AM Music (ASCAP) (administered by Universal Polygram International Publishing), Ear Kandy Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Contains a sample from "We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue" written and performed by Curtis Mayfield, published by Warner-Tamerland Publishing Corp. (BMI), under license from Warner Bros. Records, Inc. by arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group company.

C1, C3, D1 and D3: Published by Ah Choo Music Publishing (ASCAP)/12:00 AM Music (ASCAP) (administered by Universal Polygram International Publishing)

C2: Published by Ah Choo Music Publishing (ASCAP)/12:00 AM Music (ASCAP) (administered by Universal Polygram International Publishing), Ear Kandy Music (BMI), Onip Songs/BMG Bumblebee (BMI), Legendelphia Music LLC/Universal Music-Careers (ASCAP)

D2: Published by Ah Choo Music Publishing (ASCAP)/12:00 AM Music (ASCAP) (administered by Universal Polygram International Publishing), Ear Kandy Music (BMI)

Recorded at M.S.R. Studios, Hydra SF, Henson Studios, The Plant, Sear Sound, Avatar Studios and Quad Studios.
Mixed at M.S.R. Studios and Henson Studios.

"No digital "plug-ins" of any kind were used in this recording. All of the recording, processing, effects and mixing was done in the analog domain using tape and mstly vintage equipment for best results. Listen at maximum volume."

Management: Kevin Liles, KWL Enterprises, Inc. and Alan Leeds, Shelltoe Entertainment
Business Management: Joshua Klein and Keri Weaver, Monarch Business and Wealth Management, LLC
Legal Representation: Paul Rothenberg, Samantha Shipp and Lesa Kasambalides, Rothenberg P.C.

"Thanks to Peter Edge, Tom Corson, Jocelyn Cooper, Matthew Morgan, Michelle Ryang, Irene Sourlis, Carolyn Williams, Erwin Gorostiza, Theola Borden, Junko Takada, Annie Meaher, Beth Hawkins, Nat Pastor, Roe Williams, Ashish Chutei, Heathcliff Berru, Scott Mantell, Questlove, Q-Tip, Bill Reeves, Lou Barber, Roxane George, Mark Jenkins, Tina Farris, Cecilia Ramirez, The Vanguard (Past and Present), Little Homey, Dominique Trenier."

Questlove appears courtesy of Def Jam Records. Roy Hargrove appears courtesy of Groove and High Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (As printed): 8 8875-05655-1 8
  • Barcode (Spaces removed): 888750565518
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, hand-etched): 88875056551 A RE1 AD 23611.1(3)... Approved by The Dragon
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, hand-etched): 88875056551 B RE1 AD 23611.2(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, hand-etched): 88875056551 C RE1 AD 23611.3(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, hand-etched): 88875056551 D RE1 AD 23611.4(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped on all runouts): MASTERDISK

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88875-05655-2 D'Angelo And The Vanguard (3) D'Angelo And The Vanguard (3) - Black Messiah(CD, Album) RCA 88875-05655-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
none D'Angelo And The Vanguard (3) D'Angelo And The Vanguard (3) - Black Messiah(12xFile, AAC, Album, 256) RCA none 2014
88875056552 D'Angelo And The Vanguard (3) D'Angelo And The Vanguard (3) - Black Messiah(CD, Album) RCA 88875056552 Australia 2014 Sell This Version
88875056552 D'Angelo And The Vanguard (3) D'Angelo And The Vanguard (3) - Black Messiah(CD, Album) RCA, Sony Music 88875056552 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
88875-05655-2 D'Angelo And The Vanguard (3) D'Angelo And The Vanguard (3) - Black Messiah(CD, Album) RCA 88875-05655-2 Malaysia 2014 Sell This Version

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star5CR34M

star5CR34M

July 22, 2017
A great album, but a few tracks seem a little over-produced, like there is just a little too much going on in the background, and it takes away from the amazing vocals. Voodoo is still his best album, but it's nice just to have a new D'Angelo album after all these years.
beercanchicken

beercanchicken

April 10, 2017

I put this record on and her panties melted right off.
NotOneStraw

NotOneStraw

March 26, 2017

What an incredible record, I'm very late to the game with this one, but holy cow, the sound, the pressing quality, and of course, the music, are all as good as it gets. Wow. Just blown away.
AJRangel22

AJRangel22

November 21, 2016
Anyone having problems with the digital download code? I know D'Angelo's addressed this before but looks like the link he last provided is still messing up.
timokahl

timokahl

March 22, 2016

Beautiful Songs! Amazing sound! Very good Mastering – nice work!
ilovemyfender2

ilovemyfender2

April 10, 2015
some of the best mastering i've ever heard in a modern pressing. think it was all analog too.
MannyMxxnshine

MannyMxxnshine

March 12, 2015
I dont know...I bought mine in Febraury at Fry's Electronics.
OCCIDENTAL

OCCIDENTAL

March 9, 2015

Beautiful amalgam of influences refined into a focused style.
Great album. Highly accomplished production.
m3nn0

m3nn0

February 15, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
Amazing work!
estragonsboot

estragonsboot

February 9, 2015

released feb 10th? according to my email when i pre-ordered, it comes out march 10th.