D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD - BONNAROO 2015

July 4, 2015 – 3:58 pm

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D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD
Bonnaroo 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN; June 14, 2015. Very good audio, extracted from webcast.

Here’s to a funky good time!

D’Angelo (Michael Eugene Archer) is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. His debut solo album, Brown Sugar, released in July 1995, received rave reviews and sold over two million copies. Along with artists like Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, and collaborator Angie Stone, D’Angelo became part of the neo-soul movement. Following the release of Untitled (How Does It Feel) and its controversial music video, D’Angelo became more conscious of and uncomfortable with his status of being a sex symbol, this was followed by numerous personal struggles including alcoholism which would lead to a fourteen year hiatus. He released his third studio album, Black Messiah, in December 2014. - wikipedia

D’Angelo at Bonnaroo 2015, from spin.com:

If anyone has a right to diss contemporary hip-hop with “no comment”, it’s the hardest-working recluse in show business, R&B Jesus himself, whose only competition in Manchester this weekend used to front a band called Led Zeppelin. But even starting too late to finish with his planned “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” encore, Michael Eugene Archer, known to you and your present and former bedmates as D’Angelo, ground the place up for a movie-length, two-hour set, in no actual contest. Now 41 and so sorely missed that December’s Black Messiah won Pazz and Jop with a mere single week to process it, D’Angelo is as hungry as his fans and showed it without exception on Saturday as he took the stage to the metal-fried soloing and whip-crack snares of “Ain’t That Easy,” making several perfect uses of the James Brown/Prince elongated pause with false ending and even shuffling a few wardrobe changes throughout the 1 am show. D’s unburied falsetto swam through a thicket of horns much more effectively than on the more layered album, for highlights like the mournful “The Charade,” which he dedicated to Michael Brown and other victims of a failed, racially unjust chain of command.

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Thanks to uberdemon for sharing the show at Dime.

Original lineage:
Red Bull 720p webcast (replay) @ highest bitrate offered (3840kb/sec)
Transfer: .m3u8 link > ffmpeg (”-c copy”) as .ts > ffmpeg (AAC ADTS to ASC fix) > mkv (untouched). No transcoding.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Ain’t That Easy 11:18 (19.0MB)
Track 102. Betray My Heart 5:32 (9.3MB)
Track 103. Spanish Joint 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 104. Really Love 8:51 (14.9MB)
Track 105. The Charade 7:59 (13.4MB)
Track 106. Brown Sugar 8:53 (14.9MB)
49 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Sugah Daddy 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 202. Back to the Future 17:23 (29.2MB)
Track 203. Left And Right 5:32 (9.3MB)
Track 204. Chicken Grease 8:08 (13.7MB)
Track 205. Jam 9:24 (15.8MB)
46 mins

Lineup:
D’Angelo - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Chris “Daddy” Dave - drums
Pino Palladino - bass
Isaiah Sharkey - guitars
Jesse Johnson - guitars
Cleo “Pookie” Sample - keyboards
Kendra Foster - backing vocals
Charlie “Red” Middleton - backing vocals
Jermaine Holmes - backing vocals

Click here to order Black Messiah.

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  1. 2 Responses to “D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD - BONNAROO 2015”

  2. Hello! Can you please upload the full perfomance in HD? It was on youtube but it got deleted and now I can’t find it anywhere! Been searching for weeks. I would be very thankfull.

    By Gustavo Nogueira on Jul 18, 2015

  3. Wondering if anyone ever found a copy of the HD video that was formerly on Bonnaroo’s youtube channel - I’ve been looking for this for years. Happy to find the SBD audio though!

    By Alan on Mar 20, 2018

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