95 Live: Listen to Rare D'Angelo Tracks from 1995

Welcome to 95 Live, where once a week we'll revisit a day in music history from -- you guessed it -- 1995, the year the Essence Festival premiered. Today, we revisit a new project full of old tracks from D'Angelo.

Twenty years ago, D'Angelo performed songs by Smokey Robinson, Earth Wind and Fire and Al Green at a cafe in London. This week, the universe has blessed us with a recording of this rare, live performance.

Live at the Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show, was released Tuesday by Virgin Records. It contains several covers originally performed in 1995, as well as five unreleased songs from D'Angelo's critically acclaimed debut album, Brown Sugar. There's even an extended version of "Lady."

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