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c71
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https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/meshell-ndegeocello-previews-new-covers-lp-with-prince-song-w515356

Meshell Ndegeocello Previews New Covers LP With Prince Song


Singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello unveiled a cover of Prince's "Sometimes It Snows in April" from her upcoming covers LP, 'Tender Love.'

By Jon Blistein

Singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello unveiled a gorgeous cover of Prince's "Sometimes It Snows in April," the first offering from her upcoming covers LP, Ventriloquism.


Ndegeocello puts a unique yet faithful spin on Prince's Parade ballad, opening her version with a rumbling tangle of bass and guitar that delicately unravels into the melody. Ndegeocello delivers a enthralling vocal performance, with her rich voice jumping between registers as each resonant syllable rounded off with a hush.

"I had to make something of him, for him," Ndegeocello tells Rolling Stone of her Prince cover. "I've made so much because of him. I still can't believe he's not on the planet and this was as close to closure as I'd get."

Ventriloquism is available to pre-order. The record will also feature covers of TLC's "Waterfalls," George Clinton's "Atomic Dog 2017," Janet Jackson's "Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)," Tina Turner's "Private Dancer" and Sade's "Smooth Operator."

Ndegeocello also shared her cover of Force MDs' song "Tender Love," in which she flips the R&B ballad into an acoustic folk tune tinged with a harmonica that unmistakably recalls Neil Young.

"I recorded this album in California and I was driving around with Abe Rounds, my friend and the drummer I play with, and we were listening to (Young's record) Harvest every day," Ndegeocello says. "We'd go into the studio to record these tunes and it was dissonant. 'Tender Love' reminds me of life in D.C., as a young person, and I wanted to bring the two together. I like the genre-bending, I like making something new by way of another old gem."
Ventriloquism Track List


1. Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam feat. Full Force – "I Wonder if I Take You Home"

2. Al B. Sure! – "Nite and Day"

3. Prince – "Sometimes it Snows in April"

4. TLC – "Waterfalls"

5. George Clinton – "Atomic Dog 2017"

6. Ralph Tresvant – "Sensitivity"

7. Janet Jackson – "Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)"

8. Force MDs – "Tender Love"

9. The System – "Don't Disturb This Groove"

10. Tina Turner – "Private Dancer"

11. Sade – "Smooth Operator"

  

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just listened to Tender Love
Jan 12th 2018
1
It's a great cover
Jan 17th 2018
5
Will be buying this
Jan 12th 2018
2
I am here for this
Jan 13th 2018
3
RE: Meshell Ndegeocello Previews New Covers LP - RS swipe
Jan 17th 2018
4
god, i hate Waterfalls.
Jan 18th 2018
6
ive been a meshell stan since plantation lullabies and
Jan 25th 2018
7
Waterfalls video
Feb 24th 2018
8
i still hate it.
Feb 25th 2018
9
RE: Waterfalls video
Feb 27th 2018
10

GROOVEPHI
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1. "just listened to Tender Love"
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cant wait for this album.

Meshell is highly underrated

  

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obsidianchrysalis
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5. "It's a great cover"
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She really remade the song in her image.

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I can't think of an artist I'd want a cover album from more than Meshell. Even when she was in her prime, and her original material was world-beating, her ability to make any song her own stood out.

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4. "RE: Meshell Ndegeocello Previews New Covers LP - RS swipe"
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She did a couple of shows back in about 2011 of all Prince covers. There used to be videos of some of them on Youtube. Does anybody here recall those? Better yet, does anyone hav any of the videos or audio from them?

  

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6. "god, i hate Waterfalls."
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7. "ive been a meshell stan since plantation lullabies and"
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to me she can do no wrong, this is cool, but its time for her to come home to the FUNK.

dude

  

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c71
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https://youtu.be/R2MHkGmzt-Y

  

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shockzilla
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wish she'd covered something else.

  

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10. "RE: Waterfalls video"
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I never really cared for "Waterfalls" so I can't really get into this, even as a reimagined cover. It's the only song on the tracklist that I never liked.

I look forward to checking out the other tracks, tho.

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