So apparantly D’Angelo recorded most of his Brown Sugar album on his 4-track in Richmond, before rerecording/ remixing it with Bob Power in New York, turning it into the album we know and love. Apparantly he wanted to return to that raw/ demo like sound for Voodoo. Man, makes me wonder what this sounds like. Nile Rodgers once shares a picture of this demo cassette:
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Been waiting an eternity to hear this too!!
I think the one in the pic is a later demo cuz Brown Sugar and Lady were recorded later with Ali and Rafael respectively.
But yeah I’d love to hear D playing “guitar” and “bass” on his EPS thru his 4 track. There was a pod where Bob Power talked about dumping all D’s midi and patches into software (Notator? Vision?) and layering/replacing parts with instruments, but really leaving a lot of the OG stuff in the arrangement. To be a fly on the wall for that