Monday, January 30, 2012

Man of Words/Man of Music: D'Angelo & The Testimony - "Space Oddity" (Le Zénith Bootleg)

After 12 long years of "soul searching," The Soul Man is [FINALLY] back in the building! Following a successful Occupy Music Tour opener in Stockholm, Sweden, D'Angelo continues his quick, yet effective comeback jaunt across Europe. The place was Le Zénith, Paris, France - last night: D'Angelo & The Testimony proceeded to rip through a dusted off selection of his greatest hits... this including "Brown Sugar," "Untitled," "Devil's Pie," and "Chicken Grease." Later in the show's setlist, the band even treated the crowd to a number of Funked up new jams.

Then, The D'Angelo-led Testimony kicked off a familiar acoustic-driven tune penned by yet another reclusive Rock "N" Roll legend, "Space Oddity" (1969). With such a spot-on cover in toe, it almost makes you wonder if a [slightly updated] David Bowie-assisted version of "Space Oddity" will appear on D'Angelo's soon forthcoming album, "James River!?" I really hope that some stateside Occupy Music Tour dates and an album release are slated for 2012... Welcome back, D'Angelo!

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