D'Angelo will release a deluxe edition of his 1995 debut LP, Brown Sugar, next month. 

D'Angelo will release a deluxe edition of his 1995 debut LP, Brown Sugar, next month. 

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Veteran R&B artist D’Angelo is planning to release a remastered, deluxe edition of his debut album, Brown Sugar, which is set to include previously unheard remixes, instrumentals and a cappella versions of its original tracks, Rolling Stone reports.

Set for release on August 25 via Virgin/UMe, the reissue will come in both two-disc CD and digital formats, and will contain 21 rare tracks of never-before-heard versions of his classic album. In addition to the music, the deluxe edition will also provide fans with a 20-page booklet containing rare photographs, lyrics and an essay from author-filmmaker Nelson George, on the impact the album had on pop music in the 1990s.

Brown Sugar, which was initially released back in July 1995, would go on to sell over two million copies and bring the young amateur into the national spotlight with his refreshing, contemporary styles of soul and R&B.

"[He] was one of those artists that came not just fully formed, but truly genre-bending; genre-creating is really more like it,” the album’s original co-producer Bob Power says about D’Angelo in the liner notes for the upcoming release. The original album was also co-produced by A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad.

D’Angelo released his latest album, Black Messiah, back in 2014, and headlined the Roots Picnic in New York City last fall, performing some of his biggest hits on stage alongside The Roots and John Mayer.

D’Angelo: Brown Sugar Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

CD 1 (Remastered album with bonus tracks)
1. "Brown Sugar"
2. "Alright"
3. "Jonz In My Bonz"
4. "Me And Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine"
5. "Sh*t, Damn, Motherf*cker"
6. "Smooth"
7. "Cruisin’"
8. "When We Get By"
9. "Lady"
10. "Higher"

Bonus Tracks
11. "Brown Sugar"
12. "Me And Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine" A Cappella (released on promotional 12” single)
13. "Brown Sugar" Instrumental (released on 12” single)
14. "Lady" Just Tha Beat Mix Instrumental w/Chorus (Mixed by DJ Premier; released on CD Maxi-Single)
15. "Brown Sugar" Alternate Version (released on 12” single)

CD 2 (More Sugar)
1. "Brown Sugar" King Tech Remix feat. Kool G. Rap (released on 12” promotional single)
2. "Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine Def Squad Remix feat. Redman (Remixed by Erick Sermon for Funk Lord Productions; released on 12” single)
3. "Cruisin’" Cut The Sax Remix (Remix by King Tech; Released on 12” single)
4. "Lady" Just Tha Beat Mix/featuring AZ (Remixed by DJ Premier for Works of Mart Productions, Inc.; released on CD Maxi-Single)
5. "Brown Sugar" Soul Inside 808 Mix (Mix by DJ Dodge; released on U.K. 12” single)
6. "Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine" Two Way Street Mix (Remixed by DJ Premier for Works of Mart Productions, Inc.; released on promotional 12” single)
7. "Cruisin’" Dallas Austin Remix (released on 12” single)
8. "Lady" 2B3 Shake Dat Ass Mix (Remix produced by Neville Thomas and Pule Pheto for 2B3 Productions; released on U.K. CD Maxi-Single)
9. "Brown Sugar" Incognito Molasses Remix (released on “She’s Always In My Hair” promotional 12” single)
10. "Me And Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine" Dreamy Remix (Remixed by Erick Sermon for Funk Lord Productions; released on promotional 12” single)
11. "Cruisin’" Wet Remix (released on CD single)
12. "Brown Sugar" Dollar Bag Mix (released on U.K. 12” single)
13. "Cruisin’" God Made Me Funky Remix (released on promotional 12” single)
14. "Brown Sugar" CJ Mackintosh Remix (Additional production and Remix by CJ Mackintosh; released on the various artists CD collection Nu Classic Soul)
15. "Lady" CJ Mackintosh Mix Radio Edit (Additional production and Remix by CJ Mackintosh; released on U.K. CD Maxi-Single)
16. "Cruisin'' Who's Fooling Who Mix (released on promotional 12” single)