Best So Far...

The Best So Far...

by D'Angelo
     
 
The title is deceiving, not to mention a little ridiculous, given the short discography from which the disc has to pull. The Best So Far... is more like a sampler of D'Angelo's two proper studio albums -- one that favors the a cappella version of "Devil's Pie" over the original mix, one that includes neither "Spanish Joint" nor "Shit,

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The title is deceiving, not to mention a little ridiculous, given the short discography from which the disc has to pull. The Best So Far... is more like a sampler of D'Angelo's two proper studio albums -- one that favors the a cappella version of "Devil's Pie" over the original mix, one that includes neither "Spanish Joint" nor "Shit, Damn, Motherfucker" -- accompanied by an incomplete array of soundtrack and compilation appearances and features. It's an obvious cash-in; plenty of fans are so hungry for something new from D'Angelo that they must be willing to partially satiate themselves with the next best thing. It is doubtful that many would have moaned about expanded reissues of Brown Sugar and Voodoo, two of the most excellent and singular R&B albums of the past 15 years, which would've been a less problematic way to put all the rarities back into circulation. And a complete set of non-album material would have been an ideal stopgap, a good way to treat those who have been waiting all this time for album number three (if a licensing headache for Virgin). Anyone with remote interest in D'Angelo needs the two primary albums. There's no way around it; this will not cut it. But if you've been apprehensive to shell out for all the discs containing stray appearances -- including Space Jam, Get on the Bus, Scream 2, Down in the Delta, Marvin Is 60, and Raphael Saadiq's Instant Vintage -- this will come in handy, despite the nagging flaws. There's also a DVD containing seven videos.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
5099921371622
catalogNumber:
13716
Rank:
60782

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

D'Angelo   Primary Artist
Q-Tip   Vocal Percussion
Method Man   Rap

Technical Credits

Nick Ashford   Composer
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner   Composer
Leonard Caston   Composer
D'Angelo   Composer
DJ Premier   Producer
Marshall "Rock" Jones   Composer
James Mtume   Producer
Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks   Composer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Bob Power   Producer,Audio Production
Skip Scarborough   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Raphael Saadiq   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Anita Poree   Composer
Luther Archer   Composer
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
Bobby Ozuna   Composer

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