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Emily’s D+Evolution

Esperanza Spalding

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"... an artistic statement album with a capital 'A' ... theatrical flourishes that hint toward something of a funk-rock opera about death, spirituality and personal identity."
- Los Angeles Times

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1
Good Lava
Esperanza Spalding
3:38
2
Unconditional Love
Esperanza Spalding
3:46
3
Judas
Esperanza Spalding
4:11
4
Earth To Heaven
Esperanza Spalding
3:52
5
One
Esperanza Spalding
3:15
6
Rest In Pleasure
Esperanza Spalding
4:59
7
Ebony And Ivy
Esperanza Spalding
4:20
8
Noble Nobles
Esperanza Spalding
3:34
9
Farewell Dolly
Esperanza Spalding
2:08
10
Elevate Or Operate
Esperanza Spalding
4:04
11
Funk The Fear
Esperanza Spalding
5:07
12
I Want It Now
Esperanza Spalding
2:51
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    45:45
"... (Spalding) has hardened her singer-songwriter ambitions and tightened her grip as a bandleader ... a sustained burst of funk enlightenment that rings with echoes of childhood ... she sounds surer than ever of her footing. There’s a bolt of reinvention in these songs ... her musical insights are so lofty and their execution so grounded, that most of these tracks are winners ..."
- The New York Times

Emily’s D+Evolution from multiple Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding is her most ambitious release yet; a theatrical concept album that expands upon both her art and herself as a world renowned genre-bending composer, bassist and vocalist. The album title, pronounced "D plus evolution," is derived from both Esperanza’s middle name and the spirit muse that flows through this brilliantly urgent, vivacious album. With six tracks co-produced by Tony Visconti (David Bowie) and drawing, at times, from diverse wellsprings ranging from Cream to Shostakovich to St. Vincent, this is a kaleidoscopic project; raw, honest and luminous. Spalding's complex but immediate compositions were committed to tape partially live and partially in front of a control room packed full of 20 or more invited guests.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Esperanza Spalding Productions Studio Masters

Tracks 1, 6, 11 and 12 produced by Esperanza Spalding
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 produced by Esperanza Spalding and Tony Visconti
Tracks 1, 6, 8, 11 and 12 mixed by Rich Costey
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 10 mixed by Tony Visconti
Engineered by Kyle Hoffman and Tim Price
Assistant Engineer: Erin Tonkon, Kyle McAulay, Martin Cooke, and Nicolas Fournier
Recorded at NRG Studios (LA), The Magic Shop (NYC), HUMAN (NYC)
Mix Assistant: Mario Borgatta
Mixed at HUMAN (NYC) and Eldorado Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Paul Blakemore at CMG Mastering
Management: Marc Allan / Red Light Management
Legal: Stuart Silfen / Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Booking: Dave Wirtschafter / Brad Goodman / Brian Cohen / WME
Photography by Holly Andres
Graphic Design by Lawrence Azerrad at LADdesign

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