Covers Album On 180g Vinyl Double LP!
Includes Cover Of Prince's "Sometimes It Snows In April"!
2019 Grammy Award Nominee:
• Best Urban Contemporary Album
Some albums are testimony, some confessions, and some are escape.
“Ventriloquism”, the latest album from Meshell Ndegeocello, is a place, like its
process, to take refuge from one storm too many. Musically, Ventriloquism has
the hallmarks of all of Ndegeocello’s work, lush and investigative, subversive
and sublime. As always, she pays tribute to her diverse influences and in these
eleven covers, we hear them layered over one another.
"Early on in my career, I was told to make the same kind of album again and
again, and when I didn’t do that, I lost support. There isn’t much diversity
within genres, which are ghettoizing themselves, and I liked the idea of turning
hits I loved into something even just a little less familiar or formulaic. It
was an opportunity to pay a new kind of tribute."
A final note to the listener, Meshell chose art for the album that hints at
what’s inside: A graphic V, a hidden M, the artwork is symbolic, sexy, and calls
on the language of protest of the era these songs were mined from.
The album contains covers of Prince's "Sometimes It Snows In April", TLC's
"Waterfalls", George Clinton's "Atomic Dog 2017", Janet Jackson's "Funny How
Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)", Tina Turner's "Private Dancer", and Sade's
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Limited time download code
• Etched art on side D
1. I Wonder If I Take You Home
2. Nite And Day
3. Sometimes It Snows In April
2. Atomic Dog 2017
4. Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)
1. Tender Love
2. Don't Disturb This Groove
3. Private Dancer
4. Smooth Operator (Meshell Ndegeocello Version)