Record label: Concord Records
Musical Artist: Esperanza Spalding
Street Date: March 4, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 244-18-8982
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
Rolling Stone - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The lyrics, flowing in disjunctive clusters, are about deleted narratives, glass ceilings and dreams deferred -- ultimately a complex, funky prog-rock concept opera about love and identity."
Spin - "The tracks are lush....This is perhaps the most assured album of the year: an argument for steady confidence and slow, purposeful evolution."
Paste (magazine) - "This time, Spalding has indulged every experimental impulse, creating a shape-shifting album that blends riff-heavy prog rock, dazzling jazz fusion, and probing singer-songwriter pop -- often within the same track."
1. Good Lava
2. Unconditional Love
4. Earth to Heaven
6. Rest in Pleasure
7. Ebony and Ivy
8. Noble Nobles
9. Farewell Dolly
10. Elevate or Operate
11. Funk the Fear
12. I Want It Now