Jason King on Writing Notes For D’Angelo’s ‘Voodoo’

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

There’s a lot to love about our recent reissue of D’Angelo’s Voodoo, but truly one of our favorite details of this release are Jason King’s liner notes. It’s hard not to thumb through them every time we give our copies a spin. Jason put together this awesome video about his process writing the notes, the players, and why Voodoo means so much to him. Check it out!

To read the notes in their entirety, grab a copy of D’Angelo’s Voodoo. Available now at LightInTheAttic.net!

3 Responses to “Jason King on Writing Notes For D’Angelo’s ‘Voodoo’”

  1. Enrique says:

    On Friday I recieved my copy of Voodo’s reissue on the mail.

    Really, the liner notes are outstanding, one of the best ones I’ve read in my life, up there with Stanley Booth’s for the James Luther Dickinson “Dixie Fried” reissue.

    The best thing is that they’re 100% musical. They talk little about gossip and stuff, but they give lots and lots of clues about the music, the ideas behind THAT sound. It makes you understand better why this record is so special.

    Kudos to Jason King and LITA.

  2. Downindixie says:

    Light in the Attic should produce a Soulquarians box set to go with D’angelo’s “Voodoo”. “Things Fall Apart” by the Roots, “Like Water For Chocolate” by Common and “Mama’s Gun by Erykah Badu were all recorded by the exact same people at the same time in the same studio and ,as a result, have the same vibe. Oh yeah, and Jason King should do all of the liner notes….just a suggestion LITA. Plus, “Things Fall Apart” and “Mama’s Gun” never got “proper” vinyl releases. You should see them….they’re pathetic!

  3. Ivo Glasser says:

    I received this re issue through the post today, after an agonising two and a half week wait (shipped to london).

    A lot could be said, but i just want to say thank you. It was evident that there was a great deal of research behind the notes. A majority of what was said set lots of theories and rumours i had heard in stone. There was obviously great love in the writing, but also a necessary objectivity towards it.

    This is one of my favourite albums of all time. I’m pleased someone who seems to have truly understood the record from all angles, could do it justice. As a young producer and drummer, i was more than satisfied with the information you presented, and has given me (in support of the music itself) much inspiration.

    Thanks again,


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