Tonight I am stuck on this:
Maxwell's PERFECT performance of This Woman's Work last fall. Survive the horrific audience singing from 1:20 -1:49 because the payoff is at 1:50ish, when it really takes off with some major stage drama (pause in song, silhouette, down on knees) and then the unbelievable middle eight, where he fucks the falsetto (3:00) and goes for it.
Had I been there, I would have cried like a baby.
He's back Tuesday with a press conference. I expect this album, Black, to be huge. I hope it will push him into the pantheon of, you know, greatness. The new single, Pretty Wings, is fucking opulent.
Pretty Wings preview: