On Raphael Saadiq’s first-ever concert DVD Live From the Artists Den, the neo-soul singer takes fans on a musical journey through his Grammy-nominated catalog. The set was taped on December 3, 2008 at Boston’s storied Harvard Club, which Saadiq says, “has some history and this music has some history, so I think it’s a perfect match.” The performance first aired as part of public television’s weekly series Live From the Artists Den, and now the DVD of the show — with additional concert footage and bonus interviews — is out today at all major retailers, Public Television Rocks and the Artists Den.
Most of Live from the Artists Den‘s 18 tracks showcase Saadiq’s latest album The Way I See It, including the LP’s opening track “Sure Hope You Mean It,” which you can watch up top. Also on the track list is “Big Easy,” a tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. For more Saddiq from the Artists Den, click after the jump, as the former Tony! Toni! Tone! frontman talks about the classic soul sound of his latest album.