A beautiful jazzy classic, and perhaps Gil Scott-Heron's most perfectly realized album ever! The record has a completely sophisticated jazzy approach – one that's miles ahead from even Gil's previous work on Flying Dutchman, and which shows him to be one of the most distinctive and emotive vocalists in soul and jazz over the past 25 years. The album contains the monster dancefloor track "The Bottle", which went on to be a huge hit in many versions – but it's also got loads of gentle, fragile songs (the kind of work by Gil that we like the best, and which show him as a deeply emotional and complicated artist, with a richness that still yearns to be tapped fully. Classics include "Peace Go With You Brother" and the original version of "Your Daddy Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album
Gil Scott Heron's first album for Arista – very much in the mellow soul jazz work of his legendary album on Strata East! The record features some wonderfully moody jazz backing that really marks a shift in Gil's style – never going too far over the top, but hitting a sweet groove that really lets him open up as a singer even more than before! There's plenty of warm electric piano on the album, couched in those wonderfully soulful phrases that Gil and Brian Jackson could cook up so effortlessly at the time – and tracks include the fantastic cut "Winter In America", plus "The Liberation Song", "Ain't No Such Thing As Superman" and "Western Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
Gil Scott-Heron —
Spirits ... LP TVT, 1994. Used Gatefold ....
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Great album by Gil Scott-Heron from the mid 90s, and a record that turned out to be a much better than any of us figured it would be! Gil's voice and writing is as beautiful as ever, and very much in the tradition of his best 70's work. The production is just right on most of the tracks, and the arrangements have a tight jazzy vibe. The album's got a nice extended track called "The Other Side", plus nice ones like "Don't Give Up", "Spirits Past", and "Spirits". LP, Vinyl record album
Two tracks off the Spankmaster LP. "Drugs" finds Keith in classic form, rapping about abusing drugs with soul legends including The Four Tops, Ike & Tina, Richard Pryor, and many others. 12-inch, Vinyl record