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LP (Item 4202) Arista, 1981 — Condition: Very Good
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(€5.50 || £4.34 || ¥745) (approx.)
4.70 11

A great little album that's often overshadowed by its hit – the 15 minute "B-Movie", which was sort of an overly-wrought protest piece about how the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 was going to turn America into a bad b-movie. Not that that track's bad – although its politics have certainly dated by now – but the real strength of the album are the jazzy numbers, written in Gil's beautiful righteous style forged in the soul jazz underground of the 70s. These include the stellar "Is That Jazz?", a contemplative track about the future of the art form, a mellow version of Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands", the moody "Storm Music", and "Gun", a good groover with a message about the right to bear arms. (Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has a sticker.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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