We’re very excited about these fantastic Gil Scott-Heron vinyl re-issues. Taken from the original master tapes these vinyl pressings sound fantastic and are highly recommended.
Gil Scott-Heron was one of the most important poets and musicians of his generation and his work has influenced and been sampled by countless musicians. As an Afro-American activist and commentator, he is widely acknowledged as an originator of rap, hip-hop and spoken word music. In particular his classic track ‘The Revolution will not be Televised’ is one of the first rap records and also incredibly funky. Check it out!
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (vinyl)
Digitally remastered edition of this compilation of Gil Scott-Heron's best-known works for the Flying Dutchman label. Originally released to capitalize on the success of Scott-Heron's then-current hit 'The Bottle' and his subsequent signing to Arista, this 1974 compilation has since become the definitive distillation of his early work. Contained within the original 11-track selection were the title track, 'Whitey On The Moon', 'Home Is Where The Hatred Is' plus eight more. Replicating the original 11-track running order and packaged in a heavy duty sleeve, the vinyl reissue features the original LP's inner gatefold artwork on the inner bag.
Pieces Of A Man (vinyl)
2014 limited edition 180G vinyl pressing jazz classics series reissue of his 1972 album taken from the original master tapes & featuring three songs (two previously unreleased). He's best known for his classic spoken word poem/song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised".
Free Will (vinyl)
Limited vinyl LP reissue of Gil Scott-Heron's 1972 album. The album is special as one side consists of songs - all but one written with Brian Jackson - and the flipside is of poetry. Both forms showcase the political and the personal, in a way where even the time-specific lyrics transcend their era. Gil and Brian are backed an all-star band consisting of Bernard Purdie, Gerry Jemmott, Hubert Laws and David Spinozza. These help bring out the pathos in the achingly sad 'Did You Hear What They Say' - one of Gil's finest pieces of writing.