Gil Scott-Heron : Free Will (UK)

CD [Cover Art for Gil Scott-Heron / Free Will (UK)] Your Price: $12.15
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Sell date: 10/2014
Label: Imports
Mfg's Catalog#: 1182673
CDC Part#: 1839582
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Digitally remastered and expanded edition Gil Scott-Heron's 1972 album taken from the original master tapes and featuring alternate takes of all but one of the album tracks as bonus material. 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.Gil's final album for Flying Dutchman, it capped a hugely creative period for him when he wrote many of his best-remembered songs.

 
 Tracks
 
Free Will
The Middle of Your Day
The Get Out of the Ghetto Blues
Speed Kills
Did You Hear What They Said?
The King Alfred Plan
No Knock
Wiggy
Ain't No New Thing
Billy Green Is Dead
Sex Education: Ghetto Style
... & Then He Wrote Meditations
Free Will (Alt Take 1)
The Middle of Your Day (Alt Take 1)
The Get Out of the Ghetto Blues (Alt Ending)
Speed Kills (Alt Take 3)
Did You Hear What They Said? (Alt Take 1)
The King Alfred Plan (Alt)
No Knock (Alt)
Wiggy (Alt)
Ain't No New Thing (Breakdown Take)
Billy Green Is Dead (Alt)
... & Then He Wrote Meditations (Breakdown Alt Take)
 
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