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Gil Scott-Heron
Pieces Of A Man
Ace Records
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February 24, 2014

UK label Ace Records reissues the classic debut studio album from Gil Scott-Heron. Pieces Of A Man, originally released in 1971, was a radical blend of soul, jazz, funk and blues that set the template for a string of successful collaborations between Heron and pianist/bandleader Brian Jackson. On characteristic standouts ‘Home Is Where The Hatred Is’ and ‘Pieces Of A Man’, the former street-poet succeeded in marrying his affecting portraits of inner city inhabitants with slick, soulful production. Also included are Heron’s trademark proto-rap track ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ and jazz tributary ‘Lady Day And John Coltrane’.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Gil Scott-Heron 3:07 Buy
  2. 2 Save The Children Gil Scott-Heron 4:27 Buy
  3. 3 Lady Day And John Coltrane Gil Scott-Heron 3:36 Buy
  4. 4 Home Is Where The Hatred Is Gil Scott-Heron 3:21 Buy
  5. 5 When You Are Who You Are Gil Scott-Heron 3:22 Buy
  6. 6 I Think I'll Call It Morning Gil Scott-Heron 3:31 Buy
  7. 7 Pieces Of A Man Gil Scott-Heron 4:54 Buy
  8. 8 A Sign Of The Ages Gil Scott-Heron 4:02 Buy
  9. 9 Or Down You Fall Gil Scott-Heron 3:13 Buy
  10. 10 The Needle's Eye Gil Scott-Heron 4:50 Buy
  11. 11 The Prisoner Gil Scott-Heron 9:26 Buy
  12. 12 Chains Black & Blues 3:25 Buy
  13. 13 Peace Black & Blues 6:08 Buy
  14. 14 A Toast To The People Black & Blues 3:25 Buy

Gil Scott-Heron

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