Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Gil Scott-Heron-Winter In America


Personnel: Gil Scott-Heron (vocals, electric piano); Brian Jackson (vocals, acoustic & electric pianos); Danny Bowens (electric bass); Bob Adams (drums).Recorded at D&B Sounds, Silver Springs, Maryland on September 4 & 5 and October 15, 1973; live at the Wax Museum, Washington DC; Live at Blues Alley, Washington DC in 1981. Includes liner notes by Gil Scott-Heron.Digitally remastered by Malcolm Cecil.One of Gil Scott-Heron's finest 1970s albums, WINTER IN AMERICA finds the ever-provocative vocalist/poet playing off the surprisingly gentle piano arrangements of Brian Jackson. Whereas other records (particularly SMALL TALK AT 125th AND LENOX) focus more on Scott-Heron's spoken-word missives, WINTER highlights the influential African-American performer's abilities as a singer, particularly on the soulful "Back Home" and the smooth, lyrically pointed title track, which superficially evokes a contemporaneous Barry White tune.While the first part of WINTER IN AMERICA consists of studio sessions, the final four numbers feature Scott-Heron playing live in Washington, D.C., with the concert recordings easily on a par with the more polished earlier tracks, as exemplified by his stirring medley of "The Bottle," a funky cautionary tale, and the percussive, chanted "Guan Guanco." Second only to PIECES OF A MAN as an intriguing mix of melody and rhetoric, WINTER IN AMERICA is required listening for anyone interested in Scott-Heron.
Plus There Are 4 Bonus Tracks on there too.
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