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• Pre-Order : Gil Scott-Heron "Pieces of Man" LP/CD

RM 50.00

BGP Records

Pre-Order before 15th Dec 2021

 Today, I wanted to urge people to buy Gil Scott-Heron’s Pieces of a Man on vinyl, as it is a landmark debut from an artist who inspired generations of artists. Although Scott-Heron sadly died in 2011, his footprint and mark on music cannot be ignored. His debut album was recorded at RCA Studios, New York in 1971 and was a move away from the Spoken Word textures of his live album, Small Talk at 125th and Lenox (1970). Working alongside Brian Jackson on the songs (who played piano on the tracks), Pieces of a Man gained a modest nod upon its release but, like all albums ahead of its time, earned huge respect and understanding years after its release. In 1971, there was very little like Pieces of a Man in the market. The album has gained a big legacy down the line because of songs like The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and how it was contained; it was one of the few political songs on the album and, although Gil Scott-Heron preferred other tracks, one cannot underestimate the importance of that standout cut. Pierces of a Man is such a varied and wide-ranging album; not just in terms of its lyrics but the blending of sounds – the album has inspired artists across the broad, from Rap and Neo-Soul through to Rock.

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CD
1. The Revolution Will Not be Televised
2. Save the Children
3. Lady Day and John Coltrane
4. Home is where the Hatred Is
5. When you are Who You Are
6. I Think I'll Call it Morning
7. Pieces of a Man
8. A Sign of the Ages
9. Or Down You Fall
10. The Needle's Eye
11. The Prisoner
12. Chains (Black and Blues)
13. Peace (Black and Blues)
14. A Toast To the the People (Black and Blues)

LP
Side One
1. The Revolution Will Not be Televised
2. Save the Children
3. Lady Day and John Coltrane
4. Home is where the Hatred Is
5. When you are Who You Are
6. I Think I'll Call it Morning

Side Two
7. Pieces of a Man
8. A Sign of the Ages
9. Or Down You Fall
10. The Needle's Eye
11. The Prisoner