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Format: LP
Label: Arista
Year: 2007

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New

TRACKS:

A1 Angel Dust
A2 Madison Avenue
A3 Cane
A4 Third World Revolution
A5 Better Days Ahead

B1 Three Miles Down
B2 Angola, Louisiana
B3 Show Bizness
B4 A Prayer For Everybody / To Be Free

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Backing Vocals – Julia Waters, Marti McCall, Maxine Waters Waddell
Bata, Congas, Percussion – Barnett Williams "The Doctor"
Drums – Alvin Taylor, Brian Jackson, Harvey Mason, Ralph Penland
Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Greg Phillinganes
Flute, Piano, Synthesizer – Brian Jackson
Tenor Saxophone – Leon Williams
Piano, Vocals, Producer – Gil Scott-Heron

Originally released in 1978.

An album that continues the journey started on the 1977 album, Bridges. 'Angel Dust' warns of the dangers of drug abuse. 'Show Bizness' is a hilarious look at the perils of the music business ('they'll take care of everything for only 95%'), whilst 'Madison Avenue' talks of the over commercialization of western society. 'Better Days Ahead' and 'Prayer for Everybody' see Gil in a more optimistic light hoping for a better future.

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