Spirits (Limited Edition Color Vinyl) (2LP)

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Format: LP
Label: TVT
Year: 2019

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1 Message To The Messengers
A2 Spirits

B1 Give Her A Call
B2 Lady's Song
B3 Spirit's Past

C1 The Other Side, Part I
C2 The Other Side, Part II
C3 The Other Side, Part III

D1 Work For Peace
D2 Don't Give Up


Bass – Fima Ephron, Rob Gordon
Bass, Piano – Malcom Cecil
Drums – Rodney Youngs
Flute – Ibrahim Shakur
Guitar – Ed Brady
Music By – Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Gil Scott-Heron, John Coltrane
Percussion – Larry McDonald, Tony Duncanson
Piano – Brian Jackson, Kim Jordan, Vernard Dickson
Piano, Vocals – Gil Scott-Heron
Saxophone – Leon William, Ron Holloway
Words By – Gil Scott-Heron

From his first well-known album Pieces of a Man (1971, including the iconic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised") to his final album I'm New Here (2010), singer-poet Gil Scott-Heron released more than 20 albums and hundreds of compelling compositions that addressed profound social issues as well as the love, happiness and pain of the human condition - with turns of phrases, humor and a depth of understanding solely his own.

Fittingly, because he believed so deeply in humankind's connection to "spirit," he titled his first album in more than a decade, Spirits in 1994. Noting that his life and music were gifts from the "spirits," Gil saw these songs and poems as "spirituals." Offering up poignant social commentary, jazz-funk leanings and an update of 1974's "The Bottle," the long out of print album is reissued here on vinyl 2LP in honor of its 25th anniversary.

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