Spirits (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 

Originally released in 1994. This 2LP edition pressed on red vinyl.


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. 

This 90's edition of Scott-Heron's recording and touring band, the Amnesia Express, featured a host of players from Gil's former hometown of DC: bassist Robbie Gordon, drummer Rodney Youngs, guitarist Ed Brady, pianist Kim Jordan, and sax player Ron Holloway.

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