Gil Scott-Heron - Spirits

 (Red Vinyl)





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ATVT 43111
UPC: 016581431119
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No. of Discs: 2
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25th Anniversary Edition on red vinyl double LP!

Complete and unedited!

Includes two songs previously unreleased on vinyl

On this 1994 release, Gil Scott-Heron revives all the phases of his career. He turns to biting social commentary on "Message to the Messengers," a diatribe about antisocial, often nihilistic trends in hip-hop; then, on "Work for Peace," he critiques American militarism with a particular focus on the Gulf War, offering the tidbit, "The military and the monetary / Get together whenever it's necessary / Turning our brothers and sisters into mercenaries / They are turning the planet into a cemetery."

The title track and "Don't Give Up" (which was produced by Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest) recall Scott-Heron jazz-funk classics like "Lady Day and John Coltrane." The singer-poet also does a savvy updating of his 1974 hit "The Bottle," interpolating it into a three-part suite called "The Other Side," which features affecting guitar and keyboard solos.

Disc 1
Message To The Messengers
Give Her A Call
Lady's Song
Spirits Past

Disc 2
The Other Side, Part I
The Other Side, Part II
The Other Side, Part III
Work For Peace
Don't Give Up

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