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Artist: Scott-heron, Gil
Title: Free Will
Format: CD
Label: BGP
Catalog Number:281
Barcode:029667528122 itemnumber=1000117135
Price: $12.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 10/10/2014
Availability: In Stock
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A reissue of Gil Scott-Heron's 1972 album taken from the original master tapes and additionally featuring alternate takes of all but one of the album tracks as bonus material. It is released in a digipak with in-depth notes. The album is special as one side consists of songs - all but one written with Brian Jackson - and the flipside is of poetry. Both forms showcase the political and the personal, in a way where even the time-specific lyrics transcend their era. Gil and Brian are backed an all-star band consisting of Bernard Purdie, Gerry Jemmott, Hubert Laws and David Spinozza. These help bring out the pathos in the achingly sad 'Did You Hear What They Say' - one of Gil's finest pieces of writing.

Track Listing
 1. 
Free Will

 2. 
The Middle Of Your Day

 3. 
The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues

 4. 
Speed Kills

 5. 
Did You Hear What They Said?

 6. 
The King Alfred Plan

 7. 
No Knock

 8. 
Wiggy

 9. 
Ain't No New Thing

10. 
Billy Green Is Dead

11. 
Sex Education: Ghetto Style

12. 
... And Then He Wrote Meditations

13. 
Free Will (Alt Take 1)

14. 
The Middle Of Your Day (Alt Take 1)

15. 
The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues (Alt Ending)

16. 
Speed Kills (Alt Take 3)

17. 
Did You Hear What They Said? (Alt Take 1)

18. 
The King Alfred Plan (Alt)

19. 
No Knock(Alt)

20. 
Wiggy (Alt)

21. 
Ain't No New Thing (Breakdown Take)

22. 
2Billy Green Is Dead (Alt)

23. 
... And Then He Wrote Meditations (Breakdown Alt Take)


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