Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson|
It's Your World
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
1976 release, includes rare masters of live classics and vintage studio tracks. Included here are gruop arrangements of pieces that had been previously recorded, 'Home Is Where TheHatred Is', 'The Bottle' and 'Must Be Some... more »
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1976 release, includes rare masters of live classics and vintage studio tracks. Included here are gruop arrangements of pieces that had been previously recorded, 'Home Is Where TheHatred Is', 'The Bottle' and 'Must Be Something' as well as new material, '17th Street' and 'Tomorrow's Trane' all performed with live crowds in Boston. Standard jewel case. 2000 release.
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A. Davis | Greenville, SC | 01/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There were two Gil Scott Heron treasures missing from my collection of CD's. "It's Your World" and "Bridges." Now if TVT can release "Bridges", my collection would be complete. I was lucky enough to have found "Reflections" and "Moving Target" when I visited London six years ago. "It's Your World " is a great combination of live and studio recordings that are a pure delite to listen too. No one writes lyrics like Gil Scott Heron. "New York City" and "Possem Slim" are polished jewels. I have heard about 6 different live versions of "The Bottle," but this one is my favorite. If your body has any rhythm in it, the percussions in this song will find it. I hope that we hear new recordings from Gil in the near future. The music industry needs high quality artists like him. This brother helped to shape my appreciation for artist like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. I discovered Jazz through Gil Scott Heron - and for that, I am truly grateful. It is great to hear this music again. Please release "Bridges" next!!!!!!"
An Incredible Listening Experience ! ! !
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 12/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In his hey day Gil Scott Heron was not merely an entertainer, he was a social institution and attending his shows were a gathering that transcended merely going to a club... as if his street poetry and political diatribes weren't enough, he had some of the funkiest and Jazziest rhythm sections on the planet... (often fronting them wearing a jean jacket, blue jeans, an unkept beared and afro and sitting at that old Fender Rhodes.) - - During his show, it was almost like attending some kind of mystical state of the union... he'd hip you to the world (as you definitely wouldn't hear it on the 6:00 news) yet at the same time, he made it clear that you were attending a party... and at the helm was his midnight band.This CD, in my opinion, represents Gil at his peek. The only greater chance you'll ever get to catch his band in action at such full form is his concert video "Black Wax" (highly recommended) - - The tunes on this album are very '70s... mixing the funky fusiony Jazz of that time with great rhythms, great story telling, and some deep messages. It is the type of listen that is best heard with the lights turned out, plenty of room to tap your feet and move your body, and your imagination at its peek... and never does the CD experience any lulls... by the time it is finished, you will feel emotionally exhausted, also as if you've been on a long journey.Recorded during the Bicentenial at a club and a few in studio (though you wouldn't know it unless you read the liner notes), the line up features Brian Jackson, Danny Bowens, Victor Brown, Bilal Sunni-Ali, Barnett Williams, Tony Duncanson, Reggie Brisbane and Delbert Taylor. Nice CD booklet with lyrics !"
Finally on Cd!!!
SEAN L GRIMES | O'fallon, MO United States | 01/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, Gil Scott-Heron's live album "It's Your World", is available on CD. I've gotten tired of listening to the LP version. The quality of albums which we love don't last forever. We no longer have to worry about the snap crackle and pop produced by vinyl albums. We can cherish this albums quality always on CD. This album was available on CD for a short time through BMG music as far as I know. When ever I tried to order a copy, it was always on backorder. Hopefully, it will be here forever through TVT Music. This is probably one of my favorite albums of all time. Gil Scott-heron, Brian Jackson, and the Midnight Band display pure musical talent here. You have to listen for yourself to believe. I wish I had some other work in mind to compare this album with, but it's hard to compare things when they are in a class of their own. This album is truly in a class all by itself. There's no particular song which I like best on this CD. I recommend this CD to ears of all ages. This is one CD I will always have in my collection. Peace to all."