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Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections (1981) [2006, Remastered Reissue]

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Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections (1981) [2006, Remastered Reissue]

Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections (1981) [2006, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 41:07 Min. | 236,84 Mb
Label: Arista/Sony BMG Music Entertainment Jazz (EU) | Cat.# 82876820822 | Released: 2006-05-29 (1981)
Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections (1981) [2006, Remastered Reissue]

Although a major across-the-board hit always eluded the poet, singer, and activist Gil Scott-Heron, this album does contain one of his best-known songs. "B-Movie," an extended attack on Ronald "Ray-gun," unleashes 12 minutes of vitriol about the then recently elected president. Beginning with the declaration "Mandate, my ass," it's a laundry list of fears about Reagan, fantasizing that his election meant "we're all actors" in some surreal film. Delivered over a taut funk groove, parts of it are still funny. Elsewhere, Scott-Heron takes an early stab at endorsing firearm control on "Gun"; slows things down for "Morning Thoughts"; and explores reggae's rhythms and revolutionary power on "Storm Music," a direction he'd pursue more fully on his next album, Moving Target. The disc also includes a pair of covers that offer varying degrees of success: Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands" is a natural for Scott-Heron's warm baritone and a bright soul-jazz arrangement from the Midnight Band, but the version of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues," while it swings convincingly, has a lengthy spoken-word riff that fails to embellish on the pain implicit in the original. Overall, Reflections doesn't capture Scott-Heron at the peak of his game, though anyone who enjoyed the other works from his Arista period certainly won't be disappointed.
~Review by Dan LeRoy

Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections (1981) [2006, Remastered Reissue]

Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections (1981) [2006, Remastered Reissue]


Release of the album: 1981 [LP Arista Records, Cat.# AL 9566, USA]
Release of this CD: 2006, May, 29 [CD Arista/Sony BMG Music Entertainment Jazz (EU), Cat.# 82876820822 / UPC: 828768208229]
℗ 1981 Arista Records. © 2006 Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
Distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
Made in the EU

Credits:

Bass – Robert Gordon
Drums – Kenny Powell
Guitar – Ed Brady
Liner Notes – Manu Boubli
Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Clavinet, Synthesizer [String], Harmonica – Glen Turner
Producer – Gil Scott-Heron, Malcolm Cecil
Remastered By – François Terrazzoni
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute – Vernon James
Tenor Saxophone – Carl Cornwell (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 7)
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Kenny Sheffield
Vocals – Gil Scott-Heron


Tracklist:

01. Storm Music (05:04)
02. Grandma's Hands (05:27)
03. Is That Jazz? (03:47)
04. Morning Thoughts (04:43)
05. Inner City Blues (Poem : The Siege Of New Orleans) (05:52)
06. Gun (04:02)
07. 'B' Movie (12:12)

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