Gil Scott-Heron Pieces Of A ManDiscothèque Idéale Qobuz

Pieces Of A Man

Gil Scott-Heron

Released on February 24, 2014 by Ace Records

Main artist: Gil Scott-Heron

Genre: Soul/Funk/R&B > Soul

Distinctions: The Qobuz Ideal Discography (April 2014)

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Album : 1 disk - 14 tracks Total length : 01:00:53

  1. 1 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

    Gil Scott-Heron, Main Artist, Artist, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  2. 2 Save the Children

    Gil Scott-Heron, Main Artist, Artist, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  3. 3 Lady Day and John Coltrane

    Gil Scott-Heron, Main Artist, Artist, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  4. 4 Home Is Where the Hatred Is

    Gil Scott-Heron, Main Artist, Artist, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  5. 5 When You Are Who You Are

    Gil Scott-Heron, Main Artist, Artist - Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  6. 6 I Think I'll Call It Morning

    Gil Scott-Heron, Main Artist, Artist - Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  7. 7 Pieces of a Man

    Gil Scott-Heron, Main Artist, Artist - Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  8. 8 A Sign Of The Ages

    Gil Scott-Heron, Main Artist, Artist - Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  9. 9 Or Down You Fall

    Gil Scott-Heron, Main Artist, Artist - Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  10. 10 The Needle's Eye

    Gil Scott-Heron, Main Artist, Artist - Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  11. 11 The Prisoner

    Gil Scott-Heron, Main Artist, Artist - Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  12. 12 Chains

    Black & Blues, Main Artist, Artist - Gil Scott-Heron, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  13. 13 Peace

    Black & Blues, Main Artist, Artist - Gil Scott-Heron, Composer - Carlin Music Corp Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

  14. 14 A Toast To The People

    Black & Blues, Main Artist, Artist - Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron, Composer - Peermusic (UK) Ltd Copyright : 2014 Ace Records 2014 Ace Records

About

Gil Scott-Heron's 1971 album Pieces of a Man set a standard for vocal artistry and political awareness that few musicians will ever match. His unique proto-rap vocal style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists, and nowhere is his style more powerful than on the classic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Even though the media -- the very entity attacked in this song -- has used, reused, and recontextualized the song and its title so many times, the message is so strong that it has become almost impossible to co-opt. Musically, the track created a formula that modern hip-hop would follow for years to come: bare-bones arrangements featuring pounding basslines and stripped-down drumbeats. Although the song features plenty of outdated references to everything from Spiro Agnew and Jim Webb to The Beverly Hillbillies, the force of Scott-Heron's well-directed anger makes the song timeless. More than just a spoken word poet, Scott-Heron was also a uniquely gifted vocalist. On tracks like the reflective "I Think I'll Call It Morning" and the title track, Scott-Heron's voice is complemented perfectly by the soulful keyboards of Brian Jackson. On "Lady Day and John Coltrane," he not only celebrates jazz legends of the past in his words but in his vocal performance, one that is filled with enough soul and innovation to make Coltrane and Billie Holiday nod their heads in approval. More than three decades after its release, Pieces of a Man is just as -- if not more -- powerful and influential today as it was the day it was released. ~ Jon Azpiri

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