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It's Your World

24 Oct. 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Oct. 2010
  • Label: Soul Brother Records
  • Copyright: 2010 Passion Music Ltd
  • Total Length: 1:13:38
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  • ASIN: B0044B9LG0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,120 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Keith M TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 July 2014
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This 1976 ‘double-album’ (over 70 minutes) by Gil-Scott Heron, Brian Jackson and The Midnight Band – containing a mix of studio and live (in Boston) recordings – is just about the best thing I have ever heard from Scott-Heron’s musical 'ensemble’. It provides a rhythmically vibrant and intoxicating mix of soul, jazz, funk and blues and, whilst not being a flawless recording (the ‘lounge jazz’ version of Sharing here with Victor Brown’s vocals does seem rather out of place) it has so many great moments, including (of course) the 'cookin’’ (as Robbie Vincent would have said), extended live version of The Bottle, that I feel duty bound to raise a four and a half star rating to five.

The added dimension to the music here, of course, like most Scott-Heron compositions, is the serious social and political comment. That’s not to say that the man’s tales here of urban deprivation and alienation are entirely without optimism, each of the title song and his version of Alice Coltrane’s Gospel Trane (renamed Trane) both use the subject of music as celebration – the latter also being infused with the 'straighter jazz’ tenor sax playing of Bilal Sunni Ali. Indeed, Ali’s playing is an album highlight, whether he be sounding like Coltrane/Shorter (or perhaps more like Gato Barbieri) on Trane or more in the Washington/Felder vein as on It’s My World and New York City (Scott-Heron’s tribute to his adopted home city and another album highpoint). Scott-Heron’s street vernacular is again to the fore on his soulful tale of elderly Floridian down-and-out in Possum Slim (Ed Myers) and the cha-cha-infused 17th Street, on which Jackson’s flute playing is typically impressive.

But the album’s 'core’ is probably represented by its trio of extended compositions.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dave copeland on 4 Aug. 2010
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Originally released on Arista in 1976 from a double LP containing the tracks: The Bottle (live) Home Is Where The Hatred is (later sampled by Masters At Work on the track Moonshine) However my favourite track is a poem - The Bicentennial Blues, where Gill warns of the danger of then governor of California Ronald Reagan and other right wing U S politicians, as usual Gill doesn't miss them with his razor sharp lyrics........Class.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By acid_win VINE VOICE on 25 Oct. 2001
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What can I say? This is a GSH CD that I never possesed and it is very good being a live/semi live album! A few tracks were actually studio recorded but maintain the "live feel". Recorded in 1976 when Brian Jackson was collaborating with Gil. The musicianship on this CD is excellent. It reminds me of the Amnesia Express album released in the early 90's which is probably a better album overall but this comes close. It probably deserves 3 1/2 stars but I can't do that so 4 will have to do.
The CD is broken down into 4 segments "Just before Sundown", "Nightfall", "Late Evening" and "Midnight and Morning". These classifications are seamless throughout the album.
The tracks "It's your world" and an absolutely excellent rendition of "Home is where the hatred is" really stand out as well as a latin tinged "17th Street". An excellent version of "The Bottle" which simmers then boils and absolutely cooks, check out Brian Jackson playing the flute on this version.
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A purchase following up on buying the Best of Gil Scott Heron, for the track Bottle. Featuring Brian Jackson, the music is good and the price was good too. Received promptly and arrived in perfect condition. I would recommend this album for anyone who wants to get into Heron's style and narrative.
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