Jagged jigsaw pieces Tossed about the room I saw my grandma sweeping With her old straw broom But she didn't know what she was doing She could hardly understand That she was really sweeping up Pieces of a man. I saw my daddy meet the mailman And I heard the mailman say "Now don't you take this letter to heart now, Jimmy Cause they've laid off nine others today" But he didn't know what he was saying He could hardly understand That he was only talking to Pieces of a man. I saw the thund.
I Think I'll Call It Morning. Pieces Of A Man. 4:52. 10. –Gil Scott-Heron. The Needle's Eye. 4:48. Gil Scott-Heron's second album was a landmark in black music. This CD release includes bonus tracks from a session by his earlier group Black & Blues.
Complete your Gil Scott-Heron collection. Vendi questa versione. Pieces Of A Man (Cass, Album). 6369 415. Gil Scott-Heron. Pieces Of A Man (LP, Album).
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
Pieces of a Man is the debut studio album of American recording artist Gil Scott-Heron, released in 1971 in stereo format on Flying Dutchman Records in the United States. It was also issued in the United Kingdom on Philips Records in 1972. Recording sessions for the album took place at RCA Studios in New York City on April 19 and 20 in 1971.
Nothing New is a posthumous album of vocal & piano recordings by Gil Scott-Heron released by XL Recordings on April 19, 2014 in conjunction with Record Store Day. The album consists of new, stripped-down versions of a selection of older Scott-Heron songs stretching from 1971's "Pieces of a Man" to 1994's "The Other Side". It was recorded with producer Richard Russell between 2005 and 2009, in the same sessions that led to 2011's I'm New Here.
Artist: Gil Scott-Heron Album: Pieces Of A Man Genre: Soul, Funk Label: BMG, RCA-Victor France Released: 1971/2001 Quality: FLAC (tracks+. cue) Tracklist: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (3:09). Save The Children (4:27). Home Is Where The Hatred Is (3:22). When You Are Who You Are (3:23). I Think I'll Call It A Morning (3:31). Pieces Of A Man (4:54). A Sign Of The Ages (4:03). Or Down You Fall (3:14). The Needle's Eye (4:51).
On Kanye West’s 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, there is an often-overlooked track entitled Who Will Survive America? The song features Gil Scott-Heron taking a dystopian look at how the world is coming to the realization that America is a bastard hosed down daily with a gagging perfume.
His second album Pieces of a Man from 1971 featured some of his most recognisable works in The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and Home Is Where The Hatred Is. The album is a great example of his lyrical prowess and perfectly showcases the depths of his vocal talent. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.
|A1||The Revolution Will Not Be Televised||2:59|
|A2||Save The Children||4:55|
|A3||Lady Day And John Coltrane||3:10|
|A4||Home Is Where The Hatred Is||3:15|
|A5||When You Are Who You Are||3:01|
|A6||I Think I'll Call It Morning||3:45|
|B1||Pieces Of A Man||4:22|
|B2||A Sign Of The Ages||4:05|
|B3||Or Down You Fall||3:08|
|B4||The Needle's Eye||4:01|
- Published By – Bob Thiele Music, Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Flying Dutchman
- Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S 42583
- Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S 42584
- Bass – Ron Carter
- Composed By – Brian Jackson (tracks: A5 to B5)
- Composed By, Vocals – Gil Scott-Heron
- Conductor – Johnny Pate
- Design – Haig Adishian
- Drums – Pretty Purdie*
- Electric Guitar – Burt Jones
- Flute, Saxophone – Hubert Laws
- Mixed By – Bob Simpson, Geoff Haslam*
- Mixed By, Engineer [Remix] – Ray Hall
- Photography By – Charles Stewart*
- Piano, Electric Piano – Brian Jackson
- Producer – Bob Thiele
- Producer [Assistant] – Lillian Seyfert
NotesRecorded: April 19 & 20, 1971.
© 1971 Flying Dutchman
Made in U.S.A.
Catalog number printed on the labels: "FDS 10143".
Originally released in 1971. This version is a reissue that can be identified by the pressing plant information found in the runout grooves, which indicate that this release likely was initially pressed in 2000.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Runout area side A): 3972 FDS10143-1 (A) S 42583
- Matrix / Runout (Runout area side B): 3972 FDS10143-1 (B) S 42584
- Rights Society: ASCAP
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|HIQLP 007||Gil Scott-Heron||Pieces Of A Man (LP, Album, RE, 180)||Ace, BGP Records||HIQLP 007||UK||2014|
|07863 66627-2||Gil Scott-Heron||Pieces Of A Man (CD, Album)||RCA||07863 66627-2||Europe||1993|
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