Gil Scott-Heron’s “Pieces Of A Man” is one of the most important albums in the history of black American music. Although it didn’t set the charts alight, it stands as a masterpiece alongside contemporary works such as Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, Curtis Mayfield’s debut LP, Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain” and Isaac Hayes’ “Shaft”. All were brilliant in their way, but lyrically Scott-Heron was on a different level from almost every other writer. “Pieces Of A Man” was contemporary music performed by great jazz players, directed and prompted by Scott-Heron and his collaborator Brian Jackson, who at the time was not yet 20 years old.
180 Gram, Gatefold.
1 Gil Scott-Heron– The Revolution Will Not Be Televised 3:05
2 Gil Scott-Heron– Save The Children 4:25
3 Gil Scott-Heron– Lady Day And John Coltrane 3:34
4 Gil Scott-Heron– Home Is Where The Hatred Is 3:19
5 Gil Scott-Heron– When You Are Who You Are 3:21
6 Gil Scott-Heron– I Think I’ll Call It Morning 3:29
7 Gil Scott-Heron– Pieces Of A Man 4:52
8 Gil Scott-Heron– A Sign Of The Ages 4:01
9 Gil Scott-Heron– Or Down You Fall 3:12
10 Gil Scott-Heron– The Needle’s Eye 4:48
11 Gil Scott-Heron– The Prisoner 9:25
Label: Ace – HIQLP 007, BGP Records – HIQLP 007