Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson ‎– Hello Sunday ! Hello Road ! / The Bottle

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Arista ‎– ARIST 12169
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Vinyl, 12", Single
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A Hello Sunday ! Hello Road ! 3:37
B The Bottle 13:30

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The live version of The Bottle on Side B of this UK 12" is the edited 13:30 version from the It's Your World double LP, NOT the full length 16:30 version that was only available on the US Arista promo-only 12" SPD-1.

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NY_Club_Classics

NY_Club_Classics

October 31, 2017
edited 2 months ago

Side B of this UK 12" is the edited 13:30 live version of "The Bottle" from the "It's Your World" 2xLP that is 3 minutes shorter than the 16:30 live version that pressed on the US Arista promo-only 12" SPD-1.

If you listen to both versions side-by-side from start-to-finish, you will hear that the 16:30 live version on the promo-only 12" has a noticeably longer intro where Gil Scott-Heron is talking to the audience and introducing his musicians, and during the long "jam session" breakdown. The 3 minutes Arista edited-out were taken from the intro and the long breakdown. All subsequent releases of this live version of The Bottle are the 13:30 edit, NOT the original full length 16:30 version. This original US-only promo-only 12", which was also Arista's first 12" release, appears to be the only way to get the original un-edited 16:30 live version of The Bottle. Arista may not even have the 16:30 live version on tape anymore.
michaelhajiman

michaelhajiman

January 23, 2017
Quite honestly, the B side is the best piece of plastic I own. For this price, it's an absolute must buy