Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* ‎– Winter In America

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Peace Go With You, Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum) 5:30
Rivers Of My Fathers 8:29
A Very Precious Time 5:13
Back Home 2:50
The Bottle 5:14
Song For Bobby Smith 4:42
Your Daddy Loves You 2:57
H2Ogate Blues 8:23
Peace Go With You Brother (Wa-Alaikum-Salaam) 1:11

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SES-19742 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, Album, Gat) Strata-East SES-19742 US 1974 Sell This Version
AFEMP 1017 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America / The Bottle(LP, Album, RE) Audio Fidelity AFEMP 1017 UK 1981 Sell This Version
660-51-015, SECD 9017 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE) Strata-East, Strata-East, Bellaphon, Bellaphon 660-51-015, SECD 9017 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
SNAP103CD Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records SNAP103CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
SES-19742 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Strata-East SES-19742 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
CHARLYLP0002-1 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, RE, Gat) Charly Records CHARLYLP0002-1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TVT 4320-2 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rumal-Gia Records, TVT Classics TVT 4320-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
CDGR 225 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records CDGR 225 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
TVT 4320 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, Album, RE, RM) Rumal-Gia Records, TVT Classics TVT 4320 US 1998 Sell This Version
SNAP 103 CD Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Charly Records SNAP 103 CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
GET 8004 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, Album, RE) Get Back GET 8004 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
TVT 4320 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Rumal-Gia Records, TVT Classics TVT 4320 US 2003 Sell This Version
TVT 4320-2 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rumal-Gia Records, TVT Classics TVT 4320-2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
SNAF833CD Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RM, RE) Charly Records SNAF833CD UK 2010 Sell This Version
SES-19742 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, Album, RE) Strata-East SES-19742 US Unknown Sell This Version

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rollosb

rollosb

October 14, 2015
referencing Winter In America, LP, Album, Gat, SES-19742
This might be just one of the best albums of the 70's - at the very least, it's one of the most touching. The parts that really get to me are the songs where it's just Jackson drenching the surroundings in that beautiful echoey classic Rhodes tremolo, making everything seem sweet and uneasy at the same time, while Gil delivers lyrics that are half prayer and half love song, in a voice I can only describe as "honest-sounding". Sad hopefulness or hopeful sadness? Whatever it is, it's painfully intimate. The whole album is such an experience.

That having been said, does anyone know of a good CD reissue of it? The one I recently bought (SNAF833CD from Charly Records) has quite a bit of hiss on it, and I'm sure that there must be better-sounding versions out there.
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

December 5, 2014
referencing Winter In America, CD, Album, RE, RM, SNAP103CD

Winter of America continues familiar themes, of social commentary and black consciousness, but there's more of a focus on instrumentation here than on the previous album "Free Will", so the result is more palatable, although the production is generally more stripped down than on "Pieces of Man" and there are a couple of lighter tunes. "The Bottle" is the nearest he ever gets to writing a pop song and is easily his most enduring tune.