Tracklist

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 (27)

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
SE8TR-19742 Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Winter In America(8-Trk, Album) Strata-East SE8TR-19742 US 1974 Sell This Version
SES-19742 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(Cass, Album) Strata-East SES-19742 US 1974 Sell This Version
SES-19742 Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Winter In America(LP, Promo) Strata-East SES-19742 US 1974 Sell This Version
SES-19742 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, Album, RP, Gre) Strata-East SES-19742 US 1980 Sell This Version
SES-19742 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, Album, RP, Pal) Strata-East SES-19742 US 1980 Sell This Version
ZCAFP 1017 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* The Bottle(Cass, Album, RE) AFE ZCAFP 1017 UK 1981 Sell This Version
AFEMP 1017 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* The Bottle(LP, Album, RE) AFE 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
BOM525 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE) Bomba Records (4) BOM525 Japan 1995 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
CDGR 225 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records CDGR 225 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
TVT 4320-4 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(Cass) Rumal-Gia Records, TVT Records TVT 4320-4 US 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
SNAP103CD Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records SNAP103CD UK 2001 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
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, Gat) 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
GET98004 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, Album, RP, Red) Get Back, Lo-Cost GET98004 Italy 2004 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, RE, RM) Charly Records SNAF833CD UK 2010 Sell This Version
SNAF833CD Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records SNAF833CD UK 2010 Sell This Version
SNAP103CD Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records SNAP103CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
TVT 4320-2 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Rumal-Gia Records, TVT Classics TVT 4320-2 US Unknown 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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Sabi_Jon

Sabi_Jon

January 3, 2021
referencing Winter In America, LP, Album, Gat, SES-19742
Does anyone here by chance have just the gatefold cover of the original? I've got the original pressing but it's missing the cover :/ If anyone's got it, do please message me. Thanks in advance
musiclover100

musiclover100

October 25, 2020
referencing Winter In America, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, TVT 4320
There is a little bit of crackle to this release, but it's not obstructive and adds an unintentional lo-fo ambience to the record despite the rest of it actually being pretty clear and otherwise high quality in it's sound, at least to me.
1928khst

1928khst

April 1, 2020
referencing Winter In America, LP, Album, RE, RM, TVT 4320
this is 180g of pure vinyl mess any saggy press of oil crisis 73 period sounds superior
warmtapes

warmtapes

November 20, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Winter In America, Cass, Album, SES-19742
due to the nature of this material, unless you have a very good deck/player this will have a lot of wow and flutter. if you have a nice deck or player it will sound great. buyer beware there is a lot of piano/electric piano which is played slowly and this will illuminate the W&F issues your machine has. i am playing on a top tier deck now and it sounds fantastic, previously i played on a crappy walkman and it sounded like garbage.
midnightrunner

midnightrunner

August 21, 2019
referencing Winter In America, LP, Album, Gat, SES-19742
This is a very warm-sounding, funky record, and not at all like winter in America, which is generally very cold and not at all funky!! I think "Summer in America" would have been a more befitting title, but unfortunately I was not around when Gil and Brian were picking the name for the record.
rhenneberger

rhenneberger

June 8, 2019
referencing Winter In America, LP, Album, RE, RM, TVT 4320
i bought this in high school back in 98 ,sounds like it was cut from a cassette tape inside a fishbowl,, i tracked down an NM original for 8 bucks ,it wiped the floor with it,,,, god i miss those days anyways avoid this reissue there is a reason it is cheap
dangedge

dangedge

February 16, 2019
referencing Winter In America, LP, Album, RE, RM, TVT 4320
horrible crackly pressing - avoid . . . . .
iokepa

iokepa

August 6, 2016
referencing Winter In America, CD, Album, RE, RM, TVT 4320-2
Shouldn't we also list Larry McDonald on congas (at least on "The Bottle / Guan Guanco (Live)"; 7:40)?
https://www.discogs.com/artist/348418-Larry-McDonald
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.