Gil Scott Heron* ‎– Space Shuttle

Castle Communications ‎– GILL T 003
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A Space Shuttle (Full Vocal Version)
Engineer – Steve ReeseKeyboards [Additional], Edited By [Funky Edits] – Chris JonesOther [Idea's, Inspiration & Love] – Diana Hughes
B1 Space Shuttle (Pieces Of Gold)
Engineer – Ralf Kappmaier*Producer – Gil Scott Heron*, Robbie Gordon
B2 Space Shuttle (Deep Club Dub)

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B2 printed on label as "Space Shuttle (Deep Club Cut)"

Licensed from T.A.S.C. International Ltd.

℗ 1990 Peak Top Records
© 1990 Castle Communications plc

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 013428 151259
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): GILL T 00 2 3A¹ | A PORKY PRIME CUT. | DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): GILL T003B¹ | DAMONT | A PORKY PRIME CUT

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GIL TX 003 Gil Scott Heron* Space Shuttle(12", Single) Castle Communications GIL TX 003 UK 1990 Sell This Version
POST 590 Gil Scott Heron* Space Shuttle(12", Single) Possum Records POST 590 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
INT 825.771 Gil Scott-Heron Space Shuttle(CD, Mini) Blow Up INT 825.771 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
GILL 003 Gil Scott-Heron Space Shuttle(7") Castle Communications GILL 003 UK 1990 Sell This Version
INT 125.771 Gil Scott-Heron Space Shuttle(12") Blow Up INT 125.771 Germany 1990 Sell This Version


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April 25, 2018
Music on A1 v similar to 6am, by lil Louis - in which Larry heard gets writing credits. I wonder if that's related to the comment above about B2....


June 29, 2009
Another Bargain to be had here. Of course this is the joy of Discogs, where all tracks are remembered and nothing is forgotten.

After standard fair from Gil on the other two mixes a slight of hand was pulled on this version of the space shuttle 12 inches (three were released but only one is listed on Ogs at the time of writing).
So we go to the B side of this 12" and the 'Space Shuttle (Deep Club Dub)' mix.
This version at the time was super rare because of the sample, almost throughout the whole mix, of 'Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It' and vocal snippets of 'First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder'.

In the shop we could not get this for love or money, eventually finding a solitary copy years later in a bargain bin for 50p (and fighting over it - I won ; )
The problem was the saturation of the other 12"'s and we had to shift through countless copies of them searching for this gem.

We suspect this version was withdrawn because of sample clearance, or lack of it.

A Deep House Originator.