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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson1980

Label:Arista – AL 9514
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Santa Maria Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style:Jazz-Funk, Funk

Tracklist

A1Shut 'Um Down5:28
A2Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)4:09
A3Willing4:16
A4Corners
Lyrics ByGil Scott-Heron
Music ByBrian Jackson
4:47
B119806:20
B2Push Comes To Shove3:37
B3Shah Mot (The Shah Is Dead / Checkmate)4:04
B4Late Last Night4:25
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Notes

"1 S" and "SX" etched in runouts denotes Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria, pressing and mastering. Remainder of runouts etched.

Issued with printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits.

Back sleeve:
℗ & © 1980 Arista Records, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

Inner sleeve:
Recorded at TONTO / Santa Monica, Cal. / August-October, 1979.
All songs © 1979 Brouhaha Music

Produced for Spice Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): AL 9514 SA
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): AL 9514 SB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): AL-9514-SA SM1 = SX \ S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): AL-9514-SB SM2 - SX \ S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): AL-9514-SA SM1 = SX B4 1 S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): AL-9514-SB SM2 - C4 XS 1 S

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1980 (LP, Album)AristaARS 39014Italy1980
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1980 (LP, Album)AristaAL 9514Canada1980
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1980 (LP, Album, Hub-Servall Pressing)AristaAL 9514US1980
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1980 (8-Track Cartridge, Album, Club Edition, Stereo)AristaAT8 9614US1980
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1980 (LP, Album, Test Pressing)AristaAL 9514US1980

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Reviews

  • lomidisc's avatar
    lomidisc
    Not even released on CD, but very worthy. The duo step into 80's electronica with fantastic results still retaining their poetry and jazz roots. As political, existential and funky as ever. 1980 is my favorite track. The entire LP is masterful from start to finish. One of GSH's best.
    • midnightrunner's avatar
      Edited 4 years ago
      "Shut 'Um Down" really is a rollicking slice of jazz funk that will have you truckin' and chuffin' around the dancefloor as though you have recently pushed a red hot spicy salami up your botty!
      • newforms's avatar
        newforms
        Titles on the back of the sleeve is not in the order of the disc. Titles on labels are good.
        • piofinn's avatar
          piofinn
          ghettotech: with you on "Willing," but the piano and bassline on "Shah Mot" is soo groovy it competes fiercely with it in my book… And "Shut 'Um Down" is a floor-filler up there with the best of the time. All in all a f*@#ing great album!

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