Gil Scott-Heron And Brian Jackson*It's Your World

Label:Arista – AL 5001
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style:Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Jazz-Funk


A1It's Your World
Arranged By [Horns]Bilal Sunni-Ali
A2Possum Slim
SynthesizerBrian Jackson
A3New York City4:45
B117th Street5:45
B2Tomorrow's Trane7:20
B3Must Be Something5:20
C1Home Is Where The Hatred Is12:10
C2Bicentennial Blues8:40
D1The Bottle
Congas [Solo]Barnett Williams
Electric PianoGil Scott-Heron
FluteBrian Jackson
Timbales [Solo]Tony Duncanson
Lead VocalsVictor Brown

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Studio/Live album in gatefold sleeve. The live tracks were recorded with Fedco mobile recording unit on July 1 & 2 at Paul's Mall, Boston, Massachusetts

"PP" etched in run-outs indicates either a Peter Pan Industries or Plastic Products pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A / etched): AL 5001 - S-A S⃫C⃫ P P FW Ó
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B / etched): AL 5001 - SA⃫ B P P FW Ó
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C / etched): AL 5001 - S B⃫ C- P P FW Ó
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D / etched): AL 5001 - S D P P FW Ó

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It's Your World (2×LP, Album)Arista, AristaDARTY 1, DARTY 101/2UK1976
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It's Your World (LP, Album, Test Pressing, Auto-Coupled)AristaAL 5001US1976
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It's Your World (2×LP, Album)AristaAL 5001US1976
It's Your World (2×LP, Album, PRC, Gatefold)AristaAL 5001US1976
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It's Your World (LP, Album, Test Pressing)AristaAL 5001US1976



  • keefy6's avatar
    ...i've given it some thought. I own the original pressing (this one, finally found one in the wild) and also own TVT-4370, ca. 1998. The other day I decided to A/B, so here goes..

    I - TVT-4370, 1998
    Song: New York City - Gil Scott's voice project's well and the trumpet to the right projects a well defined stage with voice, bass is full and along with it the horn instrument the dominant audible sounds..

    II - AL 5001, 1976
    Song: New York City - Immediately notice...that there's Congas - crisp with the distinct snap and pop that percussive instrument resonates resting between Lft/Ctr. Gil Scott is GIL SCOTT HERON; there's much more air in his annunciation; sounds like the treble and with it overall volume is turned up a few clicks; tone, inflection differences can be heard and is absolutely clearer. Another difference is the timbre and level of now hearing Reggie Brisbane on the drums (much more crisp), specific hi-hat, kick drum and overall setup now has each, its own signature and its position in the 'stage is much much higher Mid/Rgt of front 'stage. Bass is clearer, more impactful, detailed and decays more musically than the repress. On the repress the drums are more background in comparison; audible but not prominently individual of a complete set of instruments...and then the Saxophone simply becomes - Saxophone..the Piano tones resonate more delicately around the room..I WANTED to keep listening. Amazing the difference.

    Essentially, I end up hearing what was lost from 22 years earlier....and there is quite a bit of sonic information that even a layman-casual listener will hear in difference, i will argue, almost immediately. Overall impression is of a fuller, wider, higher and more dynamic representation in general and specifically of each individual instrument - so much so that it's as if one is a Red Ferrari and the other, a Red Fiero. An unfair comparison in the end, but worth doing so...


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