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

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Strata-East ‎– SES-19742
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A1 Peace Go With You, Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum)
Written-By – B. Jackson*, Scott-Heron*
5:30
A2 Rivers Of My Fathers
Written-By – B. Jackson*, Scott-Heron*
8:29
A3 A Very Precious Time
Written-By – B. Jackson*, Scott-Heron*
5:13
A4 Back Home
Written-By – B. Jackson*, Scott-Heron*
2:50
B1 The Bottle
Written-By – Scott-Heron*
5:14
B2 Song For Bobby Smith
Written-By – Scott-Heron*
4:42
B3 Your Daddy Loves You
Written-By – Scott-Heron*
2:57
B4 H2Ogate Blues
Written-By – Scott-Heron*
8:23
B5 Peace Go With You Brother (Wa-Alaikum-Salaam)
Written-By – B. Jackson*, Scott-Heron*
1:11

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All compositions published by Brouhaha Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Recorded on September 4, 5 and October 15, 1973 at D&B Sound, Silver Springs, Maryland
Produced by Perpis-Fall Music, Inc.

"Look at trees,
they don't bother nobody.
Let folks burn 'em, cut 'em,
paint 'em and use 'em
but they don't bother nobody…
That is, till money…
But like, whose fault is that?"
B.Jackson

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout area side A): SES 19742 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout area side B): SES 19742 B-1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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rollosb

October 14, 2015
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.