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Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson*Winter In America

Label:Strata-East – SES-19742
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style:Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Spoken Word

Tracklist

A1Peace Go With You, Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum)
Written-ByScott-Heron/B. Jackson*
5:30
A2Rivers Of My Fathers
Written-ByScott-Heron/B. Jackson*
8:29
A3A Very Precious Time
Written-ByScott-Heron/B. Jackson*
5:13
A4Back Home
Written-ByScott-Heron/B. Jackson*
2:50
B1The Bottle
Written-ByScott-Heron*
5:14
B2Song For Bobby Smith
Written-ByScott-Heron*
4:42
B3Your Daddy Loves You
Written-ByScott-Heron*
2:57
B4H2Ogate Blues
Written-ByScott-Heron*
8:23
B5Peace Go With You Brother (Wa-Alaikum-Salaam)
Written-ByScott-Heron/B. Jackson*
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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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

Other Versions (5 of 28)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Winter In America (LP, Promo)Strata-EastSES-19742US1974
New Submission
Winter In America (Cassette, Album)Strata-EastSES-19742US1974
New Submission
Winter In America (8-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo)Strata-EastSE8TR-19742US1974
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Winter In America (LP, Album, Repress, Pale Blue Label)Strata-EastSES-19742US1980
New Submission
Winter In America (LP, Album, Repress, Green Labels, Gatefold)Strata-EastSES-19742US1980

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Tyronican's profile picture
Tyronican
"In the interest of national security, please help us carry out our constitutional duty to overthrow the king"
Sabi_Jon's profile picture
Sabi_Jon
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
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midnightrunner
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.
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rollosb
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.