Another one of my fav artists now gone. For me this lp;Pieces Of A Man,every home should have one. Posted November 7, Agreed, total 1 off genius. Love all his LPs bar his last , with "Pieces of a man" right up there with Marvin's "What's goin on" for me.
Amen to all that. He was the man when he was at the height of his powers. The thing that sometimes gets overlooked with Gil was just how funny he was.
For sure. He's one of those artists that I'm saving for old age along with John Coltrane, Miles Davis and numerous Jazz and Southern Soul recordings because that's when I'll have the time to listen to them properly. The last time I had the luxury of listening to full albums from beginning to end was back in the early 70's, so I'm saving a lot of stuff for future listening and I put Gil in that catergory.
I saw him in Sheffield in the 70's and it was a great gig but "The Bottle" was what everyone was waiting for and I think most of us either lacked the sensibility or were too young to fully appreciate his depth. Add your comments now.
Save the Children. Pieces of a Man. Speed Kills. Free Will. Or Down You Fall. The Needle's Eye. The Middle of Your Day. A Sign of the Ages. Who'll Pay Reparations on My Soul? Track Listing - Disc 2. Whitey on the Moon.
No Knock. Small Talk at th and Lenox. Billy Green Is Dead. Sex Education: Ghetto Style. The Vulture. Over the years these recordings have been treated in a haphazard way, reissued in cheaply packaged collections that used edited versions of some of the most important tracks. His performance is perfectly judged, bringing emphasis where it was needed, without ever resorting to histrionics. The rest of the album covered topics as diverse as the harsh conditions in the housing projects, music and a subway poster for a horror movie.
Most of the work still stands up today, with Gil always retaining a sense of humour and humanity, however angry he is. Retrieved 17 August Village Voice Media. Archived from the original on Billboard : December 11, Review: Pieces of a Man. The Guardian. Melody Maker : November Retrieved December 13, Nielsen Business Media. Rock's Backpages. Retrieved September 20, BBC Online.
Review: Pieces of a Man Rhapsody. Acclaimed Music. The Vulture Whitey on the Moon Who'll Pay Reparations on My Soul? Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. A Sign of the Ages. Billy Green Is Dead. Comment 1. Evolution And Flashback. Free Will.
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