Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters

      • 1. Lady Day And John Coltrane
      • 2. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
      • 3. Save The Children
      • 4. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
      • 5. Did You Hear What They Said?
      • 6. Pieces Of A Man
      • 7. Speed Kills
      • 8. Everyday
      • 9. I Think I'll Call It Morning
      • 10. When You Are Who You Are
      • 11. Free Will
      • 12. Or Down You Fall
      • 13. The Needle's Eye
      • 14. The Middle Of Your Day
      • 15. A Sign Of The Ages
      • 16. Who'll Pay Reparations On My Soul?
      • 17. Introduction / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
      • 18. Whitey On The Moon
      • 19. No Knock
      • 20. Small Talk At 125th & Lenox
      • 21. Billy Green Is Dead
      • 22. Sex Education: Ghetto Style
      • 23. The Vulture
      • 24. The Prisoner
      • 25. ...And Then He Wrote Meditations
      • 26. Plastic Pattern People
      • 27. The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues
      • 28. Artificialness
      • 29. Ain't No New Thing
      • 30. Brother
      • 31. Evolution (And Flashback)
      • 32. The King Alfred Plan
      • 33. Enough
      • 34. Paint It Black
      • 35. Omen
      • 36. Wiggy
      • 37. Comment #1
      • 38. The Subject Was Faggots
      • 39. Did You Hear What They Said? (Alt Take 1)
      • 40. The Middle Of Your Day (Alt Take 1)
      • 41. Free Will (Alt Take 1)
      • 42. The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues (Alternate Ending)
      • 43. Speed Kills (Alt Take 3)
      • 44. The King Alfred Plan (Alt)
      • 45. No Knock (Alt)
      • 46. Wiggy (Alt)
      • 47. Ain't No New Thing (Breakdown Take)
      • 48. Billy Green Is Dead (Alt)
      • 49. ...And Then He Wrote Meditations (Alt)
      • 50. No Knock (Breakdown Alt Take)
      • 51. Free Will (Alt Take 2)

      The three albums Gil Scott-Heron recorded for Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman label are some of the most important in the history of black music. They show a multi-talented artist reaching maturity with his first recorded efforts. "The Revolution Begins” gathers together every piece of music released by Gil on Flying Dutchman, including a track recorded with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie which has never been previously reissued. All remastered from the original master tapes, bringing you sound that’s better than you’ll ever have heard and new clarity to Gil’s words and the musical performances. BGP have additionally assembled an alternate version of Gil's third album, "Free Will", based on access to the original recordings.

      Other Releases by Gil Scott-Heron

      Gil Scott-HeronI'm New Here (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition)XL Recordings

      "In February 2010, the late, legendary musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron released his thirteenth, and last, studio album. First conceptualised in 2005, and ultimately produced by XL Recordings head Richard Russell during New York recording sessions that commenced in January 2008, 'I’m New Here' was Scott-Heron’s first album in thirteen years and found him sounding as vital, boundary-pushing and insightful as ever before. XL Recordings release a limited-edition, expanded version of the album on its 10th anniversary. In addition to the original album, the 'I'm New Here 10th Anniversary Edition' features two unreleased tracks - a cover of Richie Havens’ 'Handsome Johnny’ and a previously unheard Scott-Heron song 'King Henry IV’ - as well as a selection of other recordings from the original I’m New Here sessions that were only previously available on a rare, vinyl only deluxe version of the LP."

      • – On Coming from a Broken Home (Pt. 1)
      • – Me and the Devil
      • – I'm New Here
      • – Your Soul and Mine
      • – Parents (Interlude)
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      Gil Scott-HeronWe’re New Again – A Reimagining by Makaya McCravenXL Recordings

      To mark the 10th anniversary of the release of 'I’m New Here', the 13th, and last, studio album from the legendary US musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron, acclaimed US jazz musician Makaya McCraven delivers a unique reinterpretation of the album.

      • – Special Tribute (Broken Home pt. 1)
      • – I'm New Here
      • – Running
      • – Blessed Parents
      • – New York is Killing Me
      • – The Patch (Broken Home pt. 2)
      • – People of the Light
      • – Being Blessed
      • – Where Did the Night Go
      Gil Scott-HeronA New Black Poet : Small Talk at 125th and Lennox (1970)Flying Dutchman

      Legendary classic first album featuring heavyweight percussion backing up the amazing spoken poetry/rap of the young genius. E-S-S-E-N-T-I-A-L!

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        Gil Scott-HeronNothing NewXL

        Re-issue of this Record Store Day release from 2013 - 'Nothing New' is the collection of outtakes and unreleased takes from the late, great Gil Scott-Heron album, 'I'm New Here'.

        • – Did You Hear What They Said
        • – Better Days Ahead
        • – Household Name (Interlude)
        • – Your Daddy Loves You
        • – Changing Yourself (Interlude)
        • – Pieces Of A Man
        • – Enjoying Yourself (Outro)
        • – Alien (Hold Onto Your Dreams)
        • – Before I Hit The Bottom (Interlude)
        • – 95 South (All Of The Places We've Been)
        • – The Other Side
        • – The On/Off Switch (Interlude)
        • – Blue Collar
        • – On Bobby Blue Bland (Outro)
        Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (1972)Flying Dutchman

        Brilliant early Gil Scott-Heron album. One of his rarest on the great Flying Dutchman label.

        • – Free Will
        • – Sex Education Ghetto Style

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