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GIL SCOTT-HERON Real Eyes
GIL SCOTT-HERON - Real Eyes
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Tracklist

CD 1

1)

(You Can't Depend On) The Train From Washington (04:49) Scott-Heron, Gil

2)

Not needed (03:56) Scott-Heron, Gil

3)

Waiting For The Axe To Fall (04:48) Scott-Heron, Gil

4)

Combinations (03:41) Scott-Heron, Gil

5)

Legend In His Own Mind (03:41) Scott-Heron, Gil

6)

You Could Be My Brother (06:23) Scott-Heron, Gil

7)

The Klan (04:50) Scott-Heron, Gil

8)

Your Daddy Loves You (For Gia Louise) (03:19) Scott-Heron, Gil

Description

Remastered from Original Tapes und erstmals ausserhalb Japans auf CD erhältlich: Gil Scott-Herons 1980er Album Real Eyes , co-komponiert von Brian Jackson, co-produziert von Malcolm Cecil (der auch Stevie Wonders Früh-70er Grammy-Alben produzierte). 8 Tracks zwischen Uptempo und Mellow, inklusive einem Cover von Richie Havens The Klan (1968)

Review

In 1980, Gil Scott-Heron had a nice opportunity to promote his Real Eyes album when he became the opening act on Stevie Wonder's Hotter Than July tour. On his own, Scott-Heron usually played small clubs, but opening for Wonder gave him the chance to perform in front of thousands of Wonder fans in major stadiums and sports arenas. Many of Wonder's white fans seemed to be unfamiliar with Scott-Heron (who had never had a major pop hit), while a lot of Wonder's black fans at least knew him for "The Bottle" and "Angel Dust" even if they hadn't bought a lot of his albums. Opening for all those Wonder fans certainly didn't hurt Scott-Heron's career, but it didn't make him a superstar either. While it's possible that some Wonder fans enjoyed Scott-Heron's opening sets enough to go out and purchase Real Eyes, most of the people who acquired this LP were already confirmed Scott-Heron fans. Unfortunately, Real Eyes lacked a hit single, although the material is excellent nonetheless. As usual, Scott-Heron has a lot of sociopolitical things on his mind -- "The Train From Washington" concludes that the working class can't depend on the U.S. government for anything, while "Not Needed" angrily points the finger at companies who consider longtime employees expendable. And the album's less sociopolitical songs are equally memorable. "Your Daddy Loves You" is a touching ode to Scott-Heron's daughter Gia Louise (who was only a child in 1980), and the jazz-oriented "A Legend in His Own Mind" is a humorous, clever put-down of a wannabe "Casanova" who isn't nearly the ladies' man he brags about being. Scott-Heron's love of jazz serves him well on "A Legend in His Own Mind" and the smoky "Combinations," but make no mistake: Real Eyes is an R&B album more than anything. ~ Alex Henderson

Contributors

Artist Gil Scott-Heron

Label Soul Brother

Product Details

DUIN VVPM8BHT9FK

GTIN 5013993573623

Release Date 22.10.2010

Amount of Discs 1

Product type CD

Track Count 8

Dimension 4.92 x 5.59 x 0.39  inches

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