Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Listen - Gil Scott Heron 'I'm New Here'

Social commentary and beautiful music are rarely intertwined as beautifully as when Gil Scott-Heron steps up to the plate. Taking the template that Marvin Gaye laid down on 'What's Goin' On' and running with it has been one of the hallmarks of Heron's long career (along, unfortunately, with run-ins with the law).

But please put his past indiscretions (and successes, which can be just as heavy a burden) aside and give this album a listen - it really is rather special.

1 comment:

  1. This is shit hot- album of the year contender already. I can't believe how brutally honest Scott-Heron is on this record.