Gil Scott-Heron

Free Will (Limited Gatefold Edition) (029667002219)

Free Will (Limited Gatefold Edition) View larger


Free Will (Limited Gatefold Edition)

Gil Scott-Heron

BGP Records


LPS 168382




LP 22,30 €


The rarest Gil Scott-Heron albums! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles -- sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry.

Side A features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson -- like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side B moves over to a much sparer sound and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s -- especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style".

Recorded on March 2 and 3, 1972 at RCA Studios in New York City


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Free Will
  • A2. The Middle Of Your Day
  • A3. The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues
  • A4. Speed Kills
  • A5. Did You Hear What They Said?
  • SIDE B
  • B1. The King Alfred Plan
  • B2. No Knock
  • B3. Wiggy
  • B4. Ain't No New Thing
  • B5. Billy Green Is Dead
  • B6. Sex Education: Ghetto Style
  • B7. And Then He Wrote Meditations