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R.I.P Gil Scott-Heron

Την Παρασκευή 27th of May ο Gil Scott-Heron άφησε την ζωή αφήνοντάς μας τεράστια μουσική κληρονομιά με τελευταίο παράδειγμα το άλμπουμ που δημοσιεύτηκε πριν απο λίγους μήνες “I’m New Here” και που είχαμε αναφέρει παλαιότερα εδώ.  Ο μεγάλος αυτός soul singer αλλά και ποιητής, ήταν ταυτόχρονα και παράδειγμα προς μίμηση για πολλούς καλιτέχνες όπως ο Kanye West ο οποίος έδωσε την δική του παράσταση στην αποχαιρετιστήρια τελετή ερμηνεύοντας τραγούδια που δημιούργησε απο samples τραγουδιών του Gil Scott όπως το Lost in the World/Who Will Survive in America? απο το τελευταίο του άλμπουμ “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”.

R.I.P Gil

Gil Scott-Heron’s new Album

After all these years, most of them spend in and out of prison, Gil Scott-Heron comes again through time to share with us a magnificent album called I’m New Here. Except from the music, the amazing thing about this album is that we hear again this deep voice sounds coming from Gil that leading us back in 70’s.

Three songs are those which I distinguish from the album and those are the tracks that reveal him as an adept interpreter of three generations’ worth of music: Robert Johnson’s “Me and the Devil” rendered as vintage Massive Attack, a minimalist, piano-driven orchestral reworking of the Brook Benton-written Bobby “Blue” Bland classic “I’ll Take Care of You”, and the unexpected but deftly claimed title track, sourced from Smog.

The only disappointing thing about this album is its length. It is less than half an hour. However in such sort time Gil Scott-Heron does a great  job and that’s why I’m high rating his new album.

8 out of 10 to Gil Scott-Heron’s new album then…

Enjoy!