(2014/Klondike) 6 tracks with Brian Jackson &, The Midnight Band
York's VIIIVR-FM captured a treasured broadcast by Gil-Scott Heron. A
highly-revered artist whose work has remained headily influential over
many respected hip hop contemporaries. His appearance alongside Brian
Jackson and the Midnight Band at the Village gate in 1976 has since
garnered widespread affection and admiration amongst collectors, fans
and critics alike.
This landmark appearance was primarily aimed
at promoting Arista's imminent release of their 1976 LP Its Your World.
This monumental performance comprised of only six songs in comparison
with the ten of It's Your World, but the energy and spirit of that
performance evoked acute political and spiritual awareness, rampaging through global and local injustices with humility and conscience firmly intact. Klondikis
retraspective spotlight captures Heron's mi-stage persona and energy
exposing ,an explosive chapter in the life and carat of a lyrical
legend. Featuring the complete WRVR-FM broadcast, fully re-mastered.
Article properties: Gil Scott-Heron: Village Gate New York 1976 (CD)