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Music Reviews: R&B/Soul

March 1st, 2023

Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Pieces Of A Man’ Reissued On AAA Vinyl

BGP’s 45 rpm edition of this essential album is a stunning revelation

By: Malachi Lui

Gil Scott-Heron’s Pieces Of A Man shouldn’t be relevant anymore. That is, it shouldn’t have to be relevant anymore, but it unfortunately still is. Since its 1971 release, its themes of racism, poverty, addiction, and the slight hope for a better future have retained a visceral urgency; partly because of Scott-Heron’s brilliant lyrics and powerful performances, and also because over 50 years later, the issues he wrote about continually worsen.Released on producer Bob... Read More