Gil Scott Heron is justifiably recognised as one of the most unique black music artists of all time. His music transgresses all musical barriers in the same way that Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye did. Along with his song writing partner, MD and co-producer Brian Jackson he recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1970’s, songs which combined a message with powerful rhythms. What sets Gil and Brian aside from the others is they continued their quest to inform throughout the decade, during which time the beat became more important than lyrics in the more general world of soul music.
This anthology covers the period from 1973-80 an extraordinary creative period for Gil and Brian during which they recorded seven great albums where this material is taken from.