Gil Scott-Heron And Brian Jackson - Winter In America
Scott-Heron's fourth LP, the bleak and reflective Winter In America (1974) was his only record to be released on New York's Strata-East label, which, until now, has made it the most difficult record to find among his discography. It contains, among other tracks, the nearest thing to a hit he ever had on his own account: "The Bottle", an incongruously perky song about alcoholism.
This apart, the album is inward and thoughtful, an extended mood piece which haunts and intrigues.
Rating: 3 / 10