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The Revolution - Sealed

Release Date 1974

Gil Scott-Heron was barely twenty-one years old when he signed a record deal with legendary Impulse! producer Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman imprint. Thiele had gotten a hold of Scott-Heron’s book of poems titled Small Talk At 125th And Lenox and wanted to record a spoken word album with a minimal budget. The massive success of that album led to two more albums on Flying Dutchman that would include world class studio musicians including Bernard Purdie, Ron Carter, Hubert Laws, along with Scott-Heron’s longtime partner Brian Jackson. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised compiles the best tracks from Scott-Heron’s early Flying Dutchman period…

"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is a satirical poem and song by Gil Scott-Heron. Scott-Heron first recorded it for his 1970 album Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, on which he recited the lyrics, accompanied by congas and bongo drums.

A re-recorded version, with a full band, was the B-side to Scott-Heron's first single, "Home Is Where the Hatred Is", from his album Pieces of a Man (1971), featuring a distinctive bass-line by jazz bassist Ron Carter.

It was also included on his compilation album, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1974). All these releases were issued on the Flying Dutchman Productions record label

Vinyl - Sealed

The Revolution - Sealed
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