October 14, 2012 – 4:21 am

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Bremen 1983 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Kulturzentrum Schauburg, Bremen, Germany; April 18, 1983. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

On May 27, 2011, poet, spoken-word artist, musician and author Gil Scott-Heron died in New York. He was 62. Randy Shields still remembers the man. Click here for the article, Ain’t No New Thing.

Thanks to Langtang who shared this show on Dime. Langtang noted:

The recording was treated very carefully - clicks and glitches removed where it was possible and only a bit of dehissing was done.

And we think the result… is very listenable, our recommendation is to play it loud, dance around and wonder why Gil’s lyrics don’t get out of fashion. (That in mind we have to apologize that parts of the music, the torrent and this description were produced using electricity which was made in parts by nuclear energy.)

Added as bonus tracks are two songs from a “Ohne Filter” German TV broadcast in March 1984, which is, to our knowledge, not published and at the end an interpretation and update of “The Revolution will not be televised” by Dana Bryant, which was played at the Jazzfest Berlin, Germany in 1993.

Langtang also added: “Thanks to Doinker for Re-lighting the fire…”

FM > ? > cassettes > Audiophile 2496 > happy hard disk > Goldwave and Wavelab (clicks, gaps, a bit dehissing) > WAV/FLAC

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:26 (2.2MB)
Track 102. We Almost Lost Detroit 5:42 (9.1MB)
Track 103. Intro 2:13 (3.5MB)
Track 104. Angola Louisiana 5:19 (8.5MB)
Track 105. Intro 4:10 (6.7MB)
Track 106. Three Miles Down 4:34 (7.3MB)
Track 107. B Movie 16:28 (26.4MB)
Track 108. Intro 1:03 (1.6MB)
Track 109. A Legend In His Own Mind 5:14 (8.4MB)
Track 110. Intro 0:30 (849k)
Track 111. Winter In America 7:49 (12.5MB)
Track 112. Band Intro 3:27 (5.5MB)
Track 113. Intro 1:26 (2.3MB)
Track 114. Shut ‘em Down 6:21 (10.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Intro 1:24 (2.2MB)
Track 202. Washington D C 4:39 (7.4MB)
Track 203. Intro 1:29 (2.4MB)
Track 204. The Bottle 14:00 (22.4MB)
Track 205. Intro 1:08 (1.8MB)
Track 206. Better Days Ahead 11:06 (17.8MB)
Track 207. Intro 4:39 (7.4MB)
Track 208. Johannesburg 7:12 (11.7MB)

Bonus tracks

“Ohne Filter” German TV March 1984 (broadcast date):
Track 209. Winter In America 4:34 (7.2MB)
Track 210. Not Needed/Statement from “Keynote” (SAT1 - German TV; 1994) 4:03 (6.7MB)

Dana Bryant, Jazzfest Berlin, Traenenpalast, Oct 28 1993 (FM recording):
Track 211. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised 5:18 (8.4MB)

Gil Scott-Heron - v, keyb
The Amnesia Express:
Alonzo Bailey - t, flgh
Vernon James - as, ss, fl
Ron Holloway - ts
Larry McDonald - perc
Kenny Powell - d
Ed Brady - b
Glen “Astro” Turner - keyb, harmonica

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  1. 7 Responses to “GIL SCOTT-HERON - BREMEN 1983”

  2. once in while we are treated to greatness in the arts.
    who can forget the impact of “The revolution will not be televised”?
    R.I.P. dear soul.

    By sluggo on Oct 14, 2012

  3. Thank You ;-|

    By Revolutionarybum on Oct 14, 2012

  4. i enjoyed much of gsh and bj music but i have realized that gsh is a very angry man who despises white people simply by virtue of the color of their skin. glamorizing mark essex is wrong regardless of race. gsh was tormented to the end and his anger and gospel is the reason for his sad life…he never found that inner peace.

    By shack on Oct 15, 2012

  5. Whatever happened to Ed Saad?

    By Dave C on Oct 15, 2012

  6. Can we get the bonus tracks?

    By Big Mike on Oct 15, 2012

  7. thanks for the GSH!!!


    By I-) on Oct 16, 2012

  8. Thanks BigO, much appreciated

    By Tony on Oct 21, 2012

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