For all that Brian Jackson played a large part in his first 3 albums, Gil Scott Heron's 4th album, "Winter In America," was the first to be released with both musicians' names on the cover. Like "Pieces Of A Man," this is a solid, cohesive effort, with not a weak track to be found. The two standout tracks are "H2Ogate Blues," a stinging commentary on Tricky Dick Nixon's second term as president, and the stellar "The Bottle," a grooving, lyrical and powerful anti-alcohol warning. This is another highlight of Heron's ouvre, and together with "Pieces Of A Man," a great place to start a collection of his works.
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