GIL SCOTT-HERON : TALES OF GIL SCOTT HERON AND HIS AMNESIA EXPRESS
Disc One (61:37)
Disc Two (53:03)
Label : Castle Communications
Release Year : 1990
Recording Date : March 14th, 1990
Venue : Town And Country Club, London, UK
Review (Eye For Film) : Tales of Gil is a live concert, recorded at the Town and Country Club, London, on the 14th of March 1990. Gil Scott-Heron, social commentator extraordinaire, performs six of his best-known tracks, from Johannesburg to Three Miles Down. To save us from universe-imploding paradoxes, he opts not to treat us to his opus, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Even with this absence, there is more than enough for fans to enjoy. Whilst a recording can never compete with the live experience, Tales Of Gil manages to include the audience at home more than most live recordings do. This is due, in the main, to focussing on the players more than the lacklustre audience response. Those not familiar with a musician who can be summed up as an angry Stevie Wonder will do well to check it out. Their response should be anything but lacklustre.