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Performer: Gil Scott-Heron
Title: Spirits
Country: US
Released: 1994
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Category: Funk, Soul
Rating: 4.1 ✦

Spirits is the 1994 album by Gil Scott-Heron. The title track is an interpretation of the John Coltrane piece, and "The Other Side" is a live version of Scott-Heron's 1971 track "Home is Where the Hatred Is" with a new arrangement and many new verses that expand the original to nearly twenty minutes. It was later sampled for "Home" on the 2011 Jamie XX collaboration album, We're New Here.

Spirits ‎(CD, Album). This is the promotional version, it is not the complete album. That said, the production on this is nothing short of fantastic.

With Spirits, Gil Scott-Heron made a triumphant return to the studio after a 12-year absence. Though the politically charged R&B singer's voice had deteriorated, much of his soulfulness comes through. His songwriting is consistently excellent, and songs ranging from "Message to the Messengers" (which advises young rap artists to use their power wisely) to "Work for Peace" leave no doubt that his sociopolitical observations are as sharp as ever. One of the most riveting cuts is "The Other Side," an extended remake of his early-'70s classic "Home. Scott-Heron had successfully dabbled in jazz over the years, and in fact, among the CD's many strong points are the lyrics he adds to John Coltrane's "Spirits. One cannot help but wish Scott-Heron still had a great voice to go with this material, but even so, Spirits is powerful listening.

Album · 1994 · 10 Songs. Spirits Gil Scott-Heron. Storm Music (The Best of Gil Scott-Heron).

La storia di Gil Scott-Heron, il Bob Dylan Nero. Un libro di Antonio Bacciocchi per Vololiberoedizioni. Poderoso ritorno dopo 20 anni di silenzio dei mitici LAST POETS con l'album "Understand what black is", primi seminatori del germe del RAP nei tardi 60's, a loro volta diretti ispiratori di GIL SCOTT HERON. Nella cupa era Trump tornano a far sentire la loro forte voce su quanto non funziona nell'essere neri negli States e su come le cose non stiano andando bene nel resto del mondo. Il tutto su splendide basi reggae dub (prodotto da Prince Fatty). Abiodun Oyewole e Umar Bin Hassan tornano ad alzare la voce. Album intenso e diretto, bellissimo.

Spirits is the 1994 album by Gil Scott-Heron. Or Black American music. Because Black Americans are now a tremendously diverse essence of all the places we've come from and the music and rhythms we brought with us. This was Scott-Heron's first album in twelve years, and it would be sixteen more years before he would release another.

It's getting to be the time of year When people once spoke of love and good cheer Peace on Earth and good will to all men. And we all believed that there'd come a day When peace would be much more than "on it's way" Cause peace has been on it's way since I don't know when.


A1 Message To The Messengers 4:57
A2 Spirits 7:49
A3 Give Her A Call 5:44
A4 Lady's Song 3:14
A5 Spirit's Past 3:00
B1 The Other Side, Part I 5:25
B2 The Other Side, Part II 6:11
B3 The Other Side, Part III 6:40
B4 Work For Peace 7:33
B5 Don't Give Up 5:58


  • A&R, Coordinator – Tom Sarig
  • Artwork By – Sir Shadow
  • Bass – Fima Ephron, Rob Gordon*
  • Bass, Piano – Malcom Cecil*
  • Design – Jason Pearson
  • Drums – Rodney Youngs
  • Flute – Ibrahim Shakur
  • Guitar – Ed Brady
  • Mastered By – Joe Gastwirt
  • Music By – Ali Shaheed Muhammed* (tracks: 10), Brian Jackson (tracks: 5), Gil Scott-Heron (tracks: 1, 3 - 9), John Coltrane (tracks: 2)
  • Percussion – Larry McDonald, Tony Duncanson
  • Photography – Andrew Baker
  • Piano – Brian Jackson, Kim Jordan, Vernard Dickson
  • Piano, Vocals – Gil Scott-Heron
  • Producer – Ali Shaheed Muhammed* (tracks: 10)
  • Producer, Mixed By – Gil Scott-Heron (tracks: 1 - 9), Malcom Cecil*
  • Saxophone – Leon William, Ron Holloway
  • Words By – Gil Scott-Heron


Cargo Distribution Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 16581 43104

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TVT 4310-2 Gil Scott-Heron Spirits ‎(CD, Album) TVT Records TVT 4310-2 US 1994
MUMCD 9415 Gil Scott-Heron Spirits ‎(CD, Album) Mother Records MUMCD 9415 Europe 1994
523 417-2 Gil Scott-Heron Spirits ‎(CD, Album) TVT Records 523 417-2 Australia 1994
BN-006 Gil Scott-Heron Spirits ‎(CD, Album) Bad News Records BN-006 Japan 1994
TVT 4310-4 Gil Scott-Heron Spirits ‎(Cass, Album) TVT Records TVT 4310-4 US 1994