Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man 2014 Vinyl Reissue

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  1. spieg16

    spieg16 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Brooklyn, NY
    I've been having a hard time tracking down much info on this. It looks like the album was re-issued by Ace Records in the UK in 2014. I emailed them a few weeks back to see if this was analog or digitally sourced, and finally heard back that it's from a digital source. Has anyone listened through this to compare to one of the early Flying Dutchman pressings. Was really hoping to grab one of those, but the prices are through the roof.
     
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  2. Dean R

    Dean R Forum Resident

    Worth noting that the 2014 is cut from a 24/96 transfer from the analogue master. It sounds great.
    Shouldn't be hard to find as it is still in print and will continue to be so.
    There will be an all analogue cut done this year to celebrate the album's 50th anniversary
     
  3. An analogue wax of this would be fantastic. Count me in. I have the cd from the box, but the vinyl will be better.
     
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  4. SongAndDanceMan

    SongAndDanceMan Forum Resident

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    Do you know who's in charge of the AAA cut this year?
     
  5. Dean R

    Dean R Forum Resident

    Frank Merritt at the Carvery in London
     
  6. SongAndDanceMan

    SongAndDanceMan Forum Resident

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    That is great news if true. It's one of my favourite albums but the originals are out of my price range at the moment and I didn't want to settle for a digital version
     
  7. Dean R

    Dean R Forum Resident

    It's definitely true
    Check out the Ace Records Facebook page/ Instagram, or probably Twitter and you can see the tapes freshly landed in London, and their next step will be a trip to the mastering studio next week.
     
  8. Pink Frankenstein

    Pink Frankenstein New Member

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  9. SongAndDanceMan

    SongAndDanceMan Forum Resident

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    Has anyone bought anything from this label before? How is their mastering generally? Their jackets?
     
  10. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    Will this be flagged up everywhere when it's imminent? I'd be really upset to miss this if it's a limited release!! If Ace knock this out of the park they will take their place amongst gods :)
     
  11. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

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    ... so was the rough trade exclusive a repress of the 2014 or is that the AAA one referenced earlier in this thread? confused.
     
  12. When is this coming out?
     
  13. SongAndDanceMan

    SongAndDanceMan Forum Resident

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    That was a repress. The AAA isn't coming out until fall or winter
     
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  14. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    Heard back from Ace today when I asked on FB if there are any further details and they've said;

    "It may end up being a double for better sound!"

    That's all I know :)
     
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  15. WHMusical

    WHMusical Chameleon Comedian Corinthian & Caricature

    Big fan of Gil and POAM.

    Until this new one comes out, I'll have to make due with my US 1971 Flying Dutchman original,
    noisy and all....:love:
    [​IMG]


    cheers,
    :cheers:
     
  16. SongAndDanceMan

    SongAndDanceMan Forum Resident

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    Holy schiit preamps. That would be my most anticipated release of all time if they do that. It's a long album that would benefit from the 2x45rpm treatment.
     
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  17. Dean R

    Dean R Forum Resident

    There has been a problem with lacquers due to the length of side two and we’ll be making a decision this week.
     
  18. SongAndDanceMan

    SongAndDanceMan Forum Resident

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    Vancouver
    I'll assume you're with Ace and thanks for the info! Do you mean there is a problem sourcing lacquers or do you mean the length of side 2 makes it hard to cut a faultless single 33rpm disk?
     
  19. When will this be released? I love this album so much.
     
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  20. Ken E.

    Ken E. Senior Member

    I have the CD and would welcome an all-analog recording heartily.
     
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  21. Dean R

    Dean R Forum Resident

    The latter.
    At 26 minutes, it’s a little long.
     
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  22. Dean R

    Dean R Forum Resident

    It will be next year sometime (I know that’s vague, but that is the way with vinyl at the moment).
     
  23. WHMusical

    WHMusical Chameleon Comedian Corinthian & Caricature

    Count me in as a buyer!


    Been on a Gil Renaissance of late, after discovering The Archives Tribute to Gil and Brian Lp. Carry Me Home. .. ... Most excellent!

    and that got me to pick up that "last" XL recordings of Gil solo, Nothing New, also most excellent.
    [​IMG]

    Can't wait for this 'new' Pieces Of A Man!

    Thanks!:tiphat:
     
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  24. Dean R

    Dean R Forum Resident

    That’s the Gil and piano album isn’t it.
    It is lovely.
     
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  25. WHMusical

    WHMusical Chameleon Comedian Corinthian & Caricature

    Yes, a lovely "Spartan" Record.

    Highly recommended for Gil fans of like persuasion.

    Very intimate and personal.
     

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