Originally planned for release last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the album’s creation, Gil Scott-Heron’s most renowned full-length returns in stunning, audiophile quality sound. This time round, the album has been stretched across two discs, both of which have been pressed at 45rpm for louder sound. Created by Scott-Heron and musical sparring partner Brian Jackson with the assistance of producer Bob Thiele, Pieces of a Man remains an incredible album, with a string of classic cuts – think ‘Home is Where The Hatred Is’, ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ and ‘Save the Children’ – being joined by such lesser-celebrated delights as the fizzing ‘Lady Day and John Coltrane’, the blissful ‘I Think I’ll Call It Morning’ and ‘A Sign of the Ages’.