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Thursday 3 May 2012
Arts Books

lip lit: gil scott-heron, the last holiday

Erin Stewart

In theory, The Last Holiday is an autobiographical account of the concert tour which resulted in legislation to make Martin Luther King’s birthday a public holiday. Author Gil Scott-Heron did a huge 41-city tour, supporting Stevie Wonder throughout America. The tour promoted Wonder’s Hotter than July album, which included the song “Happy Birthday” – a…
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Wednesday 6 April 2011

album review: jamie xx and gil scott-heron, we’re new here

Angelique Lu
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We’re New Here is a story of three personalities. The xx. A band who released an incredible mature self-titled  debut album, deceptively simple and complex. An album which featured songs like Islands, VCR and Heart Skipped a Beat. The xx, who, despite winning the coveted Mercury Award, has fallen into relative obscurity in recent times. Gil…
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