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In December 1969.

In December 1969, “Island” label released “Ceremony”, album by Spooky Tooth and Pierre Henry. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Pierre Henry, Mike Harrison, Gary Wright, Luther Grosvenor, Andy Leigh and Mike Kellie.


  • Pierre Henry– synthesizer, electronics
  • Mike Harrison– vocals, keyboards
  • Gary Wright– vocals, electronic organ, keyboards
  • Luther Grosvenor– guitars
  • Andy Leigh – bass, guitar
  • Mike Kellie– drums, percussion
  • Recorded and engineered by Andy Johns

Track listing:

All tracks by Pierre Henry and Gary Wright

  1. Have Mercy
  2. Jubilation
  3. Confession
  4. Prayer
  5. Offering
  6. Hosanna

In January 1975.


In January 1975, “Arista” label released “The First Minute of a New Day”, the fifth Gil Scott-Heron album, and the first one with Brian Jackson.It was recorded June- July 1974, at “D&B Sound” in Silver Spring, Maryland, and was produced by Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson.


  • Gil Scott-Heron– vocals, piano, electric piano, guitar
  • Brian Jackson– synthesizer, keyboards, flute, vocals
  • Bilal Sunni Ali – flute, harmonica, saxophone
  • Danny Bowens – bass
  • Eddie Knowles – percussion, conga
  • Barnett Williams – percussion
  • Victor Brown – percussion, vocals
  • Charlie Saunders – congas, drums
  • Bob Adams – drums
  • Victor Bowens – tambourine, vocals, bells
  • Jose Williams – engineer, production assistance
  • David Lau – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, except where noted.

  1. Offering
  2. The Liberation Song (Red, Black and Green)
  3. Must Be Something – Brian Jackson, Danny Bowens, Gill Scott-Heron, Bob Adams
  4. Ain’t No Such Thing As Superman – Gill Scott-Heron
  5. Pardon Our Analysis (We Beg Your Pardon)
  6. Guerilla – Gill Scott-Heron
  7. Winter in America – Gill Scott-Heron
  8. Western Sunrise – Bilal Sunny Ali
  9. Alluswe