He may be regarded as one of the founding fathers of rap, but it’s more singing than rap here. Also, there’s much musicality on here, which can be over-shadowed because people tend to look at Gil as a wordsmith and rhymer. Indeed, on this compo, which culls most of his key ‘70s material, Gil joins partner Brian on the musical front, by providing rhythm piano. Opener ‘The Bottle’ is not only one of his best crossover cuts, the theme of issues with drugs runs through other cuts, particularly the impressive 12 minute-plus live version of ‘Home Is where The Hatred Is’. Enjoy the fine jazzy musicality which underpins that social commentary. It’s a shame that the demons exposed have haunted Gil into jail. Whilst this may not have his seminal ‘The Television Will Not Be Televised’, there are lots to compensate. Like the pointed socio-political ‘Johannesburg’, and we ‘Almost Lost Detroit’. Recommended primer.