The Light You Cannot Resist

05.08.12 | Filed Under Music

I’ve noticed that a few of you are on Spotify. In fact, neither Facebook nor Spotify will stop reminding me of that … so I decided to share some Spotify-friendly versions of personal mixtapes that I have made. It only seemed fitting that the first be a celebration of music itself.

Spotify does have a ridiculously huge library … but sadly (and reasonably, I suppose) it doesn’t have everything. Gil-Scott Heron’s first album, Pieces of a Man, is an apparent victim to the pressures of the marketplace in this matter. Best known for the track, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” … it also contains this ode to the healing power of music, “Lady Day and John Coltrane” which had to be omitted from the above. Check it out below.