Digitally remastered edition of this 1975 album. Gil Scott Heron is justifiably recognized as one of the most unique black music artists of all time. His music transgresses all musical barriers in the same way that Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye did. First Minute Of A New Day was the first album that Gil and collaborator Brian Jackson recorded with the fantastic Midnight Band, and is a revelation throughout. The album reflects all the aspects of Gil and Brians music, a mixture of Soul, Jazz and other influences sometimes powerful, mellow at others, but always compelling. But it is the lyrics and messages of the songs that really made Gil Scott Heron stand out from his contemporaries, always telling a story and informing us of situations that needed attention.