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Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters album for sale by Gil Scott-Heron was released Dec 04, 2012 on the BGP (Beat Goes Public) label. Liner Note Author: Dean Rudland. Recording information: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (03/02/1972-03/03/1972); New York (03/02/1972-03/03/1972); Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (04/19/1971-04/20/1971); New York (04/19/1971-04/20/1971); Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (08/12/1971-08/13/1971); New York (08/12/1971-08/13/1971); Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (1970); New York (1970). Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters CD music is a 3-disc set with 51 songs. ...See Full Description
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|CD Universe Part number||8845212|
|Label||BGP (Beat Goes Public)|
|Release Date||Dec 04, 2012|
|Recording Time||168 minutes|
|Additional Info||Box Set; United Kingdom|
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