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  • Audio CD (December 11, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Water
  • ASIN: B000GRTQ7A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491,702 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Seize The Time
2. The Panther
3. And All Stood By
4. The End Of Silence
5. The Meeting (The Black Panther Party National Anthem)
6. Very Black Man
7. Take It Away
8. One Time
9. Assassination
10. Poppa's Come Home

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CD reissue of this 1969 Black Power/Jazz Poetry classic by pianist, singer/songwriter and Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown, re-released to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Black Panthers. Ten tracks including 'The Meeting', which became the party's National Anthem. Features original artwork and detailed liner notes. Water. 2006.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Nussbaum on February 21, 2014
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I owned this as an LP in the early 70's, somewhere along the way lost it, really missed it at odd moments, even though some of the politics expressed in the lyrics had evolved significantly since it was recorded. Mostly, I loved Elaine Brown and how she captured the aspirations of the BPP at the time, and her rich -- and righteous! -- voice. When her autobiography came out, I eagerly grabbed it up, LOVED it, and of course loaned it out and never saw it again. So I bought that again when I re-found Seize the Time, just haven't gotten around to re-reading it yet. But I remember the book as being incredibly entertaining, maybe especially so for people like myself who had been very politically active in the same period she was, and her clear-eyed description of being a woman at the center of the action in the BPP. It was a great read. The album is uneven but compelling. Obviously her vision deepened and evolved in the time that elapsed between album and book, but her musicality stays with you for a long time, years in my case, and the combination of all she evokes lyrically and her truly stunning vocal is nothing short of haunting.
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