Talk:Winter in America

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Good article Winter in America has been listed as one of the Music good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
August 10, 2008 Good article nominee Listed
February 13, 2011 Good article reassessment Kept
Current status: Good article


If i could i`ll make it GA Zidane tribal (talk) 21:38, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Winter in America/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

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  • Notes: excellent article. my only suggestion is to change the {{cquote|quote text}} template to {{Quote|Phrase|Somebody|''Source''}} as decorative quotes are discouraged under policy. The Bookkeeper (of the Occult) 03:50, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Changed cquotes Dan56 (talk) 23:47, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

The Washington Post review[edit]

Transcription using Google News Advanced News Archive Search. The Washington Post (Harrington, Richard. D.05. June 3, 1998) review of Winter in America (1974):

On 1974's "Winter in America" (a hard-to-find album originally released on the Strata East jazz label), it's mostly Scott-Heron and Jackson on acoustic and electric keyboards, offering airy, expansive meditations on love and family ("A Very Precious Time," "Your Daddy Loves You" and "A Song for Bobby Smith"), ruminations on cultural indentity ("Rivers of My Fathers," "Back Home"), as well as two classic Scott-Heron works, "The Bottle" and "H20gate Blues" is freestyling '70s-style, a partially extemporaneous blues-rap featuring caustic sociopolitical commentary that still stings 25 years later.

— Richard Harrington

Dan56 (talk) 06:33, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Winter in America/GA2. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.
  • Article has 13 non-free imagesmedia and fails WP:NFCC#3a and WP:NFCC#8. Either it needs to lose the offending images or be delisted as a good article. Black Kite (t) (c) 00:46, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Removed excessive images, dont know about there being 13 though. Two left, not counting album cover, substantial in illustrating the topic(s). Dan56 (talk) 01:47, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Apologies - I meant media - the sound clips are also non-free. I can't see a rationale for five different sound clips to illustrate a single LP. Black Kite (t) (c) 01:54, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps limiting them to 3 or 2? Dan56 (talk) 03:12, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Can the sound/feel of the album be summed up in two? Black Kite (t) (c) 07:32, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
No problem, done. Dan56 (talk) 21:37, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Good job. Black Kite (t) (c) 23:46, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

SHould it be considered title track?[edit]

"Winter in America", as mentioned in the article, was created after the album's release. In that case, is it really correct to mention Christgau's thoughts on it in this article, at least in the way it is incorporated. Yeah, it kind of softens the blow of his review, but... — Preceding unsigned comment added by TarkovskyFanX957 (talkcontribs) 21:34, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Winter in America/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Last edited at 18:07, 4 November 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 10:47, 30 April 2016 (UTC)