XL Recordings release Gil Scott-Heron album, ‘Nothing New

A digital version of the album is available following the RSD14 release.

XL Recordings have released Gil Scott-Heron album ‘Nothing New’ digitally for the first time, to commemorate what would have been the late poet-musician’s 66th birthday yesterday (1st April).

Previewed by ‘Pieces Of A Man’, ’Nothing New’ was released last year as a limited edition Record Store Day vinyl. The catalogue of Heron’s work was recorded in New York with Richard Russell between 2005-2009, prior to the release of Heron’s 2010 album ‘I’m New Here’.

A feature documentary titled, ‘Who Is Gil Scott-Heron?’, directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, has been released alongside the album via iTunes. The film, “is a portrait seen through the eyes of those who loved Gil, his friends, his family, and the musicians he played with.” A 10 minute trailer is available to watch over Gil Scott-Heron’s website, here.

Listen to ‘Pieces Of A Man’ and read the tracklist below. ‘Nothing New’ is available now. For more information, head to the new Gil Scott-Heron website here.

Nothing New tracklist:

1. ‘Did You Hear What They Said’
2. ‘Better Days Ahead’
3. ‘Household Name (Interlude)’
4. ‘Your Daddy Loves You’
5. ‘Changing Yourself (Interlude)’
6. ‘Pieces Of A Man’
7. ‘Enjoying Yourself (Outro)’
8. ‘Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)’
9. ‘Before I Hit The Bottom (Interlude)’
10. ’95 South (All The Places We’ve Been)’
11. ‘The Other Side’
12. ‘The On/Off Switch (Interlude)’
13. ‘Blue Collar’
14. ‘On Bobby Blue Bland (Outro)’

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