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Nothing New, Out Today

Today, Record Store Day 2014, see's the release of Gil Scott-Heron's Nothing New, a limited edition vinyl album of unreleased recordings.

During the 2008 I'm New Here sessions at New York’s Looking Glass studios, Scott-Heron recorded stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest songs. Accompanying himself on piano and with no overdubs, this is Nothing New, a unique musical insight into one of the most profound recording artists of our time.

Here you can listen to Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)

Read producer Richard Russell’s personal sleeve notes, describing the story and the spirit of Nothing New, here:

“Nothing

Gil Scott-Heron - Listen To Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams) From Nothing New

Today, 1 April 2014, would've been Gil Scott-Heron's 65th birthday. Happy birthday, Gil.

XL will release an album of unheard Gil...

Gil Scott-Heron - Song Stories Playlist - I'll Take Care Of You

Songs have a life of their own. They get passed down, covered, remixed, reworked, shared, and covered again. I'll Take Care Of You was...

Gil Scott-Heron - Listen To The Story Of Gil Scott-Heron

Last night BBC 1Xtra paid tribute to the life and work of Gil Scott-Heron as part of the Gone Too Soon series with Benji B.

The show...

Gil Scott-Heron - Listen To Richard Russell On Working With Gil Scott-Heron

You can now listen to a preview of Richard Russell in conversation with Benji B on his work with Gil for the album I'm New Here.

The...

Gil Scott-Heron - Live In Los Angeles October 2009

Watch this beautiful footage of Gil performing live at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on 4 October 2009.

Gil Scott-Heron - Martin Luther King Day

In Gil's new memoir The Last Holiday he recounts how he campaigned to set up Martin Luther King Day with Stevie Wonder. Read an extract...

Gil Scott-Heron - The Last Holday

XL Recordings is helping Canongate Books and Book Slam to celebrate the life of legendary poet, novelist and musician, Gil Scott-Heron...

Gil Scott-Heron - I'll Take Care Of You - From 1959 To Now

Songs have a life of their own. They get passed down, covered, remixed, reworked, shared, and covered again. I'll Take Care Of You was...

Gil Scott-Heron - 1949-2011

Today it is six months since Gil passed away. Here is a newly edited video for I’ll Take Care Of You from his last studio album, I’m New...