Nothing New

Gil Scott-HeronSKU: XLLP575

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$43

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Initially available as a limited vinyl release for Record Store Day in 2014, this posthumous album from Gil Scott-Heron is now receiving a much wider distribution.

A collection of raw, simple, bare-bones vocals-and-piano re-workings of songs from his back catalogue, Nothing New was recorded in New York between 2005 and 2009, when Scott-Heron and producer Richard Russell were working on that late-period gem I’m New Here.

While the songs may not be the most familiar ones from his starry back pages, you couldn’t mistake Scott-Heron’s distinctive rasp for anyone else. There’s a soulful purr and a rugged beauty to how the singer reworks tracks such as Your Daddy Loves You (from Winter In America) and Better Days Ahead (from 1978’s Secrets).

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