That’s right, you are not seeing things. Gil Scott-Heron has unreleased material that will see the light of day on April 19th, 2014 (Record Store Day). Stemming from the I’m New Here (his last musical offering released via XL before passing in away in 2011) sessions that took place in 2008, the project contains “an album’s worth of new, stripped down versions of some of Gil’s best (but not necessarily best known) songs,” according to XL’s head honcho, Richard Russell. The album will also feature personal notes from Russell, which highlights his time with Heron, as well as the recording process.
Peep the track listing below, and check out the player up top to take a listen to “Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams),” the first release from the upcoming project.
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)