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I'm New Here

20108Feb
I'm New Here

On 8 February 2010, Gil Scott-Heron released I’m New Here, his first album of new material in sixteen years. I’m New Here was an album that saw Gil Scott-Heron continuing to push the boundaries and sounding as vital and contemporary as ever. A big hit with fans and critics alike, I’m New Here was released to widespread critical acclaim and entered the Top 40 of the UK album charts.

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

XL will release an album of unheard Gil Scott-Heron recordings called, Nothing New, exclusively on Record Store Day, 19 April 2014. It will only be available on 12" vinyl.

During the 2008 I'm New Here...

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.

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 at The Guardian.

Here is an astonishing video clip of Stevie and Gil on stage together, announcing to the crowd that John Lennon has just been...

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - 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 & Jamie xx - 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...

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