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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 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 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: