I'm New Here.
“In the week that NME announced its 50 best records of the past decade, I heard one of the next decade’s best. I admit this is an outrageous claim, especially in a world saturated with statements about what’s fresh and hot. But when the album I’m talking about twists a 21st century phenomenon in a refreshing way, and redirects it towards a rather interesting future, I think polemic is necessary.” – Jude Rogers, The Guardian.
On 8th /9th February 2010, Gil Scott-Heron will release his new album “I’m New Here” on groundbreaking independent label XL Recordings. Produced by XL label owner Richard Russell, “Im New Here” is Scott-Heron’s first album in thirteen years.
“I’m New Here” sees Scott-Heron reflecting on his life with his trademark vocal power and insight, sharing his visions among Russell’s flickering, electronic soundscapes.
The pair started recording the album in 2007, with the majority of the record being recorded over the last twelve months in New York at Clinton Studios.
Released: 8th February 2010 (UK) | 9th February 2010 (US)
Formats: DELUXE LP XLLP471 (with exclusive bonus material) | CD XLCD471 | Download XLDL471
1. On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 1)
2. Me And The Devil
3. I’m New Here
4. Your Soul And Mine
5. Parents (Interlude)
6. I’ll Take Care Of You
7. Being Blessed (interlude)
8. Where Did The Night Go
9. I Was Guided (Interlude)
10. New York Is Killing Me
11. Certain Things (Interlude)
13. The Crutch
14. I’ve Been Me (Interlude)
15. On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 2)
Deluxe LP Bonus Track Listing
1. Piano Player (Intro)
2. Home Is Where The Hatred Is*
3. Winter In America*
1. Jazz (Interlude)
2. Is That Jazz*
3. A Place To Go (Interlude)
4. My Cloud (Unreleased exclusive track)
*All new versions