Today (April 1st) would have been Gil Scott-Heron's 65th birthday.
Sadly, the influential American artist is no longer here to celebrate it with us, but XL Recordings have ensured that Heron remains close to our thoughts.
An album of 'new' Gil Scott-Heron recordings has been announced, comprising unheard renditions of some of his most striking work.
The material was laid down in the studio during sessions for 'I'm New Here', featuring Gil Scott-Heron accompanied only by his own piano.
An image containing Richard Russell's sleeve notes has emerged online - check it out up top.
Available only on 12 inch vinyl and limited to 3000 copies, 'Nothing New' will be released on Record Store Day (April 19th).
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)
1. Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)
2. Before I Hit The Bottom (Interlude)
3. 95 South (All The Places We’ve Been)
4. The Other Side 5. The On/Off Switch (Interlude)
6. Blue Collar
7. On Bobby Blue Bland (Outro)