Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition) 2LP
Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition) 2LP
Genre: R&B
Label: XL Recordings
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition) 2LP

Gil Scott-Heron

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SKU:
XLRLP1005
UPC:
191404100516

Preorder Expected on 02-07-2020

Coming February 7, 2020 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

10th Anniversary Expanded Edition On Vinyl LP!
Includes 2 Unreleased Tracks + Rare Session Recordings!

In February 2010, the late, legendary musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron released his thirteenth, and last, studio album. First conceptualized in 2005, and ultimately produced by XL Recordings head Richard Russell during New York recording sessions that commenced in January 2008, I'm New Here was Scott-Heron's first album in sixteen years and found him sounding as vital, boundary-pushing and insightful as ever before.

On February 7, 2020 - the tenth anniversary of I'm New Here's release - XL Recordings will release a limited-edition, expanded version of the album. In addition to the original album, the I'm New Here 10th Anniversary Edition features two unreleased tracks - a cover of Richie Havens' "Handsome Johnny" and a previously unheard Scott-Heron song "King Henry IV" - as well as a selection of other recordings from the original I'm New Here sessions that were only previously available on a rare, vinyl only deluxe version of the LP.

I'm New Here is a shock. It's a wallop filled with big nasty beats, a wide range of sonic atmospheres, and more - sometimes unintentional - autobiographical intimacy than we've heard from Gil Scott-Heron than ever before. Produced by XL Recordings head Richard Russell, I'm New Here is his first record in 16 years. It is a scant 28 minutes and doesn't need to be a second longer. It's unlike anything he's previously recorded, though there is metaphoric precedence in his earliest, largely spoken word albums. Its production pushes forcefully at the margins, and Scott-Heron embraces it without a hint of nostalgia. It opens with 'On Coming from a Broken Home,' the first of a two-part poem that bookends the album. Over a piano and a sampled string loop (from Kanye West's 'Flashing Lights'), he reflects on his upbringing filled with strong female figures and an unconventional structure, with a startling epiphany at the end. It segues immediately into a slamming read of Robert Johnson's 'Me and the Devil,' with enormous hip-hop drums, sampled strings, and sonic effects that create a sense of brooding menace as Scott-Heron wails with bracing rawness to hair-raising effect. Just as quickly, the album shifts dramatically. A lone acoustic guitar introduces the Bill Callahan-penned title track. Scott-Heron recites the verse but sings its refrain: 'No matter how far wrong gone/You can always turn around.' It feels like he's speaking into a mirror with a dawning awareness of who - and what - he's become as he accepts it. He now owns this song. A Burial-like wall of effects over a cello loop introduces 'Your Soul and Mine.' It's Scott-Heron's unflinching look at death, and the way it feeds, yet ends with a warrior's words: "So if you see the vulture coming/Flying circles in your mind/Remember there is no escaping/For he will follow close behind/Only promise me a battle/For your soul, and mine." It's not all darkness, however. A reading of Bobby 'Blue' Bland's 'I'llTake Care of You,' features Gil's soulful piano with a small string section. He sings it tenderly, in a now-raspier but still deeply expressive voice; it stands out sonically, but belongs here because of its intimacy. 'New York Is Killing Me,' based on a John Lee Hooker blues, has been reinvented with almost entirely new lyrics and arrangement. Singers from the Harlem Gospel Choir; handclaps, bass drums, cymbals, synths, and guitar are treated spatially by Russell; Scott-Heron's lead vocal roars from the center. 'The Crutch' is a burning atmospheric poem about a junkie's life. Scott-Heron doesn't distance himself from his subject; it isn't mere observation, but an empathic elegy, and Russell's suffocatingly close production brings it home. Forty years after his debut, I'm New Here contains the artful immediacy that distinguishes Scott-Heron's best art. The modern production adds immeasurably to that quality, underscores his continued relevance in reflecting the times, and opens his work to a new generation of listeners while giving older ones a righteous jolt.
-AllMusic

Features

  • 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition
  • Vinyl LP
  • Final studio album
  • Contains original album + 2 unreleased tracks and a selection of other recordings from the original I'm New Here sessions

Selections

LP 1

  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)
  12. Running
  13. The Crutch
  14. I've Been Me (Interlude)
  15. On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 2)

LP 2

  1. Handsome Johnny
  2. King Henry IV
  3. Piano Player (Interlude)
  4. Home Is Where The Hatred Is (2010 Live Studio Version)
  5. Winter (Interlude)
  6. Winter In America (2010 Live Studio Version)
  7. Jazz (Interlude)
  8. Is That Jazz (2010 Live Studio Version)
  9. A Place To Go (Interlude)
  10. My Cloud
Description

Coming February 7, 2020 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

10th Anniversary Expanded Edition On Vinyl LP!
Includes 2 Unreleased Tracks + Rare Session Recordings!

In February 2010, the late, legendary musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron released his thirteenth, and last, studio album. First conceptualized in 2005, and ultimately produced by XL Recordings head Richard Russell during New York recording sessions that commenced in January 2008, I'm New Here was Scott-Heron's first album in sixteen years and found him sounding as vital, boundary-pushing and insightful as ever before.

On February 7, 2020 - the tenth anniversary of I'm New Here's release - XL Recordings will release a limited-edition, expanded version of the album. In addition to the original album, the I'm New Here 10th Anniversary Edition features two unreleased tracks - a cover of Richie Havens' "Handsome Johnny" and a previously unheard Scott-Heron song "King Henry IV" - as well as a selection of other recordings from the original I'm New Here sessions that were only previously available on a rare, vinyl only deluxe version of the LP.

I'm New Here is a shock. It's a wallop filled with big nasty beats, a wide range of sonic atmospheres, and more - sometimes unintentional - autobiographical intimacy than we've heard from Gil Scott-Heron than ever before. Produced by XL Recordings head Richard Russell, I'm New Here is his first record in 16 years. It is a scant 28 minutes and doesn't need to be a second longer. It's unlike anything he's previously recorded, though there is metaphoric precedence in his earliest, largely spoken word albums. Its production pushes forcefully at the margins, and Scott-Heron embraces it without a hint of nostalgia. It opens with 'On Coming from a Broken Home,' the first of a two-part poem that bookends the album. Over a piano and a sampled string loop (from Kanye West's 'Flashing Lights'), he reflects on his upbringing filled with strong female figures and an unconventional structure, with a startling epiphany at the end. It segues immediately into a slamming read of Robert Johnson's 'Me and the Devil,' with enormous hip-hop drums, sampled strings, and sonic effects that create a sense of brooding menace as Scott-Heron wails with bracing rawness to hair-raising effect. Just as quickly, the album shifts dramatically. A lone acoustic guitar introduces the Bill Callahan-penned title track. Scott-Heron recites the verse but sings its refrain: 'No matter how far wrong gone/You can always turn around.' It feels like he's speaking into a mirror with a dawning awareness of who - and what - he's become as he accepts it. He now owns this song. A Burial-like wall of effects over a cello loop introduces 'Your Soul and Mine.' It's Scott-Heron's unflinching look at death, and the way it feeds, yet ends with a warrior's words: "So if you see the vulture coming/Flying circles in your mind/Remember there is no escaping/For he will follow close behind/Only promise me a battle/For your soul, and mine." It's not all darkness, however. A reading of Bobby 'Blue' Bland's 'I'llTake Care of You,' features Gil's soulful piano with a small string section. He sings it tenderly, in a now-raspier but still deeply expressive voice; it stands out sonically, but belongs here because of its intimacy. 'New York Is Killing Me,' based on a John Lee Hooker blues, has been reinvented with almost entirely new lyrics and arrangement. Singers from the Harlem Gospel Choir; handclaps, bass drums, cymbals, synths, and guitar are treated spatially by Russell; Scott-Heron's lead vocal roars from the center. 'The Crutch' is a burning atmospheric poem about a junkie's life. Scott-Heron doesn't distance himself from his subject; it isn't mere observation, but an empathic elegy, and Russell's suffocatingly close production brings it home. Forty years after his debut, I'm New Here contains the artful immediacy that distinguishes Scott-Heron's best art. The modern production adds immeasurably to that quality, underscores his continued relevance in reflecting the times, and opens his work to a new generation of listeners while giving older ones a righteous jolt.
-AllMusic

Features

  • 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition
  • Vinyl LP
  • Final studio album
  • Contains original album + 2 unreleased tracks and a selection of other recordings from the original I'm New Here sessions

Selections

LP 1

  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)
  12. Running
  13. The Crutch
  14. I've Been Me (Interlude)
  15. On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 2)

LP 2

  1. Handsome Johnny
  2. King Henry IV
  3. Piano Player (Interlude)
  4. Home Is Where The Hatred Is (2010 Live Studio Version)
  5. Winter (Interlude)
  6. Winter In America (2010 Live Studio Version)
  7. Jazz (Interlude)
  8. Is That Jazz (2010 Live Studio Version)
  9. A Place To Go (Interlude)
  10. My Cloud
ISBN
PREORDER
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Genre
R&B
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
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Construct
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Dropship
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Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Gil Scott-Heron
Title
I'm New Here (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition)
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
01-08-2020
Release Date
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