Posthumous Gil Scott-Heron album ‘Nothing New’ to be released on Record Store Day

Listen to a new version of 'Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)' now

An album Gil Scott-Heron recorded of stripped-down versions of some of his best known songs will be released on Record Store Day this year.

The label announced details of the posthumous ‘Nothing New’ album today (April 1) on what would have been the singer’s 65th birthday. Gil Scott-Heron died in 2011. Scroll down to hear ‘Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)’ from the album now.

Recorded during sessions for Heron’s final studio album ‘I’m New Here’ in 2008, the album will be available only on 12-inch vinyl, limited to 3,000 copies, and released exclusively for Record Store Day on April 19.


The ‘Nothing New’ tracklisting is as follows:

‘Did You Hear What They Said’
‘Better Days Ahead’
‘Household Name’ (Interlude)
‘Your Daddy Loves You’
‘Changing Yourself’ (Interlude)
‘Pieces Of A Man’
‘Enjoying Yourself’ (Outro)
‘Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)’
‘Before I Hit The Bottom’ (Interlude)
’95 South (All The Places We’ve Been)’
‘The Other Side’
‘The On/Off Switch’ (Interlude)
‘Blue Collar’
‘On Bobby Blue Bland’ (Outro)