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Posthumous Gil Scott-Heron album to be released on Record Store Day

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Apr 01, 2014 | 1:34pm EDT

Poet and jazz legend Gil Scott-Heron is set to return to the charts from beyond the grave with his first posthumous album. Plans for the release of Nothing New were announced on Tuesday (01Apr14), on what would have been the icon's 65th birthday. The project will include stripped-down versions of some of his greatest tracks, including Did You Hear What They Said, Pieces Of A Man, Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams) and The Other Side, which Scott-Heron recorded during studio sessions for his last album, I'm New Here, in 2008. Nothing New will be released on limited edition vinyl on America's Record Store Day on 19 April (14). Scott-Heron died in 2011.

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