Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘I’m New Here’ is his thirteenth and final studio album released on February 8, 2010 by XL Recordings.
Track Listing : 1.On Coming From A Broken Home (Part 1) (Gil Scott-Heron) – 02:20 . 2.Me And The Devil (Robert Johnson) – 03:33 . 3.I’M New Here (Bill Callahan) – 03:33 . 4.Your Soul And Mine (Richard Russell, Gil Scott-Heron) – 02:02 . 5.Parents (Interlude) (Gil Scott-Heron) – 00:18 . 6.I’Ll Take Care Of You (Brook Benton) – 02:58 . 7.Being Blessed (Interlude) (Gil Scott-Heron) – 00:12 . 8.Where Did The Night Go (Gil Scott-Heron) – 01:14 . 9.I Was Guided (Interlude) (Gil Scott-Heron) – 00:14 . 10.New York Is Killing Me (Gil Scott-Heron) – 04:29 . 11.Certain Things (Interlude) (Gil Scott-Heron) – 00:08 . 12.Running (Richard Russell, Gil Scott-Heron) – 02:00 . 13.The Crutch (Richard Russell, Gil Scott-Heron) – 02:44 . 14.I’Ve Been Me (Interlude) (Gil Scott-Heron) – 00:16 . 15.On Coming From A Broken Home (Part 2) (Gil Scott-Heron) – 02:15
Musicians : Gil Scott-Heron – Piano, Vocals . Damon Albarn – Keyboards . Mike Block – Strings . Chris Cunningham – Guitar, Synthesizer . Kim Jordan – Backing Vocals, Piano . Pat Sullivan – Guitar . Una Tone – Strings . Christiana Liberis – Strings . Mary Jo Stilp – Strings . Tiona Hall – Backing Vocals . Michelle Hutcherson – Backing Vocals . Tyria Stokes – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Richard Russell . Ichiho Nishiki – Engineer . Lawson White – Engineer . Rodaidh Mcdonald – Additional Recording And Mixing
Package : Mischa Richter – Artwork . Richard Russell – Cover Photo . Phil Lee – Artwork
Released On February 8, 2010 By Xl Recordings.
. I’m New Here is less than half an hour, though in that short span it does the impressive job of reviving an artist that’s been out of the spotlight far too long and setting him up for a new incarnation as an elder statesman of modern roots music. […]
Above all, though, is the unmistakable sound of Gil Scott-Heron. His is a voice that suits age, be that on the feral blues of New York Is Killing Me or the redemptive, folk-flavoured title track (a cover of a Smog song, indie fans). […]
An unlikely but triumphant return, packed full of sadness and experience.Meanwhile, Russell is careful never to intrude, instead using deathly silence and the dolorous thud of treated drum sounds to provide a stark backing. […]