Scott-Heron, Gil - I'm New Here

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Sealed 2010 Gatefold Original. “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.” – Thom Jurek. AMG

Artist: Scott-Heron, Gil Title: I'm New Here Genre: Soul Type: New - LP Label: XL Catalog ID: XLLP471 Country: USA Our ID: 117503
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