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Gilbertville [CD]

Gilbert O'Sullivan Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Hypertension
  • ASIN: B004DR8Q98
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,606 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Can I Leave The Rest Up To You 3:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Missing You Already 3:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Heres Why 3:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. All They Wanted To Say 4:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. One Drink Too Many (Too Few) 3:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Allergy Song 3:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Where Would We Be (Without Tea) 3:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Interlude - Poem Read By Harry Hill 1:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Wanna Know 4:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Down Down Here 3:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Private Eye 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Wish Something Good 3:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Could Have Made It With You 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Talking Of Murder 4:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. School Meals (Bonus Track) 3:55£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Re-release at mid price Gilbert O'Sullivan has accumulated no less than fourteen top-forty hits, including "Clair", "Alone Again (Naturally)", "Get Down" and "Nothing Rhymed", with number one singles on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as four top-five UK albums. Both "Clair" and "Get Down" were number one hit singles in Britain, and additionally, the album "Back To Front" topped the UK chart, emulating the success of the two million seller "Alone Again (Naturally)", a six week US chart-topper. Since then, he recorded about eleven albums, including the UK Top 20 single, "What's In A Kiss?" and toured extensively in Europe and Japan. The new album "Gilbertville" features 14 tracks, including the new single "All They Wanted to Say", with an interlude halfway through featuring UK comedian Harry Hill reciting a short poem of Gilbert's. The 14 tracks are made up of 13 new tracks, recorded in Nashville and London and a hidden track, a re-mixed version of "School Meals" which was recorded during the "A Scruff at Heart" sessions.

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius Songwriter Returns 9 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
If you like your music with a freshness and originality that's rare then this is the album for you. As with most new albums it may take a couple of listens to fully appreciate some of the tracks here but stick with it and you will be rewarded. I found listening to this album, along with the songbook that came with it, at the first listen put me in awe of what a skilled songsmith Mr O'Sullivan is.
The album is full not only of great melodies but humorous and thought provoking lyrics, ably demonstrated in possibly the stand out track "All They Wanted To Say" which is a bitter-sweet lament to the victims of 9/11. There aren't many songwriters that can produce such a sweet melody with such a heart aching lyric. If this song gets the radio airplay it deserves then this song is going to become a pop classic. It really is that good.
A variety of songs are on this album including ballads, smooth up-tempo numbers, country (yes, one country type track! ), a couple that have a full orchestra and wouldn't sound out of place in a musical and there is rock. This may surprise some but Gilbert can rock when he wants to and does it exceptionally well too!
Special mention must also go to the track "Here's Why" (a Fats Domino type number) featuring the beautiful voice of Hayley Sanderson. Throughout the album Gilbert's humour is evident and sometimes when you least expect it although "Where Would Be (Without Tea)" is Gilbert having fun all the way. Talking of fun, comedian Harry Hill, a long time friend and fan of Gilbert's, turns up to read a poem of Gilbert's to act as an interlude.
Gilbert can do melancholy when he wants to as in "Down Down Here" and in "Talking Of Murder" the last track on the album he wonders if we all can be capable of this heinous crime.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Damn Faultless ...... 21 Feb 2011
By RobertP
Format:Audio CD
I must resist the urge to produce a track-by-track evaluation of this album, because it's a package, and should be considered as a package, because it's superb.

Mr O'Sullivan is one of the greatest songwriters of our age, although in a completely unique genre which has not brought him the enduring international acclaim he deserves, but he's right up there with Messrs Bacharach, Dylan, Mitchell, Simon and so many others.

He writes from the heart, his lyrics make sense, and the final result is superbly crafted.

Put away all your preconceptions based on his earlier works - this is Gilbertville, and it's quite possibly his finest album to date. Tea, anyone ?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Back with a bang? 5 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'd heard this album was coming about two years ago and ordered a few weeks in advance out of curiosity. When it arrived on the day of release, I wasn't sure what to expect when I realised the album had been mainly recorded in Nashville. Any notion I had that maybe young Raymond had fallen to the 'yee-har' brigade was quickly squashed with the opening song on the CD. It was Gilbert as we remember him, but almost forty years on.

The quality of the tunes and lyrics are still there and it's a very enjoyable listen. The one tiny question mark is whether most people who hear it will get what they're hoping for. If it's more of the same, you won't be disappointed. If it's a 'new' progressive Gilbert you're looking for, I'm not sure it is. Although his writing style remains as clever as before.

To be fair to the man himself, his lyrics are top quality and he's still a master of the art of delivering a catchy tune with a barbed lyric. I liked it, with 'All They Want To Say' the outstanding track for me. It's about 9/11 and terrorism, but totally disguised by a lovely melody.

In fact, only someone like Gilbert O'Sullivan could do that. Genius.

Lord O'Sullivan of Swindon is back.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gilbert? 27 April 2011
By D. Thon
Format:Audio CD
Bought this album after reading reviews here.

1st track is brilliant (in my opinion)
Also a good, if somewhat repetative, track about the Twin Towers

My favourite though is the track about everyone being
allergic to him, very funny.

Runs out of steam a bit after these tracks but worth the money if
only for the tracks I've mentioned.

Unmistakable Gilbert O'sullivan!

Amazon's usual 1st class delivery, well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Man's Still Got It so many yearster 11 April 2012
Format:Audio CD
I Bought this album (A) because I'm a big fan of Gilbert & (B) I was going to LLandudno & Liverpool to see his shows.
And what a show, The man's still got it, his voice sounded as it did in the 70s.
His band has to be the best on tour, and the choice of songs were excellent.
The new songs from Gilbetsville were also excellent, and there was a lot of them played during the show.
This has to be Gilbert's best album since Back to front, His ability to come up with meaningful and sometimes funny lyrics, and catchy a melody is remarkable after so many years.
Buy this album and you wont be disapointed.

This album deserved and should have had much more airplay than it did,and apart from the usual appearance on the Steve Wright show, radio 2 showed no interest at all.
If this album had been made by Elton John, Paul Simon, or Billy Joel, Radio 2 would have played it none stop for months.

But Gilbert Osullivan has never had the credit or recognition he deserves,
He continues to be a master at his craft and deserves better, especialy from the british public and press.
The man deserves to be knighted as have other well known singer songwriters.
Paul Mccartney, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart,and many others have that have been recognised for their contribution to music.
After each show Gilbert goes to meet his fans and has plenty of time for everyone Every male fan gets a handshake every female gets a kiss and everyone gets a picture and an autograph.
None of the others mentioned above treat their fans that way.
The guy's remarkable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
This CD is ok but not as good as any of his past albums in my opinion but there are some nice songs on it.
Published 8 months ago by S HOLT
5.0 out of 5 stars Gilbert doing shat he does well
Some songs pretty hum drum but as with most of his stiff great songs great sounds and great musicians - buy it
Published 11 months ago by John Mac
5.0 out of 5 stars 70s Revived
When I listened to this album, I was immediately captivated by the quality and the originality of the songs. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Scriabinmahler
5.0 out of 5 stars Gilbert
I bought this before going to see the man himself in concert as I knew that he would be singing some new songs as well as his older, well-known stuff. Read more
Published on 7 Dec 2011 by Tanni
5.0 out of 5 stars Gilbert O'sullivan CD Gilbertville
Item arrived in good time and in good order, excellent price for this item as G O'Sullivan can be expensive to purchase.
Published on 25 Nov 2011 by lbow152
5.0 out of 5 stars Up To His Usual Standard
Back in the 1970's, Gilbert O'Sullivan was massive in the UK. Hits such as 'Get Down', 'Alone Again - Naturally' and my favourite of all time - 'Nothing Ventured' turned him into... Read more
Published on 7 Sep 2011 by Roger Elwell
4.0 out of 5 stars GILBERT O'SULLIVAN - Gilbertville
I don't know why but I suppose you could call me a Sunday afternoon kind of person. Perhaps it's due to my nature of relaxing listening to the likes of Aled Jones, Steve Wright or... Read more
Published on 2 Sep 2011 by Pete Fyfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Gilbertville
A must for all lovers of good music. This is simply Gilbert at his best. The song i like the most is 'Where would we be without tea' although all the songs are equally as good... Read more
Published on 1 Jun 2011 by Maggie W
5.0 out of 5 stars The best CD I have bought.
Excellent CD, What a performer, Gilbert just sounds like he did in the 70s. The best song for me was "Where would we be without tea" but all songs were fab, 5 star rating.
Published on 12 May 2011 by Kevin Slater
4.0 out of 5 stars 70's revisited
I must admit that I have held Gilbert's 1970's classics as the benchmark for clever catchy lyrics and insightful reflection and on first listening to his latest album felt that the... Read more
Published on 5 April 2011 by Bsee.
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