49.98 + 1.26 UK delivery
In stock. Sold by thebookcommunity

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
rbmbooks Add to Cart
MUSIC-4-THE... Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Piano Foreplay

Gilbert O'Sullivan Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Price: 49.98
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by thebookcommunity.

Amazon's Gilbert O'Sullivan Store


Image of album by Gilbert O'Sullivan


Image of Gilbert O'Sullivan


Singer/songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan successfully combined a flair for Beatlesque popcraft with an old-fashioned music hall sensibility to emerge as one of the most distinctive and popular new performers of the early 1970s. Born Raymond O'Sullivan in Waterford, Ireland on December 1, 1946, he went on to attend art school in Swindon, England, writing songs throughout his formative years ... Read more in Amazon's Gilbert O'Sullivan Store

Visit Amazon's Gilbert O'Sullivan Store
for 26 albums, photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Piano Foreplay + Irlish
Price For Both: 68.10

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together
  • Irlish 18.12

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product details

  • Audio CD (15 Sep 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI Music UK
  • ASIN: B0000AOWV9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 350,886 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. It Never Rains But It Pours
2. Barking Up The Wrong Tree (Such Is Life)
3. Make My Day
4. God Forbid
5. Conversation With Flying Planes
6. I Gave Mine To You
7. A Love So
8. You Me And The Garden Post
9. Parrish
10. What's It All Supposed To Mean?
11. Answers On A Postcard (Please)
12. Will I Do
13. World Of Work

Product Description

Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

Customer Reviews

3 star
2 star
1 star
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gilbert O'Sullivan - Piano Foreplay 15 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
Once again, Gilbert O'Sullivan provides amusement with words - and that's just the title! Piano Foreplay still proves that Gilbert O'Sullivan can still write the catchy songs that he has become famous for. The opening track, 'It Never Rains But It Pours', is not only use of a well-known proverb but it eases you into the album. The best song of the album is 'Make My Day' which is classic Gilbert. Other tracks house wacky titles such as 'Conversation With The Flying Plates' and 'You Me And The Garden Post', the latter being a sombre and melodic ballad which definitely defies its title. Towards the end of the album we have another classic Gilbert track with 'Will I Do?'. 'World Of Work' finishes off thirteen tracks of plain good music. It has to be said that this is not Gilbert's best ever album but it is certainly up in the top five.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He's Back...Again! 26 Nov 2004
By A. Russ
Format:Audio CD
I recently went to see Gilbert in Manchester for the 1st time and i gota say he is a God! His music is mixed, with the emotional sad songs of 'Miss My Love' and 'Alone Again (Naturally)'to the pop rock of 'Get Down'! Some of his lyrics are serious, some aren't, but all seem to have a hidden meaning or event that has happened to him in reality.
'Piano Foreplay' is his newest original album and its fab!
My favourite 3 songs are 'Make My Day', 'Barking Up The Wrong Tree (Such Is Life)' and the wicked 'World of Work'.
This album is different in the sense that it is kinda sad in parts and then happy in others but whatever anyone says, Gilbert is the best!
He brings a new album out each few years, i can't wait for his next one!
Get this and the 'Berry Vest Of'! They rule!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Banana! 16 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
As the owner of a pitifully small (now two!) collection of GOS albums, what a complete surprise it was to find that this latest one was truly magnificent. Always on the player both at home and on the go... songs for every mood and with a humour and emotion that so few can manage these days. Best of all, I can't stop singing them, from Make My Day to It Never Rains But It Pours ("course, being a Monday, would be the one day trains are delayed by the score, and it never rains but it pours - mine's not due for a week!") to the wonderful Conversation With The Flying Plates. GOS has a unique view of the world, amply demonstrated on this album and I, for one, wouldn't be without it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars O'Sullivan's most memorable album in decades! 16 Dec 2010
By Scriabinmahler TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The previous album Irlish showed a promising sign that Gilbert O'Sullivan could still write songs of amazing originality and lyricism. When I listened to this album, it immediately brought me back the wonderful memories of when I first encountered O'Sullivan's deeply moving songs in the 70s. Every song in this album has the same striking uniqueness and melodiousness of the songs included in O'Sullivan's great albums released in the 70-80s.

In sharp contrast to 'Irlish', 'Piano Foreplay' has a jam session-like feeling, with some influence of modern jazz which is reminiscent of Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years. O'Sullivan himself mentions the arrangements were done without use of synthesizer and drum machine, but with basic instruments like piano, keyboard, guitar, double bass to achieve live-like feeling. Another feature of this album is that it includes many great love songs of gentle wistfulness like 'Make my day', 'God forbid', 'I gave mine to you', 'You, me and the garden post', and 'What's it all supposed to mean?'

This is no doubt one of the most memorable albums in decades and the one I cherish alonside his 5 albums released in the 70s. The source of inspiration for songwriting seems inexhaustible for O'Sullivan, nor his passion for creativity!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category