Quantity:1
Gorgeous George has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£18.99
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Side Two
Add to Basket
£18.99
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Media Vortex
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Gorgeous George CD

4.6 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

Price: £18.88 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 2 left in stock.
Sold by westworld- and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
11 new from £11.76 18 used from £1.49
£18.88 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 2 left in stock. Sold by westworld- and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Edwyn Collins Store


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Gorgeous George
  • +
  • Losing Sleep
  • +
  • Understated
Total price: £36.03
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (1 July 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Setanta
  • ASIN: B000024E6J
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,872 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Everybody now knows Edwyn Collins for his massive hit "Girl like you" but the album from which its from is hardly known. This is a shame because every other song is just as good with keenly observed lyrics and witty insights. In any world with justice this would be an essential album in any cd collection.
1 Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Keith M TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
Edwyn Collins' 1994 album Gorgeous George is a magnificent collection of some of this most talented songwriter's best work, both musically and lyrically. Featuring Collins on many of the instruments, long-time collaborator and ex-Sex Pistols band member Paul Cook on drums and ex-Orange Juice member Clare Kenny on bass, this album is full of infectious pop tunes, and ranks along with the albums I'm Not Following You and Losing Sleep as my favourite of Edwyn's solo work. The album also features Collins' long-time friend and collaborator Vic Godard (leader of the band Subway Sect) on backing vocals on a couple of the songs.

The album opens with the stunning The Campaign For Real Rock, probably the least accessible (certainly the least poppy) song included here, but for me the album's highlight. This song shows Collins at his lyrical best, producing a scathing attack on the music festival scene with lyrics that any of Mark E Smith, Morrissey, Nick Cave or Luke Haines would be proud of. The song is (structurally) reminiscent of Bowie's Memory Of A Free Festival, but there the similarities end, as Collins clarifies who his targets are with the brilliant lyric, 'The overrated hit the stage, overpaid and over here, and their idea of counter-culture's momma's charge account at Sears'. The accompanying (and atypical) feedback-infused guitar and repeated closing chanted vocal really transform this song into a veritable masterpiece.

The other album standout song for me is Out Of This World. Starting with a throbbing repeated motif, before breaking into a sublime verse/chorus refrain, backed by extra-terrestrial sounding electronic effects, and with Collins' vocals sounding particularly ominous and vibrant, this song is one of Collins' very best.
Read more ›
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Awesome album. Never met is one of the more accessible tracks but the album is superb. Damn good guitar work. Great lyrics.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Fantastic album, but beware ; most of the songs don't sound like the hit-single "a girl like you"!
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
A truly great albumn; Cannot fault one track; This fella needs more publicty to show off his really great talent . A must for anyone that likes great music Quality !!!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Brilliant album, as you'd expect fron this genius. Delivery and condition were spot on too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Customer Discussions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback