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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 and sending out demo tapes to little avail. After graduating he went to work in a London department store; one of his co-workers there was under contract with CBS, and soon O'Sullivan was signed to the label as well. Early singles like "What Can I Do?" and "Mr. Moody's Garden" were released to little attention, however, and so O'Sullivan sent his demo to impresario Gordon Mills, whose MAM label was home to superstars like Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck; the gambit worked, and his first single for MAM, "Nothing Rhymed," became a Top Ten U.K. hit in late 1970.

The wit and craft of O'Sullivan's music aside, much of his early success was predicated on his unusual image -- at the peak of the hippie movement, he resembled nothing so much as a Depression-era street urchin, complete with pudding-bowl haircut, short pants, and flat cap. Subsequent hits including "We Will" and "No Matter How I Try" followed, and in 1971, O'Sullivan issued his debut LP, Himself; a year later, he finally broke through to the American market with the ballad "Alone Again (Naturally)," which topped the U.S. pop charts. Around this time, the singer jettisoned his so-called "Bisto Kid" image in favor of an endless series of collegiate-styled sweaters embossed with the letter "G." In late 1972, O'Sullivan scored his first British number one with "Clair," falling just shy of topping charts on the other side of the Atlantic; the follow-up, "Get Down," reached number one at home as well, as did the LP Back to Front.

As quickly as O'Sullivan ascended to fame, however, his star began to fall. Although singles like "Ooh Baby" and "Happiness Is Me and You" continued to chart, they sold increasingly fewer copies, and after 1973, his overseas popularity essentially ceased altogether. At home, he notched his final Top 20 hit with 1975's "I Don't Love You But I Think I Like You," subsequently leaving MAM after a well-publicized dispute with Gordon Mills; returning to CBS, albums like 1977's Southpaw and 1980's Off Centre failed to find an audience, and outside of the minor hit "What's in a Kiss?" O'Sullivan disappeared from the charts. In 1982, he took Mills to court, ultimately winning back the master tapes to his recordings as well as the copyrights to his songs; in 1991, O'Sullivan was again victorious thanks to a judge's landmark ruling that rapper Biz Markie's unauthorized sample from "Alone Again (Naturally)" was in fact theft.

Regrettably, O'Sullivan's court appearances constituted his highest public profile during this period. After releasing the Graham Gouldman-produced Life & Rhymes in 1982, he did not issue another new LP until Frobisher Drive five years later. In the Key of G followed in 1989, and although none of these records made an impact on the charts they did appeal to the singer's small but fiercely devoted cult audience, much of it now centered in Japan; indeed, O'Sullivan's next three releases (1992's Rare Tracks, The Little Album, and 1993's Live in Japan, respectively) were initially issued only in Asian markets, and he performed live there regularly. O'Sullivan remained a prolific talent throughout the decade to follow, with subsequent LPs including 1993's Sounds of the Loop, 1994's By Larry, 1995's Every Song Has Its Play, and 1997's Singer Sowing Machine. O'Sullivan saw a spike in his popularity around 2004, when the Berry Vest Of Gilbert O'Sullivan reached 20 on the charts, but he otherwise played the cult who liked his 2007 set A Scruff At Heart, 2011's Gilbertville and the all-Latin Latin Ala G! in 2015. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: The Essential Collection

1. No Way (Remix)

2. Nothing Rhymed

3. Clair

4. What's In A Kiss

5. I Guess I'll Always Love You (Remix)

6. You Are You

7. Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day

8. Get Down

9. The Golden Rule

10. Out Of The Question

11. No Matter How I Try

12. Happiness Is Me And You

13. Why Oh Why Oh Why

14. Houdini Said

16. Lost A Friend

17. Dear Dream

18. Doing What I Know

19. Thunder And Lightning

20. You Got Me Going

21. Made In Love (Remix)

22. Matrimony

23. Alone Again (Naturally)

24. We Will

25. The Niceness Of It All (Another Version)

26. Ooh Baby

27. So What

28. Answers On A Postcard (Please)

29. Young At Heart (We'll Always Remain)

30. I Wish I Could Cry

31. Miss My Love Today

32. All They Wanted To Say

33. Can't Get Enough Of You (Another Version)

34. Where Would We Be (Without Tea)

35. Stick In The Mud

36. I Don't Love You (But I Think I Like You)

37. Missing You Already

38. Because Of You

39. At The Very Mention Of Your Name (Single Version)

40. Bear With Me

41. A Friend Of Mine

42. Mr Moody's Garden

43. End-Viromental Piece

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Track List: No Way

1. No Way (Remix)

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Track List: Latin Ala G!

1. Made In Love

2. I Guess I'll Always Love You

3. Hell No

4. If You Want Me To

5. That's The Kind Of Love I Need

6. Let's See

7. Hablando Del Rey De Roma

8. No Way

9. Love I You

10. You Heard

11. Speaking Of Which

12. Singapore

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Track List: By Larry

1. That's

2. When to Today

3. Shy

4. That's Why I Love You

5. My Advice to You

6. Hold on to What You Got

7. Came to See Me Yesterday (In the Merry Month Of)

8. Mr and Mrs Regards

9. It Ain't for Me

10. I Don't Mind

11. As a Rule

12. My Front Door Is

13. Because of You

14. The Window Cleaner's Mate

15. What Am I Doing Here with You? (Version 2)

16. What You See Is What You Get

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Track List: In The Key Of G

1. Lost A Friend

2. At The Very Mention Of Your Name

3. What Am I Doing Here With You

4. If I Start With The Chorus

5. So What

6. The Way Things Used To Be

7. I Don't Trust Men With Earrings In Their Ears

8. Gordon Bennett

9. To The Extreme

10. Stick In The Mud

11. I Have My Coat To Keep Me Warm

12. Forever Wondering

13. At The Very Mention Of Your Name (Single Version)

14. In A Nutshell

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Track List: Me Mum (Single)

1. Me Mum

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Track List: Get Down

1. Get Down

2. A Very Extraordinary Sort Of Girl

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Track List: A Christmas Song

1. Christmas Song

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Track List: The Very Best Of Gilbert O'Sullivan

1. Nothing Rhymed

2. Alone Again (Naturally)

3. Clair

4. Get Down

5. We Will

6. No Matter How I Try

7. Matrimony

8. Ooh Baby

9. Why Oh Why Oh Why

10. Houdini Said

11. Happiness Is Me And You

13. What's In A Kiss

14. A Friend Of Mine

15. Dear Dream

16. At The Very Mention Of Your Name

17. I Don't Love You (But I Think I Like You)

19. All They Wanted To Say

20. That's Love

21. You Are You

22. Lost A Friend

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Track List: The Very Best Of Gilbert O'Sullivan - A Singer And His Songs

1. Nothing Rhymed

2. Alone Again (Naturally)

3. Clair

4. Get Down

5. We Will

6. No Matter How I Try

7. Ooh Baby

8. Why Oh Why Oh Why

9. What's In A Kiss

10. At The Very Mention Of Your Name

11. Out Of The Question

12. You Are You

13. All They Wanted To Say

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Track List: The Berry Vest Of Gilbert O'Sullivan

1. Nothing Rhymed

2. Alone Again (Naturally)

3. Clair

4. Get Down

5. No Matter How I Try

6. You Got Me Going

7. Out Of The Question

8. Can't Get You To Love Me

9. Why Oh Why Oh Why

10. A Woman's Place

11. Ooh Baby (Radio Mix)

12. What’s In A Kiss

13. Happiness Is Me And You

14. Mr Moody's Garden

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Track List: The Best Of Gilbert O'Sullivan

1. Nothing Rhymed

3. Too Much Attention

4. Matrimony

5. No Matter How I Try

6. Alone Again (Naturally)

7. Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day

8. Clair

9. Out Of The Question

10. Who Was It

11. Get Down

12. At The Very Mention Of Your Name

13. Ooh Baby

14. Why, Oh Why, Oh Why

15. Happiness Is Me And You

16. A Woman's Place

17. Can't Think Straight

18. I Don't Love You But I Think I Like You

19. You Got Me Going

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Track List: Piano Foreplay

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 The Flying Plates

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

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Track List: Irlish

1. Have It

2. A Sight For Sore Eyes

3. Where The Hell Have You Been

4. Me

5. Say Goodbye

6. Don't I Know It

7. How I Say That I Love You

8. Passport Photos

9. Water Music

10. Fine By Me

11. Two's Company (Three Is Allowed)

12. Love Being Faxed By You

13. Easier Said Than Done

14. Me (Reprise)

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Track List: Singer Sowing Machine

1. Heavens Above

2. In Bed By Ten

3. Sex Appeal

4. You Better Believe It

5. Please Don't Let My Weakness Show

6. I'll Be The Lonely One

7. Con-Lab-Lib

8. Doesn't It Make You Sick (Mortar And Brick)

9. Not So Great Britain

10. I Don't Care

11. I'm About

12. Break A Leg

13. Say Ireland

14. An End

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Track List: Every Song Has Its Play (Original Score)

1. Overture

3. Dear Dream

4. I Wish I Could Cry

6. Pretty Polly

7. Can't Find My Way Home

8. Dishonourable Profession

11. Young At Heart (We'll Always Remain)

12. I've Never Been Short Of A Smile

13. Showbiz (Reprise)

14. If You Commence Before The Start

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Track List: Sounds Of The Loop

1. Are You Happy?

2. Not That It Bothers Me

3. Sometimes

4. It's Easy To See When You're Blind

5. Having Said That

6. Can't Think Straight

7. The Best Love I Never Had

8. Divorce Irish Style

9. Came And Went

10. I'm Not Too Young

11. I Can Give You

12. Can't Think Straight

13. Can't Think Straight

14. What A Way (To Show I Love You)

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Track List: Southpaw

1. Intro (Side One)

2. You Got Me Going

3. No Telling Why

4. Tomorrow Today

5. The Best Fun I Ever Had

6. I Remember Once

7. Intro (Side Two)

8. I, Of Course, Replied

9. That's Where I Belong

10. My Love And I

11. If I Can't Have You All To Myself

12. Miss My Love Today

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Track List: I'm A Writer, Not A Fighter

1. I'm A Writer, Not A Fighter

2. A Friend Of Mine

3. They've Only Themselves To Blame

4. Who Knows, Perhaps Maybe

5. Where Peaceful Waters Flow

6. Ooh Baby

7. I Have Never Loved You As Much As I Love You Today

8. Not In A Million Years

9. If You Love Me Like You Love Me

10. Get Down

11. A Very Extraordinary Sort Of Girl

12. Good Company

13. Why Oh Why Oh Why

14. You Don't Have To Tell Me

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Track List: Alone Again (Naturally) (Single)

1. Alone Again (Naturally)

2. Save It

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Track List: Back To Front

1. Intro - I Hope You'll Stay

2. In My Hole

3. Clair

4. That's Love

5. Can I Go With You

7. I'm In Love With You

8. Who Was It

10. Out Of The Question

11. The Golden Rule

12. I'm Leaving - Outro

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Track List: Himself

1. Intro

2. January Git

3. Bye-Bye

4. Permissive Twit

5. Matrimony

6. Independent Air

7. Nothing Rhymed

8. Too Much Attention

9. Susan Van Heusen

10. If I Don't Get You (Back Again)

11. Thunder And Lightning

12. Houdini Said

13. Doing The Best I Can

14. Outro

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