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A spectacular return to form

This tight, melodic and lyrically spikey set of songs from Gilbert O'Sullivan is, by some considerable distance, the best music he has offered forwards since his 1970's heyday. Focussed, driven, stripped down - a thing of wonder. O'Sullivan is a massively underrated writer, as this album effortlessly underlines.

Himself is back

Listening to this album is like meeting up with a dear,long lost, friend after nearly 40 years. This is a great musician and writer letting out his independent air with inimitable wit and trenchant observation on a world spinning out of kilter." Let's not go there" and "One door closes" are wonderful songs that I implore you not to ignore. I love it and will play it to death.

Same mastery... but different!

Energised by bands such as The Feeling and Mika entering the charts with their modern variations on a theme... Gilbert creates a masterpiece! This has all the mastery of previous material: strong lyrics, amazing melodies but the thing that sets it apart from earlier work is it's extreme polish! If you've decided you didn't like the old Gilbert O'Sullivan I strongly urge you to listen again as if hearing him for the first time. Old and new fans alike will both adore this album.


Born: 01 December 1946 in Waterford, Ireland

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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...
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A Scruff At Heart, Gilbert O'Sullivan
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  • £7.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Pop
  • Released: 21 May 2007

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