20 Songs, 1 Hour, 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dylan. Springsteen. Cobain. Brent. Finally—somehow—Ricky Gervais’ most iconic character is handed his lifelong dream: an album of soft rock anthems swerving violently between hysterically earnest and hysterically offensive. Gervais absolutely knows his way around an irresistible melody—“Slough,” “Thank F*** It’s Friday," and “Electricity” (featuring a certain Coldplay frontman) have serious earworm potential. And "The Office" fans will be thrilled to discover a souped-up “Freelove Freeway” makes the cut.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Dylan. Springsteen. Cobain. Brent. Finally—somehow—Ricky Gervais’ most iconic character is handed his lifelong dream: an album of soft rock anthems swerving violently between hysterically earnest and hysterically offensive. Gervais absolutely knows his way around an irresistible melody—“Slough,” “Thank F*** It’s Friday," and “Electricity” (featuring a certain Coldplay frontman) have serious earworm potential. And "The Office" fans will be thrilled to discover a souped-up “Freelove Freeway” makes the cut.

Explicit Mastered for iTunes
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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Soul stirring

CVaidya,

Move over Beatles, David Brent has waddled into the iTunes forest.

The songwriting deftly mixes romantic music with bargaining. You'll learn to love yet save money. A practical approach to dating in this economy.

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It's a sexy bargain.

Funny, and surprisingly good.

Jwlpo,

This album transcended my initial thoughts about the quality that this would be.

Lady Gypsy is a prime example of such transcendence. It's soulful and even has the Brent Office esc humor aura intertwined to achieve greatness.

This is the album that captures the pulse of a generation

Brian Sirimaturos,

Quite simply, albums like this come along once in a generation. David Brent's lyrics and musical arrangement are not only brilliant, but cut deep into our culture, exposing so much. Lady Gypsy is the new life anthem that Summer of 69 was so long ago. Lonely Cowboy captures the American Spirit. Don't Make Fun of the Disableds brings awareness to issues that We Are The World did in the 80's. I can go on, but let's not spoil the experience for others. God bless you David Brent.

About David Brent

The fictional character of David Brent was created by comedian Ricky Gervais in 2001. First appearing in the BBC mockumentary The Office, he quickly gained attention for his socially awkward behavior and tendency to create embarrassing situations.

Ten years after the television show ended, Brent returned, this time with a charity single for Comic Relief called "Equality Street." Written under the pretense that Brent was now managing an up-and-coming rap artist, Doc Brown -- played by comedian/rapper Ben Bailey Smith -- the track combined elements of rap and reggae in a suitably awkward style. The single became the most downloaded track in the iTunes store in 2013. Later the same year, Gervais devised a web series, Learn Guitar with David Brent, presented as five-minute YouTube videos. Each episode featured Brent teaching the viewer how to play a variety of songs, including a few previously unheard numbers such as "Ooh La La" and "Life on the Road."

In 2016, Gervais expanded on Brent's foray into music with a feature-length film, Life on the Road. The film detailed Brent taking his band, Foregone Conclusion, on a local tour of Berkshire. The soundtrack was released simultaneously and featured a mixture of new material and updated older songs -- co-written alongside Andy Burrows -- all of which were featured in the film. ~ Liam Martin

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