It contains 73 tracks which span the years This is the first in-depth survey of Gilbert's lengthy career. It contains numerous singles and B-sides, tracks from 16 of his albums, and five previously unreleased tracks. Gilbert returned to Japan in June for a series of 13 shows. Gilbert spent the end of and the beginning of recording his next studio album "A Scruff At Heart" which was released in Japan on 25 October Add to Favorites I like Tweet. Sort by Year Alphabet Bestselling.
There is nothing to do. All rights reserved. Gordon Mills recognised something unique in the young Irishman and signed him for management as well as to a songwriting contract. Around this time, the singer jettisoned his so-called "Bisto Kid" image in favour of an endless series of collegiate-styled sweaters embossed with the letter "G". 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 his overseas popularity essentially ceased altogether.
After a Greatest Hits album in , and Southpaw in , by which time the hit singles had dried up, disagreements over future direction led to a bitter split between O'Sullivan and Mills, which effectively sidelined the former as a recording artist for five years.
The gruelling court case between O'Sullivan and his erstwhile manager, producer, music publisher and record company boss finally gave him control of his own recordings and the copyright in his songs, although it exacted an inevitable toll on his energy and his creativity during it's precedent-setting course. However, he continued writing songs, performing what he called "concepts within four walls" rather than starting back on the road before it was appropriate.
He later recalled that the lyrics he wrote during that period were too heavily influenced by his personal emotions - having been extremely close to Mills before their disagreement, he was highly distressed to discover that his dear friend had been guilty of considerable financial greed at Gilbert's expense. Lyrics have always been O'Sullivan's most unique facet, reflecting what's going on in his mind, and the strain under which he found himself was hardly conducive to much positive artistic or commercial creativity.
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Pages of Past. Schmuse-Hits, Volume 5 disc 3. Ljuva tal Let the good times roll Singers and Songwriters. Les plus beaux slows. Barry Williams Presents: 70's Music Explosion. Listing only a collective personnel could have been another course of action. Two of the tracks, both duets, feature the same personnel. Blue Arrowhead Click on the above-seen arrowhead if you want to see a longer list of issues featuring this session's recording of "Can't Think Straight. The basis for the approximate date that I have assigned to this session's master is the following comment, found in an Associated Press report published on September 14, "Singer Peggy Lee Late July should be deemed a third and less likely possibility.
Gateway, Kingston, Surrey. According to O'Sullivan's official site, the album was "recorded almost entirely at his home in Jersey in the Channel Islands. Was it one of the songs partially, fully recorded at the artist's home, or was it of songs that -- to judge from the quote -- he committed to record elsewhere? Another fine source of information about the Irish singer and his recordings is Joe DiMuro's fan site. For our specify pursuit, however, the site does not furnish any answers.
Incidentally, though with great regret, it must report that neither of the mentioned sites is in operation any longer. On the chance that these sites make a return in the future, here are their currently obsolete web addresses: www. While no specifics about O'Sullivan's part of the vocal has been forthcoming, there is clearer information about the parts of "Can't Think Straight" that feature Peggy Lee.
We know that those parts were recorded in New York and that O'Sullivan flew to the city for the occasion August or September In a BBC radio interview given many years later July , O'Sullivan himself confirmed that he was present in the studio when Lee recorded her part for the number. We also know that the pair was together when they worked on a video version of "Can't Think Straight" for which they might have perhaps mimed to an already recorded master.
He identified the Hit Factory as the studio where all those activities took place. Still further, at some of his concert appearances, O'Sullivan has told his audiences that he and Lee spent two days together during the recording process. The singer-songwriter's confirmed presence next to Lee in the studio does not necessarily mean that he too recorded his part of the vocal on the same day. According to an O'Sullivan fan who posted a comment at an online fansite, there is another radio interview in which O'Sullivan clarifies that he and Lee actually sang their parts separately.
The parts were then blended in the studio. Although I have no further knowledge or awareness of the interview in question, I am inclined to trust the claim made by this O'Sullivan fan.
It certainly agrees with my impression that the same O'Sullivan vocal is heard in the four versions of the song that will be discussed below. The CD actually lists a collective personnel, leaving us to assume that it applies to all of the songs in the album. Given the fairly large number of participants listed, that assumption is probably incorrect.
Since it is unclear which of the individuals listed took part in the making of "Can't Think Straight" other than O'Sullivan and Lee, of course, as well as concertmaster Laurie Holloway , the personnel entered above should be considered tentative.
Masters, Issues And Collectors' Corner 1. Curiously, that CD has been issued in four editions. All editions feature the same personnel and the same songs, except for "Can't Think Straight," which becomes a partially different number in every edition. While the exact same O'Sullivan's vocal is heard in all of them and ditto for the instrumentation playing behind it , the number's guest vocalist changes from one edition to another.
In the case of "Can't Think Straight," denomination such as "guest vocalist" or "cameo partner" strike me as more appropriate than "duet partner," because the non-O'Sullivan parts of the song are supplementary, or subservient to his own. As will be detailed below, each of these four editions of the album features a guest artist who has been obviously chosen on account of the international market to which the given edition caters.
Three of those guests sing in their respective native languages; also, the lyrics that they interpret are not the exact same ones in each and every case. It dates from All the numbers included in the edition were recorded between June 24 and September 12, Since it was a release for the Asian market, it should not come as a surprise that the CD's version of "Can't Think Straight" is sung by O'Sullivan in the company of pianist and vocalist Takao Kisugi.
The latter sings his part in Japanese, O'Sullivan in English. This non-domestic version of the album might have come first more by necessity than by design. In the late s and early s, O'Sullivan no longer had a recording contract with a major label in the United Kingdom, and as a result he initially released much of his work from this period through Japanese and German labels.
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