search
Barnsley
Batley
Bedale
Beverley
Bingley
Bradford
Bridlington
Brighouse
Castleford
Catterick Garrison
Cleckheaton
Cottingham
Darlington
Dewsbury
Doncaster
Driffield
Elland
Filey
Goole
Guisborough
Halifax
Harrogate
Hawes
Hebden Bridge
Heckmondwike
Hessle
Holmfirth
Huddersfield
Hull
Ilkley
Keighley
Knaresborough
Knottingley
Leeds
Leyburn
Liversedge
Malton
Mexborough
Middlesborough
Mirfield
Morley
Normanton
Northallerton
Ossett
Otley
Pickering
Pontetfract
Pudsey
Redcar
Richmond
Ripon
Rotherham
Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Scarborough
Selby
Settle
Sheffield
Shipley
Skipton
Sowerby Bridge
Stockton-on-Tees
Tadcaster
Thirsk
Todmorden
Wakefield
Wetherby
Whitby
Yarm
York
Album Review - Gilbert O'Sullivan (BMG Records)
Graham Clark, Features Writer
This self titled album is the 19th album from Gilbert O'Sullivan since he released his debut album in 1971.

The album was recorded on analogue equipment at O'Sullivan's Frobisher Studios in Jersey with players hand picked by producer Ethan Jones. There are also guest appearances from Andy Fairweather Low (guitar), Chas Hodges (piano) and Geraint Watkins (piano)

If you liked his melodic tracks in the past then chances are you will like this accomplished album. At The End of the Day, the opening track, is typical of his melancholy charm with the inevitable word play he always writes.

The Same The Whole World Over is a jaunty track, the lyric though continues the theme heard many times in the album: getting older. Love How You Leave Me I have to admit does remind me of There Ain't No Pleasing You, the old Chas and Dave song! It has that vibe that invites you to sing along to the track.

Also by Graham Clark...
James Come Home To The North
Compilation - Dave Pearce - Dance Anthems (New State Music)
Route For 2019 Tour De Yorkshire Revealed
Madness, Leeds Arena
Ocean Colour Scene, Leeds O2 Academy
He looks back to the old days on the track Dansette Dreams and 45's on a slow ballad whilst on No Head For Figures But Yours could be the cousin to his 1973 hit Get Down. With a cheeky lyric the song is O'Sullivan at his very best.

This Riff again reminds me of a Chas and Dave song, you could imagine him performing the track with Jools Holland on his BBC TV show.

Penny Drops has a Paul McCartney influence leaving the last two tracks on the album, The Mind Boggles and For The Record with references to Donald Trump and Homelessness.

Rather than resting on his laurels he has come up with another set of fine songs.

I give the album 3 out of 5

Album Review - Gilbert O'Sullivan (BMG Records), 8th August 2018, 20:47 PM