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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 ... Read more in Amazon's Gilbert O'Sullivan Store

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  • Audio CD (March 13, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Ais
  • ASIN: B006M6GPMS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,360 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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
12. Ooh - Wakka
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)
18. Taking A Chance
19. All They Wanted To Say
20. That's Love
See all 22 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

2012 collection from the gifted British/Irish singer, songwriter and musician. Gilbert O'Sullivan is one of the UK's most successful artists, selling over 15 million albums and singles over his 45 year career. The Very Best Of Gilbert O'Sullivan chronicles songs from his debut album, Himself in 1971, through to his most recent album Gilbertville and features no less than 14 top 10 UK hits, including the multi-million selling US chart topper and Grammy-nominated `Alone Again (Naturally)' and the unforgettable UK #1 singles `Clair' and `Get Down', the latter of which won him an Ivor Novello Award in 1973 for Most Performed British Song. 22 tracks. USM Media.

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Quality of the recording was very good, packaging was fine.
Chris
A wonderful buy and I would recommend this to anyone, especially those who have only heard of a couple of his songs.
D. Chung
I found it relaxing and a sing along one too. go out and get it if you grew up with his music like I did.
James Harris,Sr.

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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Justo R. Corpuz Jr. on August 31, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I've been a Gilbert O'Sullivan fan since I heard for the first time the haunting melody of "Alone, Naturally" back in 1971. He had a succession of hits after that but he seemed to fade after a few hits. Some of the songs here never made it on radio airplay (that I know about) here in the US. For example, "You are you" is such a catchy tune. The lyrics are dated but hey, the music is excellent. "What's in a Kiss" is another one. Great song - similar to "You are you" but never made it on airplay in the US. O'Sullivan presents a knack for writing songs with a universal appeal but retains his Irish charm in his singing style.

Since I was spoiled with the great music of the 70's (greatest decade for music), O'Sullivan is one of the few that stands out for me. Buy this CD and enjoy it for what it is. A fresh and unique singer songwriter that is guaranteed to please even the most discriminating ear!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAME on July 24, 2007
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This eccentric Irish singer-songwriter was a regular visitor to the upper reaches of the UK charts in the early 1970s. Three of these songs made the top ten in the USA: the poignant Claire, Alone Again (Naturally) and Get Down. He specialized in the mid-tempo ballad, although Get Down was a real rocker with a catchy hook. Other UK hits on this compilation include Ooh Wakka Doo Wakka Day, No Matter How I Try, We Will, Ooh Baby, Nothing Rhymed and I Don't Love You But I Think I Like You. What's In A Kiss was a solitary stray hit from the late 70s when his time had passed. The music is not profound but charming enough with its often clever lyrics and decent tunes.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Chung on May 4, 2012
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This is a great compilation of songs by a talented singer/songwriter. He was truly a gifted storyteller with his melody and lyrics about everyday life that we could easily relate to. A wonderful buy and I would recommend this to anyone, especially those who have only heard of a couple of his songs. You will be pleasantly surprised with his other work!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Scriabinmahler on December 19, 2010
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This is a wonderful collection of Gilbert O'Sullivan's most memorable songs, including great hit songs like, Clair, Alone Again, Nothing Rhymed, plus recent masterpieces like, At the Very Mention of Your Name, Lost a Friend, I Wish I Could Cry, Dear Dream, and I'll Believe It When I See It, all of which share the wistful lyricism and the heart-felt poetry.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. Schlingemann on December 31, 2008
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Playing this CD almost makes me cry. This guy had to change his name for commercial reasons, was given silly clothes to wear and a more than a little ludicrous haircut, all for the sake of launching another 'eccentric singer'. Well, it payed off. The records sold very well. But who saw through the mask put on by the record company? Did anyone notice what incredible songwriting talent this guy had? Very few.
Later in his life, he became big in Japan. Without the clothes and the haircut. And does he look eccentric on the cover of this CD? Hail to the superior musical taste of the Japanese.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. G. Harris on September 5, 2012
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I love this CD. For those of you thinking about this purchase, please worry no longer and buy the disk. It has many of his older songs and some newer ones too. Almost every song has a memory that floods back each time I hear it. I am very glad I made this purchase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gilbertfan on May 15, 2012
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Great album of Gilbert O'Sullivan - this is one of the best with lots of his very popular hits. A must to have!!! Can't believe I remember ALL the words after all this time, talented singer/songwriter.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Scott Denny on August 13, 2010
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I dont brag on to many artists but when I have Gilbert O'Sullivans get Down playing in my Jeep it always turns heads even had several people ask me while in the Jeep who sings that,so it tells you this artist apparently left his mark.gilbert might have had only a few hits but its from a much better time than what we have today,and the music was not rehashed but new.
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