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  • Join the GILBERT O`SULLIVAN Fans Channel - FTG - FRIENDS THROUGH GILBERT

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    Yes - if you haven`t found us already - Gilbert fans this is for YOU ! Totally dedicated to Gilbert ` HIMSELF ` - All the best videos , great music you may not have heard before and much, much more . With subscribers from all over the world , proving how popular this musical genius still is . Re-live all the memories from the start and track his career right up until today with the release of his brilliant new album GILBERTVILLE . - FTG - Friends Through Gilbert !

    Here`s some reviews from the magazine RECORD COLLECTOR -

    GILBERT IS GOD - ( from 2007 )
    As I approach my 50th year, I have come to the conclusion that I have been denying myself for many many years ! Namely Gilbert O'Sullivan is the greatest tunesmith and most underated artist of the last 35 years. There I said it. In a recent concert at the Barbican he played a brilliant set of old favourites and new tracks from his latest CD, A Scruff At Heart. The new tracks bristled with hooks and I was humming along before they had even finished. and this on first hearing ! How many groups/artists can you say this about ? I found I knew the lyrics to most of the older songs, and I was singing along like never before, and I am a veteran of thousands of gigs across the whole spectrum of music over the last 35 years ( Penetration are up next). Gilbert has shrugged off Prog, Glam, Disco, Punk, Post Punk ,Electro, Alternative, Rave etc and is now at the age of 60 looking and sounding better than ever. I came out of the Barbican a happier more contented person having finally accepted the truth: Gilbert is God. This is no nostalgic knee jerk reaction. RC, give this man much overdue and deserved respect now!

    by G.D Evans

    Gilbert O'Sullivan - Gilbertville -The master of miserable mirth returns ( from 2011 )

    The artist formerly know as Ray O'Sullivan carved out a healthy 70s career for himself by combining sparkling wit and sombre misery, so it was only a matter of time before such an equally musically schizophrenic figure as Morrissey got round to covering him. Yet, while Moz's inclusion of Nothing Rhymed in his live sets would seem to be an unbeatably perfect fit, others also took their inspiration from Gilbert.
    The lyrical articulacy and melodic confidence of Madness and, even more so, Squeeze can be at least partly traced back to O'Sullivan's skill in dressing up domestic mundanity as catchy pop (We Will, Matrimony). Every time Chris Difford heads for the kitchen sink he's reminded of how Gilbert was the plumber who fit the pipes in the first place, and it's a pleasure to report that his number's still in the book.
    Nothing on Gilbertville quite matches the glories of old, but a few tracks come close. The country stroll of Here's Why pushes every smart pop button there is, The Allergy Song is selfdeprecatingly hilarious ("I've read a lot of Shakespeare/I've seen his movies too"), and Down Down Here is a midtempo ballad at risk of overdosing on its own gorgeousness.

    Reviewed by Terry Staunton Show less
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  • ALBUM SAMPLERS - Click here to read more .... Play all

    Hear and see selected highlights from all Gilbert`s albums - a great way for newer fans of his music to get a feel of how each album sounds . Hopefully you will then buy the album ! Its unfortunate that no video footage exists of Gilbert performing many of his great album tracks because many fans consider them to be some of his best work . To get over this problem the songs are presented in a variety of different ways , using photographs , animation and appropriate film footage . Hope you enjoy them !
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    These songs are unavailable on any official releases - some are old songs,some unreleased and others only performed live on stage and not recorded !
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    Some of the best cover versions of Gilberts songs by various artists . OK, we know none of these can compare with the originals, but think what a thrill it must have been for Gilbert for some of these stars to record his songs ......
    Some of these are in foreign languages and have been requested for inclusion by other subcribers - FTG`s !
    • Dusty Springfield - Nothing Rhymed + - Duration: 6 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
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      plus Take Me To The Pilot, from The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine.
      Join us on our forum at www.dustyspringfield.org.uk
    • Johnny Mathis - Alone Again (Naturally) - Duration: 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 18,608 views
      This was written by the Irish singer/songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan and was released in 1972. The song can be found on Johnny's 1994 album "Tears And Laughter." Yes, it is a sad song but it also say...
    • Bobby Darin - Alone Again Naturally (live)(1972) - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
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      Live performance from Bobby Darin's 1972 weekly television variety show. From Aces Back to Back! released by Hyena Records.
    • Hurricane Smith - Who Was It - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
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      Hurricane Smith singing Who Was It written by Gilbert O'Sullivan. 1972
    • Morrissey - Nothing Rhymed - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
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      Morrissey Singing A Version Of Gilbert O'Sullivan Classic Song: "Nothing Rhymed"
    • ELAINE PAIGE - Miss My Love Today by GILBERT O`SULLIVAN - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 3,103 views
      A rare cover version of this Gilbert O`Sullivan favourite from his 1977 album SOUTHPAW. I think this is a pretty good version and I think Gilbert would approve !
    • Roon Staal - Where Peaceful Waters Flow - Duration: 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
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      Where Peaceful Waters Flow cover by Roon Staal from his album The Journey (release February 2010). This song was written by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
    • Tom Jones - Nothing rhymed (Gilbert O'Sullivan cover) - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

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      Tom Jones - Nothing rhymed (Gilbert O'Sullivan cover)
    • BURTON CUMMINGS - NOTHING RHYMED - By Gilbert O`Sullivan - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
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      Since I added a cover versions section to our FTG channel some people have contacted me saying " You`ve got to hear Burton Cummings version of Nothing Rhymed - it`s great ! " Well I was curious - ...
    • Engelbert Humperdinck - "Love, Oh Precious Love" 1974 Gilbert O'Sullivan composition - Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
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      This is the B side to the 1974 single "Catch Me, I'm Falling". It was written by the wonderful Gilbert O'Sullivan who was the 3rd member of manager Gordon Mills' camp.(There was also a 4th, singer ...
    • Jan Rot - Ongerijmd - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
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      Jan Rot zingt in het Tv programma Het Metropole Orkest ontmoet... het nummer Ongerijmd. Een nederlandse vertaling van het nummer: Nothing Rhymed van Gilbert O'Sullivan
    • ''1948'' - Koot en Bie - Duration: 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

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      De originele versie van ''1948 - Toen was geluk heel gewoon'' waarvan Kees van Kooten en Wim de Bie de tekst schreven op een melodie van Gilbert O' Sullivan (''Alone again naturally''). Later werd ...
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    • Engelbert , Gilbert & Tom - The Gordon Mills Trio live ... - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
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      Back in the late 1960`s and 1970`s three of the biggest names in the music business shared the same manager - the late Gordon Mills . If only the three of them had done a TV Special together , wha...
    • GILBERT O`SULLIVAN - To Cut A Long Story Short - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

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      This track was the B Side of the CHRISTMAS SONG single released in 1974 . I`m surprised to find it`s not on Youtube already ! The song is accompanied with a rare set of photographs taken at Gilb...
    • Gilbert O`Sullivan & Clair Reunited in London - Duration: 81 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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      A short but lovely clip filmed in 2009 at the Royal Albert Hall in London . At this time Gilbert hadn`t seen Clair for many years but since then she has attended other shows along with her family a...
    • GILBERT O`SULLIVAN - I Don`t Care - Duration: 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

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      Featuring some of the artists Gilbert has admired over the years such as The Beatles , Michael Jackson , Elvis and Morrisey .
    • GILBERT O`SULLIVAN - Break A Leg - Duration: 4 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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      An obscure Gilbert track new to Youtube . It grows on you the more you hear it ! Usually I tell you which album or single it appears on - this time you tell me . Let`s see how much YOU know abou...
    • Gilbert O`Sullivan - What Could Be Nicer - Rare Reggae Version ! - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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      A different arrangement of the ballad WHAT COULD BE NICER ( Mum The Kettle`s Boiling ) released in 1972 on the album BACK TO FRONT .
    • Gilbert O`Sullivan - I Wish I Could Cry - Unreleased Live Stereo Version - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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      An incredible live performance of one Gilbert`s greatest compositions . Written back in the late 1960`s as a response to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy . This recording is unavailable on any of...
    • Thankyou GILBERT O`SULLIVAN Fans ! - Duration: 95 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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      This is just a big THANKYOU from me for all the support on our channel FTG - FRIENDS THROUGH GILBERT . The video views have now surpassed 5 MILLION and our subscribers are well over 3000 with mo...
    • Gilbert O`Sullivan - Wonder Why - Stripped-Down version - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 166 views
      When first released on Gilbert`s 1982 album LIFE & RHYMES this track featured additional instrumentation and backing vocals . This version - which I like better - features just Gilbert`s vocal and ...
    • Gilbert O`Sullivan - Rare Piano Solo - Came To See Me Yesterday - Duration: 113 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      For collectors of Gilbert`s earlier recordings , this version of CAME TO SEE ME YESTERDAY ( In The Merry Month Of ) featuring piano only never appeared on record . One of his earliest compositions ...
    • Gilbert O`Sullivan In Concert 1971 - Soundtrack Album - Expanded - Duration: 41 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
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      Gilbert`s first BBC TV Special - with bonus tracks !
    • Gilbert O`Sullivan - Live in Dublin 1973 -Restored Audio only - Duration: 9 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      This 3 track audio is taken from video footage filmed at the Carlton Cinema in Dublin , Ireland in June 1973 . On the video footage the sound sometimes suffers from tape distortion in parts which ...
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