Gorgeous George (album)

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Gorgeous George
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Studio album by
Released1 July 1994
RecordedNovember 1993−April 1994
StudioNew River, London
GenreBlue-eyed soul, folk rock, glam rock, jangle pop[1]
Length58:15
LabelSetanta
ProducerEdwyn Collins
Edwyn Collins chronology
Hellbent on Compromise
(1990)
Gorgeous George
(1994)
I'm Not Following You
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars[2]
NME7/10[3]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[4]

Gorgeous George is the third solo studio album by Scottish musician Edwyn Collins. The album was recorded at New River in London, with Collins acting as the producer.[5] It was released on 1 July 1994[6] and features guest musician Paul Cook of the original Sex Pistols,[7] but a group which has intermittently been revived.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Campaign for Real Rock" – 6:35
  2. "A Girl Like You" – 3:58
  3. "Low Expectations" – 3:58
  4. "Out of This World" – 5:37
  5. "If You Could Love Me" – 5:30
  6. "North of Heaven" – 3:39
  7. "Gorgeous George" – 4:08
  8. "It's Right in Front of You" – 6:26
  9. "Make Me Feel Again" – 4:22
  10. "I've Got It Bad" – 4:40
  11. "Subsidence" – 5:44
  12. "This Music Won't Take You Higher" – 3:26

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per booklet.[5]

Main musicians

  • Edwyn Collins – vocals, guitar, keyboards; bass and drums on track 10
  • Paul Cook – drums, percussion
  • Clare Kenny – bass guitar

Additional musicians

  • Vic Godard – backing vocals on tracks 1–2
  • Sean Read – backing vocals on tracks 1–2, 4, 6–8 and 11
  • Dennis Bovell – bass on track 5
  • Martin Drover – flugelhorn on track 5
  • Patrick Arbuthnot – pedal steel on track 6
  • Sebastian Lewsley – ARP synthesizer on tracks 8 and 11

Production

  • Edwyn Collins – producer, arranger, engineer
  • Sebastian Lewsley – engineer
  • Duncan Cowell – mastering
  • Gavin Evans – photography
  • Rob Crane – sleeve art

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Gorgeous George – Edwyn Collins". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (24 August 1995). "Keen Observer". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Edwyn Collins: Gorgeous George". NME: 46. 22 July 1995.
  4. ^ Micallef, Ken (19 October 1995). "Edwyn Collins: Gorgeous George". Rolling Stone: 153.
  5. ^ a b Gorgeous George (Booklet). Edwyn Collins. Setanta. 1994. SETCD14.
  6. ^ "Gorgeous George (CD – Setanta #SETCD 014) – Edwyn Collins". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  7. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas, eds. (2002), "Edwyn Collins", All music guide to rock: the definitive guide to rock, pop, and soul, AMG all music guide series (3rd ed.), San Francisco: Backbeat Books, pp. 237–238, ISBN 0-87930-653-X, retrieved 3 January 2011