Gilbert O’Sullivan is one of the UK’s most successful singers, songwriters and musicians, selling over 15 million albums and singles.
To celebrate an amazing forty-five year recording career, FANFARE RECORDS will be releasing ‘The Very Best Of Gilbert O’Sullivan’ on 4th May 2012.
Part of a major Gilbert O’Sullivan reissue campaign the album chronicles songs from his debut album, ‘Himself’ in 1971, through to his most recent album ‘Gilbertville’ and features multiple hits, including the multi-million selling charttopper and Grammy-nominated ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’ and the unforgettable Oz top ten singles ‘Clair’, ‘Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka- Day’ and ‘Get Down’, the latter of which won him an Ivor Novello Award in 1973 for Most Performed British Song.
Gilbert’s first two albums, ‘Himself’ and ‘Back To Front’ both stayed in the charts for over a year (86 and 64 weeks respectively) and in 1972 Gilbert was the biggest selling UK artist in the world. The incredible success of ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’ in America catapulted Gilbert into stardom and he made several appearances on US shows hosted by music legends such as Dean Martin and Burt Bacharach. Gilbert’s songs have appeared in TV series including The Simpsons and Life On Mars and in films such as The Virgin Suicides, Stuart Little 2, Margot At The Wedding and Stuck On You.
His songs have been covered by acts as diverse as Elton John, Bobby Darin, The Feeling, Nina Simone, Har Mar Superstar, Sarah Vaughan, Andy Williams, The Pet Shop Boys, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, and Herb Alpert, and at a recent live show in Dublin, Morrissey performed a version of ‘Nothing Rhymed’.