Gilbert O'Sullivan / Driven SDE-exclusive blu-ray audio *signed edition*
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'Driven' SDE-exclusive blu-ray audio
Dolby Atmos, 5.1 and stereo mixes • Limited quantity signed by Gilbert O'Sullivan
The third in the SDE Surround Series is an exclusive blu-ray audio that is channeling some classic seventies songwriting vibes via the brand new album from the legendary Irish-born singer and musician, Gilbert O'Sullivan.
O'Sullivan's gifts have been long-established, and his observational style of songwriting, unique blend of melodic craftsmanship, witty wordplay and humour, chimed with the public on both sides of the Atlantic early in his career, as songs like 'Alone Again (Naturally)', and 'Clair' topped the charts in the UK and/or America (in 1972).
The hits continued in the 1970s, even if – for one reason or another – things were quieter in subsequent decades, but the music endured via regular compilations and Gilbert's songs featuring in films (including 1999 family favourite Stuart Little).
That's not to say there were not new long-players from time to time, and indeed his last outing, 2018's well-received Gilbert O'Sullivan was this 19th studio album and reached number 20 in the UK charts.
The new album – Driven – has been produced by Andy Wright (who has worked with Simply Red, Eurythmics, Simple Minds and Echo and The Bunnymen, among others). It's remarkable, inasmuch as it feels both familiar and fresh at the same time. It bears all the hallmarks of this classic singer-songwriter but mixes the signature piano ballads ('Blue Anchor Bay') with some peppier uptempo numbers recorded with a full band at London’s famous RAK Studios (the JJ Cale-esque opener 'Love Casualty' being a great example). KT Tunstall duets on the springhtly 'Take Love' (the first single) while Mick Hucknall sings beautifully on the mid-paced reflective number 'Let Bygones Be Bygones'.
Early pre-orderers will snag this limited edition SIGNED by Gilbert O'Sullivan! These are available while stocks last (the listing will be updated once the signed editions have sold out so you'll know what you are ordering).
Driven is released on 22 July 2022 via BMG.
TECHNICAL NOTES: This blu-ray audio requires a blu-ray player. Decoding the Dolby Atmos mix requires a Dolby Atmos-certified soundbar or a Dolby Atmos-compatible AV Receiver/Amp. The Dolby Atmos mix will 'fold down' to 5.1 or stereo if a Dolby Atmos decoder is not detected.
Dolby Atmos Mix, 5.1 mix & stereo
1. Love Casualty
2. Blue Anchor Bay
3. Let Bygones Be Bygones (featuring Mick Hucknall)
4. Body and Mind
5. What Are You Waiting For
6. Let Me Know
7. Take Love (featuring KT Tunstall)
8. Back and Forth
9. If Only Love Had Ears
10. You Can’t Say I Didn’t Try
11. You and Me Babe
12. Hey Man
13. Don’t Get Under Each Other’s Skin