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© Bar/None Records
Year of Release: 1994
The Campaign ForReal Rock
A Girl Like You
Out Of This World
If You Could Love Me
North Of Heaven
It's Right In FrontOf You
Make Me Feel Again
I've Got It Bad
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The song "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins was getting heavy
airplay on Rock stations in 1994, and interesting enough, this song has the
style of Pop (maybe even New Wave). And, Edwyn Collins' vocals has a
resemblence to that of David Bowie. Even the style of the song itself could
be related to Bowie's music. Gorgeous George definitely relates to
Bowie; his voice and musical style easily fits Bowie's, likewise his vocals
can also be compared to another Bowie ally, Iggy Pop.
Leading off the album is an interesting track, "The Campaign For Real
Rock" -- it's mysterious in sound, almost as mysterious as the early Lenny
Kravitz. "Low Expectations" is a very relaxing tune, in the style of
pop folk. Accoustic guitar is the main instrument, and some harmonica, similar
to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen (Nebraska).
"Out Of The World" and "If You Could Love Me" have the style
of David Bowie once again; "Out Of This World" has a more Pop sounding
style, where "If You Could Love Me" has a more soulful approach.
The accoustic guitar "unplugged" sound returns with "North Of Heaven,"
another pleasant sounding tune, and could be a regular radio favorite.
The title track has another comparison, yet it has a more pop sound -- If
you're familiar with Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, this song can be
compared to "Sweet Jane," yet it has a more upbeat pop sound, and even a
touch of soul. And speaking of Soul, "It's Right In Front Of You" does
have a more soulful approach, as heard in 1970s soul music. And, this song could
have easily been recorded by U2, as some of their songs (U2) have a similar soul
The Pop style returns with "Make Me Feel Again;" Bowie is compared
again to "I've Got It Bad" and another accoustic guitar "unplugged"
is best described for "Subsidence."
There is a bonus track, which is not listed in the original song listing:
There is a 2-minute delay from "Subsidence" (if you were playing the
CD from start to finish); this untitled bonus track is a very upbeat bouncy
tune, and worth listening to.
Pop and Soul best describes Edwyn Collins' Gorgeous George. His
vocal abilities are easily related to that of David Bowie and/or Iggy Pop,
likewise their musical styles. And if we were to judge the music alone, it
can be compared to another artist, Chris Isaak. Gorgeous George is
an interesting and entertaining album, for pop music lovers all around, it's
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