Gorgeous George

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Edwyn Collins made a remarkable and unexpected comeback with Gorgeous George, and it's not hard to see why. The album represents a consolidation of Collins' skills as a songwriter, demonstrating both his vicious wit and his effortless melodicism. Working with former Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and bassist Claire Kenny, he develops the hardest-hitting musical attack of his career, but it's also surprisingly versatile, capable not only of glam rock, but also jangle pop, folk-rock and blue-eyed soul. And while Collins can occasionally be accused of lyrical sniping -- the attack on Guns N' Roses in "North of Heaven" is simply silly -- there's no denying that when ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Edwyn Collins made a remarkable and unexpected comeback with Gorgeous George, and it's not hard to see why. The album represents a consolidation of Collins' skills as a songwriter, demonstrating both his vicious wit and his effortless melodicism. Working with former Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and bassist Claire Kenny, he develops the hardest-hitting musical attack of his career, but it's also surprisingly versatile, capable not only of glam rock, but also jangle pop, folk-rock and blue-eyed soul. And while Collins can occasionally be accused of lyrical sniping -- the attack on Guns N' Roses in "North of Heaven" is simply silly -- there's no denying that when his words and music hit the same target, such as on the darkly catchy Iggy Pop tribute "A Girl Like You," the results are wonderfully cerebral pop music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/1995
  • Label: Bar/None Records
  • UPC: 032862005824
  • Catalog Number: 58

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Edwyn Collins Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Multi Instruments
Vic Godard Background Vocals
Dennis Bovell Bass
Paul Cook Percussion, Drums, Multi Instruments
Martin Drover Flugelhorn
Claire Kenny Bass Guitar
Patrick Arbruthnot Pedal Steel Guitar
Seb Lewsley Synthesizer, ARP
Sean Read Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Edwyn Collins Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Contributor
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Seb Lewsley Engineer
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