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Tribute to the good old times

Source: Hamburger Abendblatt

Date: 16 Jan 1988



A man tucked his piano under his arm and walks down the street.

We are being located in Ireland, that’s obvious, but that man is known somehow.

Well, his name is Gilbert O’Sullivan.

In the Seventies he wrote such wonderful haunting tunes like "Clair" and "Matrimony" and then disappeared - dropped completely out of the musical sight.

Now he is back again after years of lawsuit about rights and percentages with his former manager Gordon Mills.

And it’s a real comeback.

The new LP "Forbisher Drive", named after the street in Swindon, UK where O'Sullivan grew up.

The ten new songs are a bit more rocky than in his past, but it’s still obviously Gilbert O’Sullivan and the themes are still the same: Love, sorrow and life in general.

Produced by Gus Dudgeon, Ken Gold and Chris Tsangaridis, they released the song "So What" as a single and the chances of O’Sullivan returning to the charts are good.

The photo of Ray was taken on the bridge (Fleetbrücke) in the "Speicherstadt"  which belongs to the Hamburg harbour.


THANKS TO NICOLE RUSCHKE