Saturday, May 25, 1996

The Ink Spots hit #1 with “The Gypsy” 50 years ago today (5/25/1946)

First posted 5/25/2016; updated 1/26/2020.

The Gypsy

The Ink Spots

Writer(s): Billy Reid (see lyrics here)


First Charted: May 4, 1946


Peak: 113 US, 18 HP, 13 GA, 13 RB (Click for codes to singles charts.)


Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, -- UK, -- world (includes US + UK)


Airplay/Streaming (in millions): -- radio, 0.38 video, -- streaming

Awards:

Review:

Billy Reid was a famous bandleader in London in the 1930s who had the distinction of being the first British songwriter to top the pop charts in the United States. When Welsh singer Dorothy Squires joined his group, he often wrote songs specifically with her in mind – one of which was “The Gypsy.” The song, published in 1945, unfurls a story of someone seeking out the advice of a gypsy fortune teller. The narrator wants to believe his partner is faithful, which the gypsy confirms, although both know it isn’t true. WK

After Reid and his orchestra, fronted by Squires, introduced the song in the UK, WK it became a hit in the United States. Dinah Shore and the Ink Spots both topped the charts with the song, but the Ink Spots’ version was the monster hit, spending 13 weeks at #1 and becoming the biggest hit of 1946. WHC

This African-American pop vocal group found success with both white and black audiences. Their early version of doo-wop was fundamental in shaping rock and roll as well as R&B, leading to their induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They racked up more than forty hits from the 1930s to the 1950s. Twenty of those songs were top ten hits and six of those went all the way to the top of the American pop charts.

In addition to the versions by Shore and the Ink Spots, “The Gypsy” charted four more times that year – Sammy Kaye (#3), Hildegarde with Guy Lombardo (#7), Hal McIntyre (#8), and Jan Garber (#14). The song has also been recorded by Louis Armstrong, Quincy Jones, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and Frank Sinatra. WK It appeared in Revolutionary Road, a 2008 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. WK


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Friday, May 17, 1996

Kevin Gilbert, 1966-1996

Kevin Gilbert

Artist Profile

Overview:



Born: Kevin Matthew Gilbert
Date: November 20, 1966
Where: Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Died: May 17, 1996
Where: Eagle Rock, California

Known As: synth-pop/neo-progressive rock singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist


“Sometimes genius comes and goes without much notice or fanfare. Such is the case with the late Kevin Gilbert,” P “a musical prodigy” JS who “colleagues invariably called…‘the most talented musician I ever met.’” JS This little-known performer ranks as one of my favorite singers. When he died, he “left behind enormous unanswered questions about his potential.” JS

Kevin “Gilbert was a moderately important figure in Californian rock music in the 1980’s and 1990’s.” DN “He was an accomplished instrumentalist and composer, who played keyboards, guitars, drums, bass and cellos, as well as singing vocals. His talents also extended to producer.” WK He “spent several years on the edge of stardom [but] could never capitalize on his talents.” DE ” He “might be the most talented American musician to be involved with progressive rock, with the possible exception of Frank Zappa. Although all of his work contains a very strong pop element, there’s usually a lot of prog underneath it.” DN

I have said that if I were a musician, Kevin Gilbert best represents the kind of music I would want to make. His lyrics go beyond clich├ęd love songs and are infused with witticism. His musicianship showcase the tireless hours he spent in the studio perfecting his craft. It was a shame to lose such an astonishing talent at 29. His work, however, lives on and for those uninitiated in his music, I hope this post leads you down the same musical journey where KG’s music has taken me.


Significant Bands:


On the Web:

Awards:

The Albums:

Hover over an album cover to see its title and year of release. Click on the album to go to its dedicated DMDB page.





Live at Keystone


Recorded: 1982, live at Palo Alto, California


Released: October 25, 2022


Peak: --


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. City on the Hill
  2. Schizophrenia
  3. Wings of Time NRG
  4. When Strangers Part NRG
  5. Welcome to Suburbia NRG
  6. Crooked Mile
  7. Tongue ‘N Cheek
  8. Frame by Frame NRG
NRG also on No Reasons Given

About the Album:

From the liner notes: “It’s been more than 40 years since these songs came together inside the session that was NRG. The memories below are my best guesses about a long-ago time. I hope they offer you insight into a few songs that were never recorded in the studio.”

City on the Hill and Crooked Mile were some of our earliest musical ideas that came together the night we met in Tim Dunn’s barn after I auditioned Kevin for NRG. We hung out for hours beyond the audition (which lasted about 5 minutes once Kevin revealed his unusual talent at age 14). We spent that first evening trading musical bits into my cassette 2-track. These songs began to come together that night. It’s pretty easy to tell whose stuff was whose. My parts tend to be the verse guitar hooks and Kevin often created the choruses and bridges with his unique chord changes, harmonies, rhythms, and synth sounds on his brand new Prophet 5. Most of what we wrote was then complimented by Kevin’s lyrics.”

Tongue ‘N Cheek was a later collaboration. It was only after much exposure to the likes of Gentle Giant, Saga, Fripp/King Crimson, and UK et al that I began to experiment with guitar ideas like you hear here. I remember the opening hook as my attempt to learn to play like Fripp. Kevin added the odd timed conclusions to each of the segue lines commenting that it would be like Eddie Jobson, ‘just pick a chord and then play any unrelated bass note under it!’ A solo from Kev, then a return to the hook. It was obviously incomplete.”

“I both smile and cringe when I hear this live gig. We were so young, wide-eyed and earnest. We were pretty nervous and rushed everything. But for a bunch of kids a decade younger than almost everyone else on the bill that night. I smile remembering how cool it was to be there – imagining that we might be rock stars one day. Kevin certainly delivered on that count. Maybe not a star in a typical commercial fashion, but a deep, honest star for so many of us.” – Jason Hubbard, 2022

No Reasons Given


Rating:

3.113 out of 5.00
(average of 9 ratings)


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Released: 1984


Peak: --


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Morning Light [3:48]
  2. Watching Me [4:18]
  3. Goodman, Badman [4:39]
  4. Wings of Time [4:17]
  5. Mere Image [6:41]
  6. Welcome to Suburbia [5:39]
  7. Staring into Nothing [6:00]
  8. Frame by Frame [4:22]
  9. When Strangers Part [4:06]

Total Running Time: 43:40

About the Album:

In the mid-‘80s, while still in high school, Gilbert released his first album, No Reasons Given, with the group NRG. Gilbert was featured on vocals and keyboards along with Jason Hubbard (guitars, etc.), Mickey Sorey (drums), and others. The band’s sound fit alongside new romantic bands like Human League, Thompson Twins, and Duran Duran, but Gilbert’s progressive leanings are also already apparent.

Beer Jam 2


Recorded: 1986


Released: October 25, 2022


Peak: --


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Firth of Fifth
  2. The Only Thing She Needs
  3. UK Suite (Rendezvous 6:02 – Danger Money – Caesar’s Palace Blues)
  4. Schizophrenia LK
  5. Masques
  6. City on the Hill LK
  7. Crooked Mile LK
  8. Mephisto’s Tarantella
LK also on Live at Keystone

About the Album:

These songs were recorded live by Kevin Gilbert (vocals, piano) and Mickey Sorey (drums, vocals) at Sensa Recording Studio in Sunnyvale, California in 1986. Sorey wrote the following liner notes:

Beer Jam II was 1986. We were at Sensa to redo the drum tracks for Mephisto and a couple other songs.”

Firth of Fifth: I told Kevin I’d been listening to Seconds Out by Genesis and he said, ‘I know it,’ so we got some beer and ya!”

The Only Thing She Needs: We performed this in a cover band called In Color with some other guys back in the late ‘80s. We did some Heart – it was this weird cover band! We played two shows at the Keystone in Palo Alto. It was pretty hilarious.”

UK Suite: Kevin turned me on to UK’s Danger Money and it has been my favorite album ever!! It sucks that it’s out of print. Anyhoo, I hope Bozzio & Jobson never hear my attempt at this. I think I can play it now!”

Masques: This is my favorite song we ever recorded (next to ‘Mephisto’s Tarantella’). I never got a chance to re-record the drums when it was left off the album.”

City on the Hill: This was a new song that was in the direction Kevin wanted to go. I never really figured it out. It wasn’t really his style. Kevin was just starting to go more commercial and less progressive…bummer. I really liked the stuff he wrote when he didn’t care about the ‘business.’”

Crooked Mile: I kinda worked on some parts for this & we played it live once.”

Call Me Kai


Rating:

2.678 out of 5.00
(average of 6 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Recorded: 1984-1987


Released: April 16, 2021


Peak: 14 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Disc 1: Decent Exposure (1985) (1) Suitcase Living (2) Staring into Nothing NRG (3) Carpet Man CV (4) Simpler Times (5) Circling Winds N (6) Walking in Your Shoes (7) Goodman Badman NRG (8) Rain Suite: (a) If I Ever Rain… (9) Rain Suite: (b) Broken Ties (10) Welcome Home VH


Disc 2: Sometimes Why (1986) (1) Never Say Never (2) Another Day (3) Until I Get You Back (4) God’s Been Tapping My Phone B (5) Imagemaker PS (6) Livin’ in the U.S.A. (7) Child in Your Arms (8) One of Those Days (9) Tired Old Man Suite: (a) Tired Old Man N (b) Terpsichorean (c) Still Aire (d) Back on the Shelf


Disc 3: Point Blank (1987) (1) Nightmares (2) Shannon Elizabeth N (3) One Bad Habit (4) Goodbye L.A. (5) Staring into Nothing NRG (6) Only 1 U Need (7) More for You (8) No Big Deal (9) Danarae (10) Suits Me Fine


Disc 4: Mixed Bag (1984-87) (1) B-Men 1 (2) Sherwood (3) Tersichorean (4) Sometimes Why (5) B-Men 2 (6) Tracy (7) Never Gonna Change (8) This Rain (9) Finale (10) Yo Yo Yo (11) Just Can’t Stand (12) Sail Away

NRG also on No Reasons Given
PS also on The Power of Suggestion
VH also on The View from Here
N also on Nuts
B also on Bolts
CV also on Covers

About the Album:

Over the next few years after releasing No Reasons Given, Kevin set a goal for himself to create a new album each year to give to his family and friends. Those works were collected and released in the posthumous four-disc Call Me Kai box set in 2021.

The Power of Suggestion


Rating:

3.139 out of 5.00
(average of 9 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Released: April 1988


Peak: 12 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Overture [1:36]
  2. The Last Thing on Your Mind [4:07]
  3. In Every Line [3:38]
  4. This Warm Night [4:27]
  5. Imagemaker [4:30]
  6. Because of You [5:05]
  7. Everything We Are [4:23]
  8. New Patriots [2:30]
  9. Can’t Make This Love Go Away [4:48]
  10. The World Just Gets Smaller [5:28]
  11. Power Reprise [1:10]
  12. Because of You (11th Hour Mix) [9:26]
  13. Finale [1:57]

About the Album:

In the late ‘80s, Gilbert spent a year as a film student at UCLA and took a gig as Eddie Money’s touring keyboardist before launching the group Giraffe. All the songs on The Power of Suggestion were produced, engineered, arranged, and written by Gilbert at the Recording Studio in Sunnyvale, California during the winter of 1987.

The View from Here


Rating:

3.137 out of 5.00
(average of 9 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Released: March 1989


Peak: 12 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Home [1:47]
  2. Progress [8:15]
  3. From Here to There [2:34]
  4. All Fall Down [6:22]
  5. The Way Back Home [5:01]
  6. Waiting for the Rain [4:29]
  7. Holding on with Both Hands [4:43]
  8. I Will Survive [5:26]
  9. Air Dance [5:46]
  10. Welcome Home [5:05]

Total Running Time: 48:58

About the Album:

After they released their debut album, Giraffe entered and won a national unsigned-bands competition. They followed up with their second album, The View from Here.

Giraffe


Rating:

3.385 out of 5.00
(average of 10 ratings)


Recorded: 1988-1989


Released: 1999


Peak: --


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Overture [1:36] PS
  2. This Warm Night [4:27] PS
  3. Because of You [5:05] PS
  4. New Patriots [2:30] PS
  5. In Every Line [3:38] PS
  6. Imagemaker [4:30] PS
  7. The World Just Gets Smaller [5:28] PS
  8. Power Reprise [1:10] PS
  9. Home [1:47] VH
  10. Progress [8:15] VH
  11. From Here to There [2:34] VH
  12. All Fall Down [6:22] VH
  13. The Way Back Home [5:01] VH
  14. Holding on with Both Hands [4:43] VH
  15. Air Dance [5:46] VH
  16. Welcome Home [5:05] VH
  17. This Warm Night (live) [4:30]
PS also on The Power of Suggestion
VH also on The View from Here

Total Running Time: 73:46

About the Album:

This compilation pulled together most of the songs from the two Giraffe albums. Three tracks were omitted from each album.

Toy Matinee


Rating:

3.831 out of 5.00
(average of 12 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Released: July 10, 1990


Peak: 129 US, 13 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Last Plane Out [5:13]
  2. Turn It on Salvador [4:54]
  3. Things She Said [4:57]
  4. Remember My Name [5:18]
  5. The Toy Matinee [5:02]
  6. Queen of Misery [4:31]
  7. The Ballad of Jenny Ledge [5:50]
  8. There Was a Little Boy [5:35]
  9. We Always Come Home [4:29]

Total Running Time: 45:44

About the Album:

When Giraffe won the unsigned-band competition, Gilbert caught the attention of Patrick Leonard, a producer who had worked with Madonna and others. Leonard suggested a collaboration and the group Toy Matinee was born. Their only album was released in 1990 and produced two moderately successful album-rock tracks in Last Plane Out and The Ballad of Jenny Ledge.

Toy Matinee Acoustic


Rating:

2.507 out of 5.00
(average of 4 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Recorded: November 27, 1990 – April 21, 1991


Released: November 2014


Peak: 12 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
  2. The Ballad of Jenny Ledge TM
  3. Last Plane Out TM
  4. Rocket Man
  5. Things She Said TM
  6. If I Fell
  7. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel CV
  8. Remember My Name TM
  9. There Was a Little Boy TM
  10. Turn It on Salvador TM
TM also on Toy Matinee
CV also on Covers

About the Album:

Toy Matinee lost momentum when Patrick Leonard moved on to other projects. However, Gilbert enlisted guitarist Mark Bonilla to help him do radio interviews and performances in which they promoted the group while playing cover songs and showcasing their witty and fun sides.

This set gathers songs (tracks 1-6) recorded by Gilbert with Marc Bonilla and Spencer Campbell on November 27, 1990; one song (track 7) by Gilbert and Bonilla on December 20, 1990; and a few live cuts (tracks 8-10) recorded on April 21, 1991 at the Ventura Theatre in California. The live cuts feature Gilbert, Bonilla, and Campbell with Sheryl Crow on keyboards and Toss Panos on drums.

Live at the Roxy


Rating:

3.554 out of 5.00
(average of 9 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Recorded: May 1, 1991 (live)


Released: March 1, 2010


Peak: 12 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Last Plane Out TM
  2. Things She Said TM
  3. Remember My Name TM
  4. There Was a Little Boy TM
  5. Queen of Misery TM
  6. Turn It on Salvador TM
  7. The Ballad of Jenny Ledge TM
  8. The Toy Matinee TM
  9. Funeral for a Friend CV
  10. We Always Come Home TM
TM also on Toy Matinee
CV also on Covers

About the Album:

Gilbert assembled a touring band which included Marc Bonilla and a then-unknown Sheryl Crow on keyboards, to promote the album. Their 1991 performance at the Roxy was recorded and released posthumously.

During this time, Gilbert also did session work for established pop musicians, including Madonna and Michael Jackson. He also produced Keith Emerson’s album Changing States. Throughout the ‘90s, Gilbert worked as “a producer, film scorer, and session musician.” DN

Tuesday Night Music Club


Rating:

4.027 out of 5.00
(average of 26 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Released: August 3, 1993


Peak: 3 US, 8 UK, 5 CN, 12 AU, 13 DF


Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Run, Baby Run [4:53]
  2. Leaving Las Vegas [5:10]
  3. Strong Enough [3:10]
  4. Can’t Cry Anymore [3:41]
  5. Solidify [4:08]
  6. The Na-Na Song [3:12]
  7. No One Said It Would Be Easy [5:29]
  8. What I Can Do for You [4:15]
  9. All I Wanna Do [4:32]
  10. We Do What We Can [5:34]
  11. I Shall Believe [5:34]

Total Running Time: 49:42

About the Album:

In 1992, Gilbert and Bill Bottrell, who’d produced the Toy Matinee album, assembled a loose collective of musicians dubbed the Tuesday Night Music Club. They gathered weekly at Bottrell’s studio to hang out and make music. Gilbert brought Crow, with whom he’d struck up a relationship, and the gang carved out what would become her multi-platinum selling debut named after the crew. Gilbert had co-writing credit on many of the the song’s albums, including 1995 Grammy Record of the Year All I Wanna Do. “Crow later acrimoniously split with most of the musicians in the collective…[The rest of the TNMC’ers] worked with singer-songwriters Susanna Hoffs and Linda Perry on two more albums.” WK

Progfest ’94: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway


Rating:

2.969 out of 5.00
(average of 9 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Recorded: November 6, 1994 (live)


Released: 2014


Peak: --


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:13)
  2. Fly on a Windshield (2:48)
  3. Broadway Melody of 1974 (2:01)
  4. In the Cage (9:12)
  5. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging (2:58)
  6. Back in N.Y.C. (5:50)
  7. The Carpet Crawlers (6:07)
  8. Lilywhite Lillith (2:55)
  9. The Lamia (7:54)
  10. The Colony of Slippermen (6:35)
  11. The Raven (0:58)
  12. In the Rapids (2:27)
  13. It/Watcher of the Skies (7:16)
  14. The Musical Box (6:44)

Total Running Time: 68:68

About the Album:

In 1994, Gilbert performed Genesis’ rock-opera masterpiece The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway with a newly assembled version of Giraffe. Gilbert’s manager, Jon Rubin, “sent a copy of the recording to Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford who were searching for a new Genesis front man to replace Phil Collins.” WK Gilbert was rumored to be planning to fly to London to audition for the spot DE when he died.

Thud


Rating:

4.337 out of 5.00
(average of 19 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Released: March 21, 1995


Peak: 15 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. When You Give Your Love to Me [3:20]
  2. Goodness Gracious [4:08]
  3. Joytown [4:53]
  4. Waiting [5:05]
  5. Tea for One [5:49]
  6. Shadow Self [6:06]
  7. The Tears of Audrey [4:47]
  8. Shrug (Because of Me and You) [3:54]
  9. All Fall Down [5:35]
  10. Song for a Dead Friend [5:56]

Total Running Time: 49:33

About the Album:

Gilbert worked tirelessly to open his own studio and, in 1995, released a solo album called Thud. He also contributed songs to tribute albums of some of his favorite progressive rock artists as well – Genesis, Yes, and Gentle Giant. His cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” was bumped from the Encomium tribute album, but it was packaged as a CD single with some pressings of Thud.

Live at the Troubadour/Welcome to Joytown


Rating:

3.540 out of 5.00
(average of 12 ratings)


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Recorded: June 1, 1995 (live)


Released: 2009


Peak: --


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Waking the Sun *
  2. Joytown TH
  3. Goodness Gracious TH
  4. Shrug (Because of Me and You) TH
  5. Waiting TH
  6. Tea for One TH
  7. Miss Broadway
  8. The Tears of Audrey * TH
  9. When You Give Your Love to Me TH
  10. The Ballad of Jenny Ledge TM
  11. Kashmir CV
  12. Certifiable #1 Smash * ST
  13. Song for a Dead Friend TH

* only on remastered Welcome to Joytown, not on the original Live at the Troubadour

TM also on Toy Matinee
TH also on Thud
ST also on The Shaming of the True
CV also on Covers

About the Album:

Gilbert’s 1995 live performance at the Troubadour was released in 2009 as a CD/DVD package called Welcome to Joytown: Thud Live at the Troubadour.

The Shaming of the True


Rating:

4.082 out of 5.00
(average of 15 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Recorded: 1996


Released: February 13, 2000


Peak: 18 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Parade [3:44]
  2. City of the Sun [5:55]
  3. Suit Fugue (Dance of the A&R Men) [2:24]
  4. Imagemaker [3:38] PS
  5. Water Under the Bridge [5:29]
  6. The Best Laid Plans [5:38]
  7. Certifiable #1 Smash [7:20] LT
  8. Staring into Nothing [5:51] NRG
  9. Fun [5:33]
  10. From Here to There [2:11] VH
  11. Ghetto of Beautiful Things [4:53]
  12. A Long Day’s Life [7:28]
  13. The Way Back Home [4:55] VH
  14. Johnny’s Last Song [2;15]
NRG also on No Reasons Given
PS also on The Power of Suggestion
VH also on The View from Here
LT also on Live at the Troubadour

Total Running Time: 67:27

About the Album:

On May 17, 1996, Rubin found Gilbert dead at his home just outside of Los Angeles. KG was wearing only a black skirt and black hood over his head, which was “slumped against a leather strap chained to the headboard of the king-size bed in the sparsely furnished living room.” JS “The coroner listed the cause of death as ‘asphyxia due to partial suspension hanging.’ Friends and MTV more explicitly reported the cause as autoerotic asphyxiation” MA caused when people go a “step too far in depriving their brains of oxygen while they reach orgasm.” JS The Los Angeles County coroners’ office reports four or five such deaths a year.

One can only imagine the possibilities of what Kevin Gilbert could have continued to contribute to the music world. Rubin, who once fronted ’70s pop band the Rubinoos and is now the executor of Gilbert’s estate, says, KG’s “death was tragic, but his life was not a tragedy.” RS As friend Tim Van Den Berg said, “I would like to believe that he is now blessing another world with his beautiful music.” TV

At the time of his death, KG was working on a second solo album, the rock opera The Shaming of the True. It “was largely incomplete, but Gilbert’s estate asked Spock’s Beard drummer Nick D’Virgilio to complete it based on the extant tapes and Gilbert’s notes. It was released in 2000.

The Kaviar Sessions


Rating:

3.102 out of 5.00
(average of 12 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Recorded: 1996


Released: 2002


Peak: 12 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Death Orgy 9000 [5:32]
  2. Picnic [4:22]
  3. Pretty [3:38]
  4. Indian Burn [5:21]
  5. Making Kristy Cry [3:35]
  6. Broken [4:06]
  7. Single [4:18]
  8. The Sultan of Brunei [4:38]
  9. Fall in Love with Me [10:03] *

* includes unlisted bonus track

About the Album:

In 2002, The Kaviar Sessions, which Gilbert was also working on in 1996, were released.

Nuts


Rating:

3.390 out of 5.00
(average of 11 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Recorded: 1984-96


Released: October 19, 2009


Peak: 14 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. The World Just Gets Smaller PS
  2. While Heroes Cry
  3. Until I Get Her Back CK
  4. When Strangers Part NRG
  5. Finally Over You
  6. Circling Winds CK
  7. Shannon Elizabeth CK
  8. Tired Old Man CK
  9. Childhood’s End
  10. Joytown (acoustic version) TH
  11. Kashmir (studio version) CV
NRG also on No Reasons Given
CK also on Call Me Kai
PS also on The Power of Suggestion
TH also on Thud

About the Album:

In 2009, a two-CD set called Nuts and Bolts assembled previously unreleased recordings from throughout Giibert’s career. The estate of Kevin Gilbert has reissued much of his work alongside other merchandise available at PopPlusOne.com.

Bolts


Rating:

3.359 out of 5.00
(average of 11 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Notes: See the DMDB page here.


Recorded: 1984-96


Released: October 19, 2009


Peak: 14 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Waking the Sun LT
  2. The Ballad of Jenny Ledge (acoustic version) TM
  3. Something Nice for My Dog
  4. Souvenir
  5. God’s Been Tapping My Phone CK
  6. Goodness Gracious (acoustic) TH
  7. The Best of Everything
  8. Blank Page
  9. Taxi Ride CV
  10. Lonely Road
  11. Finale
CK also on Call Me Kai
TM also on Toy Matinee
TH also on Thud
LT also on Live at the Troubadour
CV also on Covers

About the Album:

This is the second of the two archival volumes (the other is Nuts) that were released in 2009 covering Gilbert’s entire career.

Covers


Rating:

3.145 out of 5.00
(average of 5 ratings)


Awards: (Click on award to learn more).


Recorded: 1985-96


Released: November 22, 2021


Peak: 15 DF


Sales (in millions): --


Tracks:

  1. Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel) [3:59]
  2. Carpet Man (Johnny Rivers) [4:25]
  3. El Paso (Marty Robbins) [4:43]
  4. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding/Burn Down the Mission (Elton John) [7:24] LR
  5. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (traditional) [3:46] TMA
  6. The Joker (Steve Miller Band) [4:38]
  7. Back in NYC (Genesis) [6:35] LB
  8. The Colony of Slippermen (Genesis) [6:33] LB
  9. Siberian Khatru (Yes) [8:08]
  10. Kashmir (Led Zeppelin) [4:29] LT, N
  11. Taxi Ride (Jane Siberry) [4:08] B
  12. Strong Enough (Pet Shop Vocal) (Sheryl Crow) [4:06] TN
  13. Fall in Love with Me (Silkworm Mix) (Iggy Pop) [5:10] KS
TMA also on Toy Matinee Acoustic
LR also on Live at the Roxy
TN also on Tuesday Night Music Club
LB also on The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
LT also on Live at the Troubadour
KS also on The Kaviar Sessions
N also on Nuts
B also on Bolts

About the Album:

This is a collection of songs covered by Gilbert throughout his career.

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First posted 11/20/2011; last updated 11/8/2022.