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Big Jim Sullivan Plays Gilbert O'Sullivan

LP (Item 411642) MAM, 1973 — Condition: Very Good+
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(€4.42 || £3.81 || ¥503) (approx.)

An excellent little set from Jim "Lord Sitar" Sullivan – recorded on a straight electric guitar, and featuring instrumental versions of Gilbert O'Sullivan hits! For some odd reason, the "instrumental Gilbert O'Sullivan" album became something of a sub-genre during the early 70s – but we've never been ones to complain, because we love Gil's own work so much – and instrumental readings usually take off on the musical cues wonderfully! This album may well be the best of the bunch – even beating Roy Budd's Gilbert workout on the electric keys – because Sullivan plays up the funky undercurrents that always lurk in the vocal tunes, but never come to the forefront as strongly. Jim's guitar is often recorded with a fuzzy and compressed quality that fits the mood of the originals nicely, but cuts a lot more deeply – and the rhythms themselves snap with a nice electric edge, and sometimes feature cool vocoder bits with the guitar! There's some sly and subtle breaks on the set – and titles include "I'm Leaving", "Too Much Attention", "Save It", "We Will", "Doing The Best I Can", "Out Of The Question", "Clair", and "Independent Air". (Cover has cut corner.)  © 1996-2016, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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