A Girl Like You – Edwyn Collins

Posted on September 9, 2012

A Girl Like YouNever known a girl like you before was a bit of a one hit wonder for Edwyn Collins and he is probably known better in the music worldGwen Stefani, What Are You Waiting For - The Tick Tock Song. Read more ... » as a producer of music than he is as a recording artist. That said he did get to number ‘4’ in the United Kingdom and number ‘7’ in the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Track, so not a bad effort really.

The track has raised its head again on a UK TVNothings Real But Love - Rebecca Ferguson. Read more ... » advert reminding me of its first release in 1995, how time flies. But it was originally inspired by the sound of Northern Soul which was at its height a little earlier in the late 70’s and early 80’s. The track is included on the Edwyn Colin’s album Gorgeous George which has Paul Cook of Sex Pistols fame doing the drums. A Girl Like You has a pretty unique sound thanks in part to the use of the vibraphone, which was also played by Paul Cook.

So there you have it Gorgeous George is one of only two albums made by Edwyn Collins and it has only been rated 22 times on Amazon.com but it has got a fraction under the five star rating. So somebody out there loves it, and ‘A Girl Like You’ is a pretty good example of the quality music the album offers.

Gorgeous George

  1. “The Campaign for Real Rock”
  2. “A Girl Like You”
  3. “Low Expectations”
  4. “Out Of This World”
  5. “If You Could Love Me”
  6. “North Of Heaven”
  7. “Gorgeous George”
  8. “It’s Right In Front Of You”
  9. “Make Me Feel Again”
  10. “Keep On Burning” (on 1996 reissue)
  11. “I’ve Got It Bad”
  12. “Subsidence”
  13. “The Moron Song” (unlisted bonus track)

Categories: 90's Music, One Hit Wonders


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