Total Metal Shop

SINÉAD O'CONNOR “Gospel Oak” /MCD/


    Band Info

  • Product Code: 488884 2
  • You will get bonus-scraps: 8
  • Availability: In Stock

  • € 7.90

  • Price in bonus-scraps: 79

< >

Used (cover/disc): EX/G



Six-track EP by legendary Irish Alternative/Folk Rock singer.
On the surface, "Gospel Oak" is a soothing hot tub of Celtic New Age atmospherics and polite Hip-Hop grooves. Barely audible over the Jacuzzi-friendly instrumentation is the sound of O’Connor talking to herself. Listen closely to what she says, and this record doesn’t seem quite so comforting.
The effect is like eavesdropping on a bedside prayer or a 2 a.m. conversation between an embattled couple. “Your rage is like a fist in my womb,” O’Connor sings in a hushed voice, as though trying not to wake the baby in the next room. “Can’t you forgive what you think I’ve done?” There are songs about mothering and motherhood, spiritual orphans and distant lovers, and, on “This Is a Rebel Song,” barriers both emotional and political that separate an Irishwoman from the “hard Englishman” she craves to understand.
The humble, yet still defiant O'Connor doesn't bury her convictions on this EP as much as she employs empathy to explain herself and try to reinforce her tattered bonds with friends, fans, and with herself. During her early '90s post-coming-out, tossing so much political, sexual, and religious taboos into the sun and fermenting the flesh of the sanctimonious proved to be a dangerous exercise that heavily taxed all parties involved. The increasingly corporate information state, and the media tools and junkies, all had their histrionic fill. So like tired lovers, sick of each other's breathing, a contemptuous fracture ensued, resulting in O'Connor's withdrawal from the scrutiny and abuse that plagued her. Returning with "Gospel Oak" - its gentle, organic instrumentation setting a quiet stage for silky, subtly challenging vocals - the singer executed her cautious public re-entry with precision and grace. On this six-track release, O'Connor isn't interested in complaints or accusations, but instead, she yearns to make real a universal personal respect, and perhaps forgiveness for her myriad of abstract or even imagined betrayals. These are the statements of a repressed, discounted martyr, and there is not a woman more qualified to recite them.
The album is named after the London neighborhood of Gospel Oak where O’Connor was living at the time. The cover photograph shows the two brick skew arch bridges adjacent to Gospel Oak railway station in north London. The dedicated to the people of Israel, Rwanda and Northern Ireland.
The album sold 70,000 copies in the United States.
Columbia, exclusive trademark of Sony Music Entertainment Inc., 1997 (488884 2). Made in Austria. First press. Used (cover/disc): EX/G.


Tracklist:
1. This Is To Mother You 3:12
2. I Am Enough For Myself 4:08
3. Petit Poulet 3:44
4. 4 My Love 4:06
5. This Is A Rebel Song 3:04
6. He Moved Through The Fair Clives (Live) 4:21
Total playing time: 22:37 min.



Leave a review

Please login or register to review


Related Products

SINÉAD O'CONNOR “Universal Mother” /CD/
SINÉAD O'CONNOR “Universal Mother” /CD/

The fourth full-length studio album by legendary Irish Alternative/Chamber Folk/Pop Rock singer. Sinéad O'Connor's first album of original material since her breakthrough, "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got", is nearly as confused as her big-band album, "Am I Not Yo..

New

€ 12.90

SINÉAD O'CONNOR “I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got” /LP/
SINÉAD O'CONNOR “I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got” /LP/

The second full-length studio album by legendary Irish Alternative/Folk Pop Rock singer. "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" became Sinéad O'Connor's popular breakthrough on the strength of the stunning Prince cover "Nothing Compares 2 U", which topped the pop ..

New
DIscount -25%

€ 11.90 € 15.90

SINÉAD O'CONNOR “The Lion And The Cobra” /LP/
SINÉAD O'CONNOR “The Lion And The Cobra” /LP/

The debut full-length studio album by legendary Irish Alternative/Folk Pop Rock singer. O'Connor recorded the album while in the later stages of pregnancy with her first child. The title of the album is from Psalm 91:13 "you will tread upon the lion and cobra", and the track "Nev..

New

€ 19.90

SINÉAD O'CONNOR “The Emperor's New Clothes / I Am Stretched On Your Grave (Special Remixes For Clubs)” /Ltd. Special Promo-Edition 12” Maxi-Single/
SINÉAD O'CONNOR “The Emperor's New Clothes / I Am Stretched On Your Grave (Special Remixes For Clubs)” /Ltd. Special Promo-Edition 12” Maxi-Single/

Rare Special Promotional Edition of “The Emperor's New Clothes” Single by legendary Irish Alternative Rock/Hip Hop singer. For Promotional Use Only, this 12” vinyl made especially for the clubs. Real rare and musthave for every collector of Sinéad O'Connor's re..

New
RARITY

€ 9.90

SINÉAD O'CONNOR “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?” /LP/
SINÉAD O'CONNOR “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?” /LP/

The ninth full-length studio album by legendary Irish Alternative/Chamber Folk/Pop Rock singer. With her ninth studio album, O'Connor smacks the focus back onto her powerful voice and uncanny ability to weave sadly gorgeous narratives into catchy Pop songs. That's not to say a generous smat..

New

€ 34.90