In August 1971.

In August 1971, “MAM Records” label released “Himself”, the debut Gilbert O’Sullivan album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Audio International Studios” in London, and was produced by Gordon Mills. In 2009, “Hot Press” ranked “Himself” at number 100 on its list of the “250 Greatest Irish Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – vocals, piano
  • Chris Spedding – guitar
  • Herbie Flowers – bass
  • Johnnie Spence – arrangements
  • Peter Rynston – engineer
  • Don Bax – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Gilbert O’Sullivan.

  1. Intro
  2. January Git
  3. Bye-Bye
  4. Permissive Twit
  5. Matrimony
  6. Independent Air
  7. Nothing Rhymed
  8. Too Much Attention
  9. Susan Van Heusen
  10. If I Don’t Get You (Back Again)
  11. Thunder and Lightning
  12. Houdini Said
  13. Doing the Best I Can
  14. Outro

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