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Recorded: 1984-1996

Released: October 19, 2009

Rating: none yet

Genre: singer/ songwriter

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Album Tracks (Nuts):

  1. The World Just Gets Smaller
  2. While Heroes Cry
  3. Until I Get Her Back
  4. When Strangers Part
  5. Finally Over You
  6. Circling Winds
  7. Shannon Elizabeth
  8. A Tired Old Man
  9. Childhood’s End
  10. Joy Town (acoustic version)
  11. Kashmir (studio version)

Album Tracks (Bolts):

  1. Waking the Sun
  2. Jenny Ledge (acoustic version)
  3. Something Nice for My Dog
  4. Souvenir
  5. God’s Been Tapping My Phone
  6. Goodness Gracious (acoustic)
  7. The Best of Everything
  8. Blank Page
  9. Taxi Ride
  10. Lonely Road
  11. Finale


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  • Kevin Gilbert (vocals et al)
  • John Cuniberti (mastering)

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my favorite album of the year

Nuts and Bolts
Kevin Gilbert
While Kevin Gilbert is an unknown to most, those who knew his music of the ‘80s and ‘90s before his tragic death in 1996 have become fanatics. Consequently, “the long awaited singer songwriter releases, “Nuts and Bolts,” KG will be received, if only by a small core of fans, with great enthusiasm upon their arrival in mid-September of 2009. The collections “represent the best of the unreleased singer/ songwriter material, from Kevin’s career, beginning to end.” PP

That beginning, back in 1984, is represented by When Strangers Part and Tired Old Man, the latter a wonderful take on the tale of Pinocchio and Gepetto. The mid-‘80s are represented with Circling Winds, Shannon Elizabeth, The Best of Everything, While Heroes Cry, God’s Been Tapping My Phone, and Until I Get Her Back. Also from this era is Souvenir, which is also known as “Bitter Souvenir.”

There’s also The World Just Gets Smaller, which Gilbert recorded with his band Giraffe on the 1988 album The Power of Suggestion, and Jenny Ledge and Blank Page from his Toy Matinee days in 1990-91.

After his stints with Giraffe and Toy Matinee, Gilbert recorded his first and only solo album, Thud, released during his lifetime. Representing that period are acoustic versions of Goodness Gracious and Joytown from 1994-95. Fans are likely to be most excited by the inclusion of the studio version of Kashmir, which after its rejection from the Led Zeppelin tribute album Encomium, was bundled with the Thud album as a bonus single.

The collections also feature seven songs whose origins are not known. Unfortunately, the album liner notes offer no insight as to when these songs may have been recorded.

“From sentimental to cynical, happy to heartsick these collections were carefully put together and we feel something Kevin would be proud of.” PP “Every song on each disc was mastered carefully by John Cuniberti. Both packages are beautifully done Digipaks with bookending images” KG and “the insightful and witty liner notes of Cintra Wilson,” PP a former girlfriend of Gilbert’s.

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previous Kevin Gilbert album: The Kaviar Sessions (recorded 1996) Kevin Gilbert’s DMDB page

Last updated January 26, 2011.