BABYBIRD: You’re Gorgeous CD 1996. CD2. Check video, the additional songs, and all the press for this release.


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Babybird   You’re Gorgeous
Label: MCA Records   MCD 80135
Format: CD, Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1996
Genre: Electronic
Style: downtempo, Synth-pop
1 You’re Gorgeous
2 Bébé Limonade
Featuring Olivia Trench
3 You’re Gorgeous Too
4 Carcrash
Barcode: 6 0243-80135-2 4
Other (Label Code): LC 1056
Other (Rights Societies): BIEM/GEMA
Other (Distribution Code France): BM 620

“You’re Gorgeous” is a song by the British band Babybird released as a commercial single in 1996.
The songs lyrics concern the way a male photographer exploits his models.

The song remains Babybirds biggest hit and the track that the band are best known for. On their album review of Ugly Beautiful, Allmusic (who gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5), praised “You’re Gorgeous” because it “positively radiates with twisted sexuality.” The song was featured on Volume 35 of the UKs Now Thats What I Call Music compilation album series in November 1996.
The song was also used in an Australian advertisement for Nurofen for Children.

Chart Positions:
Australia (ARIA) 28
French Singles Chart 46
New Zealand Singles Chart 22
Swedish Singles Chart 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 3



Trivia  from The Bad Pages
The second single from Babybird the band – and the album ‘Ugly Beautiful’
Reached no. 3 in the UK charts and remains the song for which Stephen Jones and Babybird are best known…for good or worse.

Review from The Bad Pages
“Well, somehow I don’t think this single actually needs any further introduction. This was the one to permeate charts, TV-adds, dodgy TV shows and compilation CDs and pretty much appeared in so many different settings that overexposed the band to an extend that even the most die-hard fans must have been exhausted by its impact.

But nevertheless this is the ultimate chart hit in a perfect world. It’s catchy as hell, Stephen sings really well and the lyrics are the perfect antithesis to what one usually is permitted to observe in a top-10 hit (peaked at number 3 in Britain). But what does that matter when everybody thinks it’s a sweet love song with a global appeal – this surely is popular cultural in full effect.
Apparently, this song had been a part of the Babybird set list for some time throughout 1995-96, and though it had not turned up on any of the Baby Bird Recordings (though it now exists in several versions) it wasn’t long before it was both an audience favourite and also a well-planned choice as a break though single.

Goodnight was of course the first from an unknown list of scheduled singles, but going through the British press coverage from back then (in Bad Shave – The Story so Far), it was not a matter of IF Babybird would soon rise to stardom but rather a question of WHEN this would happen. You’re Gorgeous surely had expectations growing to infinite heights in the Echo/Babybird camp, and by the end of 1996 it had sold some 250.000 copies and of course sold cars in Italy and ice cream in Denmark.

And since it’s the one song that got me hooked on Jones’ music I will always think of it very dearly (Hell, I even remember the very first time I ever listened to it; coming out the speakers in the lobby of some Hostel in Christchurch, N.Z. – I loved it instantly!)

The single comes in several versions, so for collectors there’s some money to be spent here.

CD 2 (a little rarer judging from the price at various on-line retailers) includes the French version of Baby Lemonade song by Oliva Trench and the two great tracks Oh Yeah (a bit of hard-hitting electronic fun) and Carcrash that actually make this version the best of the CDs.

Baby Bird began as the alias of Stephen Jones, a prolific British singer/songwriter who initiated his performing career as a member of the Dogs in Honey “anti-theater” troupe. After buying a four-track machine, he began making his first lo-fi home recordings; over the next several years, he wrote some 400 eclectic pop songs, ranging in content from surreal, comic narratives to intensely personal meditations.

At the urging of friends, Jones sent out Baby Bird tapes to record companies, but his music was roundly rejected; however, Chrysalis Music did offer a publishing deal which Jones accepted, applying his earnings towards financing a series of independently-released, limited-edition collections. The first disc of material culled from the vast Baby Bird archives, I Was Born a Man, appeared in 1995; within the course of a year, three other acclaimed albums — Bad Shave, Fatherhood, and The Happiest Man Alive — followed, and won Jones a contract with Echo Records.

Upon making the leap to a major label, Baby Bird mutated from a one-man project into a full band, as Jones assembled a backing group comprised of guitarist Luke Scott, bassist John Pedder, keyboardist Hugh Chadbourne, and drummer Rob Gregory. In its new incarnation, Baby Bird debuted in late 1996 with Ugly Beautiful, a lush, sparkling collection of re-recordings of favorite songs from Jones’ back catalogue, all selected by fans by means of postcard ballots included in the first four albums.

In 1997, Dying Happy was assembled; issued in a limited pressing of 1000 copies, the disc compiled a number of previously unreleased songs that Jones had kicking around. Theres Something Going On followed in 1998, and two years passed until the release of Bugged, Baby Birds ninth full-length.BABYBIRD: You're Gorgeous CD. s

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