Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Gospel Oak” EP

5 versions: International version, US limited edition with bonus disc, European & Australian version, Japanese version, Dutch version

International version

1This Is to Mother You3:13
2I Am Enough for Myself4:07
3Petit Poulet3:45
44 My Love
5This IS a Rebel Song3:03
6He Moved Through the Fair (live)4:23

Catalog Information

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1997.06.03US CD

Chrysalis DPRO-58651

jewel case
advance promo with no artwork
1997.06.03US CD

Chrysalis 7243 8 58651 2 1

jewel case
promo
1997.06.03US CD

Chrysalis 7243 8 58651 2 1/F2-58651

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jewel case
CD front, US
CD booklet 2-4, US
CD booklet 5, US
CD booklet back, US
CD back, US
CD disc, US
1997.06.03US CD

Columbia 68735

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jewel case
1997.06.03US CS

Columbia

stickered cassette with pink printed insert
promo. Both sides play all 6 tracks.
2011?US DD

Rhino Atlantic

CD Universe
MP3
1997.06.03?CA CD

Columbia CK 68735

Barcode: 074646873526

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jewel case
1997EU CD

Columbia COL 488884 2

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jewel case
CD front, EU
CD booklet pp 2 4, EU
CD booklet pp 5 6, EU
CD back, EU
CD disc, EU
1997PL CS

Chrysalis/Takt 7243 8 57962 4 1/181/F

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both sides play all 6 tracks. Like other Polish releases, the Takt label is only on the cassette itself, while the insert is identical to the EU version.

US limited edition with bonus disc

Disc 1:

1This Is to Mother You3:13
2I Am Enough for Myself4:07
3Petit Poulet3:45
44 My Love
5This IS a Rebel Song3:03
6He Moved Through the Fair (live)4:23

Disc 2: bonus disc:

1Fire on Babylon (Eternal Recurrence remix)13:28

Catalog Information

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1997.06.03US 2xCD

Chrysalis 7243 8 58651 2 1/7243 8 33134 2 6

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2xCD bonus disc, US
1997.06.03US 2xCD

Columbia 7087 6 12608 2 3/DPRO-12608

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jewel case

European & Australian version

A1/1This Is to Mother You3:13
A2/2I Am Enough for Myself4:07
B1/3Petit Poulet3:45
B2/44 My Love

Catalog Information

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1997.06UK 12"

Chrysalis 12CHS5051

Barcode: 724388379069

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gatefold
1997.06UK CD

Chrysalis 7243 8 83790 2 1

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jewel case
CD front, UK
CD booklet 2-3, UK
CD booklet back, UK
CD back, UK
CD disc, UK
1997FR CD

Chrysalis PM 515

jewel case
1997.06AU CD

Chrysalis

jewel case
CD front, AU
CD booklet 2-3, AU
CD booklet back, AU
CD back, AU
CD disc, AU

Japanese version

1This Is to Mother You3:13
2I Am Enough for Myself4:07
3Petit Poulet3:45
44 My Love
5Fire on Babylon (Eternal Recurrence remix)13:28

Catalog Information

Release DateCatalog InfoBuy It
1997JP CD

Chrysalis TOCP-40035

slimline
includes 8-page lyric booklet

Dutch version

1This Is to Mother You3:13
2I Am Enough for Myself4:07
3Petit Poulet3:45
44 My Love
5This IS a Rebel Song3:03
6I Believe in You5:39
7Sacrifice5:10
8He Moved Through the Fair (live)4:23
9"Famine"
10Fire on Babylon
11The Emperor's New Clothes
12I Am Stretched on Your Grave

Catalog Information

Release DateCatalog InfoBuy It
1997NL CD

Chrysalis 7243 8 57962 2 7

jewel case
CD front, NL
CD booklet pp 2 3, NL
CD booklet back, NL
CD back, NL
CD disc, NL

Quotes

Sinéad (Source: New York Times)

"I think there are about four levels to [the songs on Gospel Oak. They're lullabies that I wrote for myself. They're lullabies for other people. They're all love songs. And they're also what I would call Irish nationalist songs."

I also like the idea of calling it 'Gospel Oak,' because the oak is a symbol of the worship of the mother. So it's the gospel of the mother."

(Source: John Reynolds)

This album was based in affirmation and the hymn-like quality of the songs required an extremely tender sound from the recording. Another Ghostrooms recording, Gospel Oak was a combination of choral vocals built by tracking Sinead.

The process saw her become a one-person choir, then backed by some truly organic instruments. These were played by some of my favourite musicians, including Davey Spillane, Caroline Dale, Justin Adams and Clare Kenny.

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