Release Date January 23, 1996
 Artist Gavin Friday
 Record Label Island Records
 Singles With U2 You Me and World War III (1995)
 Promotional Releases The World According to Me (1995)
Edge and Bono provide backing vocals for the song "Little Black Dress".
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
  • Shag Tobacco (4:33)
  • Caruso (5:33)
  • Angel (4:11)
  • Little Black Dress (4:29)
  • The Slider (3:16)
  • Dolls (4:10)
  • Mr. Pussy (3:40)
  • You, Me and World War III (4:39)
  • Kitchen Sink Drama (5:57)
  • My Twentieth Century (5:08)
  • The Last Song I'll Ever Sing (3:48)
  • Le Roi D'Amour (3:53)
Little Black Dress: Written and arranged by Gavin Friday and Maruice Seezer. Produced by Tim Simenon with Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer.  Mixed by Tim Simenon.  Gavin Friday: Vocals. Maurice Seezer: Accordian, Piano, Keyboards, Drum Programming. Renaud Pion: Baritone Sax, Ewi, Toy Sax. Erik Sanko: Bass. Dave Clayton: Keyboards. Danny Cummings: Percussion. Loretta Heywood: Backing Vocals. Bono 'N' Edge: Backing Vocals. Tim Simenon: Drum Programming.
Gavn Friday is a childhood friend of Bono's, and one collaborator with whom Bono has worked extensively outside of U2.  Gavin has over the years influenced Bono, and has also acted as a consultant on both the Popmart and the Elevation tours.

This 1995 album was Gavin's third solo release, and the first of his solo albums to feature any material by U2.  Bono and the Edge both contribute backing vocals to the song "Little Black Dress" on this album.  Those with keen eyes will note the reference to "Mr. Pussy" in the video for U2's Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, and will realize the links to Gavin's song of the same name.

The packaging on this release was interesting. What would normally be the front cover was packaged to contain the track listing.  The typical back cover actually contained the image listed as the "Front cover".  An alternate front cover is found on the inside cover of the booklet.

  • "In the Name of the Father" was co-written and performed by Bono and Gavin Friday for the In the Name of the Father soundtrack in 1993. It was also released as a single. It also featured on the Gavin Friday promo The World According to Me.
  • "Billy Boola" was co-written and performed by Bono and Gavin Friday for the In the Name of the Father soundtrack. It also featured on Gavin's 1995 single, You Me and World War Three single.
  • Gavin and Bono co-wrote "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart" which was performed by Sinead O'Connor on the In the Name of the Father soundtrack. It was also released as a single. The single also featured another song co-written by Bono and Gavin "The Father and his Wife the Spirit".
  • "Thief of Your Heart" also was released on The Best of Sinead O'Connor. A live version was also released on her She Who Dwells compilation.
  • Bono and Edge sing back up on the track "Little Black Dress" on Gavin Friday's album Shag Tobacco.
  • Gavin and Maurice Seezer recorded the song "Children of the Revolution" with Bono and released it on the Moulin Rouge Soundtrack
  • Gavin Friday contributed backing vocals to "Satellite of Love" which was released on U2's One single.
  • Gavin Friday worked with Maurice Seezer on a retelling of the story Peter and the Wolf. Bono joined him for this project, contributing illustrations to the book.
  • Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer co-wrote "Time Enough for Tears" with Bono, which was sung by Andrea Corr and featured on the In America Soundtrack and on the Corrs soo album "Borrowed Heaven". A promotional For Your Consideration CD was also released for Golden Globe voters.
 5" CD:
 USA Pressing, 314-524 126-2
Label: Island Records
UPC: 7 314-524126-2 1
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: 314 524 126-2 01@ G
Catalog Information:
France, Island, CID8036 / 524 126-2 USA, Island, 314-524 126-2
UK, Island, CID8036
Track Listing:
As listed above.
Further Information:
Released in a regular jewel case, but see notes above about the alternate configuration of inserts.
Other Images:
Inside of US Booklet Cover
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