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>Edwyn Collins (born Edwyn Stephen Collins, 23 August 1959, Edinburgh) is a Scottish musician.

He formed the musical group Nu-Sonics in 1976, which became Orange Juice in 1979. Critically admired within independent rock circles, Orange Juice are perhaps best known for their #8 hit single, “Rip It Up”, their only major UK Top 40 single and biggest commercial success. In 1985, Orange Juice disbanded, and Collins has since then pursued a solo career.

Collins is best known for his 1994 single, “A Girl Like You”, which was a hit in both the UK and the U.S. and was featured in the films Empire Records and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, and for “Magic Piper of Love”, a 1997 single that featured on the soundtrack of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

Collins’ music is mostly electric guitar-driven pop. His songwriting and vocal delivery range from the acerbically satirical to the soulfully tender – though he is probably better known for the former.

He built his own recording studio in 1994 and produced his own third solo album, Gorgeous George. He has also worked extensively as a record producer with other artists, including The Proclaimers, A House, Robert Forster, The Cribs, and Little Barrie. In 2005 Collins produced the The New Fellas album recorded by The Cribs.

If you haven’t got the album Gorgeous George in your collection then I suggest that you do yourself the proverbial favour and get a copy. It’s good listening all the way through.

Girl Like You

You’ll Never Know

(Nothing Follows)

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