Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right: 1970-1982

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Short of a double-CD set, this is the most comprehensive look at Gerry Rafferty's career, covering Rafferty's evolution from folky to folk-rocker to McCartney-esque pop-rocker over a period of 12 years. Highlights include "Please Sing a Song for Us" and "Blood & Glory" by the Humblebums, "Can I Have My Money Back" from Rafferty's first solo LP, and the inevitable "Stuck in the Middle With You" and "Baker Street" from Stealers Wheel and Rafferty's post-1978 solo career. At 78 minutes running time, this 21-track compilation is ample without being overloaded, and it offers better sound than some of the American CD editions of the same music. What's more, the essay by John ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Short of a double-CD set, this is the most comprehensive look at Gerry Rafferty's career, covering Rafferty's evolution from folky to folk-rocker to McCartney-esque pop-rocker over a period of 12 years. Highlights include "Please Sing a Song for Us" and "Blood & Glory" by the Humblebums, "Can I Have My Money Back" from Rafferty's first solo LP, and the inevitable "Stuck in the Middle With You" and "Baker Street" from Stealers Wheel and Rafferty's post-1978 solo career. At 78 minutes running time, this 21-track compilation is ample without being overloaded, and it offers better sound than some of the American CD editions of the same music. What's more, the essay by John Tobler is probably the best account to date of Rafferty's recording career. Fans of the Humblebums or Stealers Wheel will likely prefer the various collections specifically devoted to their work, with fuller accounts of each group's output, but this disc gives a good overview of a dozen very productive years in Rafferty's career, and the music -- especially the 1978-1982 material -- is all melodic and memorable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/1997
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657006320
  • Catalog Number: 63

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Please Sing a Song for Us - Humblebums (2:46)
  2. 2 Blood and Glory - Humblebums (2:33)
  3. 3 Rick Rack - Humblebums (2:51)
  4. 4 Steamboat Row - Humblebums (2:08)
  5. 5 Can I Have My Money Back? (2:05)
  6. 6 New Street Blues (2:56)
  7. 7 Mary Skeffington (2:35)
  8. 8 Sign on the Dotted Line (2:36)
  9. 9 Stuck in the Middle with You - Stealers Wheel (3:25)
  10. 10 Everyone's Agreed That Everything Will Turn out Fine - Stealers Wheel (3:10)
  11. 11 Who Cares? - Stealers Wheel (3:43)
  12. 12 Benediction - Stealers Wheel (4:48)
  13. 13 Right or Wrong - Stealers Wheel (4:50)
  14. 14 Baker Street (6:08)
  15. 15 Right Down the Line (4:28)
  16. 16 Night Owl (4:25)
  17. 17 Get It Right the Next Time (4:40)
  18. 18 Take the Money and Run (5:51)
  19. 19 The Royal Mile (Sweet Darlin') (3:37)
  20. 20 Bring It All Home (4:32)
  21. 21 Sleepwalkers (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gerry Rafferty Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Humblebums Track Performer
Stealers Wheel Track Performer
Raphael Ravenscroft Saxophone, Lyricon
Technical Credits
Gerry Rafferty Producer
Steve Vai Composer
Jerry Leiber Producer
Robert Ellis Cover Photo
Bill Leader Producer
Hugh Murphy Producer
Christopher Neil Producer
Mike Stoller Producer
Mentor Williams Producer
John Tobler Liner Notes
Glenn A. Baker Concept
Warren Barnett Mastering
Alan Duffy Artwork
Greg Klein Artwork
Kevin Mueller Concept, Compilation Assistant
Bud Scoppa Liner Notes
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