Gerry Rafferty (album)

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Gerry Rafferty
Compilation album by Gerry Rafferty/The Humblebums
Released 1974
Recorded 1969-1971
Genre Rock
Length 46:55
Label Transatlantic Records
Producer Bill Leader/Hugh Murphy
Hipgnosis cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Gerry Rafferty, released in 1974 on Transatlantic Records (TRA 270) (reissues included: Visa Records [Visa 7006]), is mainly a compilation of Humblebums material that Gerry Rafferty had written and performed while in that group. It comprises most of the serious musical content of the last two albums released by that group, with the exception of So Bad Thinking (which came from the backside of his Can I Have My Money Back? single). The remaining content of those two albums were mostly humorous Billy Connolly compositions, although a few musical gems can be found among them, especially the ones in which Rafferty sings harmony. The sound and feel of this album is similar to Can I Have My Money Back?, his first solo effort from 1971. All song versions on this album (except So Bad Thinking) are available in CD form on various Humblebums compilations.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Gerry Rafferty, except where indicated

  1. "Shoeshine Boy" 3:17
  2. "Rick Rack" 2:48
  3. "All the Best People Do It" 2:59
  4. "Look Over the Hill and Far Away" 3:40
  5. "Blood and Glory" 2:32
  6. "Song for Simon" 2:21
  7. "I Can't Stop Now" 4:41
  8. "So Bad Thinking" (Rafferty/Egan) 3:20
  9. "Patrick" 3:22
  10. "Steam Boat Row" 2:05
  11. "Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway" 4:35
  12. "Keep It to Yourself" 3:16
  13. "Coconut Tree" 1:57
  14. "Please Sing a Song for Us" 2:45
  15. "My Singing Bird" 3:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeGagne, Mike. "Gerry Rafferty Gerry Rafferty review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-10-16.