Not till Tomorrow

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Not till Tomorrow
Studio album by Ralph McTell
Released November, 1972
Recorded 1972
Genre Folk/Folk rock/Country blues
Length 44:48
Label Warner Bros. / Reprise
Producer Tony Visconti
Ralph McTell chronology
You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here
Not till Tomorrow
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Not till Tomorrow is the 1972 album by British Folk musician Ralph McTell. Produced by Tony Visconti, it was McTell's fifth album to be released (aside from the remixed compilation Revisited) - and first album to chart - in the UK; and his third album to be released in the U.S. Ralph had been phoned and asked if he had decided on a title for the album and, wishing to give himself another day to come up with a title, responded "Not till tomorrow" which was misunderstood to be the name he had given to the album. By the time the mistake was found it was too late.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Ralph McTell. [2]

  1. "Zimmerman Blues" - 3:45
  2. "First Song" - 2:37
  3. "When I Was a Cowboy" - 3:56
  4. "Nettle Wine" - 2:26
  5. "Sylvia" - 3:38
  6. "Birdman" - 5:59
  7. "Barges" - 4:23
  8. "Standing Down in New York Town" - 3:51
  9. "Another Rain Has Fallen" - 3:51
  10. "This Time of Night" - 4:20
  11. "Gypsy" - 6:02



  • Producer: Tony Visconti
  • Recording Engineer: Victor Gamm
  • Sleeve art direction: Seabrook/Graves/Aslett
  • Photography: Kelvin McGowan

Awards and accolades[edit]

"Not till Tomorrow" reached number 36 in the UK Album Chart soon after its release in November, 1972. [3]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue Notes
United Kingdom 1972 Reprise LP K44210
United States 1973 Reprise LP MS2121
Canada 1973 Reprise LP MS2121
New Zealand 1973 Reprise LP RS2121
Germany 1975 Midi LP MID26030F Released as "Star Collection"
Japan Reprise LP P-8307R
United Kingdom 1998 Leola CD TPGCD15


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Not till Tomorrow " LP sleeve, 1972.
  3. ^ Chart Stats. “Ralph McTell”. Accessed 22 September 2009.