Snakes and Ladders (Gerry Rafferty album)

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Snakes and Ladders
Studio album by Gerry Rafferty
Released April 1980 (UK), May 1980 (US)
Genre Rock
Label United Artists
Producer Gerry Rafferty, Hugh Murphy
Gerry Rafferty chronology
Night Owl
(1979)
Snakes and Ladders
(1980)
Sleepwalking
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Smash Hits 8½/10[1]

Snakes and Ladders is the fourth album by Gerry Rafferty. It was released in 1980, following the success of his previous two albums, City to City and Night Owl. The album charted at No. 15 in the UK but only reached No. 61 in the US. The album was released on CD in 1998 [EMI 7 46609-2] but deleted soon after that, and it got reissued on CD on August 2012 as a 2 CD set with "Sleepwalking." Some of the songs are available on compilation albums. One of the songs, "The Garden Of England", was recorded at Beatles producer George Martin's AIR studio in Montserrat. All the songs were original Rafferty compositions, though one – "Johnny's Song" – was a remake of a song which had been previously released by his former band Stealer's Wheel, and another – "Didn't I" – was a remake of a song from Rafferty's 1971 album Can I Have My Money Back.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Gerry Rafferty

  1. "The Royal Mile (Sweet Darlin')"
  2. "I Was a Boy Scout"
  3. "Welcome to Hollywood"
  4. "Wastin' Away"
  5. "Look at the Moon"
  6. "Bring It All Home"
  7. "The Garden of England"
  8. "Johnny's Song"
  9. "Didn't I"
  10. "Syncopatin Sandy"
  11. "Cafe Le Cabotin"
  12. "Don't Close the Door"

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Pop Albums 61

Single

Year Song Chart Position
1980 "The Royal Mile (Sweet Darlin')" Billboard Pop Singles 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starr, Ref. "Gerry Rafferty: Snakes and Ladders". Smash Hits (April 17–30 1980): 30. 

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