Andy Pratt (album)

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Andy Pratt
Andy Pratt (Andy Pratt album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Andy Pratt
Released 1973
Recorded Boston, 1973
Length 40:00
Producer John Nagy
Andy Pratt chronology
Records Are Like Life
(1969)Records Are Like Life1969
Andy Pratt
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C [2]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [3]

Andy Pratt is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Andy Pratt, released in 1973 by Columbia Records. It was Pratt's first album of entirely new music since his debut Records Are Like Life in 1969.

On release, Pratt received a positive critical reception, but had only modest commercial success.[4] The only single issued from Andy Pratt: "Avenging Annie" was also a moderate success, peaking at number 78 in the US.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

In 1973, the album was ranked No. 3 on Dutch Muziekkrant OOR's list of best albums of 1973.[6] And Al Kooper listed the album at No. 58 on his list of 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time.[7]

The album has consistently been praised by critics. Reviewing the album in his consumer guide for The Village Voice, Robert Christgau gave the album a C and highly praised the track "Avenging Annie" commenting that it "is an astounding tale of feminist revenge in the twilight of the counterculture." but didn't comment on any of the other tracks off the album.

In a retrospective review for AllMusic, critic Michael Ofjord gave the album four and a half out of five stars and wrote that "Andy Pratt's self-titled album is a very quirky, idiosyncratic album that definitely establishes Pratt as a major force in the singer-songwriter arena." while also praising "Avenging Annie" commenting that "The fast piano technique is impressive, as are some other production touches (such as the cat sounds and descending guitar line). The song deserves its classic status hands down."

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Andy Pratt, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Avenging Annie"   5:08
2. "Inside Me Wants Out"   3:13
3. "It's All Behind You"
  • Nick Koumoutseas
  • Andy Pratt
4. "Summer, Summer"   3:34
5. "Call Up That Old Friend"   3:10
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Give It All to Music" 3:28
7. "Who Am I Talking To" 3:13
8. "All the King's Weight" 4:07
9. "So Fine (It's Frightening)" 2:37
10. "Sittin' Down in the Twilight" 3:39
11. "Deer Song" 4:05
Total length: 40:00


Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[8]

  • Andy Pratt – lead and background vocals; guitars; bass guitars; piano; accordion; sitar; tabla; clavinet
  • John Nagy – guitars; mandolin; mandola; mandocello
  • Gary Anderson – flute; baritone and tenor saxophones
  • Anastasios Karatza – electric guitars, hi-hat
  • Jim Thompson – electric guitars
  • Jesse Henderson – drums
  • Abraham Laborielbass guitars
  • Bill Elliot – organ
  • Nick Koumoutseas – backing vocals
Additional musicians

Chart performance[edit]

Peak position[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 Chart 192


  • The song "Avenging Annie" was covered by The Who's lead vocalist Roger Daltrey, for his third solo album One of the Boys. Daltrey also released his version of the track as a single 1977.


  1. ^ Ofjord, Michael. Andy Pratt at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "About Andy". Andy Pratt NOW!. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  5. ^ Ofjord, Michael. "Andy Pratt | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  6. ^ Muziekkrant OOR 1973 #25/26 (18-12-1973)
  7. ^
  8. ^ Andy Pratt liner notes. Columbia. 1973. 

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