Andy Pratt (album)
|Studio album by Andy Pratt|
|Andy Pratt chronology|
|Robert Christgau||C |
|Rolling Stone||(favorable) |
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. The only single issued from Andy Pratt: "Avenging Annie" was also a moderate success, peaking at number 78 in the US.
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."
All tracks written by Andy Pratt, except where noted.
|2.||"Inside Me Wants Out"||3:13|
|3.||"It's All Behind You"||
|5.||"Call Up That Old Friend"||3:10|
|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|
Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.
- 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 Laboriel – bass guitars
- Bill Elliot – organ
- Nick Koumoutseas – backing vocals
- Additional musicians
- Roger Hock – trombone
- Bob McCarthy – acoustic guitar on "Call Up That Old Friend"
- John Payne – clarinet
- Juma Santos – congas
- Rick Shlosser – bongos
|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.
- Ofjord, Michael. Andy Pratt at AllMusic
- Robert Christgau review
- Rolling Stone review
- "About Andy". Andy Pratt NOW!. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- Ofjord, Michael. "Andy Pratt | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- Muziekkrant OOR 1973 #25/26 (18-12-1973)
- Andy Pratt liner notes. Columbia. 1973.