Can I Have My Money Back?

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Can I Have My Money Back?
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Studio album by Gerry Rafferty
Released 1971
Recorded London, Morgan Studios
Genre Rock, folk rock
Length 40:23
Label Transatlantic
Producer Hugh Murphy
Gerry Rafferty chronology
Can I Have My Money Back?
(1971)
City to City
(1978)
Singles from Can I Have My Money Back
  1. "Can I Have My Money Back?" b/w "So Bad Thinking"
    Released: 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Can I Have My Money Back? is the first solo album by Gerry Rafferty. The distinctive cover design was by John Patrick Byrne and was the start of a long working relationship between Rafferty and the playwright. The LP was well received, but performed poorly in charts and sales, in part because Rafferty had just left a well known band, The Humblebums. The album also saw Joe Egan come on board, and the pair formed Stealers Wheel shortly afterwards.

The album was subsequently re-issued on digitally remastered compact disc (CD) in an expanded version, with the same title (albeit subtitled "The Best of Gerry Rafferty") and a different cover design, by Castle Music, Ltd. (UK) in 2000 (Serial# ESMCD-879). Released only in the United Kingdom, it features an additional 12 tracks taken from his 1974 eponymous compilation album, Gerry Rafferty.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed and arranged by Gerry Rafferty; except where indicated

  1. "New Street Blues"
  2. "Didn't I?"
  3. "Mr. Universe"
  4. "Mary Skeffington"
  5. "The Long Way Round"
  6. "Can I Have My Money Back?"
  7. "Sign on the Dotted Line" (Rafferty, Joe Egan)
  8. "Make You, Break You"
  9. "To Each and Everyone"
  10. "One Drink Down" (Rafferty, John Byrne)
  11. "Don't Count Me Out"
  12. "Half a Chance"
  13. "Where I Belong"

Single: "Can I Have My Money Back?" b/w "So Bad Thinking"

Note: CD releases include a different performance of "Mary Skeffington" than that which appears on the original vinyl LP; the latter has a relatively sparer arrangement emphasizing acoustic guitar.

Castle Music, Ltd. (UK, 2000) (CD) Expanded Re-Issue Bonus Tracks:
All tracks recorded and previously released by The Humblebums. (Length: 79:29)

  1. "Look Over the Hill and Far Away"
  2. "Patrick"
  3. "Rick Rack"
  4. "Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway"
  5. "Please Sing a Song for Us"
  6. "Blood and Glory"
  7. "I Can't Stop Now"
  8. "All the Best People Do It"
  9. "Steamboat Row"
  10. "Shoeshine Boy"
  11. "Keep It to Yourself"
  12. "My Singing Bird"

Personnel[edit]

  • Gerry Rafferty - vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
  • Joe Egan - background vocals
  • Rab Noakes - vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Roger Brown - electric guitar, vocals
  • Zed Jenkins - electric guitar
  • Rod King - steel guitar
  • Hugh Murphy - tambourine, vocals
  • Alan Parker - guitar
  • Tom Parker - harmonium, harpsichord
  • Henry Spinetti - drums
  • Andrew Steele - drums
  • Johnny VanDerrick - fiddle, violin
  • Tom Lasker - piano
  • Gary Taylor - bass, vocals
  • John Whitehead - production co-ordination
  • Patrick - artwork

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