Night Owl (album)

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Night Owl
Night Owl (album).jpg
Studio album by Gerry Rafferty
Released June 1979
Recorded 1978–1979; Chipping Norton Recording Studios,
Lansdowne Recording Studios
Genre Folk rock
Length 54:42
Label United Artists

Hugh Murphy, Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty chronology
City to City
(1978)City to City1978
Night Owl
Snakes and Ladders
(1980)Snakes and Ladders1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Smash Hits 7/10[1]

Night Owl is a 1979 album by Gerry Rafferty. It was released a year after Rafferty's Platinum-selling album City to City. While not quite performing as well as its predecessor, Night Owl still managed enough sales to achieve Gold status in North America and the United Kingdom. The title song reached No. 5 on the UK charts. The album made the UK Top 10.

The album was recorded at Chipping Norton Recording Studios, Chipping Norton, England.


On 30 January 2007 Collectables Records released Night Owl and City To City as a two-disc set.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gerry Rafferty.

No. Title Length
1. "Days Gone Down (Still Got the Light in Your Eyes)" 6:31
2. "Night Owl" 6:11
3. "The Way That You Do It" 5:08
4. "Why Won't You Talk To Me?" 3:59
5. "Get It Right Next Time" 4:40
6. "Take the Money and Run" 5:48
7. "Family Tree" 5:55
8. "Already Gone" 4:54
9. "The Tourist" 4:14
10. "It's Gonna Be a Long Night" 4:22


  • Barry Hammond, Nick Patrick - engineer
  • Patrick (John Byrne) – front cover painting



Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard Pop Albums 29


Year Song Chart Position
1979 "Night Owl" UK Top 40 5
1979 "Days Gone Down (Still Got The Light In Your Eyes)" Billboard Pop Singles 17
1979 "Get It Right Next Time" Billboard Pop Singles 21
1979 "Get It Right Next Time" UK Top 40 30
1979 "Get It Right Next Time" Irish Top Singles 2


  1. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (28 June – 11 July 1979): 25. 

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