GERRY RAFFERTY Can I Have My Money Back (2006) (POLYDOR RECORDS) (IMPORT) (JAPAN) (14 TRACKS) NEW CD
Can I Have My Money Back (2006) (POLYDOR RECORDS) (IMPORT) (JAPAN) (14 TRACKS) NEW CD
Label: Polydor Japan
Release Date: 6/21/2006
Japanese digitally remastered limited edition issue of the album classic in a deluxe, miniaturized LP sleeve replica of the original vinyl album artwork of Rafferty's 1971 solo debut album. Includes the bonus track "So Bad Thinking".
Rafferty seems to have spent his life writing about his tribulations with the music business and the problems it caused with his relationships. This was the first of many albums, including those with Stealers Wheel, to address this subject. That should not cloud the enjoyment because some of his gentlest moments are here, such as "Didn't I" and the lovely "Mary Skeffington". "Sign On The Dotted Line", written with Joe Egan, is the first of the 'business' songs. Nowadays, "Baker Street" pays the mortgage, but in the innocent times of 1971 Rafferty needed every record sale he could get. Sadly this underexposed gem of a record let him down.
Personnel includes: Gerry Rafferty (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano); Joe Egan (vocals); Roger Brown (acoustic & electric guitars); Alan Parker (electric guitar); Rod King (steel guitar); John Van Dernick (fiddle); Tom Parker (piano, harpsichord, harmonium, organ, keyboards); Gary Taylor (bass); Henry Spinetti (drums, percussion); Andrew Steele (drums); Hugh Murphy (tambourine, background vocals); Rab Noakes (background vocals).
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
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
8. Make You Break You
9. To Each and Every One
10. One Drink Down
11. Don't Count Me Out
12. Half a Chance
13. Where I Belong
14. So Bad Thinking (BONUS TRACK)
CD comes brand new, never opened or played, factory - fresh and sealed.