Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right 1970-1982

Gerry Rafferty

1996: Raven RVCD-63

  1. Please Sing a Song for Us
    (The Humblebums)
  2. Blood & Glory
    (The Humblebums)
  3. Rick Rack
    (The Humblebums)
  4. Steamboat Row
    (The Humblebums)
  5. Can I Have My Money Back?
  6. New Street Blues
  7. Mary Skeffington
  8. Sign on the Dotted Line
  9. Stuck in the Middle with You
    (Stealers Wheel)
  10. Everyone’s Agreed that Everything Will Turn Out Fine
    (Stealers Wheel)
  11. Who Cares?
    (Stealers Wheel)
  12. Benediction
    (Stealers Wheel)
  13. Right or Wrong
    (Stealers Wheel)
  14. Baker Street
  15. Right Down the Line
  16. Night Owl
  17. Get It Right Next Time
  18. Take the Money and Run
  19. The Royal Mile (Sweet Darlin’)
  20. Bring It All Home
  21. Sleepwalking

Although I originally bought this collection for “Stuck in the Middle with You” and the truly superb “Baker Street,” the tracks that have most grown on me are “Take the Money and Run,” “Sleepwalking,” and “Get It Right Next Time”—the latter of which, like some of the others, I recall hearing back in the ’70s but hadn’t thought of since then (with the context gone, they stayed buried until I reencountered them here with surprise).

But DAMN that is some tasty sax from Raphael Ravenscroft. Amazingly atmospheric stuff.