The Ark - Gerry Rafferty - City To City (Vinyl, LP, Album)

We used to actually like it, but it now sounds worse than we remember, especially in the low end, which is a blurry mess. Rolling Stone Rave Review.

Not only does he use the same producer Hugh Murphy and several of the same musicians, but a similar un-self-pitying fatalism pervades the record. Hope, in almost all these songs, lurks on the horizon. But his orchestrations have acquired a stately sweep. I bought the original LP in and wore it out almost.

There is not a dud track on this. The standout remastered tracks for me are "The Ark" and "Waiting for the day". The original "Baker Street" was so good it is hard to see how it could be bettered but it seems to have been "opened up" a little by the remastering process and the saxophone is even more prolific.

I wasn't familiar with the flip side of the Baker Street single as it was not on the original album. The second disc is only of historical interest and I don't think it adds anything apart from indicating how some of the original album tracks evolved.

I saw Gerry in concert at St. Davids Hall, Cardiff and he was terrific. In conclusion I think this is a fitting tribute to an exceptional musician. Report abuse. This review is for the 2CD Collectors Edition, and is the best album he recorded, with many great tracks, and the full version of the mighty Baker Street.

On the second CD, you get a load of demo's and they too have been remastered and the sound is excellent. Good to hear how the tracks first sounded, before being recorded for the album. Demo of Baker Street is so different to the album, great to hear how this masterpiece started.

One of the greatest albums of the 70's One person found this helpful. I play this guy's music as much as I play anybody's. Once you've fallen for Gerry Rafferty's songs, and that rough-velvet voice, you have to hear more and more. This is almost like a Greatest Hits, at least the first few tracks are, but nearly every song Rafferty recorded has a sparkle to it. I hadn't heard this album's wonderful opener till I bought the CD, a beautiful song called The Ark, which must rank as one of his very best compositions.

Then we have a string of stunners: the immortal Baker Street, the gloriously catchy love song Right Down The Line, the busy, ebullient title track, followed by the slower Stealin' Time, then his lovely song to his daughter, Mattie's Rag. After that - well, more wonders. The album itself closes with yet another great number, Waiting For The Day.

Honestly, I can't fathom why Gerry Rafferty wasn't camped out near the top of the charts for most of the seventies and eighties. So many terrific songs, so few actual hits. Everyone who's ever listened to a radio for more than a day or two will have heard the unignorable Baker Street, with its iconic sax solo, but there are so many more songs to discover from this tuneful, lyrically intelligent perfectionist.

CD2 is made up of mostly demos, and is a fascinating document in itself. There are liner notes with track titles and pertinent recording details however, you need a strong magnifying glass to read them but at least they're included.

A Gerry Rafferty quote I was able to read, 'Many thank to everybody who helped the making of this album and curses to those who hindered'. The album songs feel personal, touching and very relateable, also sad especially, 'Night and Day almost a religious feel. The sax is smooth and delivers the soul.

You'll be happy with the disc if you buy it. There's a permanent-ness about them and I like the covers, insert notes, history and bandmembers credit! Love this album and find it has a very long life in my rotation of music. I lost my first copy on a road trip - left it in the rental car, I believe - and needed to replace it. Represents some of the best of the late 70's album rock.

See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. However, this classic soft rock classic is played so many times a year, I lose count. I discovered City To City during the mid 80s. I have always loved it. I love the Folk and softer side. Back to C2C. The extra disc didn't do much for me but the sound quality of the City To City is so much better than my old first cd pressing. Obviously, Baker Street is one of the best own songs around the world, but here it is blended not hidden with so many lovely moments.

Barbara Dickson can be heard on backing vocals in places. The bonus disc is pleasant but short 28 minutes if I remember correctly. I bought the original LP in and wore it out almost. There is not a dud track on this. The standout remastered tracks for me are "The Ark" and "Waiting for the day".

The original "Baker Street" was so good it is hard to see how it could be bettered but it seems to have been "opened up" a little by the remastering process and the saxophone is even more prolific.

I wasn't familiar with the flip side of the Baker Street single as it was not on the original album. The second disc is only of historical interest and I don't think it adds anything apart from indicating how some of the original album tracks evolved. I saw Gerry in concert at St. Davids Hall, Cardiff and he was terrific. However, this classic soft rock classic is played so many times a year, I lose count.

I discovered City To City during the mid 80s. I have always loved it. I love the Folk and softer side. Back to C2C. The extra disc didn't do much for me but the sound quality of the City To City is so much better than my old first cd pressing. Obviously, Baker Street is one of the best own songs around the world, but here it is blended not hidden with so many lovely moments. Barbara Dickson can be heard on backing vocals in places.

The bonus disc is pleasant but short 28 minutes if I remember correctly. I bought the original LP in and wore it out almost. There is not a dud track on this. The standout remastered tracks for me are "The Ark" and "Waiting for the day". The original "Baker Street" was so good it is hard to see how it could be bettered but it seems to have been "opened up" a little by the remastering process and the saxophone is even more prolific.

I wasn't familiar with the flip side of the Baker Street single as it was not on the original album. The second disc is only of historical interest and I don't think it adds anything apart from indicating how some of the original album tracks evolved. I saw Gerry in concert at St.

Davids Hall, Cardiff and he was terrific. In conclusion I think this is a fitting tribute to an exceptional musician. Report abuse. This review is for the 2CD Collectors Edition, and is the best album he recorded, with many great tracks, and the full version of the mighty Baker Street. On the second CD, you get a load of demo's and they too have been remastered and the sound is excellent. Good to hear how the tracks first sounded, before being recorded for the album.

Demo of Baker Street is so different to the album, great to hear how this masterpiece started. One of the greatest albums of the 70's One person found this helpful. I play this guy's music as much as I play anybody's. Once you've fallen for Gerry Rafferty's songs, and that rough-velvet voice, you have to hear more and more. This is almost like a Greatest Hits, at least the first few tracks are, but nearly every song Rafferty recorded has a sparkle to it.

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gerry rafferty city to city vinyl lp united artists the ark, stealin' time. ex on vinyl and cover. the record looks and sounds very good. the cover has tight seams and looks very good(see photos). overall nice album. original united artists ua-lag. please see photos i've taken to try to give you a better feel of what you're bidding adtaralearniga.guabnetdmembrebeddatiridmezarpoxi.co date: Apr 18,

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  1. Feb 26,  · Label: United Artists Records - UAS • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Pop • Style: Pop Rock Gerry Rafferty - City To City (, Vinyl) | Discogs Explore/5().
  2. Format: Vinyl LP album. United Artists Records, UK release from Classic rock LP release from celebrated Scottish singer songwriter Gerry Rafferty, former Stealer's Wheel lead guitarist. 10 tracks including: The Ark; Baker Street; Right Down The Line; City To City; Stealin' Time; Mattie's Rag; Whatever's Written In Your Heart; Home And Dry; Island; Waiting For The Day/5().
  3. The benefit of this CD is the extra disc of demo material that adds to your understanding of the genesis of this album, it is a must buy. The loss of Gerry Rafferty 1 year ago (what an appalling start to ) was tragic and left a massive void in the music world continuum, this CD is a fitting tribute, buy it, enshrine it, listen to it every /5().
  4. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of City To City on Discogs. Label: Liberty - LN • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: Canada • Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul • Style: Soul-Jazz.
  5. Label: United Artists Records - 4C,United Artists Records - 4C • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Belgium • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock Gerry Rafferty - City To City (, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(7).
  6. Label: United Artists Records - 5C ,United Artists Records - 5C • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo Red • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock Gerry Rafferty - City To City (, Red, Vinyl) | Discogs4/5(38).
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  8. Hugh Burns on playing the lead guitar on "Baker Street" and City to City: I first met Gerry through working with the band Stealers Wheel (Right or wrong album) At the time I did "City to City" I was touring with Jack Bruce, so I was playing in that slightly harder Rock blues style, which worked well with the songs/5().
  9. City to City is a album and the second studio album by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry adtaralearniga.guabnetdmembrebeddatiridmezarpoxi.co was Rafferty's first solo release in six years—and first release of any kind since —due to his tenure in the band Stealers Wheel and subsequent legal proceedings which prevented Rafferty from releasing any new solo recordings for the next three years.

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