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Gerry Rafferty - Snakes and Ladders (1980)

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Gerry Rafferty - Snakes and Ladders (1980)

Gerry Rafferty - Snakes and Ladders (1980)
EAC Rip | WAVPack (image & cue & log) | 303 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 111 MB | Artwork (JPG) 21 MB | 48:48
Genre: Classic Rock / Pop Rock | Country: UK | Label: EMI | 7 46609-2

Snakes and Ladders is the fourth album by Gerry Rafferty. It was released in 1980, following the success of his previous two albums, City to City and Night Owl. The album charted at No. 15 in the UK but only reached No. 61 in the US. The album was released on CD in 1998 [EMI 7 46609-2] but deleted soon after that, and it got reissued on CD on August 2012 as a 2-CD set with "Sleepwalking." Some of the songs are available on compilation albums. One of the songs, "The Garden Of England", was recorded at Beatles producer George Martin's AIR studio in Montserrat. All the songs were original Rafferty compositions, though one – "Johnny's Song" – was a remake of a song which had been previously released by his former band Stealer's Wheel, and another – "Didn't I" – was a remake of a song from Rafferty's 1971 album Can I Have My Money Back.
Gerry Rafferty - Snakes and Ladders (1980)

Two years after the release of Night Owl, Gerry Rafferty presented his fans with Snakes & Ladders, and although some of his former album's charm and lyrical appeal manages to resurface, the whole of the album comes up short. The memorable melodies, moving allegories, or genuine lyrical warmth that was put into past efforts arise in a couple of tracks, like in the beauty of "Bring It All Home" or in the mystique of "Look at the Moon." It's not that Rafferty's writing is weaker or has been restrained, it's the fact that he fails to present enough passion from an instrumental standpoint throughout the entire album, and to a lesser extent a vocal one, to establish the same type of emotion or atmosphere as he did with City to City or Night Owl. "Royal Mile" was released as a single in the U.K., but only climbed as high as number 67 there and number 54 in the U.S. The album went to number 15 in Britain, but Rafferty showed signs of relinquishing his genuine style ever so slightly, and 1982's Sleepwalking disappointingly confirmed this. Even though his exterior talents had dwindled only slightly, the intangible qualities that made Rafferty such a compelling artist seemed to be left behind in the past decade.
~ AllMusic Review by Mike DeGagne
Gerry Rafferty - Snakes and Ladders (1980)




Tracklist

1. Royal Mile (3:51)
2. I Was a Boy Scout (4:15)
3. Welcome to Hollywood (5:17)
4. Wastin' Away (3:30)
5. Look at the Moon (2:18)
6. Bring It All Home (4:42)
7. The Garden of England (4:09)
8. Johnny's Song (3:25)
9. Didn't I? (4:14)
10. Syncopatin' Sandy (4:24)
11. Cafe Le Cabotin (4:51)
12. Don't Close the Door (3:45)

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Gerry Rafferty / Snakes And Ladders

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Personnel

Gerry Rafferty – vocals, guitar, keyboards
Mo Foster – bass
Ian Lynn – keyboards
Jerry Donahue – guitar
Richard Harvey – synthesiser, penny whistle
Bryn Haworth – guitar, slide guitar
Richard Brunton – guitar
Mel Collins – saxophone
Betsy Cook – backing vocals
Liam Genockey – drums
Billy Livsey – piano, keyboards
Raphael Ravenscroft – saxophone
Frank Ricotti – percussion
Pete Wingfield – organ
Pete Zorn – bass
Billy Wingfield – piano, Moog synthesiser

Gerry Rafferty - Snakes and Ladders (1980)

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