Gerry Rafferty -《City to City》Remastered[MP3!]

Gerry Rafferty -《City to City》Remastered[MP3!]
  • 片  名  Gerry Rafferty -《City to City》Remastered[MP3!]
  • 简  介  发行时间: 1978年地区: 英国语言: 英语
  • 类  别  音乐
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  • 详细介绍专辑中文名: City to City歌手: Gerry Rafferty资源格式: MP3版本: Remastered发行时间: 1978年地区: 英国语言: 英语简介:
    Gerry Rafferty苏格兰民谣歌手,唱作人,1947年出生与Paisley,母亲是苏格兰人,父亲是爱尔兰人,Can I Have My Money Back是Gerry Rafferty的第一张个人专辑,之后的单曲 Baker Street 以及专辑City to City都让他名声大振.成为70年代最成功的歌手之一,更值得一提的是,他所参与的另外两支乐队Humblebums和Stealers Wheel也都相当的成功
    Gerry Rafferty was a popular music giant at the end of the 70s, thanks to the song Baker Street and the album City to City. His career long predated that fixture of Top 40 radio, however; indeed, by the time he cut Baker Street Rafferty had already been a member of two successful groups, the Humblebums and Stealers Wheel.
    Rafferty was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1947, the son of a Scottish mother and an Irish father. His father was deaf but still enjoyed singing, mostly Irish rebel songs, and his early experience of music was a combination of Catholic hymns, traditional folk music, and 50s pop music. By 1968, at age 21, Rafferty was a singer-guitarist and had started trying to write songs professionally, and was looking for a gig of his own. Enter Billy Connolly, late of Scottish bands like the Skillet Lickers and the Acme Brush Company. Connolly was a musician and comedian who d found that telling jokes from the stage was as appealing an activity to him -- and the audience -- as making music. He d passed through several groups looking for a niche before finally forming a duo called the Humblebums with Tim Harvey, a rock guitarist. They d established themselves in Glasgow, and were then approached by Transatlantic, one of the more successful independent record labels in England at the time, and signed to a recording contract. After playing a show in Paisley, Rafferty approached Connolly about auditioning some of the songs he d written. Connolly was impressed not only with the songs but with their author, and suddenly the Humblebums were a trio. They were a major success in England both on-stage and on record, but not without some strain. Connolly was the dominant personality, his jokes between the songs entertaining audiences as much as the songs themselves. Additionally, Rafferty began develop a distinctive style as a singer, guitarist and songwriter, and this eventually led to tension between him and Harvey: the latter exited in 1970, and Rafferty and Connolly continued together for two more albums, their line-up expanding to a sextet, but their relationship began to break down. The records were selling well, and the gigs were growing in prominence, including a Royal Command Performance. Connolly, however, worked himself to the point of exhaustion amid all of this activity, and when he did recover, he and Rafferty ultimately split up over the differing directions in which each was going. Rafferty had noticed that Connolly s jokes were taking up more time in their concerts than the music he was writing.
    They parted company in 1971. Transatlantic didn t want to give up one of its top money-makers, however, especially if there was a new career to be started. Rafferty cut his first solo album for the label that year. Can I Have My Money Back? was a melodious folk-pop album, on which Rafferty employed the vocal talents of an old school friend, Joe Egan. The LP garnered good reviews but failed to sell.
    Out of those sessions, however, Rafferty and Egan put together the original line-up of Stealers Wheel, which was one of the most promising (and rewarding) pop/rock outfits of the mid- 70s. Unfortunately, Stealers Wheel s lineup and legal history were complicated enough to keep various lawyers well paid for much of the middle of the decade. Rafferty was in the group, then out, then in again as the lineup kept shifting. Their first album was a success, th
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