Wednesday 5/25/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Gerry Rafferty – City to City (1978)

City to City is the second solo studio album by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, released on January 20, 1978 by United Artists Records. It was Rafferty’s first solo release in six years—and first release of any kind since 1975—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. The album was well received, peaking at No. 1 in the US and going Platinum, as well as reaching No. 6 in the UK Albums Chart and achieving Gold status. “Baker Street”, “Right Down the Line” and “Home and Dry” were successfully released as singles.

  1. “The Ark” 5:36
  2. “Baker Street” 6:06
  3. “Right Down the Line” 4:28
  4. “City to City” 4:51
  5. “Stealin’ Time” 5:39
  6. “Mattie’s Rag” 3:28
  7. “Whatever’s Written in Your Heart” 6:30
  8. “Home and Dry” 4:52
  9. “Island” 5:04
  10. “Waiting for the Day” 5:26

Gerry Rafferty – lead vocals, acoustic guitar (1, 4, 5), backing vocals (3-10) and acoustic piano (10)
Tommy Eyre – acoustic piano (1, 2, 3, 5–8), synthesizers (2, 5, 7, 8), organ (3, 9, 10), electric piano (2, 5, 9, 10) and brass arrangements (10)
Willy Ray – accordion (6, 9)
Jerry Donahue – electric guitar (1)
Hugh Burns – rhythm and lead guitars (2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10)
Nigel Jenkins – rhythm guitar (2), lead guitar (8)
Micky Moody – acoustic guitar (5)
Andy Fairweather-Low – rhythm guitar (10)
B.J. Cole – steel guitar (3, 4, 5, 9) and dobro (6)
Gary Taylor – bass and backing vocals (1-10)
Henry Spinetti – drums (1-6, 8, 10)
Graham Preskett – fiddle (1, 4, 6, 10), mandolin (1), string arrangements (2, 8), string synthesizer (5, 6) and brass arrangements (6)
Glen LeFleur – tambourine (1, 3, 5), clave (3), congas (2, 10) and drums (9)
Hugh Murphy – tambourine (4)
Raphael Ravenscroft – saxophones (2, 9)
Paul Jones – harmonica (4)
Barbara Dickson – backing vocals (1, 7)
Roger Brown – backing vocals (4)
Vivienne McAuliffe – backing vocals (4)
John McBurnie – backing vocals (4)
Rab Noakes – backing vocals (4)
Joanna Carlin – backing vocals (7)