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Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty - City To City (8-Track Cartridge, Album)

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  1. Named for a famous London thoroughfare, "Baker Street" was featured on City to City, Rafferty's second solo album, and was published as the first of three singles, marketed primarily to Adult Contemporary radio read more.
  2. Released in May , Gerry Rafferty's City to Cityalbum peaked at number one on the BillboardHot and remained on the charts for 49 weeks. It was certified platinum one month later by the R.I.A.A. His acclaimed first solo album, Can I Have My Money Back?,was reissued on .
  3. The addictive single "Baker Street" became a smash hit and took the rest of the album to the top of the American pop charts. The reggae-etched, country-rocking "Right Down the Line" also lives on in FM rock heaven, yet every cut on City to City is strong enough to have been a hit. But Rafferty, a music veteran, refused to tour, losing new.
  4. and several of the same musicians, but a similar un-self-pitying fatalism pervades the record. However, there is a slight but significant change for the better that makes City to City as eloquently consoling as the spirituals Rafferty echoes in "Whatever's Written in Your Heart." Indeed, there's a prayerful quality to the entire LP, a quality reminiscent of the dim dawn after a dark night of.
  5. The album City to City (), including "Baker Street", was co-produced by Rafferty and Hugh Murphy. In addition to a searing guitar solo, played by Hugh Burns, the song featured a prominent eight-bar saxophone riff played as a break between verses, by Raphael Ravenscroft.
  6. He wrote the album City To City, which included Baker Street (which reached No 3 in Britain) and, in the summer of , pushed the Bee Gees’ Night Fever from the top of the U.S. charts.
  7. "City To City" debuted the first week of May It quickly rose to #1 the week of July 8, taking 10 weeks to hit the top and ending the 24 week reign at #1 by the Soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever". The album was boosted by the first release "Baker Street" which hit .
  8. Raphael Ravenscroft, who gave us the iconic saxophone solo on Gerry Rafferty's #2 song, "Baker Street" in , died Sunday (October 19) of what is believed to be a heart attack at the age of Though it made him world-famous, he was only paid 27 pounds for the recording session (and in a possibly apocryphal story, it's said the check bounced).
  9. Gerry Rafferty is a huge talent, but a reluctant star. Management struggles and sundry other hindrances limited his output, but couldn't avert the Scot from releasing two legendary singles -- the Tarantino-ized "Stuck in the Middle With You" and the unforgettable "Baker Street," the latter included on this record.9/

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