Gerry Rafferty ‎– Snakes And Ladders

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United Artists Records ‎– UAC.5066
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A1 The Royal Mile (Sweet Darlin')
Acoustic Guitar – Gerry RaffertyKeyboards – Ian LynnPercussion – Frank Riccotti*Whistle [Penny] – Richard Harvey (2)
3:51
A2 I Was A Boy Scout
Acoustic Guitar – Gerry RaffertyArranged By [Brass Arrangement] – Chris MercerCongas – Frank Riccotti*Guitar [Slide] – Bryn HaworthOrgan – Pete WingfieldPiano – Billy Livsey
4:13
A3 Welcome To Hollywood
Acoustic Guitar – Gerry RaffertyGuitar [Lead, Swells] – Jerry DonahueGuitar [Other] – Richard BruntonPercussion – Frank Riccotti*Piano, Clavinet, Voice [Mystery Voice] – Billy LivseySaxophone – Raphael RavenscroftSynthesizer – Ian Lynn
5:17
A4 Wastin' Away
Bass – Pete ZornGuitar – Jerry DonahueKeyboards – Ian LynnPercussion – Frank Riccotti*
3:36
A5 Look At The Moon
Arranged By [Strings] – Wil MaloneKeyboards – Ian LynnLeader [Strings] – Gavin Wright*Voice [Vixen Barking] – Vixen Barking
2:20
A6 Bring It All Home
Guitar – Jerry Donahue, Richard BruntonOrgan – Pete WingfieldPiano, Synthesizer [Polymoog] – Billy LivseySaxophone – Raphael Ravenscroft
4:39
B1 The Garden Of England
Arranged By [Strings] – Wil MaloneGuitar – Richard BruntonKeyboards – Billy LivseyLeader [Strings] – Gavin Wright*Synthesizer – Ian Lynn
4:07
B2 Johnny's Song
Bass – Pete ZornGuitar – Jerry DonahueKeyboards – Ian LynnPercussion – Frank Riccotti*
3:23
B3 Didn't I
Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Gerry RaffertyBacking Vocals – Betsy CookBass – Pete ZornGuitar – Jerry DonahueTambourine – Frank Riccotti*
4:13
B4 Syncopatin Sandy
Arranged By [Clarinet, Strings] – Wil MaloneBass – Pete ZornKeyboards – Ian LynnLeader [Strings] – Gavin Wright*Percussion [Woodblocks] – Frank Riccotti*
4:23
B5 Cafe In Cabotin
Acoustic Guitar – Gerry RaffertyGuitar – Jerry Donahue, Richard BruntonHarmonica [Pianica] – Billy LivseyKeyboards – Ian LynnPercussion – Frank Riccotti*Performer [Intro] – The Baron De Bon Bon
4:53
B6 Don't Close The Door
Guitar [Electric] – Richard BruntonGuitar [Slide Lead, Chords] – Bryn HaworthPiano, Organ – Pete Wingfield
3:45

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Credits

  • Artwork By [Cover] – John Patrick Byrne
  • BassMo Foster (tracks: A1 to A3, A6, B1, B5, B6)
  • DrumsLiam Genockey (tracks: A1 to A4, A6 to B6)
  • EngineerBarry Hammond (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B2 to B6), Steve Lipson* (tracks: A2, A3, A6, B1)
  • Engineer [Overdub]Barry Hammond (tracks: A2, A3, A6, B1)
  • Photography [Inner Sleeve Photo], Other [Concept, Management] – Michael Gray
  • Producer, Mixed ByHugh Murphy
  • Producer, Mixed By, Written-ByGerry Rafferty

Notes

Recorded at Chipping Norton: A1, A4, A5, B2 to B6
Recorded at Air Studios Montserrat & Overdubbed at Chipping Norton: A2, A3, A6, B1
Liner notes state Steve Lipson engineers track B1, though vinyl label does not.

Track A5: Voice role 'Vixen Barking' is credited to 'Vixen Barking'.
Track B2 note: The lead guitar part knowingly owes much to <a href="http://www.discogs.com/artist/Paul+Pilnick">Phil Pilnick</a>'s guitar on the original <a href="http://www.discogs.com/release/779857">Stealers Wheel</a> version - for which many thanks.
Track B5: Intro credited to 'The Baron de Bon Bon'.

Bryn Haworth is correctly spelt on track A2 credit, though surname is incorrectly spelt 'Howarth' on track B6 credit.

EMI Records Australia.
Manufactured and Distributed by EMI (Australia) Limited.
(C) & (P) 1980 Liberty/United Records (UK) Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): UAK 30298 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): UAK 30298 B

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UAK30298, UAK 30298 Gerry Rafferty Snakes And Ladders(LP, Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAK30298, UAK 30298 UK 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 883, 1 C 064-82 883 Gerry Rafferty Snakes And Ladders(LP, Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records 1C 064-82 883, 1 C 064-82 883 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
11C 274 82 833 Gerry Rafferty Snakes And Ladders(Cass, Album) United Artists Records 11C 274 82 833 UK 1980 Sell This Version
31C 064 82883 Gerry Rafferty Snakes And Ladders(LP, Album) United Artists Records 31C 064 82883 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
7C 262-82883 Gerry Rafferty Snakes And Ladders(Cass, Album) United Artists Records 7C 262-82883 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version

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