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Song For Martin - Ralph McTell - Streets Of London (CD)


1992
Label: cte - 055-60763 • Format: CD Single • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock
Song For Martin - Ralph McTell - Streets Of London (CD)

"Streets of London" is a song by Ralph McTell, who first recorded it for his album Spiral Staircase. It was not released in the United Kingdom as a single until McTell himself noted that there were known recorded versions of the song. The song was re-released, on 4 December , featuring McTell with Annie Lennox as a charity single for CRISIS, the Homelessness Charity. Roger Whittaker Released: Spiral Staircase, Revisited, .

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 · While the title of this collection by British folk icon Ralph McTell suggests a somewhat comprehensive career-spanning anthology, it is actually culled entirely from his first three albums. The two-year span of did yield a number of McTell's most beloved songs, most notably the title cut, though "Streets of London" would not actually become a hit until it was re-released as a single.

 · While Ralph McTell is best known for his classic folk song of the down-and-out, "Streets of London," it's far from being the only string to his guitar. "Hesitation Blues," "Spiral Staircase," and the very dark "Michael in the Garden" all came from the same late-'60s period, and deserve equal stature as thoughtful, literate pieces in a time.

About Streets Of London. "Streets of London" is a song by Ralph McTell, who first recorded it for his album Spiral Staircase. It was not released in the United Kingdom as a single until The song has been covered by over artists. The song was re-released, on 4 December , featuring McTell with Annie Lennox as a charity single.


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  1. Ralph McTell (born Ralph May in Farnborough, Kent, England, 3 December and raised in Croydon) is an English singer-songwriter and acoustic guitar playe.

  2.  · Streets of London exists in its most perfect form wherever McTell happens to be playing it. It’s a song that doesn’t have a wholly satisfactory studio recording. Its original recording is found on his second album, released in and produced by Gus Dudgeon. It’s a spare reading of the song, recorded in one take, guitar and vocal ted Reading Time: 3 mins.

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