Somewhere Down The Road

Ralph McTell

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October 18, 2010

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Ralph McTell's first album of original material for 10 years contains 14 new songs and showcases the incredible talent that has captivated sell-out audiences for 45 years.

Inspired by anecdotes and ideas from sources as diverse as 17th century writer Dr Johnson, the film Citizen Kane and a spring day, 'Somewhere Down The Road' marks a stunning return to the studio by Ralph McTell. Songs ranging from the deeply personal in the form of Lantern Slides, a re-telling a family outing almost 100 years in the past, to a heartfelt response to the proposed separation of England and Scotland told through the metaphor of the breakdown of a marriage.

Other key tracks include 'Around The Wild Cape Horn' which is already a favourite among McTell audiences, and makes it into the studio just ahead of two other proposed cover versions. 'Reverend Thunder' pays tribute to the literally blind faith of guitar hero, the blind Reverend Gary Davis. ' A Sunny Day (Aujourd'Hui le Ciel est Bleu)' contains some of McTell's most exquisite poetry sung in both English and French.

This album will thrill existing fans, who will find all the hallmarks of McTell's finest work ? melody and intricate guitar playing, intertwined with poetic, complex lyrics. Newcomers will delight in this album, which makes a perfect introduction to the vast canon of McTell's nearly five decades of songwriting.

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Key Value
Catalogue number TPGCD31
Barcode 5060079130317
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 82g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The London Apprentice -
2. Reverend Thunder -
3. Walk Into The Morning -
4. Around The Wild Cape Horn -
5. The Ghost of Robert Johnson -
6. Rosalinda -
7. The Break of the Union -
8. Cannabis Creek -
9. A Sunny Day (Aujourd'hui le ciel est bleu) -
10. Moon, June And A Cajun Tune -
11. A Kiss In The Rain -
12. The Girl On The Jersey Ferry -
13. Lantern Slides -
14. Somewhere Down The Road -