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Bridge Of Sighs

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Bridge Of Sighs
Bridge Of Sighs


Originall released in 1986, BRIDGE OF SIGHS was Ralph McTell's first album of original songs in four years. Difficulties with his management at the time, however, meant it received little fanfare on release. Armed with a batch of new material, McTell assembled a crack team of muisicians to complete the recording. These included friends Simon Nicol, Gerry Conway, Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg and Maartin Allcock. Anothr key addition was Cat Stevens' former right-hand man, guitarist Alun Davis. Whilst most of McTell's previous studio vocals were recorded separately, on this album they were captured live, with the two guitarists playing face to face. The resulting immediacy add greatly to the songs' impact and overall feel. The bridge has long served as an apt metaphor for uniting separate parties. On this album, McTell presents us with 12 examples of people trying to connect on various levels. While these attempts vary in terms of success, they all serve to highlight McTell's keen understanding of the human condition and his ability to translate it into song. Tracks: Thow Out A Line And Dream / Mr Connaughton / The Girl From The Hiring Fair / Choufleur / Something The Matter With Mary / Bridge Of Sighs / The Setting / Little Actress / Bad Girl / Holiday Romance / Dreams Of You / Words I Couldn't Say.


  1. Name
  2. Throw Out A Line And Dream
  3. Mr Connaughton
  4. The Girl from the Hiring Fair
  5. Choufleur
  6. Something the Matter With Mary
  7. Bridge of Sighs
  8. The Setting
  9. Little Actress
  10. Bad Girl
  11. Holiday Romance
  12. Dreams of You
  13. Words I Couldn't Say
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