Stealers Wheel - Stealers Wheel

180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl from Intervention Records

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Stealers Wheel is the debut studio album by Scottish folk rock band Stealers Wheel, originally released in October 1972 via A&M Records.

Encased in a classy sleeve painted by Scottish playwright John "Patrick" Byrne, the first LP from the tumultuous duo Stealers Wheel (Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan) is a debonair affair comprised of the kind of accomplished and polished pub pop for which Gerry Rafferty would become known.

Worthy musical moments abound, all forever overshadowed by the clever corporate-snub "Stuck In The Middle With You" which branded them a one-hit wonder when the track took on a life of its own. Sadly, the song also foreshadowed the premature end of Stealers Wheel.

Though only Rafferty's star continued to rise, Egan’s considerable talent shining brightly on his Rubber Soul-influenced tapestry "Another Meaning". Meanwhile, Rafferty creates one of those oh-so-cosmic '70s grooves for "Outside Looking In", before being unfortunately caught in one of those oh-so-abrupt '70s fades at the end of side one. This vibe wouldn't be broken so drastically on CD, but the platter must be flipped for the unique "Johnny's Song" wherein mountain-rock breaks surround Rafferty's wry life observations. Hidden nugget "Next To Me" extols mellow melancholy meditations exclusive to the West Coast and the Have a Nice Day Decade.

Ultimately, this very solid outing casts a sombre shadow because of unfulfilled expectations, and any record this carefully crafted doesn't deserve to languish in the bins of obscurity, but such seemed to be the fate of Stealers Wheel.

Check out the tracks: “Late Again”; “You Put Something Better Inside Me” and “Stuck In The Middle With You”.

This reissued LP with remastered audio and reproduced artwork is pressed in the USA on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl via Intervention Records.

Intervention Records detail of the issue:

• 100% Analog Mastering From Real Analog Tapes!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
• Dead Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI
• Deluxe Old Style "Tip On" Jacket Printed By Stoughton

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Late Again

3:01

A2

Stuck In The Middle With You

3:24

A3

Another Meaning

2:47

A4

I Get By

3:12

A5

Outside Looking In

3:50

B1

Johnny’s Song

3:39

B2

Next To Me

3:35

B3

José

3:17

B4

Gets So Lonely

2:50

B5

You Put Something Better Inside Me

3:38

SKU 684334915546
Record Label Intervention Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number IR-001
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 30 October 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 01 October 1972
Barcode # 684334915546
Shipping Weight 0.3550kg
Shipping Width 0.006m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000592m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, 100% Analog Mastering, Dead Quiet Vinyl, Pressed at RTI, Intervention Records Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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