This is the second of the three Stealers Wheel albums. It finds Gerry Rafferty & Joe Egan at the peak of their game. The material is excellent, ably performed by a large assortment of session musicians but never sounding tired or robotic (check out the piano solo on 'Star', for example - as perfect as you could possibly imagine). Rafferty & Egan's songs reflect upon the dubious delights of fame, managers and the celebrity machine, finding plenty of dissatisfaction and bitterness along the way ('Good Businessman', 'Star', 'Wheelin', 'What More Could You Want'). Melodically and sonically, it's a delight for the ears, utilising all sorts of interesting instruments. The albums ends questioningly on the hit single 'Everything Will Turn Out Fine', at first glimpse a three-minute burst of optimism, yet closer inspection suggests more than a touch of ironic cynicism, which perhaps sums up Stealers Wheel as well as anything. An additional charm is the inclusion of more John Patrick Byrne artwork, typical for a Rafferty release as afficionados will know. This time round, his painting is as dark and disturbing as some of the music within ('Who cares'). For my money, a really strong album.