on 22 December 2001
This is my favourite Ralph McTell album. Having owned it on vinyl for years I was delighted when it was released on CD and even more so when I got the liner notes autographed at a McTell concert. There is a sweep of emotions, tempo and styles on this album. A Dylanesque "Zimmerman blues", an evocative song of childhood, "Barges," a stunning guitar ragtime accompaniment on "Nettle wine" and some memorable lovesongs "First song" and "This time of night." A fantastic album.