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Can I Have My Money Back? is the first solo album by Gerry Rafferty. The distinctive cover design was by John Patrick Byrne and was the start of a long working relationship between Rafferty and the playwright. The LP was well received, but performed poorly in charts and sales, in part because Rafferty had just left a well known band, The Humblebums. The album also saw Joe Egan come on board, and the pair formed Stealers Wheel shortly afterwards.
The album was subsequently re-issued on digitally remastered compact disc (CD) in an expanded version, with the same title (albeit subtitled "The Best of Gerry Rafferty") and a different cover design, by Castle Music, Ltd. (UK) in 2000 (Serial# ESMCD-879). Released only in the United Kingdom, it features an additional 12 tracks taken from his 1974 eponymous compilation album, Gerry Rafferty.
All tracks composed and arranged by Gerry Rafferty; except where indicated
- "New Street Blues"
- "Didn't I?"
- "Mr. Universe"
- "Mary Skeffington"
- "The Long Way Round"
- "Can I Have My Money Back?"
- "Sign on the Dotted Line" (Rafferty, Joe Egan)
- "Make You, Break You"
- "To Each and Everyone"
- "One Drink Down" (Rafferty, John Byrne)
- "Don't Count Me Out"
- "Half a Chance"
- "Where I Belong"
Single: "Can I Have My Money Back?" b/w "So Bad Thinking"
Note: CD releases include a different performance of "Mary Skeffington" than that which appears on the original vinyl LP; the latter has a relatively sparer arrangement emphasizing acoustic guitar.
Castle Music, Ltd. (UK, 2000) (CD) Expanded Re-Issue Bonus Tracks:
All tracks recorded and previously released by The Humblebums. (Length: 79:29)
Gerry Rafferty - vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
Joe Egan - background vocals
Rab Noakes - vocals, acoustic guitar
Roger Brown - electric guitar, vocals
Zed Jenkins - electric guitar
Rod King - steel guitar
Hugh Murphy - tambourine, vocals
Alan Parker - guitar
Tom Parker - harmonium, harpsichord
Henry Spinetti - drums
Andrew Steele - drums
Johnny VanDerrick - fiddle, violin
Tom Lasker - piano
Gary Taylor - bass, vocals
John Whitehead - production co-ordination
Patrick - artwork
- "Look Over the Hill and Far Away"
- "Rick Rack"
- "Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway"
- "Please Sing a Song for Us"
- "Blood and Glory"
- "I Can't Stop Now"
- "All the Best People Do It"
- "Steamboat Row"
- "Shoeshine Boy"
- "Keep It to Yourself"
- "My Singing Bird"
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