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Spiral Staircase


Download links and information about Spiral Staircase by Ralph Mctell. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 47:01 minutes.

Artist: Ralph Mctell
Release date: 1969
Genre: Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 17
Duration: 47:01
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No. Title Length
1. Streets of London 4:08
2. Mrs Adlam's Angels 2:44
3. Wino and the Mouse 1:00
4. England 1914 3:05
5. Last Train and Ride 2:32
6. The Fairground 4:07
7. Spiral Staircase 3:31
8. Kindhearted Woman Blues 2:43
9. Bright and Beautiful Things 1:54
10. Daddy's Here 4:21
11. Rizraklaru (Anag) 1:44
12. (My) Baby Keeps Staying Out All Night Long 1:52
13. Terminus 1:53
14. Spiral Staircase (Revisited Version) 3:08
15. Last Train and Ride (Revisited Version) 2:31
16. The Fairground (Revisited Version) 3:54
17. Terminus (Revisited Version) 1:54



McTell's second album remains most remembered for the first version of "Streets of London," although this acoustic version is different from the mid-'70s re-recording that made it to number two in the British charts. It's a low-key and wistful record, no surprise there, as McTell has never been an in-your-face kind of performer. The tone is predominantly acoustic, with some appropriately soft, graceful orchestral arrangements by Mike Vickers. A few of the songs, like "England 1914" and "The Fairground," have nicely sad, ethereal melodies and forceful observational lyrics. Others are merely okay, and the straight blues songs, like the cover of Robert Johnson's "Kind Hearted Woman Blues," are the least memorable. [The 2007 U.K. edition included bonus tracks.]