RALPH, ALBERT & SYDNEY

Ralph McTell Discography

On the Record

A systematic listing of the recorded works of Ralph McTell
The complete compendium of UK releases


INDEX

Original Studio Albums
Live Albums
Videos
Singles
Promotional Releases
Ralph McTell and Friends
Accompaniments & Backing Vocals
Compilations
Reissues
Miscellany
Bibliography


OTHER DISCOGRAPHY PAGES

Ralph McTell Song List: "First and Last Songs"

Ralph McTell UK Discography: "Trackin' Back"

Ralph McTell International Discography: "Further by the Day"


 

Original Studio Albums


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Ref

Title

Date

Label

Catalogue

1

Eight Frames a Second

LP. 'Paint the soul. Never mind the legs and arms.'

1968

Transatlantic

TRA165

2

Spiral Staircase

LP. '...enables us to feel what he has felt...'

1969

Transatlantic

TRA177

3

My Side of Your Window

LP. 'He is fast becoming one of our major songwriters'

1969

Transatlantic

TRA209

4

You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here

LP. 'The ripples flowing from him are spreading further every day'

1971

Famous

SFMA5753

5

Not Till Tomorrow

LP. 'McTell it like it is'

1972

Reprise

K44210

6

Easy

LP. 'Uncle Willie told me before he died...'

1974

Reprise

K54013

7

Streets...

LP. 'It was all right, it is all right, and it will be all right.'

1975

Warner Bros

K56105

8

Right Side Up

LP. 'When the break is mended it can be stronger than before...'

Right Side Up was also issued as a quadraphonic LP

1976

 

1976

Warner Bros

 

Warner Bros

K56296

 

K256296

9

Slide Away the Screen

LP. 'The sessions... were the most enjoyable that I have known.'

1979

Warner Bros

K56599

10

Water of Dreams

LP. '...and then you can let your own eyes close.'

1982

Mays

TG005

11

Songs from Alphabet Zoo

LP. 'Everyone is a bouncing babe their mums are bouncers too...'

1983

Mays

TG007

12

Best of Alphabet Zoo

LP. Selections from 'Songs' plus 6 new tracks

1983

Mays

AZ123

13

At the End of a Perfect Day

LP. 16 Songs of Love & Friendship

At the End of a Perfect Day was also issued in The Entertainers Box with LP albums by Des O'Connor and Howard Keel

1985

 

1985

Telstar

 

Telstar

STAR2263

 

STAR2054

14

The Best of - Tickle on the Tum (Ralph McTell with Jaqui Reddin)

LP. Look down there's Tickle Town and there's the River Tum...

1986

Mays

TPG008

15

Bridge of Sighs

LP. '...they don't hear you cry yourself to sleep those lonely nights.'

1986

Mays

TPG009

16

Blue Skies Black Heroes

LP & CD. 'I have to say... (Joseph Spence's) influence... has been immense.'

1988

Leola

TPG10
TPGCD10

17

Stealin' Back...

CD. '...go back to source and discover the originals...'

1990

Essential

ESSCD137

18

The Boy with a Note

CD. An Evocation of the Life of Dylan Thomas in Words and Music

1992

Leola

TPGCD11

19

Sand in Your Shoes

CD. 'I'm not really religious, but it never leaves you.'

1995

Transatlantic

TRACD119

20

Red Sky

CD. 'Extracting something beautiful out of hopelessness.'

2000

Leola

TPGCD18

21

National Treasure

CD. 'Blind Boy Fuller played a National resonator and... I fell in love with the sound...'

Includes 2 tracks recorded live on the 2001 National Tour

2002

Leola

TPGCD21

22

Gates of Eden

'The music on this CD is the beginning of my own journey and these songs are almost sacred to me.'

2006

Leola

TPGCD26

23

As Far As I Can Tell

'...remembered light refracts.'

Treble CD of readings from Ralph's autobiography and the songs they inspired.

2007

Leola

TPGCD28

24

Somewhere Down the Road

CD. 'Where imagination and reality collide.'

2010

Leola

TPGCD31

25

Don't Think Twice It's Alright

Digital download. A tribute to Bob Dylan on his 70th birthday.

2011

Leola

[None]

26

Sofa Noodling

CD of guitar instrumentals. 'The pure pleasure of noodling around the instrument.'

2012

Leola

TPGCD35

27

About Time (Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones)

CD. 'Back to the roots for two Croydon boys who only ever wanted to be Woody Guthrie or Jack Kerouac'.

2016

Leola

TPGCD37

 


 

Live Albums

 
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Ref

Title

Date

Label

Catalogue

L1

Ralph, Albert & Sydney

LP. Live at The Royal Albert Hall and The Sydney Opera House

1977

Warner Bros

K56399

L2

Songs for Six Strings Vol II

CD. Recorded live straight from the desk

1996

Leola

OLA15B2CD

L3

Travelling Man - The Journey The Songs

Double CD of two sold out concerts in London's Purcell Room

Repackaged with revised running order as Travelling Man - Ralph McTell Live at the South Bank

1999

 

2012

Leola

TPGCD16

L4

Songs for Six Strings

Box for six CDs of live performances, containing:

Songs for Six Strings 1st - E

CD. First 'string' with six live tracks from 2009 - 2010

2011

 

 

2011

Leola

 

 

Leola

OLA6J45

 

 

TPGCD E1

L5

Songs for Six Strings 2nd - B

CD. Second 'string' with six live tracks from recent concert performances

2012

Leola

TPGCD B2

L6

Songs for Six Strings 3rd - G

CD. Third 'string' with six live tracks from recent concert performances

2013

Leola

TPGCD G3

L7

Songs for Six Strings 4th - D

CD. Fourth 'string' with six live tracks from recent concert performances

2014

Leola

TPGCD D4

L8

Live at Troubadour Festival 1997

Digital download. Recorded at the Rose Garden, Coblence, Germany.

2014

Troubadour

[None]

L9

Songs for Six Strings 5th - A

CD. Fifth 'string' with six live tracks from recent concert performances

2016

Leola

TPGCD A5

L10

Songs for Six Strings 6th - E

CD. Sixth and final 'string' with six live tracks from recent concert performances and a hidden bonus track from a 1990 vinyl single

2016

Leola

TPGCD E6

See also 21 C18 R6 R15 R26 S13 S15 S19 S28 S29 P3 P9 F5 F9 F11 F12 F14 F20 F21 F22 F23 F25 F27 F30 F31 F35 F36 F41 F46 F47 F52 M30 M42 M57 M81 M84 M121 M125 M128


 

Videos


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Ref

Title

Date

Label

Catalogue

V1

Live at the Town Hall

VHS. 'In 1952 in Croydon there were bomb sites still around from the war'

1998

Leola

OLA26VID

V2

The London Show

DVD. A concert to celebrate Ralph's 60th birthday, recorded live at London's Royal Festival Hall

2005

Leola

TPGDVD25

V3

McTell on The Mall

DVD recorded live at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2000

2008

Leola

TPGDVD29

V4

70th Birthday Concert

DVD. A concert to celebrate Ralph's 70th birthday, recorded live at the Theatre Royal in London's Drury Lane

2015

Leola

TPGDVD70

See also F2 F3 F7 F16 F24 F33 F37 F49 F56 F57 F58 F59 M10 M63 A18 A21 A25


 

Singles


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Titles on singles and EPs.

Ref

Title

Date

Label

Catalogue

S1

Summer Come Along
b/w
Girl on a Bicycle

1969

Transatlantic

BIG125

S2

Kew Gardens
b/w
Father Forgive Them

1970

Transatlantic

BIG131

S3

Spiral Staircase
b/w
Terminus

1970

Transatlantic

BIG134

S4

First and Last Man
b/w
In Some Way I Loved You

1971

Famous

FAM105

S5

Teacher Teacher
b/w
Truckin' Little Baby

The BBC declined to play this single and it was withdrawn from sale before general release

1972

Famous

FAM111

S6

When I was a Cowboy
b/w
Small Voice Calling

1972

Reprise

K14214

S7

Zimmerman Blues
b/w
First Song

1972

Reprise

K14225

S8

Take it Easy
b/w
Sweet Mystery

1974

Reprise

K14325

S9

Streets of London
b/w
Summer Lightning

1974

1980

  

1981

Reprise

reissued in picture sleeve

reissued in "Classic Hits of the 70s" series

K14380

S10

El Progresso
b/w
Grande Affaire

1975

Warner

K16537

S11

Let Me Down Easy
b/w
Would I Lie to You

1975

Warner

K16633

S12

Dreams of You
b/w
Sweet Forgiveness

1975

Warner

K16648

S13

Weather the Storm
b/w
First Song

First Song was recorded live in Sydney

1976

Warner

K16843

S14

Naomi
b/w
Tequila Sunset

1977

Warner

K16884

S15

Maginot Waltz
Winnie's Rag
b/w
Streets of London
Sweet Mystery

EP from the Ralph, Albert & Sydney live album

1977

Warner

K17008

S16

Heroes and Villains
b/w
Sweet Girl on my Mind

Sweet Girl on my Mind is from an unreleased album produced by Shel Talmy in 1976

1978

Warner

K17274

S17

Love Grows
b/w
Banjo Man

1979

Warner

K17304

S18

From Clare to Here
b/w
Promises

1979

Warner

K17584

S19

England
b/w
Grey Sea Strand

Grey Sea Strand was recorded live in Belfast

1981

1981

 

1982

Mays

reissued in picture sleeve

reissued on EMI with remixed England

ING1
 
 
 
 

EMI5315

S20

I Fall to Pieces
b/w
I'm Not a Rock

I Fall to Pieces is from an unreleased album produced by Shel Talmy in 1976

1982

Mays

ING2

S21

Kenny the Kangaroo
Holly the Hedgehog
b/w
Camilla the Camel
Nellie the Newt

Songs from Alphabet Zoo EP

1982

Mays

ING3

S22

Kenny the Kangaroo
b/w
The Parrot Song

1983

Mays

ING4

S23

Stranger to the Seasons
b/w
Mr Connaughton

1983

Mays

ING7

S24

The Wind in the Willows

The A-side of The Wind in the Willows single

1984

Red Bus

RBUS94

S25

The Winner’s Song
b/w
Geordie's on the Road

Ralph based 'The Winner's Song' on a TV jingle he'd written to advertise Skol lager

1984

Mays

ING11

S26

I Like Rubbish
b/w
Five Balloons

1986

Mays

ING13

S27

The Things You Wish Yourself
b/w
Keeping the Night at Bay

1986

Mays

ING14

S28

Bridge of Sighs
b/w
Blind Arthur Goes to Adelaide (Adelaide Rag)

Blind Arthur was recorded live in Adelaide

1987

Mays

ING15

S29

Kenny the Kangaroo

Introduction and Song

Recorded live. The other side of this single features Noel Murphy's Murphy and the Bricks

1990

Funny

STACK1

S30

The Things You Wish Yourself

Digital download

2010

Leola

[None]

S31

The Lamplighter (England 1914 June 28th)
Maginôt Waltz
Canopus
The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier CD EP

2014

2015

Leola

reissued with bonus live audio and video tracks of The Unknown Soldier

TPGCD 11-11-11

 


 

Promotional Releases

 
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Ref

Title

Date

Label

Catalogue

P1

Nanna's Song
b/w
Eight Frames a Second

Promotional single taken from the LP Eight Frames a Second

1968

[Transatlantic]

[None]

P2

England

Promotional single with 'long' and 'DJ edit' versions

1981

Mays

PRO ING1

P3

After Rain
and
Jesus Wept

Promotional CD single, recorded live

1995

Tickety-Boo

[None]

P4

Tickety-Boo

This promotional CD single features two vocal tracks (Ralph solo and with Billy Connolly), and an instrumental edit

1999

Tickety-Boo

LUMP 1

P5

Readings from Angel Laughter

This promotional CD of readings from Ralph's autobiography includes versions of Lunar Lullaby, Daddy's Here, Barges, Mrs Adlam's Angels and Big Tree

2000

Amber Waves

[None]

P6

In the Dreamtime
and
Up

Promotional CD single

2000

Tickety-Boo

[None]

P7

The Journey - Selected Tracks

A pre-release sampler CD of 12 tracks from The Journey box set

2006

Leola

[None]

P8

England

A promotional CD with 'new' and 'original' recordings of Ralph's 'love song for your country' to mark St George's Day

2009

Leola

[None]

P9

Songs for Six Strings Vol 1 - Advanced Sampler

A CD of four live tracks promoting the Songs for Six Strings 6-CD box set

2011

[Leola]

[None]

P10

An English Heartbeat - London and England 2012

A promotional CD of five songs with a 'London' or 'England' theme, including one new recording

Although intended for promotional use, it was available for a short time online as a digital download

2012

Leola

TPG34

 


 

Ralph McTell and Friends

 
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Collaborations with other artistes, including benefit and tribute albums.

Ref

Title

Date

Label

Catalogue

F1

Songs of London

Ralph sings Streets of London on this LP album of 'all the hits and more' from Capital Radio 194 on behalf of Help A London Child

1979

Capital Radio

HALC3

F2

Fairport Convention Cropredy 30 August 1980

This video captures Ralph singing I Want You and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down with Fairport Convention

1982

Videotech

[None]

F3

Fairport Convention Reunion Festival Broughton Castle 1981

This video, aka Live at Broughton Castle 1981, features Ralph singing White Dress with Fairport Convention

Ralph also contributes electric guitar and backing vocals on High School Confidential and Meet on the Ledge

1982

1993

Videotech

reissued on Musikfolk

VTV01

MF03

F4

The Wind in the Willows

LP. The story, the songs and the music from the ITV production. Ralph sings The Wind in the Willows theme song

1983

Red Bus

RDBLP1150

F5

Just Guitars

LP. A concert of guitar music in aid of the Samaritans, recorded live at The Barbican Centre (18 December 1982). Ralph sings Clown, Mr Connaughton, Song for Martin and Streets of London, and plays Anji with Bert Jansch

1984

CBS

25946

F6

Tickle on the Tum - Stories and Songs

A cassette of six stories from the TV series, each accompanied by Ralph’s thematic song: Dora the Driver, I Love my Bicycle, Connie Caper, Dr Dimple, Teacher’s Lost Voice and Roland Crust

1984

St Michael

1361/5605

F7

Fairport Home Video (Winter 1984) / Live at Birmingham University 1974

This limited edition video features Ralph singing White Dress and Close to the Wind with Fairport Convention at the Oxford Apollo in 1984

1985

[None]

[None]

F8

Super Gran

The B-side of this Billy Connolly single features Ralph duetting with Billy on the instrumental Yootha's song

1985

Stiff

BUY218

F9

The Third Leg

This twin cassette official bootleg of Fairport Convention's 1987 Cropredy reunion was reissued on a treble CD with The Other Boot. It features Ralph singing Bridge of Sighs with the band

1988

2001

Woodworm

reissued Woodworm

[None]

WR3CD037

F10

Words & Music

LP and CD by Phil Coulter. Ralph sings I Loved the Ground, which he co-wrote with Phil - who plays Streets of London on the piano

1989

 
1994

Telstar

 
reissued on CD by Four Seasons

STAR2407
TCD2407

FSCD007

F11

Saturday Rolling Around

CD. The GP's were Richard Thompson, Ralph, Dave Mattacks and Dave Pegg. This is the only record of their short career, recorded live at Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire, on 14 August, 1981. Ralph sings lead vocal on 7 tracks

See also F41

1991

1996

 
2001

Woodworm

reissued on
HTD

reissued on Talking Elephant

WRCD014

HTDCD53

 
TECD030

F12

Fairport Convention 25th Anniversary Concert

A double CD recorded live at Cropredy 1992. Ralph sings Polly on the Shore with Fairport Convention

Reissued as Fairport Convention 25 - The Anniversary Concert

1993

 


2007

Woodworm

 

reissued on Talking Elephant

WRDCD022

 


TECD107

F13

Acoustic Routes

CD. Film soundtrack of Bert Jansch and friends with Ralph playing That'll do Babe

See also F55

1993

Code 90

Ninety 7

F14

Giving People Choices

This charity CD for Action Aid includes Ralph's Wonderful Country performed live during the 1992 'Silver Celebration' tour

1993

ActionAid

AACD1001S

F15

Out on the Rolling Sea

CD. A tribute to the music of Joseph Spence and the Pinder family. Profits distributed to schools and charities working with disabled children. Ralph sings a specially-recorded version of Stealin’

1994

Hokey Pokey

HPR2004.2

F16

Brenda's Friends

Video of a concert celebrating the life and work of Brenda Wootton. Ralph sings Hesitation Blues and Summer Girls

1994

Three S Films

[None]

F17

Musical Tour of Scotland

CD. Music to accompany Billy Connolly's "World Tour of Scotland" TV series, including instrumental versions of The Islands and Barges. Ralph sings Will ye go, The Islands, Tangle of the Isles and Flower of Scotland

1995

Tickety-Boo

529816-2

F18

About Thyme

CD by Jacqui McShee, Gerry Conway, Spencer Cozens. Ralph duets with Jacqui on Factory Girl - a traditional song, not the one Ralph wrote

1995

GJS

GJSCD012

F19

Georgia on our Mind

A benefit CD album for Sandy Denny’s daughter, Georgia. Ralph sings Girl from the North Country and (with 'The Deep Sea Ensemble') Georgia on my Mind

1997

Deep Sea

SeaD8001

F20

Raise the Roof!

CD. Supporting the Deddington Parish Church Restoration Appeal. Includes Red and Gold from Ralph's live album Songs for Six Strings Vol II

1997

[None]

DEDD1

F21

Huntingdon Folk

CD. Folk from Huntingdon Hall, a grade II listed building in Worcester. Includes The Slip Shod Tap Room Dance from Ralph's live album Songs for Six Strings Vol II

1997

Speaking Volumes

SVL04CD

F22

Seka ["Sister"]

CD. A songwriters benefit for the SEKA Recreation House for Women and Children. Ralph contributes a live version of Peppers & Tomatoes

1998

Twah!

Twah!113

F23

The Cropredy Box

Treble CD. The thirtieth anniversary concert of Fairport Convention as recorded at Cropredy Festival 8th & 9th August 1997. Ralph leads The GP's in Cut across Shorty

1998

1999

 
2003

Woodworm

reissued on Mooncrest

reissued on Castle

WR3CD026

CRESTBCD042

 
CMETD815

F24

One Night Stand Down Under and The Best of the Rest

The trailer to this Billy Connolly video features Ralph singing Tickety-Boo at the launch of the eponymous chari-tea

1999

Universal

0612553

F25

Heart of England

CD in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Ralph donates a live version of An Irish Blessing

See also Heart of England Volume Two

2000

Heart of England

TCTCD101

F26

People on the Highway

CD. A Bert Jansch encomium, featuring Ralph's version of Running from Home

2000

Market Square

MSMCD106

F27

Heart of England Volume Two

The closing track on this double CD is a live and previously unreleased version of The Ferryman

Heart of England Volumes One and Two

The two Heart of England albums were also issued as a limited edition treble CD at the Cropredy Festival in 2002 and 2003

A unique copy of Heart of England Volume Two, with 'gold' artwork and the signatures of Ralph and most of the other artists who contributed tracks, was raffled at the last gig of Fairport Convention's 2009 winter tour

2002

 
 

2002
 

2003 
 

2009
 

Heart of England

 
 

Heart of England
 

reissued 

 
reissued

TCTCD102/103

F28

Banjoman

Ralph wrote and recorded A Feather Fell especially for this CD tribute to Derroll Adams

Ralph also contributes banjo and backing vocals on Wizz Jones's version of Willie Moore

2002

Blue Groove

CDBG1420

F29

Comfort & Joy

This seasonal St Agnes Fountain CD album features Ralph reciting an extract from Angel Laughter - 'Uncle Alf, two turkeys and a piano accordion'

2002

The Folk Corporation

TFCCD2008

F30

Cropredy - The Best and the Guests

A free bonus CD, available only with the Fairport unConventional 4-CD box. Ralph took lead vocal on White Dress during FC's 1990 Cropredy set

2002

Free Reed

FRFB-01

F31

Cropredy 2002 - Another Gig: Another Palindrome

Double CD. Ralph was Fairport Convention's guest at their 35th anniversary celebration. His short set included Red and Gold - 'inspired by this place, this gathering, the history of this very field'

Reissued as Festival Cropredy 2002

2002

 

 

2003
 

2008

Woodworm

 

 

reissued on Talking Elephant

reissued on Snapper

WR2CD039

 

 

TECD054
 

SMDCD589

F32

Human Nature

Ashley Hutchings's CD collection of new songs observing the human relationship with creatures and plants includes Ralph sharing lead vocals with Ken Nicol on Don't Clear That Corner Away

Reissued as If There's No Other Way

2003

 

 

2005

Talking Elephant

 

 

reissued on Membran

TECD053

 

 

223168-205

F33

The Big Gig - Show of Hands at the Royal Albert Hall

Ralph sings From Clare to Here and Streets of London with Show of Hands on this video of their 10th anniversary concert in 2001

2003

Carlton / Hands On Music

HMT02

F34

Swarb! - the life and music of Dave Swarbrick

This 4-CD set of 'forty five years of folk's finest fiddler' includes Swarb and Ralph performing White Dress on the Ralph McTell Show on BBC Radio 2 in 1992

CD1 was also issued separately as D is for Duo

2003

 
 

2003

Free Reed

 
 

Free Reed

FRQCD45

 
 

FRCD41

F35

The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood

A 2-CD (& interview DVD) box set of Fairport Convention live at the Cropredy Festivals in 1986 and 1987. Ralph took lead vocal on Bridge of Sighs in 1987

Reissued (CDs only) as More Things We Did on Our Holidays

2004

2005


2011

Shakedown

Reissued on Snapper

Secret

SHAKEBX121Z

SBOX001


SECDD032

F36

One for Jonah

A limited edition enhanced CD of the John 'Jonah' Jones memorial concert at The Halfmoon, Putney. Ralph's set included Maginot Waltz, Mrs Adlam's Angels, Drybone Shuffle, After Rain, Peppers and Tomatoes, Sweet Mystery and From Clare to Here

2004

FooPoo

FP1000

F37

Show of Hands - On Film

The Show of Hands video collection on DVD. Ralph sang From Clare to Here and Streets of London at their 10th anniversary concert in 2001

2004

Hands On Music

HMDVD01

F38

Rumours of Rain

Ralph joined 25 Folk for Peace on this enhanced CD single

2004

Hypertension

HYP4231

F39

On Song 2 - Red Sails in the Sunset

CD. Featuring tracks from Brian Kennedy's TV series. Ralph duets on Clare to Here

2005

Curb

CURCD160

F40

Rubber Folk

CD celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the release of "Rubber Soul" by The Beatles, featuring Ralph's arrangement of Michelle

2006

Gottdiscs

GOTTCD035

F41

Saturday Rolling Around

CD. Reissue of the only record of The GP's short career, with 2 bonus tracks. Ralph sings lead vocal on 8 tracks

See F11 for the original release

2006

Talking Elephant

TECD102

F42

The Wind in the Willows - The Four Seasons

A 4-DVD set of stories from the ITV production. Ralph sings The Wind in the Willows theme song

2006

Freemantle

FHED1913

F43

The Wind in the Willows - The Complete First Series

All 13 episodes from the original ITV production on 2 DVDs. Ralph sings The Wind in the Willows theme song

2007

Freemantle

FHED2038

F44

Reaching Back - the life and music of Steve Tilston

This 5-CD set includes Ralph performing a cover version of Steve's Is This the Same Boy with Maart Allcock

2007

Free Reed

FRQCD70

F45

A Box of Pegg's

This 4-CD retrospective of Dave Pegg's career includes Ralph's Pykey Boy on which Peggy plays bass, bouzouki and mandolin

2007

Matty Grooves

MG4CD046

F46

Never Chance Your Luck Against The Sea

A limited edition double CD in aid of the Cromer Lifeboat Station. Ralph donates Barges from his Travelling Man live album

2008

Deckchair Productions

DPCD102/3

F47

60th Birthday Bash

A double CD live recording of Dave Pegg's 60th birthday concert. Peggy joined Ralph for Maddy Dances

2008

Matty Grooves

MG2CD1947

F48

Angi - A Tribute to Davey Graham

A download from the BBC Radio 2 website of Ralph and Bert Jansch playing Angi at the 2009 Folk Awards ceremony

2009

BBC

[None]

F49

Off The Screen

DVD of Fairport Convention's set at the 2009 Fairport's Cropredy Convention. Ralph leads The GP's in Can't Be Satisfied

2009

Matty Grooves

MGDVD02

F50

Tickle on the Tum - The Complete Series One

DVD with 17 episodes from the 1984 TV series

2010

Revelation

PAR61487

F51

A Tribute to Lead Belly

CD by Lonnigans Skiffle Group with Ralph guesting on Ella Speed

2010

Lonnigan

SQP06MA

F52

Festival

A 4-CD set of studio and live recordings by Fairport Convention. The live recordings are from Cropredy 2002, and include Ralph's performance of Red and Gold

2010

Membran

 

233122

F53

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - A Folk Tribute

A digital download album celebrating Bob's 70th birthday. Ralph contributes Don't Think Twice

2011

Delphonic

[None]

F54

Harbour of Songs

CD of songs inspired by The Lone Twin Boat Project. Ralph donated Shed Song

2012

The Stables

STABLESCD001

F55

Acoustic Routes - 20th Anniversary Edition

Extended and reissued film and soundtrack of Bert Jansch and friends with Ralph playing That'll do Babe and First Song

Double DVD + Double CD Special Edition

DVD

Double CD

See F13 for the original release

 
 
 
 

2013

2013

2013

 
 
 
 

Leman

Leman

Leman

 
 
 
 

LEMANDLXE1

LEMANDVD1

LEMANCD1 / LEMANCD2

F56

Jake Thackray and Songs

This DVD of Jake's 1981 BBC TV series includes a guest appearance by Ralph, who sings Song for Martin and Water of Dreams

2014

The Jake Thackray Project

JTP04

F57

Albert Lee 70th Birthday Celebration

Ralph contributes two songs to this DVD of Albert's 70th birthday concert - I Don't Think About You and Somewhere Down the Road

2015

Palm Bridge

0013964830675

F58

The Folk Cottage at Mitchell Reunion 2015

Ralph performs Hesitation Blues and duets with Wizz Jones on Honey Babe on this DVD of the Folk Cottage reunion concert

2016

Whole-In-One

WIODVD003M

F59

The Clive Palmer Memorial Concert

DVD. Ralph performs Walk Into the Morning

2016

Whole-In-One

WIODVD004M

 


 

Accompaniments & Backing Vocals

 
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Ralph's contributions to other artistes' recordings.

Ref

Title

Date

Label

Catalogue

A1

Wizz Jones
The Legendary Me LP

Ralph: electric guitar on When I Cease to Care, harmonium on Dazzling Stranger

Reissued on CD

These tracks also appear on
The Village Thing Tapes CD

And on
A Life On The Road 1964 - 2014 CD

1970

 
 
 
2006
 
 
1992
 
2015

Village Thing

 
 
 
Sunbeam
 
 
Wundertute
 
Sunbeam

VTS4

 
 
 
SBRCD5015
 
 
TUTCD72.157
 
SBRCD5103

A2

C.O.B. aka Clive (Palmer)'s Original Band
Spirit of Love LP

Ralph: guitar on Spirit of Love, drum on Wade in the Water; Ralph produced the album and wrote the sleeve notes

1971

CBS

69010

A3

Mary Hopkin
Earth Song - Ocean Song LP

Ralph: 6 & 12 string guitars

Reissued on CD

Four tracks from the Earth Song sessions also appear on Those Were the Days CD

1971

 
 

1992
 
1995

Apple

 
 

EMI
 
EMI

SAPCOR21

 
 

CDSAPCOR21
 
CDSAPCOR23

A4

John Kongos
Kongos LP

Ralph: guitar on Tomorrow I'll Go

Reissued on CD

1972

 
 

1998

Fly

 
 

Snapper

HIFLY7

 
 

SMMCD563

A5

Harvey Andrews
Writer of Songs LP

Ralph: guitar

1972

Fly

HIFLY10

A6

Tom Paxton
Peace Will Come LP

Ralph: guitar (though not credited on the album sleeve)

Reissued on CD with New Songs for Old Friends

1972

 
 
 
2015

Reprise

 
 
 
Morello

K44182

 
 
 
WMRLL44

A7

Fairport Convention
Rosie LP

Ralph: guitar on Me With You

Reissued on CD

Reissued in 4-CD Fairport Convention 25th Anniversary Pack

1973

 
 
 
1992

1992

Island

 
 
 
Island

Island

ILPS9208

 
 
 
IMCD152/
512754-2
FCBX1/
512753-2

A8

Bert Jansch
Moonshine LP

Ralph: harmonica on Brought With the Rain

Reissued on CD

1973

 
 
 
2001

Reprise

 
 
 
Castle

K44225

 
 
 
CMRCD112

A9

Tom Paxton
New Songs for Old Friends LP

Ralph: guitar, harmonica, vocals

Reissued on CD with Peace Will Come

1973

 
 
 
2015

Reprise

 
 
 
Morello

K44237

 
 
 
WMRLL44

A10

Lynsey de Paul
Surprise LP

Ralph: guitar on Ivory Tower

1973

MAM

MAM-SS504

A11

Lynsey de Paul
Lynsey Sings LP

Ralph: guitar on Storm in a Teacup and Crossword Puzzle

1974

MAM

MAME3002

A12

Bert Jansch
A Rare Conundrum LP

Ralph: harmonica on Looking for a Home and Poor Mouth

1977

Charisma

CAS1127

A13

Fairport Convention
Moat on the Ledge LP

Ralph: electric guitar on High School Confidential

Reissued on CD

1982

 
 
 
2003

Woodworm

 
 
 
Talking Elephant

WR001

 
 
 
TECD052

A14

Cliff Aungier
Full Moon LP

Ralph: guitars, harmonica, banjo

1984

Aries

ALP001

A15

Billy Connolly
Irish Heartbeat 7" single, 12" single & CD single

Ralph: 'guest vocalist' on Under Pressure

1990

Dover

ROJ11
ROJX11
ROJCD11

A16

Cilla Black
Through the Years CD

Ralph: guitar on Streets of London

1993

Columbia

4746501

A17

Bert Jansch
Three Chord Trick CD

Ralph: harmonica on Looking for a Home and Poor Mouth

1993

Virgin Universal

CDVM9024

A18

French & Saunders Series 3 Part 2 VHS
and
The Complete French & Saunders Series 3 VHS

Ralph features in the sketch Ralph McTell's 100 Easy Tunes for Guitar on these videos of the BBC TV programmes

1993

1994

BBC

BBC

BBCV5116

BBCV5389

A19

Show of Hands
Beat About the Bush CD

Ralph: harmonica and vocals on The Hook of Love and Cars

1994

Isis

CDIS05

A20

Anthony Thistlethwaite
Cartwheels CD

Ralph: backing vocals on Back to the Land

1994

Rolling Acres

ACRE002CD

A21

Billy Connolly
World Tour of Scotland

The sound track of this VHS box set of the BBC TV series features Ralph singing short extracts from The Islands and Flower of Scotland

1994

Polygram

6336703

A22

Paul Millns
Against the Tide CD

Ralph: guitar on When Love Comes Calling and Don't Wait Too Long

1994

Hypertension

HYCD200138

A23

Still Crazy
Film soundtrack CD
DVD

Ralph: guitar on Stealin' sung by Billy Connolly


1998
1999


London
Columbia Tristar


398428235-2
D1-03745-ST

A24

Bert Jansch
Edge of a Dream CD

Ralph: harmonica on Bright Sunny Morning

2002

Sanctuary

SANCD136

A25

Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland & Wales

Ralph was commissioned to write and perform music for this BBC TV series. The DVD includes instrumental audio tracks of Ralph's Theme Tune, Sea Breeze and The Setting. Ralph sings a verse of England over the closing credits of the 'England' episodes; Cara Dillon and Mary Hopkin each adapt a verse for 'Ireland' and 'Cymru' respectively.

2004

Universal

9031239

A26

Paul Millns
Calling All Clowns CD

Ralph: guitar on Weather of the Heart and Homing in on You

2010

Acoustic Music

319.1438.2

A27

Jackie Leven
Gothic Road CD

Ralph: second lead vocal, bass drones, harmonica, six and twelve string Gibson acoustic guitars on Cornelius Whalen

2010

Cooking Vinyl

COOKCD519

A28

The FLK
We Know Where the Time Goes CD

This album comprises samples taken from various sources including a snatch of Ralph's guitar accompaniment to Streets of London

2011

ECC

ECC/FLK001

 


 

Compilations

 
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Ref

Title

Date

Label

Catalogue

C1

Revisited

LP. 11 songs from 'Spiral Staircase' and 'My Side of Your Window'.

'I had the rare opportunity to restate the songs as I now see and feel them.'

1970

Transatlantic

TRA227

C2

Streets of London

LP. 11 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1970)

1975

Transatlantic

TRASAM34

C3

The Ralph McTell Collection volume two

LP. 12 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1969)

1976

Transatlantic

TRASAM39

C4

Streets of London

LP. 12 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1969)

1977

Pickwick

SHM926

C5

Ralph McTell

LP. 12 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1970)

1978

Pickwick

SHM962

C6

At His Best

Double LP of 24 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1970)

1982

Cambra

CR057

C7

The Very Best of Ralph McTell

LP & CD. Ralph's first CD release.

'I'm very pleased with this new album, it's long overdue!'

1988

Start

STL17
SCD17

C8

A Collection of His Love Songs

Double LP & CD.

"Affairs of the Heart", including 6 new recordings

1989

Castle

CCSLP219
CCSCD219

C9

The Best of Ralph McTell

CD. 24 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1970)

1992

Castle

MATCD214

C10

Silver Celebration

CD. A selection of songs from the first 25 years

Including 3 new recordings

1992

Castle

CCSCD329

C11

Ralph McTell - The Best of

CD. 20 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1970)

1995

Truetrax

TRTCD206

C12

Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs

Double CD of 38 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1970)

The most complete CD retrospective of Ralph's earliest recordings

1997

Snapper

SMDCD151

C13

The Definitive Transatlantic Collection

Oh no it isn't! This CD has only 17 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1969)

1997

Essential

ESMCD527

C14

The Best of Ralph McTell

Double CD of 34 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1970)

2000

Essential

ESACD880

C15

Singer Songwriter

CD. 16 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1969)

2001

EMI Plus

724357629126

C16

Streets of London

CD. 15 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1970)

2003

Castle Pie

PIESD290

C17

Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell

CD. 23 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1969)

2006

Union Square

METRCD178

C18

The Journey - Recordings 1965-2006

A 4-CD box set with 66 tracks of which 30 are previously unreleased including 14 live performances

2006

Leola

OLABOX60

C19

The Definitive Collection

CD. 16 tracks from recordings made between 1974 and 2001

2007

Highpoint

HPO6016

C20

Streets of London and Other Story Songs

An iTunes download of 12 tracks recorded between 1974 and 2006

2009

Leola

[None]

C21

The Essential Ralph McTell

Double CD. 33 tracks from the early 'Transatlantic' recordings (1967-1970)

2009

Union Square

METRDCD640

C22

Affairs of the Heart

A 4-CD box set with 56 of Ralph's 'love songs'

Including 2 new recordings

2010

Leola

TPGCD30

C23

Celtic Cousins

CD. 13 Celt-themed tracks recorded between 1976 and 2010

2014

Leola

TPGCD36

See also R2 R4 R16 R20


 

Reissues

 
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Ref

Title

Date

Label

Catalogue

R1

You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here

LP. Reissue on re-named label

1975

ABC

ABCL5084

R2

The Ralph McTell Collection

The separate 'Pickwick' compilation albums combined as a double LP

1978

Pickwick

PDA040

R3

1971-72

LP. Reissue of 'You Well Meaning' on Ralph's own label

1981

[Mays]

TG001

R4

Streets of London

LP. Reissue of the 1975 Transatlantic compilation

1981

Transatlantic

TRS104

R5

Weather the Storm

LP. Reissue of 'Right Side Up' on Ralph's own label

1982

Mays

TG002

R6

Ralph, Albert & Sydney

LP. Edited reissue on Ralph's own label

1982

Mays

TG003

R7

Love Grows

LP. Remix of 'Slide Away the Screen' with 2 new tracks

1982

Mays

TG004

R8

Best of Alphabet Zoo

LP. Reissued on different label

1984

Music for Pleasure

MFP4156741

R9

The Ferryman

LP. Another renaming of 'You Well Meaning'

1987

[Mays]

TPG001

R10

The Streets of London

CD version of 'Spiral Staircase'

1990

Ariola

295945

R11

The Complete Alphabet Zoo

CD release of 'Songs from' + 'Best of' + 7 new tracks

1993

Road Goes on Forever

RGFCD016

R12

Slide Away the Screen & other stories

CD release of 'Slide' + 'Love Grows' + 3 new tracks

1994

Road Goes on Forever

RGFCD021

R13

Streets...

CD version + 2 new tracks

1995

2016

Leola

repackaged

TPGCD12

R14

Spiral Staircase

Another CD version

1996

Wooden Hill

HILLCD5

R15

Ralph, Albert & Sydney Songs for Six Strings (Volume I)

CD version + 5 new tracks

1997

Leola

OLA16E1CD

R16

The Best of Ralph McTell - Streets of London

CD. Reissue of the 1992 Castle 'Best of' set

1997

2000

Pulse

resleeved

PLSCD164

R17

You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here

CD version

1998

Leola

TPGCD14

R18

Not Till Tomorrow

CD version

1998

Leola

TPGCD15

R19

Easy

CD version + 2 bonus tracks

1999

[Leola]

TPGCD17

R20

Ralph McTell

MC. Reissue of the 1975 Transatlantic sampler 'Streets of London' on different label

19??

Autograph

ASK733

R21

Right Side Up

CD version + 1 new track

2001

Leola

TPGCD19

R22

Alphabet Zoo

CD. Reissue of 'The Complete Alphabet Zoo' on Ralph's own label

2001

2013

Leola

repackaged

TPGCD20

R23

Water of Dreams

CD version + 2 bonus tracks

2003

Leola

TPGCD23

R24

Red Sky

Reissue of the 2000 CD album

2005

Leola

TPGCD22

R25

Bridge of Sighs

CD version

2007

Leola

TPGCD27

R26

Eight Frames a Second

CD version + 4 new tracks

Includes 2 tracks recorded live

2007

Transatlantic

TRRCD400

R27

Spiral Staircase

CD version + 4 bonus tracks

2007

Transatlantic

TRRCD401

R28

My Side of Your Window

CD version + 4 bonus tracks

2007

Transatlantic

TRRCD402

 


 

Miscellany

 
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Sundry anthologies and collections featuring Ralph McTell tracks.

Ref

Title

Date

Label

Catalogue

M1

Listen Here - a Transatlantic sampler

LP with Eight Frames a Second

1968

Transatlantic

TRASAM2

M2

The Contemporary Guitar Sampler

LP with Willoughby's Farm, Wino and the Mouse and Rizraklaru

1969

Transatlantic

TRASAM14

M3

Top of the Pops - 277

A BBC Transcription Service LP featuring Ralph singing Daddy's Here and Eight Frames a Second in the BBC studio

1970

BBC

125952/
125953

M4

Heads and Tales

A double LP with Spiral Staircase

1970

Transatlantic

TRASAD18

M5

Top of the Pops - 322

A BBC Transcription Service LP featuring Ralph singing Too Tight Rag and Spiral Staircase in the BBC studio

1971

BBC

127620/
127621

M6

Top of the Pops - 361

A BBC Transcription Service LP featuring Ralph singing In Some Way I Loved You, First and Last Man and Lay Your Money Down in the BBC studio

1971

BBC

128990/
128991

M7

Pick of the Pops for Your D.J. - 365

The 'stereo' side of this BBC Transcription Service LP features Ralph singing First and Last Man, Lay Your Money Down, In Some Way I Loved You, Claudia and Birdman in the BBC studio

1971

BBC

128809/
128810-S

M8

Picture Rags

LP with Blind Blake's Rag

1972

Transatlantic

TRASAM26

M9

Top of the Pops - 415

A BBC Transcription Service LP featuring Ralph singing First Song, When I Was a Cowboy and Gypsy in the BBC studio

1972

BBC

131327/
131328

M10

Music Unlimited

A 24-minute video with Hot Chocolate, Lulu... and Ralph singing three verses of Streets of London

1973

1980

KTV Films

reissued on Mountain Films

[None]

VCM3/061

M11

Stereo Pop Special 63 - Pop Spectactular

One side of this BBC Transcription Services LP features Ralph "In Concert". Ralph sings Candyman, Maginot Waltz, First Song, Truckin' Little Baby, Sweet Mystery, Let Me Down Easy and Zig Zag Line.

The other side features The Electric Light Orchestra

1974

BBC

134839-S/
134840-S

M12

Top of the Pops - 502

A BBC Transcription Services LP featuring Ralph singing Let Me Down Easy and Nanna's Song in the BBC studio

1974

BBC

135082/
135083

M13

Transatlantic Cable

Cassette with Spiral Staircase and Factory Girl

1974

Transatlantic

ZCTRA1001

M14

Top of the Pops - 533

A BBC Transcription Services LP featuring Ralph singing Streets of London in the BBC studio

1975

BBC

136342/
136343

M15

Top of the Pops - 536

A BBC Transcription Services LP featuring Ralph singing three verses of Streets of London in the BBC studio

1975

BBC

136348/
136349

M16

Electric Muse - the Story of Folk into Rock

A 4-LP set with Willoughby's Farm

1975

Island / Transatlantic

FOLK1001

M17

The Camera and The Song

Featuring songs from the two BBC2 TV series screened in 1973 and 1974.

The version of Michael in the Garden on this LP is unfortunately not the one Ralph recorded for the programme

1975

BBC

BELP006

M18

Dance, Sing or Anything

LP with Streets of London

1975

Ronco

CDR2011

M19

Top of the Pops - 585

A BBC Transcription Services LP with Dreams of You

1976

BBC

138453-S/
138454-S

M20

Folk Festival

A double LP with Streets of London

1976

Transatlantic

TRA(D)324

M21

Moments to Remember

LP with Streets of London

1978

Lotus

WH5002

M22

Transatlantic - The Vintage Years - Volume 1

LP with Spiral Staircase

1978

Transatlantic

MTRA2001

M23

Folkweave - 7 & 8

The 'Folkweave 7' side of this BBC Transcription Services LP features Ralph's performances of Grande Affaire, Drybone Rag, When I Was a Cowboy, If Harry Goes Back to Guyana, Sweet Mystery and Streets of London at the 1977 Cambridge Folk Festival

1978

BBC

143520-S/
143521-S

M24

Golden Echoes

LP with Streets of London

1978

WEA

SP2003

M25

40 Folk Favourites

A double LP with Streets of London, Willoughby's Farm and The Mermaid and the Seagull

1979

Pickwick

PLD8013

M26

The Best of British Folk

A double LP with Streets of London

1982

Cambra

CR052

M27

Contemporary Folk Guitar

A double LP with Willoughby's Farm

1982

Cambra

CR055

M28

The Transatlantic Contemporary Guitar Album Volume 1

Reissue of The Contemporary Guitar Sampler LP with Willoughby's Farm, Wino and the Mouse and Rizraklaru

1982

Transatlantic

TRS5001

M29

The Best of British Folk Vol 2

A double LP with Nanna's Song and Rizraklaru

1985

Cambra

CR5164

M30

20th Cambridge Folk Festival

A BBC Transcription Services LP featuring Ralph on Side 1 (and De Danann on Side 2).

Ralph sings First Song, Michael in the Garden, Mr Connaughton, Water of Dreams, From Clare to Here and Sweet Mystery

1985

BBC

154762-S/
154763-S

M31

The Singer and the Song - 20 original classics

LP and CD with Streets of London

1989

Stylus

SMR975
SMD975

M32

Best of British Folk

Double LP & CD with Spiral Staircase and Streets of London

1989

Castle

CCSLP222
CCSCD222

M33

Classic Ballads

LP and CD with From Clare to Here

1989

Knight

KNLP14002
KNCD14002

M34

Classic Irish Folk

LP and CD with The Setting

1989

Knight

KNLP14005
KNCD14005

M35

We're All Alone - Classic Love Songs - Part 1

CD with Streets of London

1989

Old Gold

OG3719

M36

The Irish Collection

CD with The Setting

1990

Knight

IRISHCD1

M37

Tell it Thru the Song

A treble CD with Streets of London

1990

Teledisc

also issued by Book Club Associates

TELCD48

68007

M38

Best of British Folk

With Streets of London and Willoughby's Farm

This CD album erroneously credits Ralph with 'Dear River Thames' (actually sung by Richard Digance)

1992

Castle

MATCD218

M39

The History of Pop 1974 to 1982

A 4-CD set with Streets of London

1993

Castle

MBSCD426

M40

The British Folk Collection

CD with Streets of London and Michael in the Garden

1994

Ronco

CDSR048

M41

Acoustic Moods

CD with Streets of London

1994

PolyGram TV

516659-2

M42

On Stage - Cambridge Folk

This BBC Transcription Services CD features a Royal Albert Hall tribute to Ken Woolard, the founder of the Cambridge Folk Festival.

Ralph sings Summer Girls, Slipshod Taproom Dance and From Clare to Here

1994

BBC

TCD0816

M43

The Best of British Folk

CD with Streets of London, Spiral Staircase and Willoughby's Farm

1994

Truetrax

TRTCD156

M44

Life in the Folk Lane II

CD with That'll do Babe

1994

Diabolo

diab808

M45

Memorable - Easy Listening

A 4-CD set with Streets of London

1994

Realman/ Castle

RE004

M46

The Best of British Folk

A double CD with Spiral Staircase and Kew Gardens

This album also includes The Johnston's version of 'Streets of London'

1995

Duet

DCDCD216

M47

Essential Folk

CD with Streets of London

1995

Nectar

NTRCD030

M48

The Folk Box

A treble CD with Spiral Staircase, Willoughby's Farm and Streets of London

1995

Pulse

PBXCD513

M49

The Ivor Novello Awards - The Winners - 40 Years of Outstanding British Songs 1955-1995

Double CD. Streets of London won in 1974

1995

EMI

724383368020

M50

Essential Folk Volume II

CD with Clare to Here

1996

Nectar

NTRCD047

M51

The Best of British Folk

CD with Streets of London and Willoughby's Farm

1996

Pulse

PLSCD149

M52

New Electric Muse II - the Continuing Story of Folk into Rock

A treble CD with Sand in Your Shoes

1997

Castle

ESBCD517

M53

Folk Guitar

CD with Louise

1997

2001

Pulse

resleeved

PLSCD150

M54

Classic Folk Guitar

CD with Blind Blake's Rag

1997

Wooded Hill

HILLCD23

M55

The Best of British Folk

A double CD with Spiral Staircase and Kew Gardens

1997

Pulse

PDSCD516

M56

I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing

A 5-CD set with Streets of London

1997

Reader's Digest

RDCD1541-5

M57

The Best of Cambridge Folk Festival

CD. 16 live recordings from 1979 to 1997. Ralph sang Mr Connaughton in 1984

1998

BBC/Strange Fruit

CAFECD001

M58

Millennium - 40 Hits of 1970-1974

A double CD with Streets of London

1998

Disky

DO852802

M59

The Transatlantic Story

A 4-CD set with Willoughby's Farm, Streets of London and Summer Come Along

1998

Essential

ESFCD654

M60

Best of Folk

A 4-CD set with Streets of London, Spiral Staircase and Willoughby's Farm

1998

Pulse

PBXCD496

M61

The Times They Are a-Changin'

CD with Streets of London

1998

Castle Select

SELCD524

M62

Castle Audio Licensing Sampler

A promotional CD with one verse of Streets of London

1998

Castle

LICSAM1

M63

Sensational Sounds of the 70's

A DVD with Ralph singing Streets of London in early 1970's London

1999

Favourit TV/
Quantum Leap

DUK0092

M64

The Ultimate Folk Collection

A treble CD with Streets of London and Eight Frames a Second

1999

Pulse

PBXCD333

M65

Sounds of the Seventies - 1974

A treble CD with Streets of London

1999

Reader's Digest

RDCD2821-3

M66

100 Shagadelic Sixties Classics

A 4-CD set with Streets of London

1999

Pulse

PBXCD436

M67

Folk Classics of the 60s & 70s

CD with Streets of London

1999

Castle Pie

PIESD130

M68

Guitarist CD50 January 2000

This magazine cover CD illustrates an article on Ralph's 'fingerstyle secrets' with Freight Train, Buddy Bolden, She's a Woman and Tickety-Boo

2000

Guitarist

GIT 41 01 00

M69

Simply More of the 70's

A double CD with Streets of London

2000

BMG

DIRCD19

M70

Sunshine Day - A Taste of the 70's

CD with Streets of London

2001

Delta

47044

M71

200 Fab Sixties Favourites

A 10-CD set with Streets of London

2001

Castle Pulse

PBXCD900X

M72

The Acoustic Folk Box

A 4-CD set with Spiral Staircase

2002

Topic

TSFCD4001

M73

Troubadours - The Essential Album

A double CD with Streets of London

2002

Union Square

MANTDCD207

M74

I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing

A double CD with Streets of London

2002

Music & Memories

MMD1195

M75

A Lot of Jolly Good Folk

CD with Streets of London

2002

National Trust

LEX601CD

M76

Sounds of the Seventies

A double CD with Streets of London

2002

Castle

CMDDD464

M77

Who Did Put the Bomp?

A promotional CD with Streets of London

2002

Castle

CMZPR556

M78

Troubadours

CD with Streets of London

2003

Camden

82876501982

M79

Troubadours of Folk - The 60s Acoustic Explosion

A double CD with Blind Blake's Rag and Streets of London

2003

Castle

CMDDD638

M80

The Story of Transatlantic Records - The UK's Pioneering Folk Label

A double CD with Streets of London and Willoughby's Farm

2003

Union Square

METRDCD523

M81

The Best of British Folk CD
and

The Best of British Folk Double CD box set

With Pretty Boy Floyd by The GP's

2003

2003

Prism

Prism

PLATCD1206

PLATBX2245

M82

Classic Cuts

A promotional CD with Streets of London

2003

Mastermix

CC097

M83

Acoustic Songbook

A treble CD with Streets of London

2004

Virgin

VTDCD673

M84

Folk Festival - a celebration of music recorded at the Sidmouth International Festival

Double CD box set. In 2000, Ralph sang Peppers and Tomatoes and, a cappella with Steve Knightley, Phil Beer, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Streets of London

2004

Gottdiscs

GOTTBOX011

M85

Folk Roots - A Classic Anthology of Song

CD with Streets of London

2004

Union Square

METRCD121

M86

The Essential Acoustic Album

A double CD with Streets of London

2004

BMG

TDSAN010

M87

Transatlantic Folk Box Set

A treble CD with Streets of London and England 1914

2004

Sanctuary

SMETD137

M88

Footprints in the Snow

A double CD with Eight Frames a Second and Streets of London

2004

Castle

CMDDD834

M89

Solid Gold Hits

A 4-CD set with Streets of London

2004

BMG

82876655332

M90

The Seventies Album

A treble CD with Streets of London

2005

Sanctuary TV

TLSAN013

M91

Hits of the Sixties

A double CD with Streets of London

2005

Union Square

METRDCD565

M92

The Best of British Songwriters

A 5-CD set with Streets of London

2005

Reader's Digest

RDCD4721-5

M93

The Best of British Folk

CD with Streets of London

2005

Castle Pulse

PLSCD768

M94

Anthems in Eden

A 4-CD box set with Michael in the Garden

2005

Castle

CMXBX1030

M95

Scarborough Fair

A treble CD with England 1914

2006

Castle

CMETD1273

M96

Greatest Ever - Easy

A treble CD with Streets of London

2006

Union Square

GTSTCD006

M97

This is Folk

A treble CD with Streets of London

2006

Union Square

METRTCD820

M98

Greatest Ever - Sixties

A treble CD with Streets of London

2006

Union Square

GTSTCD008

M99

100 Huge Hits of the 60s & 70s

A 4-CD set with Streets of London

2007

Sanctuary TV

TVSAN022

M100

The Sound of the 70s

A double CD with Streets of London

2007

Warner Music

WMTV052

M101

The Essential Guide to Folk

A treble CD with Hesitation Blues

2007

Union Square

ESGCD313

M102

The Essential Guide to Acoustic

A treble CD with Streets of London

2007

Union Square

ESGCD317

M103

Music of the British Isles

A 5-CD set with Girl on a Bicycle

2007

Reader's Digest

RDCD5841-5

M104

The Utimate Collection - Seventies

A 5-CD set with Streets of London

2008

Union Square

ULTIMBX003

M105

Beginner's Guide to English Folk

A treble CD box set with Streets of London

2008

Nascente

NSBOX040

M106

Greatest Ever - Acoustic

A treble CD with Streets of London

2008

Union Square

GTSTCD021

M107

The Utimate Collection - Driving Songs

A 5-CD set with Streets of London

2008

Union Square

ULTIMBX009

M108

The All New Electric Muse

A treble CD box set with Michael in the Garden

2008

Universal

531276-9

M109

100 Hits 70s Pop

A 5-CD set with Streets of London

2009

Spectrum

DMG100030

M110

The Utimate Collection - Chillout

A 5-CD set with Streets of London

2009

Union Square

ULTIMBX012

M111

Blowin' in the Wind - Popular Folk Favourites

A treble CD with Clown, Girl on a Bicycle and Michael in the Garden

2009

Reader's Digest

RDCD6731-3

M112

The Utimate Collection - Dad

A 5-CD set with Streets of London

2009

Union Square

ULTIMBX018

M113

Folk Routes

A double CD with Streets of London

2009

Decca

5321896

M114

The Utimate Collection - Acoustic

A 5-CD set with Streets of London

2009

Union Square

ULTIMBX022

M115

Mastermix Popmaster Volume 8

A music quiz CD with Streets of London

2009

Music Factory

[None]

M116

50 Hits of the British Invasion

A digital download album with Streets of London

2009

Hit Record Label

[None]

M117

Total No. 2s

A 5-CD set with Streets of London

2010

Spectrum

SPECSIG2036

M118

Folk Collection

A digital download album with Eight Frames a Second

2010

One Media

[None]

M119

The Best of Folk

A digital download album with Streets of London and Eight Frames a Second

2010

One Media

[None]

M120

The Best Hits Collection 2 - Extra

A digital download album with Streets of London

2010

Universal

[None]

M121

The Old Grey Whistle Test 40th Anniversary Album

A treble CD with a live recording of Sweet Mystery

2011

Rhino

WMTV173

M122

The Utimate Collection - Sixties

A 5-CD set with Streets of London

2011

Union Square

ULTIMBX023

M123

London - Songs to define the city

CD with Streets of London

2011

Time Out / Universal

5335251

M124

Now That's What I Call Britain

Double CD with Streets of London

2012

Decca

600753384718

M125

The Old Grey Whistle Test Live

A treble CD with a 2011 recording of Zimmerman Blues

2012

Rhino

WMTV193

M126

London 2012 - 20 classic songs of the city

CD with Streets of London

2012

Universal

5339004

M127

Latest & Greatest Acoustic Songs

A 3-CD set with Streets of London

2013

Union Square

USMMTCD033

M128

Talking Elephant's Festival of Folk Vol One

CD with Ralph's performance of Red and Gold at the 2002 Cropredy Festival (accredited to Fairport Convention on the CD sleeve)

2013

Talking Elephant

TECD223

M129

Latest & Greatest Singer Songwriters

A 3-CD set with Streets of London

2013

Union Square

USMMTCD036

M130

Latest & Greatest Relaxing Songs

A 3-CD set with Streets of London

2014

Union Square

USMMTCD042

M131

The Utimate Collection - 60s Classics

A 5-CD set with Streets of London

2014

Union Square

ULTIMBX034

 



 

Bibliography

 
Return to Index

Ref

Title

Date

Publication Data

B1

Hockenhull, Chris:
Streets of London - The Official Biography of Ralph McTell

‘This is... a book about... a national treasure’

1997

Northdown
ISBN 1 900711 02 8

B2

McTell, Ralph:
Angel Laughter - Autobiography Volume One

‘...along the often bumpy road to adulthood’

Reissued in paperback

2000

   
 

2005

Amber Waves
ISBN 1 902684 02 8

   
 
Leola
ISBN 0 954954 01 7

B3

McTell, Ralph:
Summer Lightning - Autobiography Volume Two

'...by telling his own unique story... he allows us to discover a little bit more about ourselves'

2002

Amber Waves
ISBN 1 902684 03 6

B4

McTell, Ralph:
Time's Poems - the Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell

'Time's poems are written on leaves offered to courtyard fires in autumn'

2005

Leola
ISBN 0 9549540 0 9

B5

McTell, Ralph:
As Far As I Can Tell
A post-war childhood in south London

The two volumes of Ralph's autobiography combined and republished with some additional passages

2008

Leola
ISBN 978 0 9549540 2 4

B6

Grenfell, Michael:
Parallel Lives: The Biographies of Ralph McTell

'This book... is based on [Ralph's] biography and the songs it gave rise to.'

2016

Pomera
ISBN 978-0-9935670-0-1

 



"On the Record" lists Ralph McTell recordings and books released in or generally available in the UK.
Label and catalogue information may differ in other countries.
Compiled by John Beresford
Updated 22 January 2017

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