Streets of London" is a song by Ralph McTell, who first recorded it for his 1969 album Spiral Staircase. It was not released in the United Kingdom as a single until 1974. The song has been covered by over 200 artists. The song was re-released, on 4 December 2017, featuring McTell with Annie Lennox as a charity single for CRISIS, the Homelessness Charity. Roger Whittaker also recorded a well received version in 1971.
Ralph McTell - Streets Of London (04:07, 320Kb/s). On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Streets of London: Best of Ralph McTell (1996).
Ralph McTell on how he wrote Streets Of London. I could have so easily been the Streets Of Paris! Ralph McTell reveals to Brian Matthew his observations on the homeless situation while living in Paris - "I couldn't help but notice the many destitute people on the streets there". Sinead O'Connor recorded Ralph McTell's big song as an additional track on her Thank You For Hearing Me single in 1994. The words are so meaningful for any generation as the same problems of loneliness seem to occur again and again.
The heart of McTell's inspiration has always been the blues, and he's repaid the debt often on record, so it's only fair that a collection should feature some of his best blues performances, including "Too Tight Drag" by his hero Blind Blake, a perfect illustration of McTell's guitar mastery (which has all too often been ignored), fingers. running around the fretboard on a ragtime classic. McTell's tended to stand outside the frame of most singer/songwriters because many of his songs tend to be less personal that focus on characters, issues, and times.
Features Song Lyrics for Ralph McTell's Streets of London album. Ralph McTell - Streets of London Album Lyrics. 1. Streets of London Lyrics. Ralph McTell Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Do you like this album?
The Mermaid and the Seagull. Streets of London: Best of Ralph McTell. 13. Eight Frames a Second. 14. Mrs Adlam's Angels. 15. Kindhearted Woman Blues. 16. Spiral Staircase.
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- Distributed By – Sonopresse
- Printed By – Imprimerie Saint-Roch
- Photography By – Keith Morris
- Producer, Written-By – Ralph McTell
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: SACEM
|06-025||Ralph McTell||Streets Of London (7", Single)||Transatlantic Records||06-025||Spain||1972|
|BR 45079||Ralph McTell||Streets Of London / Spiral Staircase (7", Single, gen)||BR Music||BR 45079||Netherlands||1984|
|TRA 42.000||Ralph McTell||Streets Of London (7", Single)||Transatlantic Records||TRA 42.000||France||1975|
|0034.024||Ralph McTell||Streets Of London / Spiral Staircase (7", Single)||MCA Records||0034.024||Germany||Unknown|
|887 191-7||Ralph McTell||Streets Of London (7", Single, RE)||Metronome||887 191-7||Germany||1987|