My Side of Your Window

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“He is fast becoming one of our major songwriters.”

A year later, in August 1969, Ralph McTell was in the studio again with producer Gus Dudgeon and arranger Tony Visconti. Gus was involved on one track only this time, for Ralph had decided it was time to have a go at producing his own work. The songs on the resulting album, ‘My Side of Your Window’, according to Robin Denselow on the sleeve notes, have “…no connecting link except humanity and imagination. They are fragments; impressions, not solutions”.

Denselow concludes: “Ralph McTell tells his stories straight, without a hint of bitterness, and with remarkable understanding. He is fast becoming one of our major songwriters”.

‘My Side of Your Window’ was Melody Maker’s ‘Folk Album of the Month’ when it was first released, and it went on to earn Ralph a Gold Disc for record sales.


LP and CD Issues
 
LP – Released 1969 in UK – Transatlantic TRA209.
LP – Released c. 1978 in France – Transatlantic 2933126.
LP – Released 1980 in Australia – Transatlantic / 7 Records MLM402.
LP – Released in New Zealand – Transatlantic TRA209.
CD – Released 2007 in UK – Transatlantic TRRCD402 [Note 1].
On CD2 of ‘All Things Change’ Double CD – Released 2017 in UK – Cherry Tree CRTREE019D [Note 2].

Notes

1. ‘Expanded Edition’ with four bonus tracks – a 1969 single and three taken from ‘Revisited‘.
2. CD2 has ‘My Side of Your Window’ and ‘Revisited‘; CD1 has ‘Eight Frames a Second‘ and ‘Spiral Staircase‘.


See also Ralph’s own website article on ‘My Side of Your Window‘.