You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here

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“The ripples flowing from him are spreading further every day.”

When his Transatlantic contract expired, Ralph McTell’s management turned to Gulf+Western, whose recordings were issued under the Famous label in the UK and Paramount in the US. Ralph was soon busy in the studio again with producer Gus Dudgeon, and ‘You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here’ was released in 1971. For the US version, Ralph re-recorded ‘Streets of London’ with Danny Thompson on double bass.

In the sleeve notes, Ian Pollock commented on the influence Ralph’s music was exerting on the contemporary scene: “The ripples flowing from him are spreading further every day, showing more and more people that in spite of their differences, they are the same”.


LP and CD Issues
 
LP – Released 1971 in UK – Famous SFMA5753.
LP – Released 1971 in USA – Paramount PAS6015 [Note 1].
LP – Released 1971 in Canada – Paramount PAS6015 [Note 1].
LP – Released 1971 in Holland – Paramount PAS6015 [Note 1].
LP – Retitled ‘Streets of London’ – Released in Holland – Paramount PQ20.056 [Note 1] [Note 2].
LP – Released 1971 in Germany – Famous 1C062-93098D [Note 1].
LP – Released 1971 in Australia – Interfusion L-34,373 / Paramount SPML934373 [Note 1].
LP – Released 1971 in New Zealand – Paramount SPML934373 [Note 1].
LP – Released in Japan – Paramount SWG-7554 [Note 1].
LP – Released 1975 in UK – ABC ABCL5084.
LP – Retitled ‘1971-72’ – Released 1981 in UK – Mays TG001.
LP – Retitled ‘The Ferryman’ – Released 1987 in UK – Mays TPG001.
CD – Released 1998 in UK – Leola TPGCD14.

Notes
 
1. With ‘Streets of London’ (which replaced ‘Chalkdust’).
2. See also Streets of London – The Albums.


See also Ralph’s own website article on You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here.