Saturday, March 25, 2017

Song #91: "Home And Dry"--Gerry Rafferty (1978)

Today, it's the third of four songs in the countdown from, in my opinion, one of the underrated voices of the 1970's. From his work with Stealers Wheel, which ironically, led to legal action that kept Rafferty from issuing a solo album until "City To City" was released early in 1978, to his solo efforts, Rafferty had a distinct voice, distinct sound, and it was perfect for the times.

This is a simple tune about a man on a Trans-Atlantic flight ready to land and see his love. "Just one more hour I'll be home and dry....I gotta see you, gotta be with you, we'll make it better now in every way....."

The guitar work, especially at the end until the fade, is priceless. We'll hear from Gerry one more time as our journey continues.

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