Not till Tomorrow

Not till Tomorrow is the 1972 album by British Folk musician Ralph McTell. Produced by Tony Visconti, it was McTell's fifth album to be released (aside from the remixed compilation Revisited) – and first album to chart – in the UK; and his third album to be released in the U.S. Ralph had been phoned and asked if he had decided on a title for the album and, wishing to give himself another day to come up with a title, responded "Not till tomorrow" which was misunderstood to be the name he had given to the album. By the time the mistake was found it was too late.

Not till Tomorrow
Ralph McTell Not till Tomorrow.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember, 1972
GenreFolk, folk rock, country blues
LabelWarner Bros. / Reprise
ProducerTony Visconti
Ralph McTell chronology
You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here
Not till Tomorrow
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Commercial performanceEdit

"Not till Tomorrow" reached number 36 in the UK Album Chart soon after its release in November, 1972. [2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Ralph McTell. [3]

  1. "Zimmerman Blues" – 3:45
  2. "First Song" – 2:37
  3. "When I Was a Cowboy" – 3:56
  4. "Nettle Wine" – 2:26
  5. "Sylvia" – 3:38
  6. "Birdman" – 5:59
  7. "Barges" – 4:23
  8. "Standing Down in New York Town" – 3:51
  9. "Another Rain Has Fallen" – 3:51
  10. "This Time of Night" – 4:20
  11. "Gypsy" – 6:02



  • Tony Visconti – producer
  • Victor Gamm – recording engineer
  • Seabrook/Graves/Aslett – sleeve art direction
  • Kelvin McGowan – photography

Release historyEdit

Country Date Label Format Catalogue Notes
United Kingdom 1972 Reprise LP K44210
United States 1973 Reprise LP MS2121
Canada 1973 Reprise LP MS2121
New Zealand 1973 Reprise LP RS2121
Germany 1975 Midi LP MID26030F Released as "Star Collection"
Japan Reprise LP P-8307R
United Kingdom 1998 Leola CD TPGCD15


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Chart Stats. “Ralph McTell”. Accessed 22 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Not till Tomorrow " LP sleeve, 1972.