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Right Side Up is an album by Ralph McTell released in 1976 by Warner Bros. Records/WEA, recorded at Air Studios in London by Pete Henderson and Mike Stavrou, and produced by Ralph McTell and Peter Swettenham (one-time member of band Grapefruit).

Right Side Up
Ralph McTell's Right Side Up album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Ralph McTell
StudioAir Studios, London
LabelWarner Bros. Records/WEA
ProducerRalph McTell, Peter Swettenham
Ralph McTell chronology
Right Side Up
Ralph, Albert & Sydney

Musicians who appear on the album include Danny Thompson, (double bass), John Stevens and Pick Withers - (drums) - Rod Clements (of Lindisfarne), - Dave Pegg (from Fairport Convention), bass players. Backing vocals were provided by Tony Rivers - of The Castaways - Ken Gold and John Perry (also one-time member of band Grapefruit). John Martyn played guitar on "River Rising".[1]


Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Ralph McTell; except where indicated

  1. "San Diego Serenade" (Tom Waits) - (McTell - "I've always admired Tom Waits writing for both his melody and his wonderfully evocative lyrics")
  2. "Naomi"
  3. "Tequila Sunset"
  4. "Weather the Storm" - (McTell - "It remains one of my most requested pieces in live work")
  5. "River Rising"
  6. "From Clare to Here" - (McTell - "A chance remark from a fellow building site labourer remembered from 1963 as " it's a long way from Clare to here."
  7. "Chairman and the Little Man"
  8. "Country Boys" - (McTell: "Cornwall was in my mind when I wrote this, and Ry Cooder was on everybody's turntable")
  9. "Slow Burning Companion"
  10. "Nightmares"
  11. "May You Never" (John Martyn) - (McTell - "John Martyn has written so many beautiful songs, but I guess this is still my favourite.")
  12. "Song for Ireland" (additional track, learnt by McTell from the version by Dick Gaughan, written by Phil Colclough originally released in 1982, added to re-release of the album)


  • Mike Stavrou, Peter Henderson - mixing
  • Mike Dymond - photography


  1. ^ Sleeve notes, CD re-release 2001

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