Snakes and Ladders is the fourth album by Gerry Rafferty. It was released in 1980, following the success of his previous two albums, City to City and Night Owl. The album charted at No. 15 in the UK but only reached No. 61 in the US. The album was released on CD in 1998 [EMI 7 46609-2] but deleted soon after that, and it got reissued on CD on August 2012 as a 2-CD set with "Sleepwalking." Some of the songs are available on compilation albums. One of the songs, "The Garden Of England", was recorded at Beatles producer George Martin's AIR studio in Montserrat. All the songs were original Rafferty compositions, though one – "Johnny's Song" – was a remake of a song which had been previously released by his former band Stealer's Wheel, and another – "Didn't I" – was a remake of a song from Rafferty's 1971 album Can I Have My Money Back.
This Australian-only box set covers the period of the band's peak in popularity (1980-1984). Beginning with True Colours and ending with their swan song, See Ya Round, it shows the band in perfect pop form. While this is too ambitious for the casual fan, the devoted will find this essential for considerably improved sound and the bonus disc of previously unreleased tracks.
Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the former Eagles/Poco member: One More Song (1980) and Randy Meisner (1982). One More Song's hit single "Hearts On Fire" (with Kim Carnes on backing vocals) made the US top 20. The Eagle's Don Henley and Glen Frey provide backing vocals on the title track. Randy Meisner, the album, was an amazing Country Rock production with a stellar host of players including Heart's Wilson sisters, The Tower of Power horn section, Mitchell Froom, Nicky Hopkins and Marcy Levy.
Jon Anderson (born John Roy Anderson on 25 October 1944) is an English musician, best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. He is also an accomplished solo artist, and has collaborated with artists such as the Greek musician Vangelis, among others.Song of Seven is the second solo album from Yes frontman Jon Anderson. It was released during his first hiatus from the band, having left in late 1979. It was supported by his first solo tour, backed by the New Life Band. "Some Are Born" and "Days" were originally written and demoed during the Tormato sessions. more..