Stealers Wheel are a folk rock/power-pop band formed in 1972 by former school friends Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty.
Tensions and personal ambitions let to several line-up changes, and by the time of the recording the second album the group were in in fact a duo supported by selected musicians.
When the third album was released in 1975 the group had ceased to exist. Stealers Wheel have reformed in recent years without key members Egan and Rafferty but with Paul Pilnick, Rod Coombes, Tony Williams and a new member Tony Mitchell (guitar):
Key Band Members:
Joe Egan: Born in 1949. Songwriter; vocal and keyboards. Original member.
Gerry Rafferty: Born in 1947. Songwriter; vocals and guitars. Original member.
Paul Pilnick: Lead guitar. Original member.
Tony Williams: Bass, Original member
Rod Coombes : Drums. Original member
Tony Mitchell : Guitar
1. Stealers Wheel - AM Records 1972
1. Late Again / 2. Stuck in the Middle / 3. Another Meaning / 4. I Get By / 5. Outside Looking / 6. Johnny's Song / 7. Next to Me / 8. Jose / 9. Gets So Lonely / 10. You Put Something Better Inside Me
Rating : 7
2. Ferguslie Park - AM Records 1973
1. Good Businessman / 2. Star / 3. Wheelin' / 4. Waltz (You Know It Makes Sense) / 5. What More Could You Want / 6. Over My Head / 7. Blind Faith / 8. Nothing's Gonna Change My Mind / 9. Steamboat Row / 10. Back On My Feet Again / 11. Who Cares / 12. Everything Will Turn Out Fine
Rating : 8
3. Right or Wrong - AM Records 1975
1. Benediction / 2. Found My Way To You / 3. This Morning / 4. Let Yourself Go / 5. Home From Home / 6. Go As You Please / 7. Wishbone / 8. Don't Get Me Wrong / 9. Monday Morning / 10. Right Or Wrong (Long Version)
Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - December - 2014
570 Ferguslie Park - 1973
627 Stealers Wheel - 1972
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My Suggestion For a 60 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:
1. Stuck in the Middle ( Egan/Rafferty ) Stealers Wheel
2. Star ( Egan ) Ferguslie Park
3. Late Again ( Egan/Rafferty ) Stealers Wheel
4. Steamboat Row ( Rafferty ) Ferguslie Park
5. Everything Will Turn Out Fine ( Egan/Rafferty ) Ferguslie Park
6. Johnny's Song ( Rafferty ) Stealers Wheel
7. Benediction ( Egan/Rafferty ) Right or Wrong
8. Next to Me ( Egan/Rafferty ) Stealers Wheel
9. Noithing's Gonna Change my Mind ( Egan/Rafferty ) Ferguslie Park
10. Go as you Please ( Egan/Rafferty ) Right or Wrong
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