Editors’ Notes Life Goes On was the last Gerry Rafferty album to be released before his untimely passing in January 2011. Combining selections from his previous three albums with six new tracks, the album reflects both the Scottish singer/songwriter’s spiritual leanings and his affinity for traditional Celtic balladry. Life Goes On can be approached in part as a best-of sampler of Rafferty’s work from the ‘90s and ‘00s – such worthy tracks as the “The Waters of Forgetfulness,” “Love and Affection” and “The Land of the Chosen Few” attest to his productivity during this period. A spirited re-recording of “Your Heart’s Desire,” a tender reading of the folk tune “The Maid of Culmore” and an almost a cappella version of the Beatles’ “Because” are equally potent expressions of his nuanced, quietly elegant folk/rock sound. Rounding out the album are three newly recorded, gorgeously rendered Christmas hymns, with “Adeste Fidelis” achieving an especially ethereal glow. The warm, loving spirit that pervades these tracks made Rafferty an artist of lasting distinction.

SONG
Kyrie Elieson
1
3:50
 
The Waters of Forgetfulness
2
4:53
 
Don't Speak of My Heart
3
5:58
 
Because
4
2:47
 
Everytime I Wake Up
5
5:20
 
Love and Affection
6
5:57
 
The Land of the Chosen Few
7
4:00
 
Life Goes On
8
3:06
 
Another World
9
3:52
 
Time's Caught Up On You
10
3:51
 
Conscious Love
11
4:28
 
Over My Head
12
2:51
 
Hang On
13
4:02
 
It's Easy to Talk
14
4:34
 
The Maid of Culmore
15
4:08
 
Your Heart's Desire
16
5:51
 
Adeste Fidelis
17
4:08
 
Silent Night
18
3:30
 

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