Letter From America

Album: This Is The Story (1987)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • This became a hit after Gerry Rafferty reworked the arrangement. The original version is rather "bald" - purely acoustic. The first release of the album only contained this version. Later the "hit"-version was added as the "full band version." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Freddy - Ghent, Belgium

Comments: 5

  • Wendy Williams from Bolton, LancsI love Letter from America. I just found out the dearly departed Gerry Rafferty featured on its arrangement. Superb
  • Brian from Solihull, EnglandA wonderfully crafted song. The opening track on the 2007 album "The Proclaimers The best of... 87-02"
    - Brian, Solihull, England, UK
  • Tricia from Edinburgh, ScotlandAt the time both brothers were involved small time with the SNP and it is really about how the Thatcher Government shut down Scotland. It also goes back to the highland clearances of the 1800's where loads of scots emigrated to canada ,australia and us of a because of the lack of work
  • Pete from Nowra, Australianever heard of this song , only hits in Australia
    500 Miles, i'm On My way and had a small hit with King Of the road
  • Mark from Dundee, ScotlandSome people say it's naff, but I like it!!
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