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Stealers Wheel: Stealers Wheel

Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 24 May 1973

YOU'VE PROBABLY discovered by now that ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’, the single you thought was the best Dylan record since 1966, is actually by an English group named Stealers Wheel. I found out a long time ago – for over two months now I've been playing Stealers Wheel constantly, and I can tell you from that prolonged experience that it's a great little record, with songs, singing and production more inventive and better matched than practically anything else on the current shelves. The record marks the comeback of the Leiber-Stoller production team, and at the same time it introduces two potentially front-line writer-singers, Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty.

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