This was originally recorded by the Sutherland Brothers on their Lifeboatalbum in 1972. It was written by their bassist Gavin Sutherland. The singer’s cover in 1975 bought the group to prominence and they released a couple of UK Top 40 hits the following year: «Arms Of Mary (#5) and «Secrets» (#35).
Other acts who have covered this include Robin Trower (1976), Joan Baez (1977) and Smokie (2001).
The combined sales of the 2 releases meant this is the singer’s biggest ever selling single in the UK with 955,111 copies sold
Have you worked out the answer yet?
This is the artist…
This is an anagram of the song title
And finally if you haven’t guessed , here is the answer…
Of course we hear you all shout “It’s SAILING by Rod Stewart”
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