Karl Ratzer ‎– A fool for your sake


Karl Ratzer
A fool for your sake

GiG Records – GIG 222 103

Gone too long

Catchy and pure grooving soulful Blues track with vocals, guitar work outs and a touch of 80’s synths.


Early 80’s album by Karl Ratzer the Austrian Jazz guitarist released on the also Austrian GIG records label. SIDE A is the more relaxed side and it ends with a kitchy but catchy instrumental version of WOMAN IN LOVE. Exactly, that’s the song that became one of the most successful songs of Barbra Streisand, written by Barry and Robin Gibb of the BEE GEES.

SIDE B is more on the funky trip. A pre-owner of my copy noted it on the label “B-FUNK” and that makes sense. For me it contains two highly interesting tunes. One is called LIGHTS OUT, a fast (127 BPM) beat driven funky instrumental. And the other one is GONE TOO LONG as I said before.


A1 A fool for your sake 3:31
A2 The only love I know 4:36
A3 Ready for life 4:01
A4 Woman in love 5:17

B1 Going crazy 3:55
B2 Punk monk 3:40
B3 But not in vain 5:21
B4 Lights out 2:24
B5 Gone too long 3:21


Karl Ratzer – Guitar, Bass, Lead Vocals
Lee Harper – Trumpet
Bob Dodge – Trombone
Robert Ponger – Keyboards
Robert Ponger – Arrangment [Strings]
Karin Raab, Traude Alexa – Backing Vocals
Peter J. Mueller – Engineer, Producer

Recorded at Soundmill Vienna, Studio A

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Karl Ratzer
A fool for your sake

GiG Records – GIG 222 103