Originally posted by birdsong:
Is he not one of the greatest singer/songwriters in the history of the universe?
I am not sure about being a great songwriter. I think much of his success is that he has generally worked with excellent arrangers such as Wally Stott (in the old days) and more recently with Brian Gascoigne. Having said that, 'Farmer In The City' is a great song, whether played with full orchestra or solo acoustic guitar.
He is definitely one of the greatest singers.