Al Stewart Year of the Cat / Modern Times
- Released: January 29, 2013
- Label: Friday Music
- 2.Sirens of Titan
- 3.What's Going On?
- 4.Not the One
- 5.Next Time
- 6.Apple Cider Re-Constitution
- 7.The Dark and the Rolling Sea
- 8.Modern Times
- 9.Lord Grenville
- 10.On the Border
- 11.Midas Shadow
- 12.Sand In Your Shoes
- 13.If It Doesn't Come Naturally, Leave It
- 14.Flying Sorcery
- 15.Broadway Hotel
- 16.One Stage Before
- 17.Year of the Cat
Personnel: Al Stewart (guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards); Tim Renwick (guitar, electric guitar); Isaac Guillory, Peter White (guitar); Dave Ellis , Simon Nicol (acoustic guitar); Stuart Cowell (electric guitar, dobro); Bobby Bruce (violin); Graham Smith (harmonica); Peter Wood (accordion, keyboards); Phil Kenzie (alto saxophone); Don Lobster, Peter Wingfield (keyboards); Stuart Elliot (drums, percussion); Barry De Souza, Gerry Conway (drums); Marion Driscoll (triangle); Tony Carr (percussion); David Pack, Chas Mills, Neil Lancaster, John Perry , Tony Rivers , Brian Bennett (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Joe Reagoso.
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London; Davlen Sound Studios, Universal City.
Photographer: Mick Allard.
Friday's 2013 two-fer pairs Al Stewart's 1976 commercial breakthrough Year of the Cat with its grander 1975 predecessor, Modern Times. Appropriately, the two are sequenced chronologically, so the grander, arguably unwieldy Modern Times gives way to the sleeker, elegant Year of the Cat, and if it could be argued that 1978's Time Passages is a better sonic fit to Year of the Cat, there's no denying that these are two of Stewart's very best albums and it's a pleasure to have them available as a two-fer. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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