Al Stewart Orange / Past, Present & Future / Modern Times (2-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: March 22, 2004
  • Label: Edsel Records Uk

Tracks:

  • 1.You Don't Even Know Me
  • 2.Amsterdam
  • 3.Songs Out of Clay
  • 4.News From Spain
  • 5.I Don't Believe You
  • 6.Once an Organe, Always Orange
  • 7.I'm Falling
  • 8.Night of the 4th of May
  • 9.Old Admirals
  • 10.Warren Harding
  • 11.Soho (Needless to Say)
  • 12.Last Day of June 1934
  • 13.Past World War Two Blues
  • 14.Roads to Moscow
  • 15.Terminal Eyes
  • 16.Nostradamus
  • 17.Swallow Wind (Bonus Track)
  • 18.Carol
  • 19.Sirens of Titan
  • 20.What's Going On
  • 21.Nat the One
  • 22.Next Time
  • 23.Apple Cider Re-Constitution
  • 24.Dark & The Rolling Sea
  • 25.Modern Times

Product Description:

1970s soft rock star Al Stewart gets a deluxe treatment here with three of his early albums remastered onto two CDs. ORANGE, PAST & PRESENT, and MODERN TIMES demonstrate Stewart's sophisticated pop, and are bristling with some of England's best musicians. An extensive booklet makes this a must for fans.
CD contains 1 bonus track.
Personnel: Isaac Guillory (guitar, acoustic guitar, Spanish guitar); Peter Berryman, Simon Nicol (acoustic guitar); Brinsley Schwarz (acoustic 12-string guitar); Tim Renwick (electric guitar, Spanish guitar); Stuart Cowell (electric guitar, dobro); B.J. Cole (steel guitar); Cal Batchelor, Tim Walker (Spanish guitar); Dave Swarbrick, Haim Romano (mandolin); Peter Woods (accordion, keyboards); Alistair Anderson (concertina); Rick Wakeman (piano, organ, keyboards); Bob "Derwood" Andrews (organ, keyboards); Pete Wingfield, Bob Sargeant, Tim Hinkley (keyboards); Francis Monkman (Moog synthesizer); Graham Hunt, Barry DeSouza, Gerry Conway, Roger Pope, John "Sly" Wilson (drums); Tony Carr, Frank Ricotti (percussion); Mick Welton, Chas Mills, Neil Lancaster, Krysia, John Donelly, Brian Bennett (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Alan Robinson .
Unknown Contributor Roles: Michael Oliver; Lennox James; Luciano Bravo.
This nicely priced box rounds up the three albums that immediately preceded Al Stewart's Year of the Cat-shaped breakthrough -- that is, his fourth, fifth, and sixth albums from 1972 (Orange), 1973 (Past, Present and Future), and 1975 (Modern Times). They are not necessarily comfortable bedmates. Orange, in particular, finds Stewart still very much in the arms of his early precocious folkiness but, even at the time, paled in comparison with the three albums that preceded it. Past, Present and Future, on the other hand, represents a considerable vault into new territory, as Stewart's storywriting skills join forces with his punchiest band sound yet to begin scheming the cat's ascendancy. By the time listeners reach Modern Times, then, the future is already in sight and, if that album has one major flaw, it's that Stewart would do the whole thing a lot better next time around. Still, each of these albums packs its share of Stewart classics, from the semi-frenzied "Carol" to the moody "Soho (Needless to Say)" and on to the epic "Nostradamus," all of which remind listeners just how desperately the world needs an all-encompassing Al Stewart box set. ~ Dave Thompson

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  • UPC: 740155173029
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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