Al Stewart’s Past, Present and Future launched the artist from being an English coffeehouse staple into a worldwide rock superstar thanks to the intriguing lyrics and melodies contained within the two sides of this 1974 masterwork. While achieving cult-like status in the U.K. with his unique brand of folk/rock, Past, Present and Future featured some of Al Stewart’s finest songs like the prog-rock champions Roads to Moscow, Soho (Needless to Say) and his timeless masterpiece Nostradamus. While playing college gigs and opening for major recording acts across the states, Al Stewart’s Past, Present and Future grabbed the attention of astute rock radio programmers who had discovered the U.K. import of this classic before it reached North America. Soon, tracks like Terminal Eyes ignited a wave of requests, developing the popularity further, while having the luxury of entire sides being played on the more esoteric FM radio stations across the states.
Aside from being a brilliant composer and wonderful vocalist, Al Stewart also plays some mean acoustic and electric guitar alongside some of the most important players of our time like Rick Wakeman, Roger Taylor, Tim Renwick and many others. Friday Music is no stranger to the important musical catalog of Al Stewart. Therefore, it is with much honor to continue the Al Stewart Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the first time audio-
phile LP release of Past, Present and Future. Impeccably mastered from the original Janus Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Al Stewart/Yes/Traffic), this long out-of-print vinyl album is now back for you to enjoy in a big way. For this 40th Anniversary special limited edition release, we are also including the original rare album cover artwork elements, in a first time gatefold cover, which will also enhance your hours of listening. Stay tuned to Friday Music as we will be releasing more Al Stewart classic recordings on both 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl and Remastered Compact Discs.