AL STEWART | YEAR OF THE CAT & MODERN TIMES CD
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Al Stewart’s Year Of The Cat catapulted this English prog-rock legend into gold and platinum territory upon its
hit release in 1976. While previously achieving cult-like status in the states with his unique brand of folk/rock
melodies and brilliant musicianship, Al Stewart finally received his well earned due with possibly one of the finest
albums ever recorded in classic rock era.
Produced and recorded at Abbey Road by rock icon Alan Parsons (Alan Parson Project/The Beatles/Pink
Floyd) Year Of The Cat was a stellar venture for both the artist and producer as its nine champion tunes have all truly
stood the test of time. Aside from the massive top charting smash single Year Of The Cat, the album contained more
classics like the brilliantly haunting One Stage Before, the rocking fare of If It Doesn’t Come Naturally, Leave It and
the follow-up smashes On The Border and Broadway Hotel.
Colin Edge at Hipgnosis (Pink Floyd) also designed the album cover, which truly made this one of the more
recognizable releases of that time, and it continues to be a much heralded item in Al Stewart’s arsenal of
As an added bonus to this limited edition release, we are also including his long out-of-print masterpiece
Modern Times. A year prior to Year Of The Cat, this exceptional 1975 album brought Al Stewart a whole new legion
of fans as he developed from more of an English folk singer into a theatre packing and progressive rock artist thanks
to tunes like The Sirens Of Titan, The Dark And The Rolling Sea, What’s Goin’ On? and his first hit single Carol.
Friday Music is no stranger to the important musical catalogs of Al Stewart. Therefore, it is with much honor to
continue the Al Stewart Original Master Series with the first time pairing of two of his most popular albums Year Of
The Cat and Modern Times. Impeccably mastered from the original Janus Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Al
Stewart/Yes/Traffic), these long out-of-print compacts discs are now finally available once again.
For this special limited edition release, we are also including the original rare album cover artwork elements,
which will also enhance your hours of listening enjoyment.
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.
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