Artist Al Stewart. Title Year Of The Cat. Additional Artists. Record Weight G. Record Speed 33RPM. Record Speed Record Size 12".
Multi Channel. Stereo 1. Picture Disc. Stewart had all of the music and orchestration written and completely recorded before he even had a title for any of the songs. In a Canadian radio interview he stated that he has done this for six of his albums, and he often writes four different sets of lyrics for each song.
The cover design, by Hipgnosis and illustrator Colin Elgie, depicts a woman who has an apparent obsession with cats. She can be seen in the mirror dressing up as a cat for a costume party , and all of the items on her dresser have feline motifs. Stewart used the same concept for the cover of his Greatest Hits album, but with most of the cat items replaced with references to his other singles.
Album — Billboard United States. Do you like this album? Leave a review. On the Border live. One Stage Before. Broadway Hotel. Flying Sorcery. Sand in Your Shoes. Lord Grenville. His father, Alastair MacKichan Stewart, who served as a flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force volunteer reserve, died in a plane crash during a training exercise before Stewart was born. Having bought his fourth guitar from future Police guitarist Andy Summers , Stewart traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic guitar when he was offered a weekly slot at Bunjies Coffee House in London's Soho in Stewart's first recording was on Jackson C.
Frank 's debut album, 's Jackson C. Frank , playing guitar on "Yellow Walls". Though the first four of these attracted relatively little commercial interest, Stewart's popularity and cult following grew steadily through albums that contain some of Stewart's most incisive and introspective songwriting. Stewart's debut album, Bedsitter Images , was released in A revised version appeared in as The First Album Bedsitter Images with a few tracks changed, and the album was reissued on CD in with all tracks from both versions.
Love Chronicles was notable for the minute title track, an anguished autobiographical tale of sexual encounters that was the first mainstream record release ever to include the word "fucking". His third album, Zero She Flies , followed in and included a number of shorter songs which ranged from acoustic ballads and instrumentals to songs that featured electric lead guitar. In , Stewart and fellow musician Ian A. Anderson headed to the small town of Pilton, Somerset. On the back of his growing success, Stewart released Orange in It was written after a tumultuous breakup with his girlfriend and muse, Mandi, and was very much a transitional album, combining songs in Stewart's confessional style with more intimations of the historical themes that he would increasingly adopt e.
It echoed a traditional historical storytelling style and contained the song "Nostradamus," a long track in which Stewart tied into the rediscovery of the claimed seer 's writings by referring to selected possible predictions about 20th century people and events.
Such airplay helped the album to reach No. Stewart followed Past, Present and Future with Modern Times , in which the songs were lighter on historical references and more of a return to the theme of short stories set to music. Significantly, though, it was the first of his albums to be produced by Alan Parsons. In a highly positive retrospective review of Modern Times , AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine described the album as "exquisite".
Erlewine wrote that the album "establishes Stewart's classic sound of folky narratives and Lennonesque melodies, all wrapped up in a lush, layered production from Alan Parsons. The production gives epics like the title track a real sense of grandeur that makes their sentiments resonate strongly. Modern Times produced Stewart's first hit single, "Carol".
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