Al Stewart (UK folk singer/songwriter)

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Alastair Ian "Al" Stewart (born 5 September 1945) is a Scottish singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician who rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s. He developed a unique style of combining folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of characters and events from history.

Stewart is best known for his 1976 hit single "Year of the Cat", the title song from the platinum album of the same name. Though Year of the Cat and its 1978 platinum follow-up Time Passages brought Stewart his biggest worldwide commercial successes, earlier albums such as Past, Present and Future from 1973 are often seen as better examples of his intimate brand of historical folk-rock – a style to which he has returned in recent albums.

Stewart was a key figure in British music and he appears throughout the musical folklore of the revivalist era. He played at the first-ever Glastonbury Festival in 1970, knew Yoko Ono before she met John Lennon, shared a London flat with a young Paul Simon, and hosted at the Les Cousins folk club in London in the 1960s.

Stewart has released sixteen studio and three live albums since his debut album Bedsitter Images in 1967, and continues to tour extensively in the US, Canada, Europe, and the UK. His latest release is Uncorked, which was released on his independent label, Wallaby Trails Recordings.

Stewart has worked with Peter White, Alan Parsons, Jimmy Page, Richard Thompson, Rick Wakeman, Francis Monkman, Tori Amos, and Tim Renwick, and more recently has played with Dave Nachmanoff and former Wings lead-guitarist Laurence Juber.

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  2. ^ Brocken, Michael (2003). The British Folk Revival, 1944–2002. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-7546-3282-5. OCLC 51389150. 
  3. ^ Brown, Joe (18 February 2009). "Al Stewart: Heady concert to engage history in singer’s lyrics". Las Vegas Sun (Las Vegas). Retrieved 19 February 2009. "...Stewart says on the phone from his home in Los Angeles." 
  4. ^ Kaya Burgess (12 May 2009). "Al Stewart, the return of the cat". The Times (London). Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1967 Bedsitter Images 3
1969 Love Chronicles 2
1970 Zero She Flies 4
1972 Orange 4
1973 Past, Present and Future 4
1975 Modern Times 4
1976 Year of the Cat 9
1978 The Live Radio Concert Album 5 1
1978 Time Passages 4
1980 24 Carrots 7
1984 Russians & Americans 4
1988 Last Days of the Century 3 6
1993 Famous Last Words 3 3
1995 Between the Wars 3
2000 Dark Side 1
2000 Down in the Cellar 2
2005 A Beach Full of Shells 2
2008 Sparks of Ancient Light 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1977 The Early Years Compilation 1
1981 The Early Years Compilation 1
1986 The Best of Al Stewart Compilation 1
1993 To Whom It May Concern: 1966-1970 Compilation 3 1
1996 Premium Gold Collection Compilation 1
1996 Chronicles... The Best of Al Stewart Compilation 1
1996 Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Compilation 1
1998 On the Border Compilation 2
2001 Singer Songwriter Compilation 1
2003 Introducing... Al Stewart Compilation 1
2004 Greatest Hits Compilation 2
2005 Just Yesterday Compilation 1
2006 A Piece of Yesterday. The Anthology Compilation 1
2006 The Definitive Pop Collection Compilation 1
Centenary Collection: The Best of Al Stewart Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1981 Indian Summer Live 4
1992 Rhymes in Rooms Live 2
1997 LIVE - At The Roxy Los Angeles 1981 Live 2
1998 An Acoustic Evening With Al Stewart Live 1
2002 Time Passages Live Live 1
2009 Uncorked - Al Stewart Live with Dave Nachmanoff Live 5 1
Live at the Roxy LA 1981 Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1976 Year of the Cat / Broadway Hotel 1

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