Al Stewart - On The Border album
Album: Year Of The Cat (1976). Charted: 42. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. songfacts ®. Artistfacts ®. Lyrics. Speaking about this song with the BBC, Stewart explained: "The first verse is about the Basque Separatist movement and then the second verse is about what was then the Rhodesian crisis. The Spanish guitar on this track came courtesy of Peter White, who was brought in to play piano on the session. First thing he ever recorded on a guitar," Stewart said in the same BBC interview. First time he was ever in a studio. I hired him as a piano player and Alan Parsons, of course, produced the record and we were sitting around in the studio and he said, 'I can hear some Spanish guitar on this. None of us could play Spanish guitar. And then Peter said, 'Well, I can play Spanish guitar.
Year of the Cat is the seventh studio album by Al Stewart, released in 1976. It was produced and engineered by Alan Parsons. Stewart wrote "Lord Grenville" about the Elizabethan sailor and explorer Sir Richard Grenville (1542–1591).
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Alastair Ian 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.
On my wall, the colours of the maps are running. From Africa, the winds, they talk of changes coming. In the village where I grew up nothing seems the same. Still you never see the change from day to day. No one.
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Al Stewart: Greatest Hits 1976. Year of the Cat 1976. After "The Elf" stalled on the charts, Stewart signed with CBS, which released his debut album Bedsitter Images in 1967. Its 1969 follow-up, Love Chronicles, featuring guitar by Page and Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson, attracted attention for its centerpiece title track, which earned the reputation of being one of the first records to contain an uncensored "f " in the lyric. Melody Maker named it Folk Album of the Year, helping to raise Stewart's profile. He swiftly released Zero She Flies in 1970, which became his first album to chart in the .
|On The Border||3:20|
|Year Of The Cat (Live)||6:39|
|Clifton In The Rain||2:41|
|Betty Boop's Birthday||2:06|
|A Man For All Seasons||5:50|
|Song On The Radio||6:18|
|Night Train To Munich||4:26|
|If It Doesn't Come Naturally, Leave It||4:28|
|Between The Wars||2:49|
|Fields Of France||2:54|
|You Should Have Listened To Al||2:59|
|7243 4 94942 2 0||Al Stewart||On The Border (CD, Comp)||EMI Gold||7243 4 94942 2 0||UK||1998|
|DC 854432||Al Stewart||On The Border (CD, Comp)||Disky||DC 854432||Netherlands||1999|
|SI 903461||Al Stewart||Al Stewart (CD, Comp, RE)||Disky||SI 903461||Netherlands||2005|
|7243 4 94942 2 0||Al Stewart||On The Border (CD, Comp)||EMI Gold||7243 4 94942 2 0||Argentina||Unknown|