Tag: Al Stewart

Friday 10/7/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Al Stewart – Time Passages (1978)

Time Passages is the eighth studio album by Al Stewart, released in September 1978. It is the follow-up to his 1976 album Year of the Cat. The album, like 1975’s Modern Times and 1976’s Year of the Cat, was once again produced by Alan Parsons. The album’s title track (which, when edited, reached #7 on the Billboard charts) and “End of the Day” were both co-written by Peter White. The title track also reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts for 10 weeks.

“Time Passages” 6:41
“Valentina Way” 4:04
“Life in Dark Water” 5:49
“A Man for All Seasons” 5:50
“Almost Lucy” 3:43
“The Palace of Versailles” 5:20
“Timeless Skies” 3:34
“Song on the Radio” 6:22
“End of the Day” 3:11

Al Stewart – guitars, keyboards, vocals
Peter White – guitars, lead guitar (tracks 1, 2 and 9), keyboards, accordion
J. Peter Robinson – grand piano, organ on “Valentina Way”
Peter Solley – synthesizer on “Palace of Versailles”
Peter Wood – keyboards, organ, piano
Tim Renwick – electric guitar, lead guitar (tracks 3, 4, 5 and 6)
Robin Lamble – bass guitar
Mark Goldenberg – rhythm guitar on “Valentina Way”
Phil Kenzie – alto saxophone on tracks 1 and 8
Stuart Elliott – drums (except track 2)
Jeff Porcaro – drums on “Valentina Way”
Al Perkins – pedal steel guitar
Bill Linnane – guitar
Art Tripp lll, Lindsay Elliott – percussion
Brian Huddy, Joe Puerta, David Pack, James R. West, Krysia Kristianne, Jeff Borgeson – backing vocals
Andrew Powell – string arrangements

Sunday 9/4/22 3pm ET: Feature LP: Al Stewart – The Best of Al Stewart (Songs From The Radio) (1986)

The Best Of Al Stewart (Songs From The Radio) a compilation from Al Stewart released in 1986.

1 Time Passages 6:39
2 Running Man 4:18
3 Delia’s Gone 2:52
4 Roads To Moscow 7:58
5 Song On The Radio 6:22
6 Midnight Rocks 3:56
7 Lord Grenville 5:01
8 Merlin’s Time 2:42
9 Nostradamus – Part One / The World Goes To Riyadh / Nostradamus – Part Two (Live Versions) 13:06
10 On The Border (Live Version) 4:33
11 Year Of The Cat 6:42

Friday 7/15/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Kenny Loggins, Supertramp, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, Honeydrippers, Bon Jovi, Sha Na Na, Chuck Berry, Disturbed Featuring Myles Kennedy, UFO, Doors, Rolling Stones, Los Lonely boys with Ronnie Milsap, Bonnie Raitt, Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony, Van Morrison, Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Grand Funk, Scorpions


Wednesday 7/13/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Paul McCartney & Wings, Jethro Tull, Bon Jovi, Al Stewart, John Fogerty, Foreigner, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Neil Young, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Rolling Stones, Mavis Staples, Journey, Robert Plant, Joe Cocker, Sly & The Family Stone, Nick Lowe, Nils Lofgren, Eagles, Def Leppard


Thursday 5/6/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Al Stewart – Russians & Americans (1984)

Russians & Americans is the tenth studio album by Al Stewart released in May 1984. The album featured many of the musicians from his short-lived backing band, Shot In The Dark, along with a number of studio musicians. The album was released on LP and then CD in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The US version deleted two tracks found on the UK version of the album and substituted two new tracks in their stead. In 1993, EMI (UK) released a compilation with tracks from both versions and three live tracks from “The Blue Album”.[1] The album was re-released on the Collector’s Choice label in 2007, with all tracks from both issues.

The track “1-2-3” is a cover of the Len Barry hit from 1965. However, instead of the romantic lyrics put forth with the original, Stewart has altered them using the context of political overreach and how such victimises other nations and indigenous peoples. In fact, very few of the song’s lines escape change excepting: “One, two, three, that’s how elementary it’s gonna be” and “‚ĶLike taking candy from a baby.”

Known for his songs that use historical events as inspiration, Stewart instead focused on the very real tensions between the two superpowers of 1983.

“The One that Got Away”
“Rumours of War”
“Night Meeting”
“Accident on the 3rd Street”
“Strange Girl”
“Russians & Americans”
“Cafe Society”
“One, Two, Three (1-2-3)”
“The Candidate”
“The Gypsy and the Rose”
“Lori, Don’t Go Right Now”
“Valentina Way”
“Year Of The Cat”
“Pink Panther/Song On The Radio”

Al Stewart – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards
Denny Carmassi – drums
Steve Chapman – drums
Lynn Davis – backing vocals
Mike Fisher – percussion
Mike Flicker – percussion
Joyce Kennedy – backing vocals
Phil Kenzie – saxophone
Robin Lamble – bass, acoustic guitar, accordion
Marcy Levy – backing vocals
Marc “Caz” Macino – harmonica
Charity McCrary – backing vocals
Harry Stinson – drums
Peter White – accordion, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards
Adam Yurman – electric guitar
Len Barry- vocalist, songwriter, and record producer

Thursday 4pm: Feature Artist – Al Stewart

Alastair Ian Stewart (September 5, 1945) is a British 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 returned in later albums.

Stewart is 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 Bed-Sitter Images in 1967, and continues to tour extensively in the US, Canada, Europe, and the UK. His most recent release, Uncorked, was released on Stewart’s independent label, Wallaby Trails Recordings, in 2009.

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.

In April 2017, Stewart was given a Lifetime Achievement award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, presented by Tony Blackburn, with whom he had once played in a band in Dorset.