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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2017, 03:01:27 PM »


Lots of Al Stewart in preparation for this evening: Orange, Zero She Flies and Past, Present and Future


Hope you enjoy the gig. 3 fine albums there - esp. Orange.
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2017, 04:05:50 PM »

When Wine Was Cheap - Jimmy Smith (ex Gourds singer/songwriter)
50 track compilation of some of his finest songs and outtakes.
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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2017, 03:53:45 PM »

The Nick Drake individual boxed vinyl LPs I got a few years ago. Pretty definitive.

Also Al Stewart : Russians and Americans  (RCA LP, 1984).
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« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2017, 04:22:56 PM »

The Unthanks "The Songs & Poems of Molly Drake" (and the extra CD).  I think it's superb and incredibly moving.  A couple of the tracks stop me dead no matter how many times I hear them.  And Gabrielle's reading of her Ma's poetry is jaw dropping....

I'm now listening to something very different...Richard Skelton's latest works (as The Inward Circles) - And Right Lines...and...Scaleby.  Exhausting, but wonderful.  More details here if anyone interested https://acloserlisten.com/2017/04/10/the-inward-circles-and-right-lines-limit-and-close-all-bodies/
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« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2017, 07:54:55 PM »


The Nick Drake individual boxed vinyl LPs I got a few years ago. Pretty definitive.

Also Al Stewart : Russians and Americans† (RCA LP, 1984).


Russians and Americans was the first of Al's albums I bought when it came out, but it's not one I listen to a lot these days.  There are still some good songs on there, though.
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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2017, 10:37:34 AM »

Gearge Martin's 1999 album of his favourites (In My Life, played and sung by friends and heroes of his.

Some real clunkers there, but Sean Connery's In My Life makes me well up, every time.
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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2017, 10:50:13 AM »



The Nick Drake individual boxed vinyl LPs I got a few years ago. Pretty definitive.

Also Al Stewart : Russians and Americans† (RCA LP, 1984).


Russians and Americans was the first of Al's albums I bought when it came out, but it's not one I listen to a lot these days. †There are still some good songs on there, though.


I've grown to like it more over time, Will, though i don't think it's one of his strongest albums.
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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2017, 11:58:22 AM »




The Nick Drake individual boxed vinyl LPs I got a few years ago. Pretty definitive.

Also Al Stewart : Russians and Americans† (RCA LP, 1984).


Russians and Americans was the first of Al's albums I bought when it came out, but it's not one I listen to a lot these days. †There are still some good songs on there, though.


I've grown to like it more over time, Will, though i don't think it's one of his strongest albums.



Where is a good place to start with Al Stewart? Year of the Cat or Love Chronicles (which I mention because they are the only two that I've heard of) ?
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« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2017, 12:07:12 PM »

Good question...† It depends rather on your taste in general.† YOTC is a good place as the best-known Al album.† I certainly wouldn't start with Love Chronicles - unless you enjoy 18 minute songs about his love life, of course.† Past, Present and Future is one I come back to regularly, as are Orange and Modern Times.

On the other hand, you could go to the other end of his career, and his most recent album, Uncorked, which is an acoustic live album is a pretty good one too.

There are two Original Album packages of five albums available now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Album-Al-Stewart/dp/B00G040NAM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493118191&sr=8-1&keywords=al+stewart, which contains some very early ones and then YOTC and Time Passages, and https://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Album-Al-Stewart/dp/B019HVNKRM/ref=pd_bxgy_15_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KKVCB2WFMSGMCGFAKSBC, which has the albums after Time Passages.

I was also going to advise this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Orange-Present-Future-Modern-Times/dp/B0001GDRIA/ref=pd_sim_15_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=185DQKNKWRQC17VMN34T, but then I realised the cheapest one on Amazon is £74!
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« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2017, 12:19:09 PM »

Star Smile Strong. Get In.
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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2017, 01:08:35 PM »


Star Smile Strong. Get In.


Yeah, mine arrived yesterday too. No time to listen yet.
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« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2017, 01:36:16 PM »





The Nick Drake individual boxed vinyl LPs I got a few years ago. Pretty definitive.

Also Al Stewart : Russians and Americans† (RCA LP, 1984).


Russians and Americans was the first of Al's albums I bought when it came out, but it's not one I listen to a lot these days. †There are still some good songs on there, though.


I've grown to like it more over time, Will, though i don't think it's one of his strongest albums.



Where is a good place to start with Al Stewart? Year of the Cat or Love Chronicles (which I mention because they are the only two that I've heard of) ?


I'm not a huge fan or an expert, but I love 'Past, present and future' and would recommend it to anyone.
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« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2017, 02:28:27 PM »






The Nick Drake individual boxed vinyl LPs I got a few years ago. Pretty definitive.

Also Al Stewart : Russians and Americans† (RCA LP, 1984).


Russians and Americans was the first of Al's albums I bought when it came out, but it's not one I listen to a lot these days. †There are still some good songs on there, though.


I've grown to like it more over time, Will, though i don't think it's one of his strongest albums.



Where is a good place to start with Al Stewart? Year of the Cat or Love Chronicles (which I mention because they are the only two that I've heard of) ?


I'm not a huge fan or an expert, but I love 'Past, present and future' and would recommend it to anyone.


Thanks for the recommendations. Most albums appear to be on Spotify so I will try the ones mentioned.
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« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2017, 03:40:40 PM »



Star Smile Strong. Get In.


Yeah, mine arrived yesterday too. No time to listen yet.

Still waiting for mine, hopefully it'll come this week...
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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2017, 05:57:50 PM »

...an unofficial recording of Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman last fall at ACL Live.

Not a great recording, but a great performance.

Noting that they are re-christened "Yes, featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman" for future activities. †I presume this will aid their ticket sales, which were pretty flat in parts of the U.S. under the ARW moniker.
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« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2017, 08:27:24 PM »

Thea Gilmore 'Rules for Jokers'. I love Thea's work and I'm looking forward to her new album which is due out soon, but I always end up going back to this one, it's such a consistent collection with great songs and great musicianship.
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« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2017, 10:36:33 AM »




Star Smile Strong. Get In.


Yeah, mine arrived yesterday too. No time to listen yet.

Still waiting for mine, hopefully it'll come this week...

And it's here*, just over halfway through - excellent so far, well worth the wait !

* Star Smile Strong, the new album from Ian McNabb, just in case anyone was wondering what we're on about †Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2017, 03:30:56 PM »





The Nick Drake individual boxed vinyl LPs I got a few years ago. Pretty definitive.

Also Al Stewart : Russians and Americans† (RCA LP, 1984).


Russians and Americans was the first of Al's albums I bought when it came out, but it's not one I listen to a lot these days. †There are still some good songs on there, though.


I've grown to like it more over time, Will, though i don't think it's one of his strongest albums.



Where is a good place to start with Al Stewart? Year of the Cat or Love Chronicles (which I mention because they are the only two that I've heard of) ?


Love Chronicles is confessional, and it depends on whether you like that sort of thing. It's also an early work. Year of the Cat, 1977, †is very user- friendly, has great songs and tunes, and was hugely successful. If you like it, you'll like other of his albums, probably. Time Passages is also excellent. I have all of his albums, and my personal favourite is Orange , 1972.

There are also several cheap AS compilations out there.

And yes, Past Present and Future is a very fine album.
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« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2017, 04:56:24 PM »


Good question...† It depends rather on your taste in general.† YOTC is a good place as the best-known Al album.† I certainly wouldn't start with Love Chronicles - unless you enjoy 18 minute songs about his love life, of course.† Past, Present and Future is one I come back to regularly, as are Orange and Modern Times.

On the other hand, you could go to the other end of his career, and his most recent album, Uncorked, which is an acoustic live album is a pretty good one too.

There are two Original Album packages of five albums available now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Album-Al-Stewart/dp/B00G040NAM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493118191&sr=8-1&keywords=al+stewart, which contains some very early ones and then YOTC and Time Passages, and https://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Album-Al-Stewart/dp/B019HVNKRM/ref=pd_bxgy_15_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KKVCB2WFMSGMCGFAKSBC, which has the albums after Time Passages.

I was also going to advise this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Orange-Present-Future-Modern-Times/dp/B0001GDRIA/ref=pd_sim_15_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=185DQKNKWRQC17VMN34T, but then I realised the cheapest one on Amazon is £74!


That last one is available for a lot less here...if you're quick....https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/5418965?ev=rb

Meanwhile, I've ordered the first five album set, my Al collection consists entirely of the Time Passages l.p and Year Of The Cat as a single and on a VA comp...so that one is ideal for me.
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« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2017, 09:47:13 AM »

Hope you enjoy them!

One reason some people here might enjoy Love Chronicles is because the early Fairport (using interesting noms de plume) backed Al on that album, as well as Jimmy Page.

They also backed him live on various occasions around that time, and on at least one John Peel session from 1968.
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