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« on: August 12, 2018, 06:17:11 PM »

I know he played Croppers fairly recently but I again thought he was excellent. His guitar player (David Nachmanoff) was incredible and I thoroughly enjoyed the set
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 06:50:00 PM »

I wasn’t on the field for his set but I could hear it from the tent and it sounded great.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 06:59:26 PM »

Probably my favourite act of the festival. I first saw him 50 years ago and he still gives me a buzz.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 07:03:32 PM »

I loved it, on the radio broadcast. Especially the guitar.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 07:42:19 PM »

Best set of the weekend by a country mile.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 07:57:09 PM »


Best set of the weekend by a country mile.


A master of songwriting and melody. He was terrific as was Dave Nachmanoff on accompanying guitar and vocals...I was only at Cropredy Saturday but easily my fave turn of the day...A class act !
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 08:25:57 PM »

Sublime as ever
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 09:02:36 PM »

Full disclosure, along with Kim and Muffy I was involved in the running of the Al Stewart Mailing List at the dawn of the Internet. As a student in the early 70s he was right up there. The first gig I went to with Viv was Al Stewart. So maybe a bit of a fan.

I thought his set was masterful. He seems to underrate himself as a guitarist and always bring along a hired gun, but it was the brilliant David Nachmanoff.



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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 09:15:33 PM »


Full disclosure, along with Kim and Muffy I was involved in the running of the Al Stewart Mailing List at the dawn of the Internet. As a student in the early 70s he was right up there. The first gig I went to with Viv was Al Stewart. So maybe a bit of a fan.

I thought his set was masterful. He seems to underrate himself as a guitarist and always bring along a hired gun, but it was the brilliant David Nachmanoff.


I seem to remember that back in the 70s Al Stewart won a “best guitarist” readers poll in NME or Melody Maker even though most of the admired guitar work was courtesy of Tim Renwick.
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 09:18:06 PM »



Full disclosure, along with Kim and Muffy I was involved in the running of the Al Stewart Mailing List at the dawn of the Internet. As a student in the early 70s he was right up there. The first gig I went to with Viv was Al Stewart. So maybe a bit of a fan.

I thought his set was masterful. He seems to underrate himself as a guitarist and always bring along a hired gun, but it was the brilliant David Nachmanoff.


I seem to remember that back in the 70s Al Stewart won a “best guitarist” readers poll in NME or Melody Maker even though most of the admired guitar work was courtesy of Tim Renwick.


Nobody has mentioned the Jackson C Frank interlude with Ralph which was great. Nachmanoff is God.
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 12:46:29 PM »

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!  Huge smile on my face!  And it wasn't spoiled by people talking right through it down at the front like the last time.  

Ralph coming on to sing 'Blues Run The Game' with him was great, and I was really pleased to hear a few of his newer numbers (House of Clocks, Night Train to Munich and Gina in the Kings Road) as well as the old favourites.

Definitely in my top 5 of the weekend.
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 04:48:52 PM »


Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!  Huge smile on my face!  And it wasn't spoiled by people talking right through it down at the front like the last time.  

Ralph coming on to sing 'Blues Run The Game' with him was great, and I was really pleased to hear a few of his newer numbers (House of Clocks, Night Train to Munich and Gina in the Kings Road) as well as the old favourites.

Definitely in my top 5 of the weekend.


I heard the set on Radio oxford and again was reminded what a great songwriter Al is. Amazing how much of the original arrangements were captured with just two guitars. Quality performance even if the crowd sounded a little quiet for most of the set
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2018, 05:28:44 PM »

For the first time I thought I could detect a slight American accent when he spoke.
Hardly surprising given how long he has lived there!
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2018, 10:28:22 PM »

I give up. Isn't anybody going to come on here and say they missed his set?
So that I can say 'You should have listened to Al'


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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2018, 09:06:52 PM »


I give up. Isn't anybody going to come on here and say they missed his set?
So that I can say 'You should have listened to Al'


I see what you did there... Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2018, 08:41:38 PM »

Sadly had to go back to the van and change my trousers. Rain water since you ask. So I missed most of his set. Really disappointed, as I love his music, he writes some really clever stuff. He does come across as a nice bloke who is a bit shy.

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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2018, 11:07:27 PM »

Whoops, missed his set due to the toast. I can’t believe I didn’t hear Ralph on stage with him  Embarrassed
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