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Al Stewart

About

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", 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, and shared a London flat with a young Paul Simon who was collaborating with Bruce Woodley of The Seekers. Stewart hosted at the Les Cousins folk club in London in the 1960s.Stewart has released 16 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.

Discs

Time Passages (Expanded Edition)

November 5, 2021

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Year of the Cat (45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

April 30, 2021

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24 Carrots (40th Anniversary Edition)

November 27, 2020

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On The Border

May 17, 2018

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Uncorked

September 29, 2009

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Sparks of Ancient Light

September 15, 2008

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A Beach Full of Shells

April 11, 2005

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Down in the Cellar

February 12, 2001

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Between the Wars (with Laurence Juber)

May 8, 1995

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Famous Last Words

September 21, 1993

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Rhymes In Rooms (feat. Peter White) [Live]

January 1, 1992

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Year of the Cat

April 2, 1991

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Last Days of the Century

January 1, 1988

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Russians & Americans

January 1, 1984

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Indian Summer (Live)

January 1, 1981

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24 Carrots

January 1, 1980

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Time Passages

January 1, 1978

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Modern Times

January 1, 1975

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Past, Present and Future

January 1, 1973

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Orange

August 2, 1972

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Zero She Flies

January 1, 1970

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Love Chronicles

January 1, 1969

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The First Album (Bed-Sitter Images)

October 6, 1967

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