Al Stewart, Year Of The Cat (1976)
I like the cover – and the title song (just a bit) but really I don’t quite understand this record, nor the fuss there was/is(?) for it. And that’s why I own it. I’m baffled by it. It’s a product of a time I was not privy to. And now you see it everywhere – cheap. So one day, many moons ago, I picked it up. And it’s been in my collection ever since. It hardly ever gets listened to. Played it the other day – possibly the first time I’ve ever made it all the way through. What were those hippy-stoner-fruity peeps thinking back then eh? And has Gene Simmons ever sued over a tiny part of the cover image I wonder? And what of Al Stewart? I mean this was some strange fluke, whatever it even is, right?
Sample Track: Lord Grenville
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