Al Stewart - Time Passages
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Al Stewart - Time Passages

Al Stewart - Time Passages

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Acoustic Guitar – Al Stewart

Acoustic Guitar [2nd] – Isaac Guillory, Peter Berryman

Acoustic Guitar [Spanish] – Isaac Guillory

Arranged By [String, Brass] – Richard Hewson

Backing Vocals – John Donelly, Kevin Powers, Krysia Kocjan, Mick Welton

Bass – Brian Odgers, Bruce Thomas

Concertina [English] – Alistair Anderson

Drums – John Wilson*

Electric Guitar – Tim Renwick

Keyboards – Bob Andrews, Bob Sargeant, Peter Woods*, Rick Wakeman, Tim Hinkley

Mandolin – Dave Swarbrick, Haim Romano

Percussion – Frank Ricotti, Roger Meddows Taylor

Piano Accordion – Peter Woods*

Steel Drums – Lennox James, Luciano Bravo, Michael Oliver

Steel Guitar - B.J. Cole

Synthesizer [Moog] – Francis Monkman

Written by Al Stewart

Arranged by [String, Brass] Richard Hewson

1 LP, gatefold sleeve 

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : unspecified

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : RCA Victor

Produced by Alan Parsons

Remastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso From Original Tapes

Originally released in 1978

Reissued in 2015

Tracks:

Side A

  1. Time Passages
  2. Valentina Way
  3. Life In Dark Water
  4. A Man For All Seasons

           

Side B

  1. Almost Lucy
  2. The Palace Of Versailles
  3. Timeless Skies
  4. Song On The Radio
  5. End Of The Day

 

Reviews :

"Year of the Cat brought Al Stewart a genuine worldwide smash with its title track, and for its successor, he did make a few concessions. These, however, were slight -- just a slight increase of soft rock productions, an enhancement of the lushness that marked not only Year of the Cat but also Modern Times. These happened to be welcome adjustments to Stewart's sound, since they increased the dreamy continental elegance at the core of his work. And that's why Time Passages is the equal of Year of the Cat -- it may be more streamlined, but the adjustments to his sound and the concessions to the mainstream just increase the soft grace of his eloquent historical pop epics. It's possible to view this as too precious, because it is pitched at an audience who believes the common-day concerns of pop are piffle, but this is exceptionally well-crafted, from Stewart's songs, where even three-minute songs seem like epics, to Alan Parsons' cinematic arrangements and productions. This added concentration on the texture of the recording, ensuring that it was clean, spacious, and gentle, with a welcoming surface. Of course, this means that Time Passages can work very well as background music, but it also reveals much upon concentrated listening -- enough to make it stand proudly next to Modern Times and Year of the Cat as one of Al Stewart's very best albums." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 3,87 / 5

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