Personnel: Al Stewart (vocals, keyboards); Tim Renwick, Peter White (guitar); Graham Smith (harmonica); Phil Kenzie (alto saxophone); Peter Wood, Don Lobster (keyboards); George Ford (bass); Stuart Elliot (drums, percussion); Marion Driscoll (triangle); David Pack, Tony Rivers, John Perry (background vocals).
Recorded at Abbey Road, London, England & Davlen Sound Studios, Universal City, California in 1976. Includes liner notes by Thane Tierney.
YEAR OF THE CAT is the 1976 pop breakthrough album of British folk-rock singer-songwriter Al Stewart, produced by prog-rock icon Alan Parsons and featuring the hit "On the Border" and the smash title track.
U.K. remaster adds three extra songs.
CD contains 3 bonus tracks.
What the critics say...
Q (11/01, p.144) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...Delivered the huge commercial success he'd always hoped for. It's fairly typical of his work, with nice lyrical touches and songs about love's elusiveness..."
- Lord Grenville
- On The Border
- Midas Shadow
- Sand In Your Shoes
- If It Doesn't Come Naturally, Leave It
- Flying Sorcery
- Broadway Hotel
- One Stage Before
- Year Of The Cat
- On The Border (Live) (bonus track)
- Belsize Blues (bonus track)
- Story Of The Song (bonus track)