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Acoustic Evening With Al Stewart
Al Stewart
Acoustic Evening With Al Stewart
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1

1996 EMI release featuring unplugged versions of eight of his best, including 'On The Border', 'Roads To Moscow' and two versions of 'Year Of The Cat' (one is 6:21 long; the other clocks in at 9:37!).

      
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All Artists: Al Stewart
Title: Acoustic Evening With Al Stewart
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Import
Release Date: 12/4/1997
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import, Live
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383697328, 0724383697359, 766484329821

Synopsis

Album Description
1996 EMI release featuring unplugged versions of eight of his best, including 'On The Border', 'Roads To Moscow' and two versions of 'Year Of The Cat' (one is 6:21 long; the other clocks in at 9:37!).
 

CD Reviews

Not a new recording
D. Plentus | MA, USA | 08/30/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Despite the title, this is not a new live recording by Al Stewart. It is a compilation of both live and studio acoustic tracks from throughout his career, from 1970's "Zero She Flies" through "Between The Wars." "Intro/Year Of The Cat" is from a promotional-only radio station album, so it may be rare to US fans, though it was on the UK reissue of "Russians & Americans.""
Odd Collection Of Acoustic Tracks, Most Previously Released
Eric R. Last | San Bruno, CA United States | 04/04/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

".... This album of various acoustic recordings is a mixture of live and studio material spanning his entire career, from 1970 ("A Small Fruit Song") to two songs from his import-only 1995 album "Between The Wars". In between are 2 live songs ("Year Of The Cat" and "On The Border") from "Rhymes In Rooms" and 1 ("Roads To Moscow") from 1981's "Live/Indian Summer". Also included are "The Candidate" from "Russians & Americans", and, finally, the live "Intro/Year Of The Cat", which clocks in at over 9 minutes. The "Intro" is a very nice piano segment that teases with hints of "Year Of The Cat" before finally launching into the song. It sounds like it might have been performed with the same band as on "Indian Summer". The back cover of the CD attributes "Intro/Year Of The Cat" to the album "Russians & Americans", but it isn't on my copy of that album. Another ... says that in fact this song originally was from a promo-only radio station album, and that it later appeared as a bonus track on a UK reissue of "Russians & Americans". The overall effect of listening to this rather odd compilation is not unlike hearing an unplugged concert, but I was disappointed, as I already had all but one of these songs in my collection."
Bait & Switch!
Bogus Exception | Norwich, Connecticut United States | 07/13/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Boy, for this pricetag was I disappointed!

They sucker you in with the the title, but then you find out everything is a copy from other albums.

It isn't an evening, and some tracks aren't even live, or even mostly accoustic! It looks like a "Greatest Hits" album based on who knows what. What on earth is the 2:09 studio track "The Candidate" doing on there, anyway?

Sheesh."