Al Stewart – Modern Times (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Al Stewart - Modern Times (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Al Stewart – Modern Times (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 886 MB (Hi-Res) + 259 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Janus Records | US | Cat#: JXS 7012 | Genre: Pop Rock

Surely the title is a bit of an allusion to the Past, Present and Future of its predecessor, but Modern Times also brought Al Stewart into the present, establishing his classic sound of folky narratives and Lennonesque melodies, all wrapped up in a lush, layered production from Alan Parsons. Hearing this production makes it clear that this is what was missing from Past, since it gives epics like the title track a real sense of grandeur that makes their sentiments resonate strongly. Continue reading “Al Stewart – Modern Times (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat (1976) [2021, 45th Anniversary Edition, Remastered, 3CD + DVD + Hi-Res]

Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat (1976) [2021, 45th Anniversary Edition, Remastered, 3CD + DVD + Hi-Res]

Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat (1976) [2021, 45th Anniversary Edition, Remastered, 3CD + DVD + Hi-Res]
EAC Rip | 3 x CD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | DTS-96/24 (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | Dolby AC3 (5.1)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 801 MB (CDs) + 4.32 GB (DVD) + 3.0 GB (Hi-Res) + 6.88 GB (Scans PNG) + 1.45 GB (Scans JPG) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Esoteric Recordings | UK | Cat#: QECLEC42724 | Genre: Pop Rock

This 45th Anniversary edition of this special album has been newly re-mastered for the very first time from the original first-generation master tapes by ALAN PARSONS and also features his stunning new 5.1 Surround sound mix from the original multi-track tapes. In addition, the set includes a complete, previously unreleased concert recorded at the Paramount Theater, Seattle in October 1976 on the YEAR OF THE CAT tour over two CDs and a new mix of the track ‘Belsize Blues’, recorded at Abbey Road Studios in September 1975. Continue reading “Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat (1976) [2021, 45th Anniversary Edition, Remastered, 3CD + DVD + Hi-Res]”

Al Stewart – Time Passages (1978) {1981, MFSL Remastred, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Al Stewart - Time Passages (1978) {1981, MFSL Remastred, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Al Stewart – Time Passages (1978) {1981, MFSL Remastred, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 995 MB (Hi-Res) + 283 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-082 | Genre: Pop Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

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. Continue reading “Al Stewart – Time Passages (1978) {1981, MFSL Remastred, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}”

Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat (1976) {1978, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat (1976) {1978, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat (1976) {1978, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 819 MB (Hi-Res) + 242 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-009 | Genre: Pop Rock

Al Stewart had found his voice on Past, Present & Future and found his sound on Modern Times. He then perfected it all on 1976’s Year of the Cat, arguably his masterpiece. There is no overarching theme here, as there was on its two immediate predecessors, but the impossible lushness of Alan Parsons’ production and Stewart’s evocative Continental narratives give the record a welcome feeling of cohesion that keeps the record enchanting as it moves from “Lord Grenville” to “Midas Shadow” to “Broadway Hotel,” before it ends with the haunting title track. Continue reading “Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat (1976) {1978, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}”

Al Stewart – Discography (1967 – 2008)

Al Stewart - Discography (1967 - 2008)

Al Stewart – Discography (1967 – 2008)
EAC Rip | 26xCD | FLAC/APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 10.2 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock

Scottish singer/songwriter Al Stewart has been an amazingly prolific and successful musician across 50 years, working in a dizzying array of stylistic modes and musical genres — in other words, he’s had a real career, and has done it without concerning himself too much about trends and the public taste. Continue reading “Al Stewart – Discography (1967 – 2008)”