I was shopping yesterday when I heard Al Stewart‘s “Time Passages” come over the Muzak sound system. I had forgotten how much I loved this song. It was a staple on the progressive FM radio station WNEW-FM 102.7 in the late 70s. This Metromedia affiliate station has left an indelible impact on my musical listening tastes.
I also reflected on the time frame when I was a college disk jockey at WVOF-FM 88.5 on the Fairfield University campus. I often played tracks from Al Stewart’s Past, Present and Future (Janus Records) on my show. The track I played the most often from this 1973 vinyl LP was “Nostradamus”
Al Stewart has performed music for more than 40+ years. I especially liked his partnering with Alan Parsons as his engineer. Their first collaboration genius effort resulted in Modern Times with one of my favorite album covers.
Alan Parsons and Al Stewart then produced together his two largest hits, “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages”.
Al Stewart is an artist I am hoping to finally see perform live in 2012.
- Al Stewart: Roads to Moscow (davidjmarkowitzmusic.wordpress.com)
- Alan Parsons (musiclinernotes.wordpress.com)