Orange/Past, Present & Future/Modern Times

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All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
This nicely priced box rounds up the three albums that immediately preceded Al Stewart's Year of the Cat-shaped breakthrough -- that is, his fourth, fifth, and sixth albums from 1972 Orange, 1973 Past, Present and Future, and 1975 Modern Times. They are not necessarily comfortable bedmates. Orange, in particular, finds Stewart still very much in the arms of his early precocious folkiness but, even at the time, paled in comparison with the three albums that preceded it. Past, Present and Future, on the other hand, represents a considerable vault into new territory, as Stewart's storywriting skills join forces with his punchiest band sound yet to begin scheming the cat's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
This nicely priced box rounds up the three albums that immediately preceded Al Stewart's Year of the Cat-shaped breakthrough -- that is, his fourth, fifth, and sixth albums from 1972 Orange, 1973 Past, Present and Future, and 1975 Modern Times. They are not necessarily comfortable bedmates. Orange, in particular, finds Stewart still very much in the arms of his early precocious folkiness but, even at the time, paled in comparison with the three albums that preceded it. Past, Present and Future, on the other hand, represents a considerable vault into new territory, as Stewart's storywriting skills join forces with his punchiest band sound yet to begin scheming the cat's ascendancy. By the time listeners reach Modern Times, then, the future is already in sight and, if that album has one major flaw, it's that Stewart would do the whole thing a lot better next time around. Still, each of these albums packs its share of Stewart classics, from the semi-frenzied "Carol" to the moody "Soho Needless to Say" and on to the epic "Nostradamus," all of which remind listeners just how desperately the world needs an all-encompassing Al Stewart box set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2004
  • Label: Edsel Records Uk
  • UPC: 740155173029
  • Catalog Number: 730

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Stewart Primary Artist
Alistair Anderson Concertina
Dave Swarbrick Mandolin
Rick Wakeman Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Brian Bennett Background Vocals
Isaac Guillory Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, spanish guitar
Krysia Background Vocals
Francis Monkman Moog Synthesizer
Simon Nicol Acoustic Guitar
Tim Renwick Electric Guitar, spanish guitar
Bob Sargeant Keyboards
Cal Batchelor spanish guitar
Peter Berryman Acoustic Guitar
Tony Carr Percussion
B.J. Cole Steel Guitar
Gerry Conway Drums
Stuart Cowell Dobro, Electric Guitar
Barry DeSouza Drums
George Ford Bass
Tim Hinkley Keyboards
Graham Hunt Drums
Neil Lancaster Background Vocals
Chas Mills Background Vocals
Peter Moss Bass, Fuzz Bass
Brian Odgers Bass
Roger Pope Drums
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Haim Romano Mandolin
Tim Walker spanish guitar
Mick Welton Background Vocals
Pete Wingfield Keyboards
Peter Woods Accordion, Keyboards, Piano-Accordion
John Donelly Background Vocals
John "Sly" Wilson Drums
Bob "Derwood" Andrews Organ, Keyboards
Brinsley Schwarz Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Al Stewart Composer
John Anthony Producer
Luciano Bravo Contributor
David Hentschel Engineer
Richard Hewson String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Lennox James Contributor
Jools Packaging
Michael Oliver Contributor
Alan Robinson Liner Notes
Mike "Clay" Stone Engineer
Peter Rynston Mastering
Alan Parsons Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
Simon Cantwell Cover Design
Marcus Keef Cover Photo
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