Al Stewart

Al Stewart plays sold-out show Sunday in The Kate

Sometimes, when I'm feeling useless, I think back and take solace in the fact that I'm one of the greatest songwriters of all time. This occurs to me because the similarly splendid composer Al Stewart performs a sold-out show Sunday with his band The Empty Pockets in Old Saybrook's Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center.
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Mammoth 50 Disc Boxed Set Presents the Work of British Folk-Rock Star Al Stewart

“The Admiralty Lights” (Madfish) is a new 50 CD boxed set highlighting the career of British folk-rock singer-songwriter Al Stewart. Al Stewart’s sixty-year career in music has made him one of the most successful folk-rock artists the British Isles have ever produced. “The Admiralty Lights” follows Glasgow born Stewart, a musician deeply influenced by as musical genre known as skiffle, a type of folk music with a blues or jazz flavor that was popular in the 1950s, played by a small group and often featuring improvised instruments such as washboards.
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Singer Al Stewart concert May 22 in Columbus canceled due to COVID diagnosis

The concert by Scottish singer-songwriter Al Stewart, best-known for “The Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages,” which was scheduled for May 22 at the Southern Theatre, has been canceled, as confirmed by CAPA publicist Rolanda Copley. Eagles review: Concert review: Eagles take it to the limit — and then some — during Columbus concert Best Bets: 10 can't miss things to do in Columbus, including Craft Beer Week, Bieber, AJR ...

'Year of the Cat' singer-songwriter Al Stewart headed to Palace Theatre

Folk rock singer and guitarist Al Stewart remembers driving down Sunset Strip decades ago in the bright sunshine of West Hollywood, Calif., in a yellow Karmann Ghia. The year was 1976 and Stewart had a hit song called “Year of the Cat” — but he wasn’t fully aware of just how big a hit it was at the time.

Al Stewart Gets 50-Disc Box Set (Yes, You Read That Correctly)

The same label that presented a 30-disc collection of Wishbone Ash in 2018 and a 35-CD set from John Mayall in 2021, is upping the stakes. U.K.-based Madfish Music has announced a 50-disc box set from Al Stewart. The collection, Al Stewart – The Admiralty Lights: Complete Studio, Live and Rare 1964 – 2009, arrives June 3, 2022. It weighs in at over 11 pounds and is limited to 2000 copies worldwide.

Massive 50-disc Al Stewart box set to be released

A career-encompassing 50-disc box set celebrating the career of Al Stewart is to be released through Madfish Records on June 3. You can watch a trailer video for the new set below. The Admiralty Lights: Complete Studio, Live and Rare 1964 - 2009 features every Al Stewart studio release, from...

Al Stewart and The Empty Pockets will perform at Robins Theatre

Singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician Al Stewart and The Empty Pockets will perform at Robins Theatre at 8 p.m. May 21. Tickets, ranging in price from $29 to $49, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday here and at the Robins Theatre Box Office, 160 E. Market St. Presale tickets...

Al Stewart, Motown tribute set for Robins

Robins Theatre announced upcoming shows featuring Al Stewart and a tribute to Motown. The Scotland-born Stewart had several hits in the late ’70s, including “Year of the Cat,” “Time Passages,” “Song on the Radio,” “Midnight Rocks” and “On the Border.” He will be backed by his band, the Empty Pockets.

Al Stewart postpones show at Greensburg's The Palace Theatre

The “Year of the Cat” will have to wait until next year. Recording artist Al Stewart is postponing his scheduled appearance at The Palace Theatre Sept. 15 due to the ongoing pandemic. “Al Stewart has postponed all of his 2021 shows. He just does not feel safe going out on...

Al Stewart: The Prog Interview

“I’ve been doing this job for over half a century and all of a sudden I was unemployed,” says Al Stewart of the effects of recent events. “But I rather liked having a year off because I’ve worked in a straight line since I was 19.”. On his 1973 autobiographical...

Kubernik: Al Stewart 'Year of the Cat' 45th Anniversary

Al Stewart’s 1976 album, Year of the Cat, received a 45th Anniversary release from Esoteric Recordings. The expanded 3-CD/1-DVD boxed set has been newly re-mastered for the first time from the original first-generation master tapes by Alan Parsons. The new retail product incorporates an additional 10 bonus tracks drawn from...
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Review: A Year to Remember Courtesy of One Cool Cat, Al Stewart

Al Stewart/Year of the Cat: 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition/ Esoteric. Although lacking in commercial success, Al Stewart set himself a high bar early on. His albums Past, Present and Future and Modern Times established him as an artist to be reckoned with, and while his music hewed to a folk format and a decidedly British bent at that, he managed to attract a devoted cult following drawn to his irrepressible melodies and remarkable aural imagery. As concept albums gleaned from a historical perspective, they were articulate and wholly intriguing, rich with detail and exacting arrangements that made them epoch-like in both expanse and sprawl.