Al stewart year of the cat

The transition from acoustic guitar to electric to saxophone was initiated by Tim Renwick. US Billboard Adult Contemporary. Though both of the discs carry the same label and catalogue number RCA PB , the French single features the A-side track clocking in at 4:

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Al Stewart - Year of the Cat

By the blue tiled walls near the market stalls There's a hidden door she leads you to These stewagt, she says, I feel my life Just like a river running through The year of the cat. She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running Like a watercolour in the rain Don't bother asking for explanations She'll just tell you that she came In the year of the cat.

The song is used frequently as bumper music on the late-night radio talk show Coast to Coast AM. She doesn't give you time for questions As she locks up your arm in hers And you follow 'till your sense of which direction Completely disappears.

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Its sales helped by the hit single " Year of the Cat ", co-written by Peter Wood and described by Allmusic as "one of those 'mysterious woman' songs," [1] the album was a top five hit in the United States. The Cat is one of the twelve signs of the Vietnamese zodiac. The great rock discography. Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references Use British English from September Use dmy dates from September Articles with hAudio microformats Articles needing additional references from January Stewart also told Redbeard that he didn't like the sax solos at first but grew to like them.

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Year of the Cat

The track is noted for its lengthy instrumental sections— over four minutes of the 6: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Billboard Hot [9]. It was produced and engineered by Alan Parsons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Stewart had all of the music and orchestration written and completely recorded before he even had a title for any of the songs. Stewart used the same concept for the cover of his Greatest Hits album, but with most of the cat items replaced with references to his other singles.

For the song, see Year of the Cat song. For the Lemonheads song, see Lovey album. On wakening the next day beside her, the tourist realizes, with equanimity, that his tour bus has left without him and he has lost his ticket. This article is about the Al Stewart song. Soft rock [1] progressive pop [2]. Year of the Cat In the UK, where the single had been overlooked on its original July release, it gained renewed interest which was evident in a Top 40 chart entry although interest levelled off outside the Top 30 with a 31 peak in January The cover design, by Hipgnosis and illustrator Colin Elgie, depicts a woman who has an apparent obsession with cats.

Views Read Edit View history. The song also appears in the German film Die Katze. US Billboard Adult Contemporary.

According to Stewart on an episode of In the Studio with Redbeard which devoted an episode to the making of the Year of the Cat albumPhil Kenzie was watching a movie and didn't want to be bothered with going to do session work; but as a favour to Alan Parsons he went to Abbey Road, and the sax solos were recorded in one or two takes, after which Kenzie left the studio to go back home and watch the rest of his movie.

The transition from acoustic guitar to electric to saxophone was initiated by Tim Renwick. Act a morning from a Bogart movie In a country where they turn back time You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre Contemplating a crime.

It corresponds to that of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac.

All Music Guide Required Listening: The experimental band Psapp recorded a version for the compilation Take It Easy: The song "Year of the Cat" began as "Foot teh the Stage", a song written by Stewart in after seeing a performance by comedian Tony Hancock whose patter about "being a complete loser" who might as well "end it all right here" drew laughs from the audience: Retrieved from " https: She can be seen in the mirror dressing tne as a cat for a costume partyand all of the items on her dresser have feline motifs.

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