Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat

17th July 2022 · 1970s, 1976, Music, Singer-songwriter

I stumbled upon this today and remembered how much I loved it when it came out. So much so that I bought the album.

I might have been an embryonic punk in 1976 but I still had an ear for a good tune and this is nothing if not a great tune.

I find upon checking that we are not exactly in the Year of the Cat in the Chinese calendar, but it’s the Year of the Water Tiger – a rare even that occurs only once every 60 years.

So it is the Year of the Big Cat. And that’s a good enough excuse for me to post Al Stewart’s song.

I can’t say I’ve followed Al’s career closely since then but I did see that he was playing at the Union Chapel recently and I had a fleeting thought about going to see him – until I saw the ticket price.

Anyway, he’s probably not as good now as he was back then, when he sounded like this.