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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Zero He Flies… Happy Birthday Al Stewart!


 
65 today – scottish folk singer-sonwriter alastair ian stewart aka al stewart is mostly known for his 1976 hit ‘year of the cat’, though i largely prefer his earlier works. his very first 45 even featured a yardbirds cover on the b-side, ‘turn into earth’, which first cought my attention before i started to explore his 1960s records. the 18 minute title track of his ’69 lp ‘love chronicles’ was one of the first songs that officially included the F-word, certainly quite revolutionary at the time.
below you see a concert movie trailer of the 1970 holland festival of music, featuring al stewarts beautiful folk ballad ‘zero she flies’:

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