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Al Stewart / Past, Present & Future

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Past, Present & Future / Al Stewart 3CD+blu-ray box set

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Al Stewart / Past, Present & Future

Al Stewart’s 1973 album Past, Present & Future will be reissued as a 50th anniversary 3CD+blu-ray box set in June.

Although it wasn’t a massive commercial hit like Year of the Cat or Time Passages, Stewart’s fifth album was his breakthrough record with its historical themed songs (such as ‘Old Admirals’, ‘Warren Harding’, ‘The Last Day of June 1934’, ‘Roads to Moscow’ and ‘Nostradamus’) and guest musicians including Rick Wakeman, Tim Renwick, Bruce Thomas, Dave Swarbrick, Francis Monkman and Queen’s Roger Taylor.

Stephen W Tayler has gone back to the multi-track tapes and created brand new 96/24 5.1 and new stereo mixes. These both feature on the included blu-ray, alongside a new 2024 remaster.

Two of the three CDs feature the new remix and the remaster – with some bonus tracks – while the third offers a full concert recorded at The Howff in Hampstead, London in 1974. This too has been newly remixed from the original multi track tapes (by Stephen W Tayler, again). The gig includes a guest appearance by Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash.

This limited edition box set also features an illustrated 68-page book with a new essay by Al Stewart aficionado Neville Judd along with a facsimile promotional poster and a set of four postcards.

Past, Present & Future will be reissued by Cherry Red on 28 June 2024.

Tracklisting

Al Stewart / Past, Present & Future

Past, Present & Future Al Stewart / 50th anniversary

    • CD 1: Past, Present & Future (remaster)
      2024 Re-master
      1. Old Admirals
      2. Warren Harding
      3. Soho (Needless to Say)
      4. The Last Day of June 1934
      5. Post World War Two Blues
      6. Roads to Moscow
      7. Terminal Eyes
      8. Nostradamus
      Bonus tracks
      1. Terminal Eyes (single version)
      2. Swallow Wind
      3. Nostradamus (single version)
    • CD 2: Live at The Howff, Hampstead, 5th July 1974
      2024 Stephen W Tayler remix
      1. Soho (Needless to Say)
      2. Old Admirals
      3. Terminal Eyes
      4. Post World War Two Blues
      5. Clifton in the Rain / Small Fruit Song
      6. Roads to Moscow
      7. Nostradamus
      8. All Along the Watchtower
      9. Amsterdam
    • CD 3: Past, Present & Future New stereo mix
       2024 mix by Stephen W Tayler
      1. Old Admirals
      2. Warren Harding
      3. Soho (Needless to Say)
      4. The Last Day of June 1934
      5. Post World War Two Blues
      6. Roads to Moscow
      7. Terminal Eyes
      8. Nostradamus
      Bonus track
      1. Swallow Wind
    • Blu-ray
      96 kHz / 24-bit new 5.1 Surround Sound & stereo mixes by Stephen W Tayler and the remastered original stereo mix
      1. Old Admirals
      2. Warren Harding
      3. Soho (Needless to Say)
      4. The Last Day of June 1934
      5. Post World War Two Blues
      6. Roads to Moscow
      7. Terminal Eyes
      8. Nostradamus
      Bonus track
      1. Swallow Wind

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