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Album: Essential
# Song Title   Time
1)    On the Border More Info...
2)    Song on the Radio More Info...
3)    Year of the Cat More Info...
4)    Time Passages More Info...
5)    Midnight Rocks More Info...
6)    Merlin's Time More Info...
7)    Broadway Hotel More Info...
8)    One Stage Before More Info...
9)    Indian Summer More Info...
10)    Lori Don't Go Right Now More Info...
11)    Electric Los Angeles Sunset More Info...
12)    Running Man More Info...
13)    Paint By Numbers More Info...
14)    Monso Sinistro More Info...
15)    Night Train to Munich More Info...
16)    Almost Lucy More Info...
17)    Life Between the Wars More Info...
 

Album: Essential
# Song Title   Time
1)    On the Border More Info...
2)    Song on the Radio More Info...
3)    Year of the Cat More Info...
4)    Time Passages More Info...
5)    Midnight Rocks More Info...
6)    Merlin's Time More Info...
7)    Broadway Hotel More Info...
8)    One Stage Before More Info...
9)    Indian Summer More Info...
10)    Lori Don't Go Right Now More Info...
11)    Electric Los Angeles Sunset More Info...
12)    Running Man More Info...
13)    Paint By Numbers More Info...
14)    Monso Sinistro More Info...
15)    Night Train to Munich More Info...
16)    Almost Lucy More Info...
17)    Life Between the Wars More Info...
 
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  • One has to wonder what is going on at EMI Records in England -- in the space of less than a year, the label has issued three different Al Stewart compilations: The 16-song The Very Best of Al Stewart, the 14-song Introducing, and this 17-track CD. That's a lot of repeated uses of "On the Border" and "Year of the Cat," not to mention "Night Train to Munich." Evidently, "Ivich," from his 1967 LP Bedsitter Images, is proper for Introducing, but his debut single "The Elf" is on The Very Best of Al Stewart, and neither is "essential," nor is "Nostradamus," though the latter is sufficient to "introduce" him. It's all a mess, which might've been avoided by the company just releasing a double-CD set encompassing the differing contents of all three single discs. The funny thing is that, taken on its own terms, this isn't a bad collection -- it's not as quirky as Introducing or The Very Best of Al Stewart, and it ignores a lot, but the sound is very good and it's made up of pretty solid selections from his catalog. And overall, this wouldn't be the worst way to discover his work, nor is it the best; it's just out there, fair to middling and in no way overwhelming. ~ Bruce Eder
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