Bed-Sitter Images

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Bedsitter Images
CD reissue cover (Collectors' Choice Music)
Studio album by Al Stewart
Released 6 October 1967
Recorded September 1967
Genre Folk
Length 41:28 (1967 release)
Label CBS
Producer Roy Guest
Al Stewart chronology
Bedsitter Images
(1967)
Love Chronicles
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Bed Sitter Images is the debut studio album of folk artist Al Stewart, released in 1967, and again in a revised edition with a new cover picture in 1970. The songs were orchestrated by Alexander Faris. The cover of the first 1967 edition spells "Bed Sitter" without a hyphen, as do many reviews and Al Stewart's official website. The album and its title track are both named on the record label as Bedsitter Images, with neither hyphen nor space between 'Bed' and 'sitter'.

The album is commercially available as part of a 2-CD box set To Whom It May Concern, which contains Stewart's first three albums as well as both sides of his first single and the tracks added to the 1970 re-release, which also featured a new cover, and was known as The First Album (Bed-Sitter Images). A new CD reissue in 2007 (Collectors' Choice Music) contains all tracks from both versions of the album, plus bonus tracks.

The album has also been released in Japan as The News from Spain (The First Album), with the addition of some later recordings by Stewart.

Track listing[edit]

1967 release[edit]

  1. "Bedsitter Images" - 3:20
  2. "Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres" - 3:59
  3. "The Carmichaels" - 2:52
  4. "Scandinavian Girl" - 2:35
  5. "Pretty Golden Hair" - 3:39
  6. "Denise at 16" - 3:18
  7. "Samuel, Oh How You've Changed" - 4:00
  8. "Cleave to Me" - 2:53
  9. "A Long Way Down From Stephanie" - 3:27
  10. "Ivich" - 4:24
  11. "Beleeka Doodle Day" - 6:57
  • Alexander Faris - Orchestral Arrangements

1970 UK Re-release[edit]

  1. "Lover Man" - 2:31
  2. "Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres" - 3:59
  3. "The Carmichaels" - 2:52
  4. "Clifton in the Rain" - 2:41
  5. "Bed-Sitter Images" - 3:20
  6. "Denise at 16" - 3:18
  7. "Samuel, Oh How You've Changed!" - 4:00
  8. "A Long Way Down From Stephanie" - 3:27
  9. "Ivich" - 4:24
  10. "Beleeka Doodle Day" - 6:57

2007 Collectors' Choice Music edition[edit]

  1. "Bed-Sitter Images" - 3:18
  2. "Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres" - 4:01
  3. "The Carmichaels" - 2:53
  4. "Scandinavian Girl" - 2:35
  5. "Pretty Golden Hair" - 3:39
  6. "Denise at 16" - 3:19
  7. "Samuel, Oh How You've Changed!" - 4:02
  8. "Cleave to Me" - 2:53
  9. "A Long Way Down from Stephanie" - 3:29
  10. "Ivich" - 4:26
  11. "Beleeka Doodle Day" - 7:00
  12. "Lover Man" - 2:33
  13. "Clifton in the Rain" - 2:48
  14. "Go Your Way" - 1:51
  15. "My Contemporaries" - 0:30

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