Modern Times (Al Stewart album)

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Modern Times
Studio album by Al Stewart
Released January 1975 (UK), March 1975 (US)
Recorded October 1974
Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 38:45
Label UK: CBS
US: Janus
Producer Alan Parsons
Al Stewart chronology
Past, Present and Future
(1973)
Modern Times
(1975)
Year of the Cat
(1976)
Alternative cover
U.S. cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Modern Times is Al Stewart's sixth studio album, released in 1975. The album has been re-released in 2007 with bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Al Stewart

1975 Original LP edition[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Carol" – 4:24
  2. "Sirens of Titan" – 2:50
  3. "What's Going On?" – 3:34
  4. "Not the One" – 4:34
  5. "Next Time" – 4:19

Side 2

  1. "Apple Cider Re-Constitution" – 5:19
  2. "The Dark and the Rolling Sea" – 5:21
  3. "Modern Times" – 8:21

2000 Beat Goes On edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "News from Spain" - 6:03
  2. "Elvaston Place" - 2:53
  3. "Swallow Wind" - 3:21

2007 Collector's Choice Music edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Swallow Wind" - 3:23
  2. "A Sense of Deja Vu" - 4:50
  3. "Willie the King" - 4:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Al Stewart - vocals, guitar, keyboard
  • Brian Bennett - background vocals
  • David Ellis - acoustic guitar
  • Isaac Guillory - guitar
  • Simon Nicol - guitar
  • Tim Renwick - guitar
  • Andrew Powell - arranger
  • Tony Carr - percussion
  • Gerry Conway - drums
  • Stuart Cowell - dobro, guitar
  • Barry DeSouza - drums
  • George Ford - bass
  • Neil Lancaster - background vocals
  • Charles Mills - background vocals
  • Peter Moss - fuzz bass
  • Graham Smith - harmonica
  • Pete Wingfield - keyboards
  • Peter Wood - keyboards, accordion
  • Alan Parsons - engineer, string arrangements

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1975 Albums 30

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Modern Times (Al Stewart album) at AllMusic