Last Days of the Century

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Last Days of the Century
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Studio album by Al Stewart
Released 24 August 1988
Recorded March–April 1988 at Capitol B Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Pop
Label Enigma
Producer Joe Chiccarelli
Al Stewart chronology
Russians and Americans
Last Days of the Century
Rhymes in Rooms

Last Days of the Century is the eleventh studio album by Al Stewart, released in August 1988. It was re-released in 2007 with bonus tracks.

Original LP Release

Side 1

  1. "Last Days of the Century" (Al Stewart, Peter White) (6:17)
  2. "Real and Unreal" (Stewart) (3:32)
  3. "King of Portugal" (Stewart, White) (4:22)
  4. "Red Toupée" (Stewart, White) (3:34)
  5. "Where Are They Now" (Stewart, White) (5:55)

Side 2

  1. "Bad Reputation" (Stewart, White) (4:54)
  2. "Josephine Baker" (Stewart, White) (4:11)
  3. "License to Steal" (Stewart) (3:50)
  4. "Fields of France" (Stewart) (2:52)
  5. "Antarctica" (Stewart, White) (4:04)
  6. "Ghostly Horses of the Plain" (Stewart, Steve Recker) (2:26)

Original CD Release Bonus Track

  • "Helen and Cassandra" (Stewart) (4:44)

2007 CD Re-Release Bonus Tracks

  • "Ghostly Horses of the Plain" (vocal) (Stewart, Recker) (3:29)
  • "Ten Cents" (Stewart, Tori Amos) (4:05)
  • "Dreaming" (Stewart, Amos) (4:16)


  • "Ghostly Horses of the Plain" is an instrumental: Al Stewart has also recorded a version of the song with lyrics, available on the 1996 release "Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time" and as a bonus track on the 2007 "Last Days of the Century" CD re-release.
  • Tori Amos sings background vocals on two tracks, "Last Days of the Century" and "Red Toupée".