Modern Times (Al Stewart album)

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Modern Times
AlStewart ModernTimes.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1975 (UK), March 1975 (US)
RecordedOctober 1974
StudioAbbey Road Studios, London
GenreRock
Length38:45
LabelUK: CBS
US: Janus
ProducerAlan Parsons
Al Stewart chronology
Past, Present and Future
(1973)
Modern Times
(1975)
Year of the Cat
(1976)
Alternative cover
U.S. cover
U.S. cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

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

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Al Stewart except as indicated.

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" (Dave Mudge, Stewart) – 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 (United States)

Year Chart Position
1975 Albums 30

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Modern Times at AllMusic