On a morning from a Bogart movie (Al Stewart, 1976)

Thirty-five years ago, on Dec. 11, 1976, Al Stewart’s “Year of the Cat” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #98.

The single would eventually peak at #8. “Year of the Cat” was the title track to Stewart’s seventh album (the LP was at #27 on the Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart after 10 weeks, moving its way up to the #5 position).

The song’s despondent lyrics are hidden by the beautiful instrumentation. The album was engineered by Alan Parsons and featured lush orchestral arrangements – progressive pop at its finest. Year of the Cat is considered to be Stewart’s masterpiece and remains a classic among ’70s soft rock recordings.




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