After the release and immense success of Year Of The Cat, Al Stewart became hot property. Year Of The Cat sold over 1 million units in the US, and went Gold on the UK charts. The anticipation for his next was charged. In a little over two years later, Al Stewart released Time Passages. It was snapped up with equal fervor that was displayed toward the previous album.  It generated two singles, “Time Passages”, and “Song On The Radio”. Time Passages sold over a million units in the US.

On October 15, Cherry Red UK affiliate, Esoteric Recordings will celebrate Time Passages with a 3CD/DVD Boxed set complete with the original album remastered (by Alan Parsons), 13 bonus tracks of outtakes, demos, and singles edits, as well as a live WKQK-FM radio concert from Chicago on October 27, 1978, some of which are previously unreleased tracks. The included DVD will provide the original album with high-resolution 96kHz/24-bit Stereo and 5.1 Surround remixes (by Alan Parsons).

A 68-page book accompanies the set and will feature photos, essay, notes, an interview with Al Stewart, and credits. Four postcards are packed in to complete the set. As an alternative to the 3CD/DVD box for budget-conscious buyers and less-interested appreciators of Time Passages, an expanded 2CD package will be made available with the original album remastered, a previously unreleased bonus track (“Tonton Macoute”, and a small – but still generous – collection of single edits, live performance tracks, and demo recordings. It will contain a truncated booklet (from the 68-page book) and will offer the interview with Al Stewart.

Time Passages (2021 Remastered 3CD/DVD Box) – Al Stewart

CD1 (original album remastered) [CD1 in 2CD set]
01 Time Passages
02 Valentina Way
03 Life In Dark Water
04 A Man For All Seasons
05 Almost Lucy
06 The Palace of Versailles
07 Timeless Skies
08 Song On The radio
09 End Of The Day
Bonus Track
10 Tonton Macoute (previously unreleased outtake)

CD2 (Bonus Tracks) – [CD2 in 2CD set]
01 Time Passages (single version)
02 Song On The Radio (single version)
Demos  (August 1977)
03 Tonton Macoute (demo) (recorded at Larrabee Sound Studios in August 1977)
04 Life In A Bottle (demo) (recorded at Larrabee Sound Studios in August 1977)
05 The Palace Of Versailles (demo) (recorded at Larrabee Sound Studios in August 1977) (previously unreleased)
06 The Hollywood Sign (on St. Stephen’s Day) (Timeless Skies) (demo) (recorded at Larrabee Sound Studios in August 1977) (previously unreleased)
The Chicago Radio Concert WKQK-FM – October 27, 1978
07 Time Passages
08 Life In Dark Water
09 The Palace Of Versailles (previously unreleased)
10 Valentina Way 
11 The Pink Panther Theme
12 Song On The Radio

CD3 (The Chicago Radio Concert – WKQK-FM – October, 27, 1978)
01 One Stage Before (previously unreleased)
02 Life In Dark Water 
03 Roads To Moscow 
04 Sirens Of Titan (previously unreleased)
05 The Palace Of Versailles (previously unreleased)
06 Valentina Way
07 Year Of The Cat
08 The Pink Panther Theme 
09 Song on the Radio 
10 Carol (previously unreleased)

DVD (Time Passages – 96kHz/24-bit Stereo and 5.1 Surround Remixes by Alan Parsons)
01 Time Passages
02 Valentina Way
03 Life in Dark Water 
04 A Man for All Seasons
05 Almost Lucy
06 The Palace of Versailles
07 Timeless Skies 
08 Song on the Radio 
09 End of the Day 

By MARowe

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