Capturing American radio airwaves with his stunning acoustic masterpieces, "The Year of the Cat" and Time Passages", Al Stewart is one of music's most accomplished and underrated six string troubadours. Heavily influenced ... more »by Bob Dylan, Stewart's silky sweet voice and intricate songcraft is a remarkable testament to his prodigious talent. This MusikLaden Extra includes such Stewart hits as On The Border, Time Passages, Year of the Cat, So Ho (Needless To Say), Palace of Versailles, Valentina Way and Song On The Radio.« less
"I was stunt to see the DVD on the store shelf. Being Al Stewart's fan since "Year of the Cat", I bought it with great feelings. The band is "Shot in the Dark" in his '79 album "24 Carrots." The songs are well chosen, especially "The Palace of Versailles" and "Valentina Way." I enjoy watching Peter White with the guitar in "On The Border" as much as I did in Al's concert in San Francisco back in 1983. I highly recommend this DVD to anyone who enjoys the sound of guitars, sax, and piano."
More Al Stewart DVDs please....
P. J Parrish | Columbus Ohio | 06/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have this DVD and loved it! It is about time that someone out there put out something to showcase Al's remarkable talent.. The Video was a little muddy in some places, but the show was still great. Time Passages and Year of the Cat are my 2 personal favs. I hope that there are more DVDs with Al Stewart soon... Good music from my childhood. Beautiful memories come back to me in these songs..."
Enjoyable 1979 Performance by Al for German Television
Lisa A. Compton | Exton, Pennsylvania USA | 08/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this DVD a few years ago in anticipation of purchasing a DVD player someday. The DVD sat on a shelf until last week when it was the first DVD I played on my newly acquired DVD player.I enjoyed the performance thoroughly. The video was satisfactory although the sound in some sections was distorted. The sound issues seemed to be mostly toward the beginning of the DVD. The DVD video quality seemed quite good to me. Since this is a reproduction of an original television broadcast, the original media was more than likely videotape, as opposed to 16 or 35mm motion picture film. The DVD quality is about what I would expect from a reproduction of a television broadcast videotape.I wish there were more satisfactory quality visual recordings of Al's work during the 1970s, '80s and '90s. Unfortunately, everything else I have seen to date is amateurish and poor quality.In summary, I recommend this DVD to anyone who appreciates Al's work.Lisa A. ComptonExton, Pennsylvania
United States of America"
What I'd do for 45 minutes more!
Kevin M Doyle | Jacksonville Beach, Florida United States | 03/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'd say most other reviews have nailed it pretty well. But, you watch this and when your screen goes blank you say "give me more Year of the Cat, Past, Present, Future or Modern Times." (And even prior) You become so aware of the body of work he had those long 23 years ago, that this could have made for an incredible concert back then. Watch this with your very favorite significant other, adult beverage and all your CDs because you will want to have an evening with Al . . . . and wonder how all that time flew by us so fast!"
Surprisingly good quality for the period
G. C. Todd | Memphis | 03/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Al Stewart is almost always referred to as underrated, and he is with the general public; but, everyone who goes back to discover his many terrific and brilliant recordings will appreciate this "souvenir" from his most "pop" period. The quality is actually better than I expected it to be. I would give it 5 stars except for it's a bit short. It is at least 4 stars, however, and well worth owning."