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Past, Present & Future


Download links and information about Past, Present & Future by Al Stewart. This album was released in 1974 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 42:36 minutes.

Artist: Al Stewart
Release date: 1974
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 8
Duration: 42:36
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No. Title Length
1. Old Admirals 5:54
2. Warren Harding 2:38
3. Soho (Needless to Say) 3:56
4. The Last Day of June 1934 4:44
5. Post World War Two Blues 4:16
6. Roads to Moscow 8:04
7. Terminal Eyes 3:21
8. Nostradamus 9:43



As good as portions of it were, Orange was essentially a transitional effort, the necessary bridge to Past, Present & Future, the record where Al Stewart truly begins to discover his voice. This is largely through his decision to indulge his fascination with history and construct a concept album that begins with "Old Admirals" and ends with "Nostradamus" and his predictions for the future. A concept like this undoubtedly will strike prog warning bells in the minds of most listeners but, ironically, he has stripped back most of the prog trappings from Orange, settling into a haunting folk bed for these long, winding tales. If anything, this results in an album that is a bit too subdued, but even so, it's apparent that Stewart has finally found his muse, focusing his songwriting and intent to a greater extent than ever before. Now, the key was to find the same sense of purpose in record-making — he didn't quite get it here, but he would the next time around.