Al Stewart – Bedsitter Images 1967 UK stereo LP

$195.00

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Free U.S. shipping!  An original UK stereo pressing of Bedsitter Images, the debut LP by Al Stewart.

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Offered for sale is an original UK stereo pressing of Bedsitter Images, the debut LP by Al Stewart.

This is the original 1967 release, and not the 1970 reissue with a different track listing. (more below)

About this copy: This copy of Bedsitter Images is a 1967 UK stereo pressing on the orange CBS label.

The cover is VG+ with light lamination wear on the front cover.  There is a sticker on the back cover indicating that this copy was, at one time, part of the BBC library.

The disc is VG++ on side one, with a couple of light sleeve scuffs.  Side two is VG+ with a few light marks.  There are many spindle marks on the labels; the album has been played a lot but well cared for.  It plays with slight surface noise in between tracks.

A nice copy of a very rare Al Stewart LP.

Background: Released in 1967 to virtually no notice, Bedsitter Images was the first album by Al Stewart.

The album was released only in the UK and did not chart.

In 1970, after Stewart gained more recognition, the album was reissued with a slightly different title – The First Album (Bedsitter Images).  The reissue added two new tracks, deleted three others, and remixed the tracks that remain.

Track list:

1967 Version

Bedsitter Images
Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres
The Carmichaels
Scandinavian Girl
Pretty Golden Hair
Denise At 16
Samuel, Oh How You’ve Changed!
Cleave To Me
A Long Way Down From Stephanie
Ivich
Beleeka Doodle Day

1970 Version

Lover Man
Swiss Cottage Manoeuvers
The Carmichaels
Clifton In The Rain
Bedsitter Images
Denise At 16
Samuel, Oh How You’ve Changed!
A Long Way Down From Stephanie
Ivich
Beleeka Doodle Day

1967 Version only:

Cleave To Me
Pretty Golden Hair
Scandinavian Girl

1970 Version only:

Clifton In The Rain
Lover Man

Allmusic.com gave Bedsitter Images this review:

Bedsitter Images unveiled a promising but tentative folk-rock singer/songwriter. Al Stewart’s songs already displayed his talent for observational storytelling, though at this point he was detailing ordinary lives of British people and autobiographical romance, rather than epic historical incidents. Most of the cuts used a full orchestra, and although the folk-baroque approach worked for some folk-rock artists of the era like Judy Collins, here it seemed ill-conceived.

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Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
S BPG 63087
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in