Offered for sale is an original UK pressing of Orange, the fourth album by Al Stewart.
About this copy: This copy of Orange is a 1972 UK pressing on the orange CBS label.
The cover is VG+ with slight ring wear and slight edge wear.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a pretty good album that’s hard to find as a first pressing. It’s probably our favorite Al Stewart LP.
Background: Released in 1972, Orange was the fourth album by Al Stewart.
Released in several countries in Europe, but not in the U.S., the album did not chart anywhere.
This is a transitional Al Stewart album. After stretching the boundaries of song length and language with Love Chronicles, he was in a something of a holding pattern on Orange, without any obviously profound inspiration or moments of daring. “Songs Out of Clay,” however, does reveal the first signs of the mix of acoustic and electric guitar sounds that he would perfect on his next album, Past, Present and Future, two years later, while “The Fourth of May,” a six-minute personal story-song, gets something of the beat and the sound that Stewart would refine in achieving his subsequent success — he just needed subject matter other than busted relationships. Orange also introduced Tim Renwick, whose lead guitar would become central to the sound on Stewart’s subsequent albums.
|Country of origin:||UK|
|Year of Release:||1972|