Orange (Al Stewart album)

Orange is the fourth studio album by Al Stewart, originally released in 1972, and re-released in 1996 and 2007 on CD. Generally regarded as a 'transitional album' between the confessional folk sounds of his first three albums and the historically themed albums of his more successful mid-1970s period, the album includes Rick Wakeman on piano as well as future Elvis Costello and the Attractions bassist Bruce Thomas.

Orange
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Studio album by
Released1 January 1972
RecordedSeptember 1971
StudioTrident Studios, London
GenreFolk rock, progressive rock
Length38:45
LabelCBS[1]
ProducerJohn Anthony
Al Stewart chronology
Zero She Flies
(1970)
Orange
(1972)
Past, Present and Future
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Al Stewart except where noted.

Original LP releaseEdit

  1. "You Don't Even Know Me" – 4:00
  2. "Amsterdam" – 2:56
  3. "Songs Out of Clay" – 4:16
  4. "The News from Spain" – 6:34
  5. "I Don't Believe You" (Bob Dylan) – 3:38
  6. "Once an Orange, Always an Orange" – 4:18
  7. "I'm Falling" – 4:28
  8. "Night of the 4th of May" – 6:27

2007 Collector's Choice Music bonus tracksEdit

  • "Soho" – 3:57
  • "Elvaston Place" – 2:52
  • "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" (Paul Anka) – 2:25

PersonnelEdit

  • Al Stewart – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Tim Renwick – electric guitar (all tracks), Spanish guitar (3)
  • Rick Wakeman – piano, organ[3]
  • Bruce Thomas / Brian Odgers – bass
  • Graham Hunt / Roger Pope / John Wilson – drums
  • Bob Andrews – organ (8)
  • Cal Batchelor – Spanish guitar (3)
  • Tim Walker – Spanish guitar (4)
  • John Donnelly, Kevin Powers, Mick Welton – backing vocals (2)
  • Brinsley Schwarz – 12-string acoustic guitar
  • David Hentschel – engineer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (27 May 2011). "The Encyclopedia of Popular Music". Omnibus Press – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Orange - Al Stewart | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  3. ^ Prown, Pete; Newquist, Harvey P. (12 December 1997). "Legends of Rock Guitar: The Essential Reference of Rock's Greatest Guitarists". Hal Leonard Corporation – via Google Books.