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  • Audio CD (April 27, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0001XAS2G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,378 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Time Passages
2. Valentina Way
3. Life in Dark Water
4. A Man for All Seasons
5. Almost Lucy
6. The Palace of Versailles
7. Timeless Skies
8. Song on the Radio
9. End of the Day

Editorial Reviews

The ideas just kept coming for Al (and producer Alan Parsons, who was still on board for this album), who hit the U.S. Top 10 again with this 1978 album. Its title track became the biggest stateside hit of Al's career (#7), and the whole thing is a gentle, dreamy delight: Valentina Way; Almost Lucy; Timeless Skies , and more!

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Great music. easy to listen to well written songs.
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I'm not a music expert, I just know what I like....I don't know what to write to help you know whether you would like this album.
Geri Roush
A great album in a string of them in the 70's,.Modern Times,Past Present & Future, Year of the Cat, Time Passages..
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Missing Person on September 2, 2004
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To a certain extent, it's not that surprising that certain fans will somewhat write this album off, being as it was, along with "Year Of The Cat", Al's commercial peak--in the US, the album reached the Top Ten on the album charts and went platinum within a year of its original release in September/ October of 1978.

Granted, Al did some respectable music earlier on in his career, and he's done some great stuff since, but "Time Passages" demonstrates a master craftsman at an absolute peak. I'm sure Al himself would roll his eyes at this statement, but I think Alan Parsons, who produced this album, probably deserves the lion's share of the credit for keeping Al away from two of his key pitfalls: thin production, and a general cutesiness. And Al truly rises to the occasion here--his songwriting on track after track is so melodically rich and full of outstanding, incisive lyrics, it leaves no doubt as to what he can really do. Also, his understated, precisely-phrased, clearly enunciated vocals complement the material perfectly.

Guitarist Peter White, a longtime cohort/ collaborator of Stewart's, co-wrote the beautiful, timeless title track, as well as the album-closing "End of the Day". Everything in between was written by Al himself. Some fans seem to find the sound of the album too bland/ soft-rockish/ radio-friendly, which is being very harsh. His folkier side is very much represented on "Timeless Skies" and "Almost Lucy". Maybe it WAS radio-friendly for its time, but listening today it sounds arguably even more impressive than when first released in the sense that there's little-to-none of the overdone, overly slick, lifeless production that's heard all too frequently on much 1990s/ 2000s music.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Racine on June 7, 2005
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Sigh... if only Al Stewart and Alan Parsons were working together again - they were perfect musical soulmates not unlike Lennon/McCartney. When you get right down to it, Al is really a folkie troubadour; as such, I'm convinced that these tunes wouldn't be anywhere near as fleshed out if it weren't for Alan Parsons' musical guidance and sound expertise - and the end result is a sonic masterpiece. If you were to get only two Al Stewart CDs, it would have to be the ones where AP was working the soundboard - "Year Of The Cat" and this one. Highly recommended.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Bill Appel on May 18, 2004
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From Scotland, Al Stewart became recognized in the US with the 1976 hit "Year Of The Cat" and continued his success with 1978's "Time Passages", a truly overall light, mellow album with his trademark brainy lyrics, a light vocal delivery and a laid back, clean guitar style and texture. Produced wonderfully by the great Alan Parsons, this album delivered two simply superb, excellent gems that were FM staples at the time ("Time Passages" and "Song On The Radio"),a time where a nice, smooth excursion was needed from the late 70's disco craze.
Other highlights contain the cool under-water floating, personal-favorite "Life In Dark Water", as well as the cerebral "A Man For All Seasons", the just beautiful "The Palace Of Versailles" and "Timeless Skies" and the dreamy acoustic "End Of The Day".
This newly remastered CD version breaths new sonic life into these pleasant songs. Definitely an excursion for your peace of mind.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Footpath Cowboy VINE VOICE on May 16, 2006
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TIME PASSAGES is one of Al Stewart's best albums ever. His music from this period has come under fire from the reviewers at MUSICHOUND, but it's their loss. Stewart had found a sympathetic producer in Alan Parsons, who added much-needed muscle to Stewart's music, and Stewart's folkie leanings also prevented Parsons from overdoing things. The second verse of the title track makes the point that living in the past can make it hard to focus on the present, a theme which I've expressed in putting my dream of looking good for any number of pretty actresses as a higher priority than going to Thanksgiving dinner and Graduation luncheon at my old school. "Song On The Radio" is also great, and if nothing else quite matches these two peaks, the rest of the album is nevertheless quite consistent. Stewart would put out two more great albums, 24 CARROTS and LIVE- INDIAN SUMMER, and then hit a dry patch musically before coming back in the last eighteen years with a series of excellent releases, including RHYMES IN ROOMS and FAMOUS LAST WORDS. The fact that some of Stewart's work has dated poorly takes nothing away from the lyrical power of this album and its direct predecessor, YEAR OF THE CAT.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William E. Adams on September 24, 2004
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since the hits from this one, "Time Passages" and "Song on the Radio" are available on other CD's, along with companion tunes which are a bit stronger than the other seven tracks here. I must say, however, I like "Valentina Way" a lot. Al is mostly mellow, and often cerebral, sometimes obscure in his history sagas, but he enunciates beautifully, and the guitar-dominant accompaniment is always good on his albums. He did unique stuff, and his best compositions are truly remarkable and hold up well to repeated listening. If you are new to him, look for his "Greatest Hits" or the "Song on the Radio" compilation, then dig in to the originals from the '70's and '80's one-by-one.
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