Coverafbeelding Al Stewart - On The Border
  • Statistieken
  •   9 weken
  •   5 piekpositie
  •   221 punten
  •   1977

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   05-09-1945
Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

Al Stewart is een Schotse singer-songwriter, geboren op 5 september 1945 in Glasgow. Hij breekt in 1977 door met het album Year Of The Cat. De gelijknamige single (#6) en On The Border (Alarmschijf, #5) bereiken in dat jaar allebei de top 10.

Voor zijn doorbraak maakte Stewart al verschillende albums en ook na 1977 brengt hij nog veel muziek uit, maar de Top 40 wordt niet meer gehaald.

In 2008 treedt Stewart elf keer in Nederland op om zijn album Sparks te promoten. Eind 2009 verschijnt de plaat Uncorked - Al Stewart live with Dave Nachmanoff.


Songtekst

The fishing boats go out across the evening water
Smuggling guns and arms across the Spanish border
The wind whips up the waves so loud
The ghost moon sails among the clouds
Turns the rifles into silver on the border

On my wall the colours of the maps are running
From Africa the winds they talk of changes coming
The torches flare up in the night
The hand that sets the farms alight
Has spread the word to those who're waiting on the border

In the village where I grew up
Nothing seems the same
Still you never see the change from day to day
And no-one notices the customs slip away

Late last night the rain was knocking at my window
I moved across the darkened room and in the lampglow
I thought I saw down in the street
The spirit of the century
Telling us that we're all standing on the border

In the islands where I grew up
Nothing seems the same
It's just the patterns that remain
An empty shell
But there's a strangeness in the air you feel too well

The fishing boats go out across the evening water
Smuggling guns and arms across the Spanish border
The wind whips up the waves so loud
The ghost moon sails among the clouds
Turns the rifles into silver on the border

On the border
On the border
On the border

Songinformatie

ArtiestAl Stewart
 A-kant
Titel On The Border
Lengte 03:13
Componist(en) Al Stewart
Producer(s) Alan Parsons
 B-kant
Titel Flying Sorcery
Lengte 04'20
Componist(en) Al Stewart
Producer(s) Alan Parsons
 
Platenlabel RCA
Catalogusnr PB-5017
Hoogste positie UK -
Hoogste positie US 42
Album Year Of The Cat


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