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Year Of The Cat

Lyrics

On a morning from a Bogart movie
In a country where they turn back time
You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre
Contemplating a crime
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On a morning from a Bogart movie
In a country where they turn back time
You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre
Contemplating a crime
full lyrics

Features of This Track

folk influences
great lyrics
chromatic harmonic structure
intricate melodic phrasing
use of a string ensemble
a clear focus on recording studio production
acoustic rhythm piano
minor key tonality
melodic songwriting
thru composed melodic style
an acoustic guitar solo
prominent bass riffs
a breathy male lead vocalist
a prominent saxophone part
acoustic rhythm guitars
subtle use of fender rhodes
emphasis on instrumental arranging
and many other similarities identified in the Music Genome Project

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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nospamdog
Some songs are just......so n g s . Others take you on a journey. Thanks for the trip, Al.
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creveling33
That's a beautiful picture... ��
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Skating down the boardwalk in San Diego, just after my bf (at the time) told me for the first time over a pay phone from Chicago that he loved me. Never forget him, that moment, or this song ❤️.
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pgregory74
Love the sax!
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Alan was a legend in his own right,loved his experimentat i o n musically.
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nospamdog
AP leaves his mark here, just as he did on Abbey Road, DSoM, APP.......th i s whole album as a sonic masterpiece
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Play this at my funeral please.
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A beautiful dream of a song!! Timeless!!
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Ahhh,' Year of the Cat' the song which reminds me of my Dad's last days on earth....Al Stewart, your music and this song will forever bring sorrow, joy, LOVE and memories of a Beautiful life Past with strength to keep Living Life! Be what it may the Blessings are tremendous and music like this are reminders of how Blessed we truly are.
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Pure magic!!
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cindig2009
This reminds me of the best times of my life. What ever happened to good music such as this?
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Mark, you make a good point. I've been haunted by this song since I was 13...
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I can never quite make up my mind whether Year of the Cat or Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street is the greatest song ever written. ;-)
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One for the ages timeless lyrics great melody
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What a song! One of those you forget about, but then you hear it and you're just amazed. The lyrics are quite impressive, as well as all of the musical talent. Love it.
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An timeless favorite of mine
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Such a great piece of music. It has it all.
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Such an epic piece of music from the song writing,inst r u m e n t a t i o n , a r r a n g e m e n t and vocals this track has it all. I wonder how many of the musicians have a jazz background on this track?
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yonjucharem
Timeless.... .
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Yes....
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The ear of the cat is good too.
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Great song! Brings back great memories!
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Sitting by the rhyne river in deinheim Germany. Watching the boats go by.flowing with the breeze. Head phones on listening to this song. Very good memories!
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We couldn't keep enough of these on the shelves at Camelot Music when this album came out. Very popular! And rightly so.
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My favorite song!
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Nice sax
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some of the best lyrics in a song!
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Love this song-I was lucky enough to find the sheet music for the first sax solo-I'm working on part 2 (the end/fade)
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Good ol Al
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80's the best thanks, god. Chacla lima peru.
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LOVE THIS SONG!!! It's amazing!!
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This HAS to be one of my favorite songs!!! It's so good!! The guitar solos, piano part, bass riffs and sax part are amazing!!!
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This has to be my favorite Al Stewart song!
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Crap........ . . . . . . . a l l I can think about now is the 'comman man'!
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cw077
great tune
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Great song!! Love the saxophone part!!!
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Yes this song will always be a favorite of mine
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bscks
I guess I'll always like this song !!
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What a neat song, such a lovely story. Only if it were that easy.
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Always reminds me of fun,simpler times...Jr High
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I was pregnant with my first baby
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what a cat, I mean what a girl, I meanwhat a year, I mean what a song......oh the Orchestra... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . o h Al.......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S t e w a r t
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An ethereal tune that was aired when summers lasted forever & music of this genre was all you needed to enjoy the day ~ ....and although it was over 6 minutes long...you prayed this song would never end ~ xo
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Great sax, guitar, and Al Stewart. Always liked his songs and wondered why he didn't have more played on the radio.
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fbardol
The amazing year of the Cat...that was the apex....for that time. Never get tired of it .
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i THINK OF THIS SONG AND ABOUT HALF A DOZEN OTHERS OF WHT I REMEMBER ON THE RADIO AS AN ADOLESCENT. NEVER EVER TIRE OF IT EITHER.
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One of the All Time Greats!
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In 1976 I was a biology student dissecting the cat that year, so it was for me the Year Of The Cat. That is how I remember this wonderful song By Al Stewart.
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Wonderful sax solo
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Excellent song.
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