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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
acoustic rhythm piano
chromatic harmonic structure
intricate melodic phrasing
use of a string ensemble
a clear focus on recording studio production
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

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

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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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Baker Street!? I am officially off-ended.
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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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alexandraabe l l a 1 7
Awesome song
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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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As a child I heard this very big hit that, at the time, was one of the most played in clubs and radios in general. I love.

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1967 lynx striding left, canadian 25 cents,quarte r , s i l v e r , dual date centennial,Q u e e n on obverse, (the year of the cat), I own it and it is for sale.$
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thomas.eshra g h i
Al Stewart

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