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Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time


1Where Are They Now? 
2Fields of France  
3Soho (Needless To Say)  
4In Red Square  
5A Sense of Deja Vue  
6How Does It Happen? 
7The Coldest Winter In Memory  
8Candy Came Back 
10 The Bear Farmers of Birnam  
11In The Dark  
12Blow Your Mansion Down  
13Willie The King 
14Merry Monks  
15Ghostly Horses Of The Plain  

Mixed Blessing

Overall Quality (entirely subjective!)Five Star
Originality / UniquityFive Star
Sound Quality Five Star

This is impossible to find 'new' - I buy all my rarities from ebay, but I recommend observing before bidding - prices vary considerably.
Check if there's a copy for sale.
Most of the tracks are available on studio and compilation CDs.

copy may be available to buy

"slagiatt" was launched in 1996 through the fan clubs "Chronicles" in the USA and "Jackdaw" in the UK; unlike the the 'unofficial' fan club CDs, it did have a jewel box, sleeve notes - and a copyright notice.

When this came out, it created great excitement among the fans; new albums were getting scarce, and while most of these tracks were recorded years before 1996, few even knew they existed. And they're great tracks, mostly, though an odd mixture.

At the time, it was claimed to be an'official' album - but during the 2006-7 rereleases, it was dismembered, and many of the tracks added to other albums as 'bonus tracks', in an attempt to get loyal fans to buy new copies of albums they already owned. The tracks were described as 'previously unreleased tracks, which is, of course, not true in 2007, though it was true in 1996.

1. 'Where Are They Now?' is on Last Days of the Century

2. 'Fields of France' is on Last Days of the Century and On the Border

3. 'Soho (Needless To Say)' is on Orange, Past Present and Future and Live at the Roxy LA 1981

Past Present and Future    Orange

Al Stewart Live    On the Border

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