Before I started this blog, I posted about songs from old AT40s on Facebook, January-July 2017. I’ll be moving them here over time. This entry has been edited somewhat from the original.
Last year I mentioned my affinity for Al Stewart, particularly his two late 70s albums. This one was the follow-up single to “Time Passages.” At #33 here, on its way to only #29 (criminal!). The saxophone work on AS’s singles is uniformly incredible.
Which brings up: a few weeks ago I came across a post at My Favorite Decade, a music blog devoted to the years 1976-1985, pretty much my sweet spot. It quotes Stewart on how “Song on the Radio” came to be; I had no idea it was essentially a toss-off.
If you enjoy music of all sorts from those years, MFD is very much worth adding to your rotation.