Although I would be okay if he skipped the hits in favor of the rarities, there are two songs Al pretty much has to play. One is "Year Of The Cat."
On Tuesday night, when Al played the other, "Time Passages," he remarked that he was surprised that song caught on.
I remember buying that album the day it was released, dropping the needle, and hearing the song, and thinking...."HIT."
Let me refresh your memory.
The song has it all-great arrangement and production by Alan Parsons, Similar to YOTC, it features solos on acoustic guitar, electric guitar and saxophone. Al's voice suits the arrangement perfectly, and that last line of the chorus is killer.
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight
I understand why it caught on.
Time Passages was the perfect FM radio song in 1978, and it still holds up today.
The picture is changing now, you're part of a crowd
You're laughing at something and the music's loud
A girl comes towards you, you once used to know
You reach out you hand but you're all alone
In those time passages