4Ever Songs: Al Stewart ‘The Year of The Cat’

Surely one of the most unlikely hits of 1976-77 was Al Stewart‘s “Year of the Cat.”  An atmospheric tale of romance in a faraway place with Casablanca name-checks of Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre, the song propelled the British singer-songwriter to the top of the pops: No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 (and even higher, No. 4, in Cash Box) and No. 8 AC as well as No. 31 in the U.K., his only chart appearance there. 

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