| 21 June 2005|
21 June 2005
| Sparks of Ancient Light
Between the Wars, Down in the Cellar, Past - Present and Future, Famous Last Words, Sparks of Ancient Light
A Beach Full of Shells is the fifteenth studio album by Al Stewart, released in 2005. Like most of Stewart's later works, much of the content of the CD alludes to people or moments in history.
Stewart originally wrote the song "Class of '58" as 13 minutes long. When the record company rejected it, he rewrote it to the truncated 4-minute version on the album. The long version was subsequently released as a single. In the blurb on the single, it is suggested that the album A Beach Full of Shells was originally intended to focus around this song, which describes the life of a musician on the 1950s rock and roll scene.
All songs written by Al Stewart.
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