24 Carrots is the ninth studio album by Al Stewart, released in 1980. This was Stewart’s first album with his new band Shot in the Dark. Tracks 1-4 are co-written with Peter White. The single “Midnight Rocks” reached the top 30 on the Billboard charts in 1980, reaching #24. Two other singles were released from the album (Mondo Sinistro and Paint By Numbers). The album has been re-released in 2007 with bonus tracks.
Three music videos were created for the singles, with them featuring Stewart and backing band Shot in the Dark playing in a typical band set-up, although the Mondo Sinistro video also featured Stewart in some quirky restaurant scenes hitting on a young waitress (played by Cassandra Peterson, prior to her fame as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark).
1 Running Man (Al Stewart, Peter White) 5:11
2 Midnight Rocks (Al Stewart, Peter White) 3:56
3 Constantinople (Al Stewart, Peter White) 4:41
4 Merlin’s Time (Al Stewart, Peter White) 2:45
5 Mondo Sinistro (Al Stewart) 3:07
6 Murmansk Run/Ellis Island (Al Stewart) 7:15
7 Rocks In The Ocean (Al Stewart) 5:13
8 Paint By Numbers (Al Stewart) 5:31
9 Optical Illusion (Al Stewart) 3:28
10 Candy Came Back (Al Stewart) 3:45
11 The Ringing Of Bells (Al Stewart) 4:15
12 Tonton Macoute (Al Stewart) 4:11
|Acoustic Guitar||Al Stewart|
|Acoustic Guitar||Peter White|
|Acoustic Guitar||Robin Lamble|
|Background Vocals||Krysia Kristianne|
|Background Vocals||Adam Yurman|
|Background Vocals||Robin Lamble|
Producer – Al Stewart, Chris Desmond
Producer (Executive) – Luke O’Reilly
Engineer (Assistant) – Brad Gilderman, Ernie Sheesley, Jeff Borgeson, Steve Grimmel
Mastered By – Jack Adams, Mike Reese
Art Direction, Design – Ria Lewerke
Artwork – Lanning Stern, Sue Reilly
Photography By – Gary Regester
Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Ltd.
Copyright (c) – RCA Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Frabjous Music
Copyright (c) – Approximate Music
Copyright (c) – Lobster Music
Manufactured By – RCA Ltd.
Produced For – Kinetic Productions Ltd.
Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab