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Album: Year Of The CatReleased: 1976
Like most touring musicians, Al Stewart has spent a lot of time in hotel rooms, so it was only natural that he would write at least one song about them. "Broadway Hotel" is about something more specific though; he told biographer Neville Judd, "It's a song about trying to understand people who live in hotel rooms, people who are rich and can afford houses but prefer to live in a hotel room". It also has what might be called a love and loneliness theme. The song runs to 3 minutes 58 seconds and was also released as the B Side of "Year Of The Cat
," December 11, 1976 on RCA.