Apple Cider Reconstitution

Album: Modern Times (1975)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is Al's fantasy about a couple making love on an abandoned railway station from his boyhood. Alastair Ian Stewart was born in Glasgow in 1945 but his widowed mother moved to the South West of England when he was young. By 1952 they were living in a bungalow on a hill at Wilmcote in Warwickshire; the local station had been closed down and seemed overgrown and abandoned. He wrote the song some twenty years after leaving. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Incognito from LondonIt is very odd that he uses the phrase "subway station" in this otherwise fantastic song. I would have said that it was an appeal to an American audience, but this is such a location-specific song, it just doesn't add up.
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