Wondering why, it echoes… Through the lonely palace of Versailles

Al Stewart – The Palace Of Versailles (1978) Remastered FLAC Audio & HD Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“The Palace of Versailles” was released on Al Stewart’s eight studio album, Time Passages, in September of 1978. It is the follow-up to his 1976 album Year of the Cat. The album, like 1975’s Modern Times and 1976’s Year of the Cat, was once again produced by Alan Parsons.

The album’s title track (which, when edited, reached #7 on the Billboard charts) and “End of the Day” were both co-written by Peter White. A digitally remastered version of the album was released in 2004.

Many years and many Al Stewart videos after I made my first video for “The Palace of Versailles” (it was the 3rd video I ever made!), I’ve gotten around to an update for it. The original one wasn’t too awful (compared to many others I made early on) but the beautiful song really deserved a better video representation. The best parts of the original were just updated with better clouds, fireworks, etc. I did have to lose some of the really nice photos I had in the earlier one, mainly because they were lower resolution or I would have kept them (had to keep one though, the image of Versailles made golden by the sunset!)

“The Palace of Versailles” has always been one of my very favorite Al Stewart songs and I’m happy to present a video effort that is more worthy the beautiful song. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for watching!

The audio source is a lossless flac from the 2004 remaster.

My original video for the track: https://youtu.be/LaTuguQYJaA

[Lyrics]
The wands of smoke are rising
From the walls of the Bastille
And through the streets of Paris
Runs a sense of the unreal
The Kings have all departed
Their servants are nowhere
We burned out all their mansions
In the name of Robespierre
And still we wait
To see the day begin
Our time is wasting in the wind
Wondering why
Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles

Inside the midnight councils
The lamps are burning low
On you sit and talk all through the night
But there’s just no place to go
And Bonaparte is coming
With his army from the South
Marat your days are numbered
And we live hand to mouth
While we wait
To see the day begin
Our time is wasting in the wind
Wondering why

Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles

The ghost of revolution
Still prowls the Paris streets
Down all the restless centuries
It wonders incomplete
It speaks inside the cheap red wine
Of cafe summer nights
Its red and amber voices
Call the cars at traffic lights

Why do you wait
To see the day begin
Your time is wasting in the wind
Wondering why
Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles

Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles

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