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The Rod Stewart Album


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I wouldn't mind so much if there were more good Christmas songs but for every Bruce Springsteen "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" there are ten Kenny G's. For every Darlene Love "Merry Christmas, Baby" there's the Rod Stewart Christmas album. I really cringe every time I hear Paul McCartney wish me a Wonderful Christmas time. C'mon man....the Queen didn't give you title of Sir to play that crap!

After rejecting an offer to join the American rock group Cactus, Stewart and Jeff Beck Group bassist Ron Wood joined the Small Faces, replacing the departed vocalist/guitarist Steve Marriott. With Wood switching over to guitar, the group shortened its name to the Faces and recorded its debut album, First Step. During this time, Stewart had also signed a solo contract, releasing his first album, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down (retitled The Rod Stewart Album for its American release), at the end of 1969; the record failed to chart in the U.K., yet it made it to number 139 on the U.S. charts. On the album, Stewart's folk roots meshed with his R&B and rock influences, creating a distinctive, stripped-down acoustic-based rock & roll that signaled he was a creative force in his own right.

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Street Fighting Man
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Blind Prayer
Handbags & Gladrags
An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
I Wouldn't Ever Change A Thing
Cindy's Lament
Dirty Old Town

The US Title was The Rod Stewart Album.

UK Issue

US Issue

Michael D'Abo
Keith Emerson
Ian McLagan
Martin Pugh
Martin Quittenton
Rod Stewart
Mickey Waller
Ron Wood


Piano (Track 4)
Keyboards (Track 6)
Organ, Piano
Vocals, Guitar (Track 2)
Bass, Guitar

Lou Reizner

Over the course of his career, Rod Stewart has had it all

Either Rod's shrink told him songwriting was bad for his health or hebecame convinced of the fact himself since The Rod Stewart Albumdidn't sell particularly well, but the amount of original songs has seriouslydecreased on his second album - he gets in just three of the nine numbers,and one of them is co-credited to Ronnie Wood. Ronnie is more prominenton the album in general - the sound has become more guitar-based,and he revels in the sound of his slide and the grungy chops of the grittyrockers. Essentially, the record is in this way somewhat more consistentthan the debut, and, while there are no particularly high points here like'Blind Prayer', there are also no embarrassments like 'Handbags', whichis why the album gets the highest rating. Gasoline Alley's certainlyno serious artistic statement - The Album at least boldly announcedRod's entrance onto the British rock scene by the front door - but if you'renot a hardcore Rod fan with specific tastes, you'll probably enjoy GasolineAlley more, and I fully understand you, because there's to complain about here.

The Rod Stewart Album was Rod Stewart's debut album, originally released in the US and later in the UK under the title An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down. The album made it onto the US Billboard 200 chart and features singles "Street Fighting Man", "Dirty Old Town" and "Handbags and Gladrags".