Thursday 1 October 2015


(5-CD SET)

An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down
Gasoline Alley
Every Picture Tells A Story
Never A Dull Moment


Before Rod Stewart became known as a global rock superstar and master interpreter of the Great American Songbook, the albums he made for the Mercury label between 1969 and 1974 established him as one of rock’s most distinctive and expressive singers and gifted songwriters.  The five solo albums that Stewart released during that period — An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down - also known as The Rod Stewart Album (1969), Gasoline Alley (1970), Every Picture Tells a Story (1971), Never a Dull Moment (1972) and Smiler (1974) —feature a rootsy, folk-blues-leaning style, steeped in traditional soul and R&B. This superb 5-CD collection brings together all of these albums in their entirety and offers musical insight into his early creative development and emergence as a major artist.

Rod Stewart shows no signs of slowing as he continues to follow a busy touring and recording career. He’s about to release a brand new studio album, ‘Another Country’ and his 2013 album Time, for Capitol Record featured 11 original tracks and marked his return to songwriting after nearly two decades. Time entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1, setting a new British record for the longest gap between chart-topping albums by an artist -- and in the US, it marked Stewart’s highest-charting album of original material since 1979. Most of the release was born during the period he worked on what would later become his internationally best-selling book, Rod: The Autobiography

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