Encore: The Very Best of Rod Stewart, Vol. 2

Encore: The Very Best of Rod Stewart, Vol. 2

by Rod Stewart

CD

Overview

Encore: The Very Best of, Vol. 2 collects the Warner Brothers hits that didn't make its 2001 predecessor, The Very Best of Rod Stewart. Sifting through the pop singer's more obscure hits from 1975 through 2001, this 18-track anthology delivers both original tunes and inspired cover versions. Songs from classic albums like Atlantic Crossing (a heartfelt reading of Danny Whitten's "I Don't Want to Talk About It") and A Night on the Town (a similarly stunning cover of Cat Stevens' "The First Cut Is the Deepest") rub shoulders with guilty pleasures like the thumping "Lost in You" and the slightly cheesy but no less catchy "Love Touch," originally recorded as the theme for the flop film Legal Eagles. Even Rod the Mod's better-known chestnuts are given radical reinterpretations, such as the lush orchestral accompaniment on a live version of Curtis Mayfield's classic "People Get Ready" and a string-tinged run through Sam Cooke's "Having a Party," featuring accompaniment by former Faces band mate Ronnie Wood. Other guest appearances include Jeff Beck, whose screaming guitar solo kicks the '80s hit "Infatuation" up a notch, and female vocalist Helicopter Girl, whose Macy Gray–reminiscent vocals on the 2001 ballad "Don't Come Around Here" are the perfect complement to Stewart's raspy pipes. Despite the many stylistic twists and turns that might have derailed a lesser artist, Stewart has remained a crooner on top of his game. And Encore will leave fans marveling at his staying power.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/2003
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227391126
catalogNumber: 73911

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rod Stewart   Primary Artist,Vocals
Temptations   Background Vocals
Bernard Edwards   Bass
Helicopter Girl   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Rod Stewart   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Burt Bacharach   Composer
David Foster   Producer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Michael Chapman   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Producer
Holly Knight   Composer
Andy Taylor   Composer,Producer
Larry John McNally   Composer
Paul Berry   Composer
Gene Black   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Phil Chen   Composer
Jim Cregan   Composer,Producer
Jay Davis   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Duane Hitchings   Composer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Jackie Joyce   Composer
Patrick Leonard   Producer
Michael Omartian   Producer
Michael Ostin   Producer,Executive Producer
Richard Perry   Producer
Gary Peterson   Annotation
Brian Rawling   Producer
Kevin Savigar   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Kenny Thomas   Composer
George Tutko   Producer
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Danny Whitten   Composer
Mike Chapman   Composer,Producer
Maria Villar   Art Direction
Mark Seliger   Cover Photo
Arnold Stiefel   Executive Producer,Management
Rowland Robinson   Composer
Annie Challis   Management
Jeremy Andrew Johns   Producer
Mark Taylor   Composer,Producer
Gary Grainger   Composer

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