The Best of Rod Stewart [Warner Bros.]

The Best of Rod Stewart [Warner Bros.]

by Rod Stewart


With his Sam Cooke phrasing and rough as sandpaper voice, Rod Stewart has been both brilliant ("Maggie May") and shameless ("Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?") during his four-decade career, and if he now seems well past his sell-by date, there's no denying that his distinctive voice is a pop culture wonder. This uneven best-of collection has both of the hits listed above as well as late-period gems like Stewart's version of Tom Waits' magnificent "Downtown Train" (Stewart's take doesn't even come close to Waits' original, however), but it lacks key early tracks like the epic "Every Picture Tells a Story" and Stewart's wise cover of Tim Hardin's "Reason to Believe," and doesn't go anywhere near Stewart's wonderful work with the Faces or Jeff Beck. What's here only tells part of the story, and not necessarily the best part of that story. This will do for casual fans, perhaps, but picking up Stewart's Every Picture Tells a Story album from 1971 makes a whole lot more sense. It only went downhill from there.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/1999
Label: Warner Bros Uk
UPC: 0075992603423
catalogNumber: 926034

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rod Stewart   Primary Artist
Ronald Isley   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Rod Stewart   Composer,Producer
Tom Waits   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Producer
Jim Cregan   Producer
Jay Davis   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Bob Ezrin   Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer
Martin Quittenton   Composer
George Tutko   Producer
Danny Whitten   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer

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