The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998

The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998

by Rod Stewart



Warner Bros. began reissuing Rod Stewart's catalog in 2008 with remastered and expanded versions of some of the artist's best studio work. With its latest effort, Warner Bros. goes deep into the vaults to reveal the secret studio history of this very public performer with a boxed set of unreleased recordings -- The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998.

Producers Andy Zax and Cheryl Pawelski prowled through a warehouse of Stewart's tapes to unearth all the dusty gems four discs could hold. Spanning more than 25 years, the collection's 63 songs, outtakes, and ephemera provide extraordinary insight into the studio work of one of rock's legendary figures and paint a picture of what might have been.

Many of these performances are more stripped-down and intimate than their released counterparts, so the set becomes an illustration and a showcase of Rod's creative process. Few major artists have allowed such a revealing look behind the scenes. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2009
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227985387
catalogNumber: 519758

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rod Stewart   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Background Vocals,Musician
Long John Baldry   Background Vocals
Dónal Lunny   Bouzouki
Steve Cropper   Guitar
David Lindley   Guitar,Mandolin,Violin
Nils Lofgren   Guitar
John Mayall   Harp
Billy Preston   Organ
Temptations   Background Vocals
Ruby Turner   Background Vocals
Joe Walsh   Guitar
Ronnie Wood   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Plas Johnson   Horn
Tom Scott   Reeds,Horn,Brass,Guest Appearance
Pete Carr   Guitar
Jeff Golub   Guitar
Tommy Vig   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Jesse Ed Davis   Guitar
Phil Perry   Vocals
Pete Sears   Bass,Piano
David Foster   Keyboards
Carmine Appice   Drums,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Madeline Bell   Background Vocals
Valerie Carter   Background Vocals
Michael Chapman   Background Vocals
Bernard Edwards   Bass
Mike Finnigan   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Richard Greene   Fiddle,Violin
Albert Hammond   Background Vocals
Nicky Hopkins   Piano,Keyboards,Guest Appearance
Ray Jackson   Mandolin
Davey Johnstone   Guitar,Mandolin
Holly Knight   Background Vocals
Linda Lewis   Background Vocals
Ian McLagan   Organ,Piano
Memphis Horns   Brass
Sam Mitchell   Slide Guitar
Jeff Paris   Piano,Background Vocals
Pets   Background Vocals
Jim Price   Trombone
Andy Taylor   Guitar
Dick Powell   Violin
Sue Ann Carwell   Background Vocals
Jimmy Z.   Harmonica
Anne Dudley   Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
Sid Page   Violin
J. Daniel Smith   Keyboards
John Paul Jones   Organ
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
Neemoi Acquaye   Conga
Albhy Galuten   Keyboards
Colin Allen   Drums
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Robert Athis   Guitar
John Batdorf   Background Vocals
Jeff Baxter   Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Barry Beckett   Keyboards
Roger Bethelmy   Drums,Guest Appearance
Gene Black   Guitar
Timothy Bogart   Bass
Rick Braun   Trumpet,Horn
Tony Brock   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Leslie Butler   Harmonica
Doreen Chanter   Background Vocals
Irene Chanter   Background Vocals
Phil Chen   Bass
Lyn Collins   Background Vocals
Ray Cooper   Percussion
John Corey   Guitar,Electric Sitar
William Correa   Percussion,Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Jim Cregan   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lol Creme   Guitar
J. Davis   Guitar
Jay Davis   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joey Diggs   Background Vocals
Kevin Dorsey   Vocals
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Scott Edwards   Bass
Bob Ezrin   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Mike Finnegan   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Earl Gardner   Horn
Earl Garner   Horn
David Gilmour   Guitar
Bob Glaub   Bass
James Gordon   Saxophone
Susan Grindell   Background Vocals
Max Gronenthal   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
D. Harvey   Background Vocals
Roger Hawkins   Percussion,Drums
Spike Heatley   Upright Bass
Gary Herbig   Flute,Guest Appearance
Duane Hitchings   Keyboards,Guest Appearance
David Hood   Bass
Trevor Horn   Bass,Background Vocals
Kick Horns   Horn
Dann Huff   Guitar
Gordon Huntley   Steel Guitar
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Clydene Jackson   Background Vocals
John Jarvis   Keyboards
Danny Johnson   Guitar
Rita Johnson   Background Vocals
Chuck Kentis   Keyboards
Phil Kenzie   Horn,Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Darlene Koldenhoven   Background Vocals
Joe Lala   Percussion
Michael Landau   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Nick Lane   Trombone,Horn
Ronnie Lane   Bass
Robin LeMesurier   Guitar,Vocals
Oliver Leiber   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Patrick Leonard   Keyboards
Nick Lowe   Bass
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Steve Madaio   Horn,Guest Appearance
Eddie Martinez   Guitar
Lance Morrison   Bass
Jamie Muhoberac   Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
Andy Newmark   Drums
Máirtín O'Connor   Accordion
Patrick O'Hearn   Bass
Nigel Olsson   Percussion,Drums
Richard Page   Background Vocals
David Palmer   Drums
Billy Peek   Guitar
Jeff Pescetto   Background Vocals
Darryl Phinnessee   Vocals
Lenny Pickett   Saxophone
John Pierce   Bass
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Joseph Powell   Background Vocals
Guy Pratt   Bass
Earl Lon Price   Saxophone
Andy Pyle   Bass
Martin Quittenton   Acoustic Guitar
Jennifer Repo   Background Vocals
Jeoffrey Repo   Background Vocals
Frank Ricotti   Drums
Paul Robinson   Drums
Carmine Rojas   Bass
Kevin Savigar   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Keyboards,Squeezebox
Robert Sheen   Background Vocals
Rick Shlosser   Drums
Jackie Simley   Background Vocals
Mark Stein   Background Vocals
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Fred Tackett   Acoustic Guitar,Guest Appearance
Pete Thomas   Drums
Tropic Isles Steel Band   Steel Drums
Joe Turano   Background Vocals
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Mickey Waller   Drums
Waters   Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Vocals,Background Vocals
Randy Wayne   Keyboards
Kevin Weed   Bagpipes
Willie Weeks   Bass
Fred White   Background Vocals
David Woodford   Horn,Saxophone
Terry Young   Background Vocals
Jimmy "Z" Zavala   Harmonica,Keyboards,Saxophone,Bells
Eric Rigler   Low Whistle
Jimmy Roberts   Saxophone
Don Teschner   Fiddle,Mandolin
Lamont VanHook   Background Vocals
Waddy Wachtel   Guitar
Rob Dickins   Background Vocals
Harry Farrar   Bagpipes
Mike Higham   Bass
Aleisha Irving   Background Vocals
Al Jackson   Percussion,Drums
Kenney Jones   Drums
John McSherry   Pipe
Danny Thompson   Bass
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Leland Sklar   Bass
Lee Thornberg   Trumpet
Mike Chapman   Background Vocals
John Shanks   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Electronic Mandolin
Twinkle Schascle   Background Vocals
Cindy Singers   Background Vocals
Arnold Stiefel   Background Vocals
Caroline Corr   Bodhran
Andrea Corr   Penny Whistle
Sharon Corr   Fiddle
Tony Thompson   Drums
Tropics Steel Drum Band   Steel Drums
David E. Williams   Guitar
Wally Stocker   Guitar
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Drums
JB Horns   Saxophone
Richard Greene & Beryl Marriott   Fiddle,Violin
William E. Smith   Organ
Rick Gretch   Violin
Fred White   Background Vocals
Steve Richards   Cello
Will Wheaton   Background Vocals
Neemoi "Speedy" Aquaye   Conga
Alex Jackson   Percussion,Drums
J. "Sear" Davis   Guitar
Dick Powell & Chorus   Violin
Billy Payne   Piano
Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association   Choir, Chorus
Peter Fox   Keyboards
Daniel Smith   Cello
Bob Singers   Background Vocals
Tray Galaway   Vocals
Jimmy Johnson   Bass,Guitar
Jimmy Zavala   Harmonica,Keyboards,Saxophone,Bells
Willie Correa   Percussion,Drums
Clappers   Background Vocals
Tim Bogart   Bass
Paul Fox   Keyboards
Martin O'Conner   Accordion
Larry Williams & Friends   Reeds,Brass
Bill Lamb   Trombone
Paul Robinson   Drums
Dee Harvey   Background Vocals
Joseph Powell   Background Vocals
Stephen Lipson   Bass,Guitar
Tower Of Power Horns   Horn
Larry Williams   Reeds,Brass
Gary Grainger   Guitar

Technical Credits

Billy Boy Arnold   Composer
John Martyn   Composer
Elvis Costello   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Carole King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Chris Rea   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Rod Stewart   Composer,Producer
Ronnie Wood   Composer
James Newton Howard   Producer
James W. Alexander   Composer
Carmine Appice   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Producer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Engineer
Andy Taylor   Composer,Producer
Norman Petty   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Michael Been   Composer
David Bentley   Composer
Richie Blakin   Engineer
Mike Bobak   Engineer
Tony Brock   Composer
Phil Chen   Composer
Simon Climie   Composer
Jim Cregan   Composer,Producer
Jay Davis   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Scott English   Composer
Bob Ezrin   Producer
Bill Foster   Composer
Jeff Hendrickson   Engineer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Andy Johns   Engineer
Danny Kortchmar   Producer
Robin LeMesurier   Composer
Oliver Leiber   Composer
Brendan Lynch   Composer
Steve MacMillan   Engineer
Paddy Moloney   Composer
Jerry Masters   Engineer
Steve Melton   Engineer
Dennis Morgan   Composer
Michael Ostin   Producer
Paul Weller   Composer
Cheryl Pawelski   Producer
Martin Quittenton   Composer
Dee Robb   Engineer
Joe Robb   Engineer
Barry Rudolph   Engineer
Kevin Savigar   Composer,Producer
Andy Sturmer   Composer
Gavin Sutherland   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
David Tickle   Engineer
George Tutko   Producer,Engineer
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Tim Weidner   Engineer
Paul Wertheimer   Engineer
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Noel Gallagher   Composer
Charlie Bouis   Engineer
Theodore Anderson   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Chris Walter   Cover Photo
John Shanks   Composer
Brian Kehew   Engineer
Andy Zax   Producer,Introduction
Thane Tierney   Liner Notes
Crispin Hunt   Composer
Zelda Samuels   Composer
Cory Frye   Editorial Research
Jeremy Andrew Johns   Producer
Ellington Jordan   Composer
Ryan Corey   Art Direction
Francis Miller   Composer
Gabby Garcia   Engineer
Harry the Hook   Producer
Gary Grainger   Composer

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The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
tko122885 More than 1 year ago
I have been lucky enough to see Rod in concert 4 times! Once each in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. He never disappoints! Would go to see him over and over again! I love his music! He puts on an excellent show/concert! For being in his 60's the man is full of energy. In Ohio he was with Bryan Adams. He has such a soulful/sexy voice, I get lost in his music. Have recommended his music/shows. The concert in Ohio the couple sitting by us was there for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. I was there for my 50th birthday. There were a lot of older people there and were up dancing to him (more older men than women)! It was great! Thanks Rod for a great time! Rod has been my favorite singer since I was 16 years old.
mspurple2 More than 1 year ago
Rod Stewart has once again suprised me. In releasing the sessions it has given me an insight to how he decides to sing a song. Rod Stewart's Sessions is something I would recommend to any fan of Rod as a must have.
Sikki More than 1 year ago
Rod Stewart is my #1 performer for all times. I have seen him twice in Manchester, New Hampshire. I will see him again if he returns. I love his show and all the terrific songs he has done. Quite a master even in the dinner music CD's he has put out. Love those too. COME BACK SOON! Betty X. Manchester, NH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago