Released in 1970, Rod's sophomore solo effort climbed to #27 and stayed on the charts for 57 weeks ! Includes the title track plus It's All Over Now; Lady Day; Country Comforts , and more.
Working in what was not then called an "unplugged" format, Stewart mixed acoustic guitars, mandolin, and piano with a hard-rock attitude to create a distinctive sound that seems as fresh today as ever. Building on the success and innovations of The Rod Stewart Album
, Gasoline Alley
contains unfettered, laddish takes on Bobby Womack
's "It's All Over Now" and the bluesy "Cut Across Shorty," plus a definitive version of Bob Dylan
's "Only a Hobo" and the brilliant, nostalgic title track, a Stewart original. The singer is very near the top of his game here. --Daniel Durchholz