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Gasoline Alley [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Rod StewartAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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listen  7. Lady Day (Album Version) 4:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 31, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: 1970
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B00000612O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,707 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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

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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.

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A long-forgotten classic July 28, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Back in the early seventies, when Rod Stewart had not yet abandoned his own artistic path in order to become a spiky-haired, glitzy pop singer in pink outfits, he wrote some of the best folk rock songs, turned out some of the best cover tunes, and worked with one of the best backing band ever.

If you prefer the Rod Stewart of the 1980s, "Blondes Have More Fun" and all, this might not be your thing. Teenagers will generally look bewildered if you play them this kind of music, and look at you like you're from another planet if you profess to enjoy it.
But never mind them, what do kids know?! To me, the four primarily acoustic albums that Rod the Mod turned out between 1969 and 1970-something, remain the best items in his entire catalogue. Tough, organic folk, gritty blues, swaggering rock, and melodic country blended together and stirred with a drumstick...and, to me, "Gasoline Alley" is the best of the lot, alongside "Every Picture Tells a Story".

"Gasoline Alley" (the sublime title track is written by Rod and Ronnie Wood) sports perhaps the best Bob Dylan cover of all time, a beautiful "Only A Hobo", as well as a hoarse, ragged, folkish version of Elton John's and Bernie Taupin's "Country Comforts", Stewarts own "Lady Day", and an incredibly rocking, reeling "Cut Across Shorty", all guitars, drums and a lone violin. It ought to be hokey, but it's not!

I can't remember who it was that wrote something like this about this album:
"-Instead of looking for the rock within the folk, [Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood] proved that folk could rock like hell on its own!" But it's damn right, and that's why I'm blatantly stealing the quote here. This isn't really a rock n' roll record in the traditional sense, but does it ever rock and roll!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it brings tears to my eyes December 26, 2007
Format:Audio CD
It brings tears to my eyes every time I listen to (hear is a better term) anything rod has recorded in the past twenty years. Tears of sorrow, sadness and loss. How could a man who could make a record as good as this one become what he is today. This is such a fine recording. His unusual mix of acoustic and electric, mandolins and violins never loses its ability to evoke joy and pleasure.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good boy gone bad January 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Believe it or not, at one time Rod Stewart was one of us. A quick glance at the songwriting credits for this, Stewart's second 'solo' effort, reveal where Rod's head was at: covers of Bobby & Shirley Womack's 'It's All Over Now' (more famously, and somewhat more enjoyably covered by The Rolling Stones), Bob Dylan's 'Only a Hobo', Elton John and Bernie Taupin's 'Country Comforts', and Steve Marriott & Ronnie Lane's 'My Way of Giving'. I've tried to keep my record collection pure of disco, and with composers such as these I don't believe anyone can accuse me of harboring anything as defiling as 'Hot Legs' or 'Do Ya' Think I'm Sexy?'. Unfortunately for me, each time I hear Rod's voice, a bit of the 'Hot Legs' overplay corrupts my capacity to concentrate on his earlier (and better) sensibilities. Rod's raspy vocal cords made him one of rock's premier vocalists before career decisions became of more immediate concern than the art. His defection to 'the other side' was perhaps the most disconcerting loss of the era.

Nevertheless, from his debut 'Rod Stewart Album' through his epic 'Every Picture Tells a Story' and it's sequel, 'Never a Dull Moment', Stewart left behind a fine legacy. 'Gasoline Alley' is Rod's second 'solo' effort, and while it failed to spawn even one single, it is a consistantly fine production. In fact, since it generated absolutely no Top 40 attention, the songs on this disc have managed to escaped the dred overplay that has afflicted some Stewart numbers, most notably 'Maggie May', and even 'You Wear It Well'.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Premium Gasoline April 4, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Rod Stewart upped the ante on his second album, Gasoline Alley. He took the basic folk sound of acoustic guitars and juiced it up by adding mandolins and electric instruments to create an unique sound. The album doesn't contain any hit singles, but many of the songs have become staples in Rod Stewart's repertoire. Songs like the title track, "Cut Across Shorty", "Lady Day" and "Jo's Lament" are filled with vivid lyrics and Mr. Stewart sing them in that signature whiskey-soaked voice. He does fine covers of Bobby Womack's, by way of The Rolling Stones, "It's All Over Now", Bob Dylan's "Only A Hobo" and Elton John's "Country Comforts".
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Gasoline Alley is by far the finest Rod Stewart Album he has ever or will ever record. Great tunes - "Cut Across Shorty" is an example of solid lyric and instrumentals. If you hate Rod Stewart, you won't hate Gasoline Alley.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rolling Rod May 26, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is Rod's finest performance ever. It is quite similar sylistically to Every Picture, but, by a thin hair, surpasses that album. The quality of music here is just slightly more consistent. Everything about this album is ahead of its time. The unique blend of electric instruments and that distinctive mandolin sound is often imitated these days. This is like listening to a folkier version of the Stones with a brand new voice. If you like the Stones as much as I, than this is a good thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars When Rod Stewart was playful, soulful, and artful ...
When Rod Stewart was playful, soulful, and artful! Cut Across Shorty, Gasoline Alley, and Country Comfort says it all. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John Dunford
5.0 out of 5 stars rockin'
very good cd most every song is right on, good rockin' music, price is a little high but still good cd
Published 3 months ago by Carl R. Compton
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best !
Before he sold out and went middle of the middle of the road, Rod put out stellar solo albums ... this one included ! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Crankshaft
4.0 out of 5 stars Has its moments
Not quite the album I remember.
It has it moments but it isn't the classic that his first album was (The Rod Stewart Album in the US / An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Album by Rod Stewart
I honestly think Rod Stewart was at the top of his game when he recorded these albums & I had them on vinyl but had to replace them
with cd's. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. P. Gray
1.0 out of 5 stars Where is the original cover art work?
The original artwork is nowhere to be found in this re-packaging.
And the new cover art is just "UGLY". Read more
Published 15 months ago by H. Costa
4.0 out of 5 stars Rod the Mod
Old Rod Stewart still sound just as good as I remember. Forget about his new stuff. This album harkens back to his even earlier days with Jeff Beck. Long may classic rock, ROCK!
Published 15 months ago by T & A
5.0 out of 5 stars Been putting off buying this album
I had been putting off for years getting this album. Love it. The Rod Stewart Album and this album are prime examples of his roots in the blues tradition. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Boblove3r
5.0 out of 5 stars Great.
One of Rods early works. Great album! Most my age remember him as Jeff Becks Singer before going solo. Most remember him after Maggie came out. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Royce D Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Had this album in vinyl originally.......
Anyone who loved the Faces, or wants to check out the young Rod Stewart before he started doing old standards, this album shows the rough and tumble Stewart having fun with his... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Roz
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