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Reason to Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings [Box set, Original recording remastered]

Rod StewartAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 19, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B0000793V8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,900 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The most complete look at Rod's brilliant 1969-1974 Mercury period ever assembled! His LPs The Rod Stewart Album, Gasoline Alley, Every Picture Tells a Story, Never a Dull Moment and Smiler join non-album rarities including five tracks unissued in the U.S. ...56 tracks!

Back in 1969, Rod Stewart's résumé included a stint as Jeff Beck's singer. He'd also just joined the Faces, who dropped the "Small" from their name when Stewart and Ron Wood signed on as members. But his husky, graveled rasp shone best that year as he took on covers of the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man" and Ewan McColl's "Dirty Old Town" on his solo debut. As this three-CD set thoroughly demonstrates, Stewart was like Joe Cocker in that he crossed boundaries effortlessly, integrating a boozy, acoustic-backed sway with an R&B churn and creating a new rock sound that captured the fancy of fans on both sides of the Atlantic. He peaked with Every Picture Tells a Story's title track; the folkie, soulful "Maggie May"; and the jaw-dropping "(I Know) I'm Losing You." With those 1971 hits, he arrived full-blown as a sequin-ready superstar. His Mercury period ended in 1974 with Smiler, and this set trails off with that album and five tracks previously unreleased in the U.S. --Andrew Bartlett

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Rod.. Get it! March 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
The period 1969-1974 is for some the era when Rock peaked. An incredibly fertile period, featuring genres such as glam, singer/songwriter, Californian country rock, Southern rock, jam band, hard rock and progressive, it saw many artists come out from under the long shadow of the Beatles and the 60s and, inspired by the Fab Four, reach their primes. Artists like Elton John, Led Zep, Cat Stevens, The Grateful Dead, James Taylor, David Bowie, and not least the Rolling Stones hit amazing strides and levels of artistry, ambition, and creativity. This was the time when artists were still forced by the very nature of the biz to be prolific--albums were due preferably twice a year. The pressure was intense but for the best of the best, it spurred them to new heights.
Rod Stewart was no exception. Starting out in the mid-60s in various soul/rnb/blues outfits, Rod The Mod was a "face" about the scene, just under the star radar but already known as much for his raspy vocals as his stylish clothes and hair. When he hooked up in 1967 with guitar wizard Jeff Beck, he couldn't have known that the two hard-rocking bluesy albums they made together with Ron Wood on bass and Mick Waller on drums would be considered important milestones in the history of hard rock.
But Rod was more than just a blues, soul, or hard rock singer, more than just a sidekick to a gifted guitarist. He was also an artist with a capital A and it would be the 5 albums he made for Mercury between 1969-1974 that would reveal his true talents. This set brings together for the first time all the solo material he made for Mercury, including the 5 solo albums and various B-sides and other rare tracks.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential music compiled with unusually great care February 2, 2003
Format:Audio CD
A great set with sensible programming, beautifully crisp sound, and a price that vastly beats buying the individual albums CD-by-CD. I like the decision to present the original albums in their proper running order : disc 1 is "The Rod Stewart Album" and "Gasoline Alley", disc 2 is "Every Picture Tells a Story" and "Never a Dull Moment", disc 3 is (after "Pinball Wizard" from the LSO Tommy album) "Smiler" followed by non-LP tracks. Most of those LPs were sequenced with great care and effect and this set preserves their integrity. Stewart in those days was a great interpretive singer with folkish leanings and excellent taste in selecting and assembling his albums. This is an essential addition to any classic rock collection.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this now June 8, 2005
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Format:Audio CD
Awesome to finally see all of these albums compiled into one box set plus some bonus tracks. I recommend going for the complete Early Rod experience and buying the following:

- This box set

- Faces - five guys walk into a set

- Faces - A Nod is as good as a wink...

- Jeff Beck - Truth & Beck Ola

- Ron Wood - I've got my own album to do

Can't go wrong
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Set November 27, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Mercury packages and repackages songs from Rod's first five albums all the time, usually with little regard for the selections--and they normally come out when he is releasing a new CD (on another label). This set however, is different. This one makes sense, is well packaged and even contains bonus tracks. And at $28 (or so), it's actually a bargain. If you are looking back and want to know about early solo Rod Stewart, this is all you need--it contains his first five solo CDs plus a few singles. Great Stuff. Rod's career went up and down and up and down after this but this is consistently great music. Even the much harassed at the time SMILER sounds good today. Highly recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten righteous classics tell the tale April 24, 2003
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Rod Stewart's early career rode a phenomenal burst of inspiration. He wrote some fantastic songs, created with his sidemen a unique acoustic/electric folk-rock blend, created an affecting persona through his voice and lyrics of a young man trying to make sense of some wild experiences and heartbreaks, and did some of the most creative "covers" of classic songs, including several definitive versions of lesser-known Dylan tunes.
My personal top ten from this collection:
10. "Cut Across Shorty." An Eddie Cochran tune, this driving arrangement is the prototype for the classic "Every Picture Tells a Story."
9. "Bring it on Home To Me/You Send Me." From the admittedly weaker third disc, this lovingly performed Sam Cooke medley is a sing-along highlight from his final Mercury album.
8. "Dirty Old Town." Almost cinematic, this gem reeks of the scene he describes.
7. "Gasoline Alley." The title track from his moody second album, it's almost the flip side of "Dirty Old Town," affectionate for the memories of a funky old place. Great slide guitar playing.
6. "Lost Paraguayos." A sordid scene rendered with lusty good humor; the ringing guitar a perfect soundtrack for chaos.
5. "Tomorrow is a Long Time." The second-best Dylan cover in the set, this is a perfect performance.
4. "Maggie May." Surely the most familiar of all Rod's early songs, this huge hit made his career. And deservedly so. This is a song of great integrity, and people will be singing along with it forever.
3. "Mama You've Been on My Mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As advertised. Thank you!
Published 2 months ago by Paul Macy
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocking Rod Forever
Man, could Rod rock before he came into disco. A rocking reminder.
Published 2 months ago by Randy J. White
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Some really great, classic music. I love the older Rod Stewart stuff.
Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars richard
I had to replace my albums this is a must if you are a rod stewart fan this was his good work at the start a good deal to get them in this package deal
Published 7 months ago by richard
4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Music
If you are a fan of Rod's early work with the Faces, you probably already have these albums in one form or another, but it's great to have them all in one place. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Howard J. Kammerer Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is why I love Rod Stewart!
This is the real deal folks! All of the great stuff that Rod did we he still made being great look easy. When you loved every song on the album and there were no clinkers. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Roosterblooze
5.0 out of 5 stars A great package at a great price
A big improvment over my original scratchy records converted to disc! Great sound, liner notes and price. Came much quicker than I thought it would. Read more
Published 15 months ago by John P Sorbo
5.0 out of 5 stars Rod when he was a Rock and Roller
The really good Rod Stewart stuff before foreign girlfriends and Hoagy Carmichael covers. Sometimes the message is you don't need that much message.
Published 16 months ago by Mark J. Godfrey
4.0 out of 5 stars This was an informal gift to my stepdad...
We had both read Rod's 2012 autobiography, and I thought it would be nice to send him this cd collection.
Published 16 months ago by Mike Robbins
5.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the Faces box, but still excellent!
Rod Stewart was a busy boy in the late '60s and early '70s - he was in Jeff Beck's band (!!!), then he was in The Faces, then he had a solo career as well. Wow!! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Surferofromantica
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