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Stardust... The Great American Songbook, Vol. III [Import]

Rod StewartAudio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Embraceable YouRod Stewart 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. For Sentimental ReasonsRod Stewart featuring Dave Koz 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Blue MoonRod Stewart featuring Eric Clapton 4:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. What A Wonderful WorldRod Stewart featuring Stevie Wonder 4:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. StardustRod Stewart 4:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Manhattan (Duet With Bette Midler)Rod Stewart featuring Bette Midler 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. 'S WonderfulRod Stewart featuring Dave Grusin 3:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Isn't It RomanticRod Stewart 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I Can't Get StartedRod Stewart 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. But Not For MeRod Stewart 3:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. A Kiss To Build A Dream OnRod Stewart featuring Arturo Sandoval 3:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Baby, It's Cold Outside (Duet With Dolly Parton)Rod Stewart featuring Dolly Parton 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Night And DayRod Stewart 3:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley SquareRod Stewart 4:04$1.29  Buy MP3 


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  • Audio CD (October 19, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: J-Records
  • ASIN: B0002X94Y8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,811 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It's a little hard to take Rod Stewart seriously when, on the first track of this third installment in his Great American Songbook series, he sings ruefully about his love life being "lean" ("Embraceable You"). But otherwise, Stardust...Volume III is as note-for-note solid as its predecessors--a cozy-up-to-the-fire treat that's also a pleasant reminder of these songs' staying power. "S'Wonderful" settles on the ears winningly, and Stewart's scratchathon voice scalpels the cobwebs off of "Isn't It Romantic" in a way that compels the average listener to reconsider thinking it dopey. In addition, the parade of high-wattage pals recruited to pitch in continues here, resulting in a couple of must-hear combinations. Eric Clapton delivers a rather un-Clapton-like guitar solo on "Blue Moon" and Stevie Wonder blows harp like he means it on "What a Wonderful World," but it is the duets--"Baby It's Cold Outside" with the unsinkable Dolly Parton and "Manhattan" with the indomitable Bette Midler--that the dazzle most. --Tammy La Gorce

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Rod's all-time classic voice delivers the goods once again on an all-new collection of unforgettable, timeless American songs that's certain to capture the millions of fans who fell in love with Volumes I & II and a whole new audience as well. Featuring historic duets with Dolly Parton and Bette Midler and guest star appearances by Stevie Wonder, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Koz and others.

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85 of 97 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Having thoroughly enjoyed volumes 1 and 2 in the Great American Songbook, I was eagerly waiting for this one. And I was not disappointed. Rod continues to put his trademark voice on these classic standards and gives them a new romantic feeling with his unique interpretations.

Favorite songs like "For Sentimental Reasons, "Blue Moon," and "Isn't It Romantic" make this a cd I play continuously. The title song, "Stardust," has never been so richly done and the one special UK song which I had never heard before, "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" is a worthy addition to an otherwise all-American collection.

There are more guest performers on this one than in the two previous releases. Eric Clapton on "Blue Moon" and Stevie Wonder on "What A Wonderful World" are remarkable, but it is Bette Midler's easy style on "Manhattan" that steals the show. Her voice and spirit blend effortlessly with Rod's for a real showstopper performance. Only the duet with Dolly Parton seemed a bit off-key and weak to me as it's hard to imagine their two styles combining, and in my opinion they didn't.

Still, it's a wonderful work filled with highlights such as Cole Porter's unforgettable "Night and Day" and the newly-revised lyrics Rod improvises on "I Can't Get Started."

If you loved the first two and can appreciate what Rod Stewart has done for the most beautiful songs of all time, this one is a must.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is a musical treat October 19, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Rod Stewart sounds superb on this third installment of the Great American song book. This is a perfect CD to listen and forget all your troubles to. My favorite song is Isn't It Romantic. I think this is the perfect song to dance the night away to with your sweetheart. Rod puts his own unique spin on a classic song from the 50's entitled Blue Moon. Eric Clapton's smooth guitar playing paired with Rod Stewart dreamy vocals make this song a delight. I also enjoyed his rendition of the song For Sentimental Reasons. It is a very romantic song and one of my favorites. Rod sings some excellent duets on this album. My favorite duet is the duet he sings with Bette Midler entitled Manhattan. Bette has such a smooth voice. Rod's classic raspy sexy voice compliments her so well on this track.

Baby It's Cold Outside is another excellent duet. It is interesting to hear a country star like Dolly Parton and a pop star like Rod Stewart perform this great jazz standard. I really liked it. Rod sounds very warm and engaging especially on the song Night and Day. The piano playing sounds so good on this track. What a Wonderful World is a very a pretty song with an excellent mini harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder. I really enjoyed listening this album. This CD is a musical treat as were the first two.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Made me Cry November 7, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'm in my early 50's and was a Rod Stewart fan in my teens and early 20's when he was a big rock performer. Listening to his performance on this CD makes me want to check out the other two previous clssics series...I was impressed...not what I expected at all and I found myself just letting it play over and over through the day. What a Wonderful World is a song that I first heard when I was in Vietnam and it made me cry then...it still does today..tears are streaming down my face as I listen to Rod's version and remember so many heartbreaking experiences and the terrible grief that went with them.

I like this Album.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ROD HAS REINVENTED HIMSELF AGAIN!! BULLSEYE!! October 30, 2004
Format:Audio CD
As a member of the baby-boomer generation, I was introduced to "standards" by contemporary crossover artists like Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt and, of course, Harry Connick. I love them and have, since, amassed quite a collection of CD's - by the original artists and the crossovers. I'll admit that I was very skeptical about Rod Stewart's ability to record these great old songs. Let's face it, he's never been a GREAT singer. But, with this CD, Rod has reinvented himself yet again and hits the bullseye big time. His duets, with Dolly Parton and Bette Midler, are fun and breezy. Rod doesn't even TRY to imitate the originals. Instead, he's enjoying himself. It's obvious. He's loving the material. His phrasing is spot-on perfect - reminiscent of the Sinatra style. You can hear every word of the lyrics thanks to a great producer. It's NOT overdone (so easy to do with standards). It's just right. Great use of percussion, strings and piano. Most of all, Rod's song selection is impeccable - it ranges from a great rendition of "It's A Wonderful World" to the oh-so-difficult "A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square". There really isn't anything to "skip". I didn't LOVE the first two in this series. They were ok but I wasn't thrilled with his song selections. This one is a MUST HAVE for the Rod Stewart doing Standards listener! He's a welcome edition to a very elite group of great talents doing great old songs THEIR way!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stardust - Rod Stewart July 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This CD is my favorite of the three in his GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK series because Rod sings Hoagy Carmichel's alltime blockbuster "Stardust" which is, also, my alltime favorite. Of course, I appreciate the added "freebies" with Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler and Dolly Parton. Buy it. Try it.

You'll like it.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rod does it--again! Three times in a row--wow! GRIN October 31, 2004
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Rod Stewart is back--again--for his third CD in his Great American Songbook series. And wow, he doesn't miss a beat, performing these songs to perfection! The sound quality is excellent and Rod is exquisitely able to use that voice of his to express the range of emotions that come with love: lust, longing, sadness, happiness and ecstasy.

On this CD Rod starts out with the beautiful and romantic "Embraceable You." A strong start! He also got several highly talented performers to join in with him here: Eric Clapton sings with Rod on "Blue Moon," for example. Dolly Parton teams up with Rod for "Manhattan" as well. Other performers include Stevie Wonder on the moving "What A Wonderful World."

I highly recommend this CD for fans of this type of music, duets, and of course for Rod's fans, too! I can only hope that we get our hands on a fourth CD for this series ASAP! GRIN
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5.0 out of 5 stars great!
Just what was expected, great!
Published 25 days ago by Laura Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE ROD!
I love the old standards. I can only listen to Rod when I'm doing bookkeeping work. I guess it helps me focus.
Published 29 days ago by Happy in Texas
5.0 out of 5 stars A SERIOUSLY GREAT ALBUM FOR ROD
Though I am mostly country music oriented, I have always liked Rod's songs and voice. Not sure why though. In any case I wanted this collection and it is great.
Published 3 months ago by Gene Sechrest
5.0 out of 5 stars Stardust... The Great American Songbook, Vol. III
Rod Stewart rediscovers himself again and again. This American songbook he owns!! I didn't pay much attention to the old boy when we were "kid's" although I met and waved at him... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Daniel Roman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music.
love Rod Stewart and his interpretation of oldies. He sings
With a lot of passion, his voice is suited tothis.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer Pat
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Can't say much about a CD other than I enjoy this Music and bought a number of these CD's and will buy more.
Published 5 months ago by Duffy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great if you like music
Bought for my friend who loved it. I haveu copy to our local library for all to enjoy every day.
Published 5 months ago by R. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music by a beautiful man
I love the songs there very romantic and he pulls it off with feeling. Love the man love the music
Published 5 months ago by Dolores DiAntonio
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