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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart has been lauded as having one of the greatest and most distinctive rock voices in history. STILL THE SAME... GREAT ROCK CLASSICS OF OUR TIME is an incredibly strong and passionate return to form. Stewart takes ownership of these thoughtfully selected tracks crafted by some of the best songwriters of our time, including Bob Dylan ("If Not for You"), Van Morrison ("Crazy Love"), Bob Seger ("Still the Same") and John Fogerty ("Have You Ever Seen the Rain" which will be the first radio single from the album). Several of Stewart's other selections sound like they were written for his signature, inimitable rasp in the first place, like Bonnie Tyler's "It's a Heartache" and "Fooled Around and Fell in Love," a 1976 hit for Elvin Bishop.

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Unquestionably one of rock’s greatest vocalists, Rod Stewart should have titled this album Great Rock Classics of My Time. Most of these Top 40 tunes and others like Dylan's "If Not for You" were popularized in the early to mid-'70s, when Stewart was entering his rock prime. He's perfect to croon Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around and Fell in Love," soulfully pained on Bonnie Tyler's "It's a Heartache," and right in the pocket on the Pretenders' "I'll Stand by You." And his unmistakable raspiness puts another layer of wisdom on the old Cat Steven's classic "Father & Son." But you also have to wonder about some of the safe song choices, such Badfinger's "Day After Day" and Nazareth's "Love Hurts." Why he continues to record mossy cover songs is a legitimate question. What's stopping him from getting back in trenches with some contemporary rock songwriters and really reinventing himself? The karaoke lounge is no place for a guy this great to hang. --Martin Keller

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 10, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B000HEVYR2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,447 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By ProperGander News (Dr. Emil Shuffhausen) on October 13, 2006
Format: Audio CD
It may well be that Rod Stewart is becoming the Frank Sinatra of his generation, and who could've guessed it way back when he was a skinny young punk with the Faces? The fact is, Rod has always been a superb interpreter of lyrics, melodies, and moods, and with this collection, he takes on some of rock's greatest classics and...well, if he doesn't make them his own, he certainly at least does them proud.

Truthfully, I can remember thinking back in the day when some of these songs were released, "Hey, Rod Stewart could do a great job with this tune." I mean, when I first heard Bonnie Tyler singing, "It's A Heartache," I thought it WAS Rod. Well, he finally gets his chance here to cover these classics, and--as Michael McDonald did with his Motown CDs--he brings a lot of love and energy to the material.

I won't say that Rod's versions exceed the originals, but it's a joy to hear him put his soulful stamp on "I'll Stand By You," "Have You Ever Seen the Rain," and "Everything I Own." The title track is a superb choice for Rod. I love Bob Seger's original, but I was surprised how appropriate it is for Rod to sing as well--it's almost autobiographical at times, and the song packs a lot of emotion and pathos.

"Father & Son" is a very moving song, and as a George Harrison fan, I appreciated the Stewart-ized "If Not for You." Rod's stirring cover of "Everything I Own" is not an obvious choice, but the more I listen to it, the more I think it just may...MAY...mind you...top the original.

In my opinion, there are really no weak moments here.
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39 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Sir George Martini on October 16, 2006
Format: Audio CD
A Brief History:
In the 60s, I liked Rod the Mod's single Good Morning Little Schoolgirl. He was great when he fronted The Jeff Beck Group and also with Python Lee Jackson as a session singer. Shucks, Maggie May is still one of my favorite songs. In the 70s, he entered the next phase of his career with those pseudo disco sex anthems like Do You Think I'm Sexy and Hotlegs which still make me want to hurl chunks of undigested bile. In the 80's, he teamed up with Jeff Beck again for People Get Ready and I was hoping they would record an entire album together, but things didn't work out. Amazingly, he's had unbelievable success with two CDs of standards. "Still The Same" uses the same formula, except these rock classics sound like lounge music to me. What's even worse is that on the CD cover he looks like Tammy Faye Bakker (RIP) on a bad hair day.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By WENDY LOHN on October 13, 2006
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THIS IS A GREAT SELECTION OF SONGS THAT ROD SINGS TO PERFECTION. THIS COLLECTION DOES NOT HAVE A LOUD MUSIC SCORE THAT DROWNS OUT ROD'S WONDERFUL SINGING. HE IS SUCH A VERSATILE SINGER AND I AM THRILLED THAT HE IS GOING IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION BY SINGING HIS SAME SOULFUL, SEXY STYLE ONLY WITH A GENTLER SOUND.
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Richard C. Ferris on October 10, 2006
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I can only assume, after suffering through this CD,that it must be Rod's attempt at a comedy album. He simply can't be serious. First,whoever was in charge of song selection should be"drawn and quartered". These are rock classics but simply not worthy of Rod's interpretations. Yes, they were commercial successes in their day but most of them have not aged well.

There are a few exceptions,e.g. the tunes penned by Bob Seager,Bob Dylan,etc, but Rod's delivery of this material must be driving the composers"up the wall". The band,if there actually was one, sounds as if they're working with the same arrangement(with minor modifications) for each tune. Finally, Rod's singing is completely uninspired. I don't think he left home for this one,just"phoned it in".

It's truly sad to see a legendary performer fall to this depth.I don't understand it,he's made a zillion dollars on the endless American songbook Cds. You'd think he'd be up for some artistic challenges.What makes it even more a tragedy is when you compare this CD to what his contemporaries such as Dylan, The Who,etc, are doing these days.What could be possibly next? Rod singing Mitch Miller's greatest hits? One can only hope that the rumours of a one time Faces abbreviated tour and possible CD will come true.I'm convinced that project will recharge Rod's creative battery. Until then,I suggest the only use for this CD is to be played endlessly at GITMO to gain needed confessions from potential terrorist detainees. Although, on second thought, the use of this CD may violate the Geneva conventions!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By AA Fernandez on November 20, 2006
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Rod needs to take a listen to the Faces "A Nod is as good as a wink" or his own "Gasoline Alley" to remind him that he once had deep authentic soul and heartfelt grit and he was once a hard core rock n' roller.

The money, success, cars, mansions, top 20 Disco hits, and the exploitation of big band which never suited his artistic abilties to begin with have crushed his rock n' roll heart.

This album here is Rod does rock ala bad Vegas style meaning there's routine by the numbers uninspired spineless rock n' roll bull.

Do the right thing and buy Faces "A nod is as good as a wink" to hear Rod when he was "Rod the MOD" and skip this platter of SELL OUT.

CHEERS!

STRATCAT (O.F.)
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Whats Next??
Why is anyone here complaining about a CD that has not come out yet?
Or why are you here if your not a Rod fan?
Sep 21, 2006 by Great Cook |  See all 23 posts
Anybody Know
Here's the song list and original artists:

Day after Day - Badfinger
Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
Father and Son - Cat Stevens
Love Hurts - Nazareth
If Not for You - Bob Dylan
Still the Same - Bob Seger
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
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Sep 16, 2006 by L. Morrow |  See all 7 posts
Thank Goodness The Greats Are Still Around
I've heard pre-release clips of the songs on the band website. The music is fantastic. Rod sounds wonderful and the songs sound wonderful. I came back here to add more copies to my pre-order and found these "discussions". HagFan is a beacon of light. Rod Stewart is such a great artist.... Read More
Sep 21, 2006 by Pamela Mackey |  See all 9 posts
Rod Stewart and Ron Wood
They did one song "You Strum, I'll Sing" (which Rod had said was the album title) which is out now, on the recent Ronny Wood multi-disc compilation. I was looking forward to that album too, but apparently that's all they did -- I don't even know if it's fully produced or demo form, but... Read More
Oct 13, 2006 by J. Kenney |  See all 2 posts
Rod is forgetting about the music
Rod`s justification is that the sales speak for themselves . Badfinger`s Day After Day not a rock classic ? Shame on you .
Oct 13, 2006 by Mr Frank Lee Bland |  See all 2 posts
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