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The Definitive Rod Stewart (2 CD)
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on December 13, 2008
Gotta say it, 'cause no one has said it so far, the previously unreleased track "Two Shades of Blue", makes this set worth buying if for just that one track. Gently swaying but percussive and with one of the most inventive and memorable orchestral backings ever, this song is just gorgeous. Rod wrote the lyrics, which cut right to the heart. Who says sad songs can't hurt so good? Just beautiful. Unbelievable that this was a leftover track from the 1998 sessions for the album "When We Were the New Boys".

I got the DVD + 2 CD version. I love all the songs and the remastering is gorgeous which makes the old songs come to life. The DVD has videos on it that were left off the "Storyteller" video set. And the videos on this set are more rare. Some I'd never seen before. Some of the videos are not very creative but it's still good to see them. One of my favorites is "If We Fall In Love Tonight" with Rod the studio photographer lovingly taking photos of friends and families including sweet shots of babies and lovers. What really makes it for me as this is one my most favorite Rod songs. There are many faves, but "If We Fall In Love Tonight" has many unique textures - from the piano fills which sound like gentle rain, to the rhythmic scratching to the uniquely placed background vocals placed just ahead of the lead singer and which contrast nicely with Rod's vocal. The track is one of Jam and Lewis' finest productions ever.

After a hard week I come home some Friday nights, turn out the lights and blast the tunes "If We Fall In Love Tonight" and "This" (from Rod's "A Spanner In The Works"). All the while I sing my heart out. Sure beats the bar. "Two Shades of Blue" is bound to be added to my set list.
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on August 16, 2014
I'very seen Rod in Vegas ome year past. His voice is like no other. He will always be a favorite of mine. This guy has so many songs to chose from and they bring back wonderful memories.
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on March 25, 2014
I don't want to talk about it was a favorite of mine and I am so grateful to have it along with so many of his wonderful hits. Thank you once again Amazon for giving me the mp3 version free (downloaded to my free cloud player). I love to just put on my computer on the cloud and let it play all my amazing music given to me by Amazon. I may sound like a commercial but I have to say, they have the best customer service I ever see these days. I am ill and rarely leave my home so it means so much to have the beautiful, sad, or upbeat music at my fingertips. Music means so much to me now (always loved so many types) especially since I have very little else I can enjoy. My eyes are not good for reading nowadays and my body does not behave like people with okay health, so I really enjoy the distraction of the music streaming thru my home and taking my mind somewhere else. Not all of my senses are gone and it makes me grateful for the pleasure of listening to it. Thankful for what I do have.
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on December 27, 2014
Classic Rod Stewart songs. Enjoy going down memory lane with Rod. A worthwhile purchase that won't displease you.
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on February 12, 2015
Excellent CD's..if you love Rod, you probably have most of the songs. Nice to see them on one CD. (2 actually)
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on March 5, 2013
Includes all of Rod Stewart's best music all in this 2 CD collections! Rod is a Living Legend!! Thank you!
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on January 23, 2015
This was an amazing purchase--a complete collection of Rod's best, all in one place!
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on December 25, 2012
I am a newcomer to my admiration for Rod Stewart. I recently bought his new autobiography and his new CD "Merry Christmas, Baby". That did it for me. I was enthralled. So I ordered "The Definitive Rod Stewart (Deluxe) with 2 CDs and a DVD. His music is fantastic on this one. Watching the DVD was a shock because I hadn't expected to see him in makeup, but he is such a unique individual, with great style, great enthusiasm, and that very great voice. I hope he continues doing what he does best for many more years. He has my full support and love.
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on March 1, 2014
I am a senior citizen that can identify with Rod Stewart but never took the time to learn about this talented entertainer. Last year while visiting Las Vegas I attended a Rod Stewart concert. I was surprised to see this performer's energy and genuine love for his music , fans and family! His daughter also performed and one could see the DNA in action. This CD is well worth the price whenever I listen to it his music gives me hope that this generation of performers have real class.Very enjoyable and worth the price!
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on June 12, 2013
I have always enjoyed his work for many years but sometimes I am a little slow on the uptake for purchasing items that please me. I enjoyed the biographical information as well. As for the selections on the C/D I consider this C/D a gift I have given myself. I never get tired of his lyrics, his arrangements, and of course his unique vocal ability.
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