Rod Stewart – Smiler (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:41 minutes | 1,7 GB | Genre: Rock, Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Mercury Records
Smiler is rock singer-songwriter Rod Stewart’s fifth album and final release under Mercury Records. The record reached number 1 on the UK album chart and made it to number 13 in the U.S. The album features numerous musicians including Elton John, Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, and Pete Sears. Smiler includes covers of Carole King’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” altered to ‘Man’, Paul McCartney’s “Mine For Me”, Elton John’s “Let Me Be Your Car”, and Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me/You Send Me”.
Another million seller from the most productive and successful period of Rod Stewart’s career. Repeating a winning formula, Stewart wrote and recorded Smiler with his longtime collaborators Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones from the Faces as well as guitarist/songwriter Martin Quittenton. As on previous albums the material is a mix of originals and curiously-chosen covers, including the Elton John/Bernie Taupin song Let Me Be Your Car which features Elton himself on vocals and piano.
01 – Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller
02 – Lochinvar
03 – Farewell
04 – Sailor
05 – Bring It On Home To Me, You Send Me (Medley)
06 – Let Me Be Your Car
07 – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man
08 – Dixie Toot
09 – Hard Road
10 – I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
11 – Girl From The North Country
12 – Mine For Me
Produced by Rod Stewart.
Recorded: November 1973-May 1974 at Morgan Studios and The Wick in London, UK.