Rod Stewart – The Rod Stewart Album (1969/2014) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Rod Stewart – The Rod Stewart Album (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:57 minutes | 738 MB | Genre: Pop
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The Rod Stewart Album was Rod Stewart’s debut album, originally released in the US and later in the UK under the title An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down. The album made it onto the US Billboard 200 chart and features singles “Street Fighting Man”, “Dirty Old Town” and “Handbags and Gladrags”.

On his debut album (titled An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down in Britain, and The Rod Stewart Album in America, presumably because its original title was “too English” or cryptic for U.S. audiences), Rod Stewart essays a startlingly original blend of folk, blues, and rock & roll. The opening cover of the Stones’ “Street Fighting Man” encapsulates his approach. Turning the driving acoustic guitars of the original inside out, the song works a laid-back, acoustic groove, bringing a whole new meaning to it before escalating into a full-on rock & roll attack — without any distorted guitars, just bashing acoustics and thundering drums. Through this approach, Stewart establishes that rock can sound as rich and timeless as folk, and that folk can be as vigorous as rock. And he does this not only as an interpreter, breathing new life into Ewan MacColl’s “Dirty Old Town” and defining Mike d’Abo’s “Handbags & Gladrags,” but also as a songwriter, writing songs as remarkable as “Blind Prayer,” “An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down,” and “Cindy’s Lament.” The music and the songs are so vivid and rich with detail that they reflect a whole way of life, and while Stewart would later flesh out this blueprint, it remains a stunningly original vision.

01 – Street Fighting Man
02 – Man Of Constant Sorrow
03 – Blind Prayer
04 – Handbags & Gladrags
05 – An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down
06 – I Wouldn’t Ever Change A Thing
07 – Cindy’s Lament
08 – Dirty Old Town

Rod Stewart – vocals, guitar
Ronnie Wood – guitar, bottleneck guitar, bass guitar, harmonica
Martin Pugh – guitar
Mick Waller – drums
Ian “Mac” McLagan – piano, organ
Mike D’Abo – piano
Keith Emerson – organ
Lou Reizner – vocals

Producers: Rod Stewart and Lou Reizner



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