None of Rod Stewart's many self re-inventions has been half-hearted, least of all the full-fledged adoption of the full-on electric rock of 1975's ATLANTIC CROSSING. This album saw Stewart moving past the folk and blues of some of his past work, trading it in for some brash saxophones and jumpy R&B-tinged rhythms. AC features a host of well-known Yank studio cats, including guitarist Steve Cropper (whose contribution was also compositional), producer Tom Dowd, and the Memphis Horns, who all lend an able hand in helping Stewart leave his UK roots behind…
As part of Universal's Colour Collection, Rod Stewart is featured on previously released tracks taken from the singer's stint with Mercury in the '70s. Among the 17 tracks are the original versions of "Maggie May," "Every Picture Tells a Story" and "Twistin' the Night Away."
Every Picture Tells a Story is the third studio album by the British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart, released in May 1971. It incorporates hard rock, folk, and blues styles. It went to number one on both the UK and US charts and finished third in the Pazz & Jop critics' poll for best album of 1971. It has been an enduring critical success, including a number 172 ranking on Rolling Stone Magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Whilst in The Faces, Rod Stewart pursued a solo career, which paid dividends in 1971 when he was propelled to the top of the UK charts with Maggie May and later You Wear It Well, both are included here. Enjoy!
Absolutely Live is a live album by Rod Stewart, released in 1982. It is compiled from shows at The Los Angeles Forum, Long Beach Arena, San Diego Sports Arena, and Wembley Stadium (London).