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Every Picture Tells A Story [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Rod Stewart Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Aug 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B00000612P
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,749 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Seems Like A Long Time (Album Version) 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Maggie May (Album Version) 5:500.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. (I Know) I'm Losing You (Album Version) 5:230.99  Buy MP3 
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Once upon a time, Rod Stewart was not vamping indiscriminately about "Hot Legs" and asking "D'ya Think I'm Sexy?" He was a singer with a gravel-voice approximation of Sam Cooke and excellent taste in cover material. Here, he's toned down with folksy covers of Tim Hardin ("Reason to Believe"), Bob Dylan ("Tomorrow is Such a Long Time"), and Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (via Elvis, "That's All Right Mama"). He tops his interpretive abilities with two originals that have since become standards ("Maggie May", "Every Picture Tells A Story"). Quite a different Rod from the one the world has come to know. --Rob O'Connor

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mod-ern day classic 2 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The impact made by Rod Stewart on the music scene of 1971 should never be underestimated. When "Maggie May" rang out from radios all across the world you just knew that something special had happened. For those of us too young and unaware at that point of "An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down","Gasoline Alley" or work with the Faces and Jeff Beck Group, the voice of Rod Stewart rang straight and true. It spoke to you and for you. It was a voice of integrity. You knew Rod and he knew you. Here was a translator of songs who made them his own ("Seems Like A Long Time", "(I Know) I'm Losing You", "Reason To Believe"); a creator of songs to rank with the most critically aclaimed ("Every Picture Tells A Story", "Maggie May","Mandolin Wind") and here was an album so perfectly crafted that all these years on, you would not even want to imagine changes. Rod at the height of his abilities, with all components (and Ronnie Wood!) in place. There is no question that Rod Stewart should be recognised as one of the greatest vocalists ever recorded, if only on the basis of this one album - but what an album! Look at the front cover, it states "Classic Edition" and "Every Picture Tells A Story" was, is and always will be. Buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly good 23 April 2004
By A. Macfarlane VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
OK everyone knows Rod Stewart from "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and all theother rubbish he's churned out over the last couple of decades. But thisalbum stands out as a reminder that once he really was very good. Thetrack most will know is "Maggie May", and it is rightfully a classic, butthere are more nearly forgotten gems here: the title track, a reworking ofDylan's "Tomorrow Is A Long Time" and the rawkous "(I know)I'm Losing" youin particular. This album is full of great tunes, a laid back style andsome decent song writing. What's even more surprising is that Stewarthimself was involved in the writing of them.
It makes you wonder what happened to him between the early albums and suchabominations as the 80s ablums "Foolish Behaviour", "Body Wishes","Camouflage" and "Love Touch". You should get a copy of "Every PictureTells a Story", listen to it and enjoy it. But if anyone ever offers you acopy of 1986's "Rod Stewart" - run screaming.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rod at his best 20 Jan 2000
By alfredo
Format:Audio CD
Forget all that nonsense he did in the late Seventies and early Eighties, this is Rod's finest forty-odd minutes.
He takes on Blues, Folk, Rock 'n' Roll and Soul with the best and most enthusiastic pick-up band you could ever wish for.
This album comes from the time when he actually enjoyed making records - from the plaintive 'Mandolin Wind' to the hard-driven 'Losing You', you'll never hear him in better voice.
I just wish he'd ring Ronnie Wood and Martin Quittenton, book a cheap studio and do it all again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best records of 1971 30 Sep 2003
By Docendo Discimus TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
"Every Picture Tells A Story" is Rod Stewart's masterpiece.
Without greatly altering his approach, he perfected his blend of hard rock, folk, blues, and country on this his very best record.
The band rocks, particularly on the Temptations cover "(I Know I'm) Losing You" and the acoustic title track, but the great triumph of "Every Picture Tells A Story" lies in its content.
Every song on this CD, whether it's a cover or original, is a gem, from the album's classic centerpiece "Maggie May" to the witty title track and the poignant "Mandolin Wind".
And the covers, including definitive readings of Dylan's "Tomorrow Is Such A Long Time" and Tim Hardin's "Reason to Believe," as well as a rollicking "That's All Right," are equally terrific, bringing new dimension to each and every one of the songs.
The sound is great, the arrangements are superb, and Stewart's vocals are rough but supremely soulful.
"Every Picture Tells A Story" is a beautiful album, one that has the timeless qualities of the best folk, yet one that rocks harder than most pop music...few rock records are quite this powerful or this rich.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MASTERPIECE 7 Sep 2000
Format:Audio CD
If Rod Stewart had carried on in this vein, he would have been bigger than Elvis now and with his credibility intact, like Springsteen, Tom Waits and the Rolling Stones. These songs are real gems, from the hard rocking Maggie May, Reason To Believe and That's Alright to the more folky numbers like Tomorrow Is A Long Time, Seems Like A Long Time and the deliciously sad but uplifting Mandolin Wind. A perfect blend of superb material and passionate delivery make this a classic rock album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Classic Edition" - indeed! 5 Nov 2011
By SMc
Format:Audio CD
It's forty years to the very month (November 1971/2011) since I purchased first of all the double A-sided single "Maggie May/Reason To Believe" and then graduated to the full vinyl album "Every Picture Tells A Story". The album's front cover informs the listener of the singer's name, the album's title and the legend "Classic Edition" at the very top. Without doubt, the 'legend' is true. This was the first album I ever bought with my own money (as far as I recall) and though I'd grown up with the radio (The Light Programme but, mainly Radio Luxembourg) and both my mother's (Donegan, Darin et al) records and my elder brother's (Beatles, Stones, Small Faces and Who) records over the previous ten years or so, this album was a revelation to me at the time. What? Classical guitars with electric and acoustic guitars, mandolins, violins, pianos, organs and pedal steel guitars? It was new to me at the time anyway! Moreover, Stewart can be satisfied that he was one of the pioneers of 'acoustic rock' and helped create a 'template' for many others to follow.

Unknown to me (and I suspect many others at the time too) Stewart had already made two very good solo albums prior to this, made two 'band' albums with the Jeff Beck Band as well as numerous singles from 1964 leading up to this masterpiece, comprising mainly stunning covers of fairly obscure songs by Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Elvis/Arthur Crudup and The Temptations. Oh and three Stewart originals, one a solo "Mandolin Wind", one with Ronnie Wood "Every Picture Tells A Story" and one with Martin Quittenton, a little 'throwaway song, called "Maggie May".
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Published 26 days ago by Karenosullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't beat Vinyl!!!.
Great to get this on good old Vinyl. I had my old Quad hifi and Tannoy speakers not connected for years, just played CDs through my AV TV set up. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jimbo
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic album
I only bought this because I can't play my vinyl any more...Still a classic pre-USA Rod, rockin' it up. Great car driving music.
Published 3 months ago by A. C. Warner
5.0 out of 5 stars Mandolin Wind
Really someone should make a single of Mandolin Wind.lovely Song. The whole album stands the test of time quite well
Published 5 months ago by simon gould
5.0 out of 5 stars nostalgia
It's an album from my youth and sounds every bit as good today. Maggie May still sends tingles through me. Rod at his best!
Published 5 months ago by Mrs Janet M Doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Got the original on vinyl from new
This is a classic album forget the 80's stuff, you all need to listen to this it's Rod at his best.!
Published 5 months ago by RN Broglia
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliving youth
Exactly as described and when played more years than I care to remember just vanished, unlike the grey hairs and weight put on since then!
Published 5 months ago by redduster100
5.0 out of 5 stars rod stewarts best album
This album by rod stewart is his best ever. buying this again has brought back so many memories. All rods fans should have this. every song is brilliant.
Published 5 months ago by trish essex
5.0 out of 5 stars A la recherche etc etc
Nostalgia. Yes I know. I love it. memory, until you lose it, is what they can't take away. No doubt some way will be found of taxing it, or cutting it, but until then every picture... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gina J
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