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Never A Dull Moment [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: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B00000612Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,808 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Lost Paraguayos (Album Version) 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mama You Been On My Mind (Album Version) 4:290.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Interludings (Album Version)0:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You Wear It Well (Album Version) 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I'd Rather Go Blind (Album Version) 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Twistin' The Night Away (Album Version) 3:130.99  Buy MP3 

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The fourth Rod Stewart album to contain his trademark acoustic-electric mix of instruments and bluesy vocals, Never a Dull Moment feels anything but formulaic, kicking off with the aw-shucks modesty of "True Blue" and rollicking on through the enduring original "You Wear It Well". Some of the best tunes here are covers--Bob Dylan's searching "Mama You Been on My Mind," a soulful reading of Sam Cooke's "Twistin' the Night Away," and a scorching take on Etta James's "I'd Rather Go Blind"--but, as always, Stewart manages to make them sound of a piece with his own compositions. Unlike the promises proffered by some album titles, Never a Dull Moment (ironic though it was, given the cover painting of a terminally bored Stewart) proved to be dead-on. --Daniel Durchholz

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rod's Finest Hour 27 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
Banish the memory of a spandex clad clown strangling 'Do ya think I'm Sexy', obliterate the image of the white tie and tails churning out The Great American Songbook Vol 73 - this is Rod's finest hour, no question. Backed by the sort of ramblin' shamblin' band that brings out the best of him, Rod presides over one of those rare albums where every single track is a winner. True Blue, Los Paraguayos and Italian Girls all possess the trademark feelgood swagger, whilst You Wear It Well carries the singles gold standard with ease. But it's the closers that clinch the deal: a smouldering I'd Rather Go Blind, followed by an incendiary version of Sam Cooke's Twistin' the Night Away, with Rod's raspy vocals duelling to the end with Ronnie Wood's fizzing slide guitar. Some say this album doesn't quite match the excellent Every Picture Tells a Story - they're wrong...
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
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The first vinyl album I ever bought. On holiday at Uncle Albert's, Streatham, London, England. Wearing green cord loons, drinking shandy circa 1971. Uncle Albert would only let me listen to it at half volume on his radiogramme. But it still sounded good. Listening to it 30 years later on my modern hi-fi I can stll remember the excitement it caused way back then. Rod wore big trousers on the cover, looking into the mid-distance and we all wondered where he was going. I love the glumness and self preoccupation in the album. Who hasn't sat back in the evening, bored, or on a rainy afternoon and thought about how things might have been? That's what these tracks are about......Rod looking back at the last few years and ruminating, chewing the fat and thinking; what if? Perhaps different musical styles? (Lost Paraguayos or Italian Girls) Rock and Roll? (I'd Rather go Blind, Twisting the Night Away) A tribute to Jimi Hendrix? (Angel) or Faces inspired tracks? (True Blue and Mama You Bee on my Mind). The single that sold the album is You Wear it Well. The collection is every bit as complicated as the artist, laid down at a crossroads, breaking away from Mod days and becoming a human being in his own right. Carefully chosen musicians, pictured beneath football posts, support Rod's croaky, soulful vocals during a coach trip to different musical styles. For the early seventies the recording wws crystal clear, even on the original vinyl and Rod Stewart was a perfectionist at this time about the sound quality of his albums and running times suffered as a result. This album is an absoloute classic of differnet styles, perfect reproduction and Rod at his brilliant vocal best.....
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There was a time. . . . . . . . . 24 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
When you are young it is the little things that seem so important and pop music plays such a large role in your life because it provides the soundtrack to your love life, your philosophy and your whole lifestyle.

For many working class youth who wanted a break from dancing but couldn't be arsed with the po-faced head-wanking of the likes of Pink Floyd and ELP, Rod the Mod provided us with everything we could wish for: He wasn't particularly good-looking but he managed to bed all the best looking women. He sometimes sang about a life that was beyond us, but one that we could wish for:

Daddy says he'll buy me car
to drive just as far as I need
He wants me back at any expense
He's got a lot more money than sense
(True Blue)

His singing range was well within the grasp of any of us who could hold a tune and he was a bloke that many hetro young males could actually be in love with without being accused of being gay.

Rod seemed to sum up life for us: Football (when it actually meant something and was not something for middle-class kidults to read about in the Guardian and force themselves to watch boring friendlies on Skysports), girls and money (or lack of). He was one of us: a kid; though his voice sounded as if it knew so much of life.

Rod was one of those who wrote simple lyrics that sounded more profound than they actually were:

She was tall, thin and tarty
and she drove a Maserati
faster than sound
I was heaven bound

(Italian Girls)

He could make other people's songs his own, think Angle. Each Faces period album had a song by Sam Cooke and Bob Dylan and like most Dylan songs they sounded much better when sung by someone else.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Last of the classic quartet 20 Nov 2007
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On the peerless 'Every Picture...' album, Rod Stewart perfected his acoustic-based rock style. Here, he uses the same template to much the same effect on some tracks, but 'Never A Dull Moment' goes more electric on other songs. The Faces-like 'True Blue' is one of the electric songs, a pleasing rocker, and opens the album. 'Lost Paraguayos' goes back to the acoustic style, the roguish singer explaining to his lady that he has to go abroad. 'Mama...' also employs the acoustic style. The hit, 'You Wear It Well' is the other example, beginning in much the same way as 'Maggie May' before developing a life of its own.
The slow, electric swagger of Hendrix's 'Angel' is another highlight, but each track is strong. Stewart's cover of the slow 'I'd Rather Go Blind' is beautiful and his band energise Sam Cooke's 'Twistin' The Night Away' to close. Soon, he would dispense with Ron Wood and co in favour of an American band of star names who, under Tom Dowd's production, would make tidy but dull music. This album and its three predecessors represent Rod Stewart at his artistic height.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good album
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Published 1 month ago by Brian Kirkum
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Great album and Rod Stewart at his best bought it when it was first released and can say all tracks stand the test of time.
Published 4 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy.
Bought this for my husband who has always been a Rod Stewart fan and is now changing vinyl collection of his albums for CD to play in the car.
Published 11 months ago by christine francis
5.0 out of 5 stars Rod at his best
I first bought this album in the early 1970's on musicassette and it's one of a very few I've repurchased on CD. Read more
Published 13 months ago by D J F
5.0 out of 5 stars As it says on the cover
My favourite Rod Stewart album, great songs, great musicianship... it's a shame he left the Faces to go solo. Best track? Read more
Published 13 months ago by L. Simmonds
5.0 out of 5 stars the old records from rod are the best
one of rods best albums , new fans a must , i know you will love it , give rods first album a go you will NOT be disappointed
Published 14 months ago by mrs susan turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Rod Stewart CD
Both myself & my other half likes Rod Stewart either old or new.It came undamaged and very quickly.Dealer is Grade A++++
Published 15 months ago by Moise Bourassa
4.0 out of 5 stars Aptly named.
Purchased to replace and old vinyl to CD copy - a very good purchase, definitely one of Rod's top albums.
Published 16 months ago by Stephen Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to my youth
C d took me back to 1970s , loved it then , still great. Timeless music . Brings back so many memories . Excellent quality , quick delivery.
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