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Stardust: The Great American Songbook Vol. 3

Rod Stewart Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Oct 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: BMG
  • ASIN: B00065DWCC
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,708 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Embraceable YouRod Stewart 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. For Sentimental ReasonsRod Stewart featuring Dave Koz 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Blue MoonRod Stewart featuring Eric Clapton 4:02Album Only
Listen  4. What A Wonderful WorldRod Stewart featuring Stevie Wonder 4:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. StardustRod Stewart 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Manhattan (Duet With Bette Midler)Rod Stewart featuring Bette Midler 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. 'S WonderfulRod Stewart featuring Dave Grusin 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Isn't It RomanticRod Stewart 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Can't Get StartedRod Stewart 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. But Not For MeRod Stewart 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. A Kiss To Build A Dream OnRod Stewart featuring Arturo Sandoval 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Baby, It's Cold Outside (Duet With Dolly Parton)Rod Stewart featuring Dolly Parton 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Night And DayRod Stewart 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley SquareRod Stewart 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. You Belong To MeRod Stewart 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Stardust is the third instalment of Rod Stewart's nostalgic journey away from leopard-print rock and into a gentler world of traditional jazz standards. Mainly backed by a small combo of piano, bass and drums, Stewart has avoided the trend in big-band swing, putting his legendary showmanship aside in favour of a more relaxing sound based solely on his voice.

Opener "Embraceable You" is for the most part indicative of the rest of the album aside from a few vocal jazz tricks that don't sit too well on his gravelly, self-trained voice. "Manhattan", a duet with Bette Midler also highlights this lack of formal technique where his voice clashes with the rich, cabaret tone of Midler's. However, aside from these remembrances that Rod is a rock singer, the reason the American Songbook series is on its third volume is that he sounds fantastic singing this kind of music. Consistently through every song his apparently strained voice sounds effortless as he inserts a very natural dynamic feel. The highlight has to be "Baby it's Cold Outside", a wonderful duet with Dolly Parton who's warm, friendly, drawl complements him perfectly.

Stardust may not be the sort of music that would make him leap about and kick footballs at his fans but, Rod Stewart snr. has matured gracefully and seems very comfortable doing it. --David Trueman

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Rod Stewart Stardust (The Great American Songbook Vol.3)

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So What? 14 Nov 2004
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Let's be fair, Rod's no Tony Bennett - but I'm sure he's only too conscious of that. The fact that he's introducing 'The Great American Songbook' to a legion of his fans who've probably never heard most of these songs other than in a soundtrack to a film doesn't matter. It's a little precious of us to judge that he's not capable of singing these songs (Hell, neither am I, but I enjoy doing so) - and that's the point. The joi de vivre which is only too evident when listening to one of his GAS songs - HE'S HAVING THE TIME OF HIS LIFE! - and who am I to gainsay that? especially when the feeling is so infectious. Come on - a CD costs what, ten quid?, Isn't it worth the price of three or four pints to have an hour of solid pleasure now and again?
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is what dreams are about! 20 Oct 2004
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This guy might be a crooner but he's got the 'magic' both in his public personality and in his singing. Like good wine he gets better with maturity. Life without romance must be miserable but this guy provides the antidote in large dollops. This is what our dreams are about! Great singing; great listening; great guy Rod!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great present 9 Jan 2014
By GertieG
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Bought as a gift and it went down a treat. Lovely songs sung in that relaxed, smokey voice of his. Very easy relaxing listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't compare it - Just love it the way it is 4 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
I keep finding myself putting on this CD when I want to relax because of its rich, warm colours. I was never much of a Rod fan but really love his treament of all the songs on this album and feel that his professionalism really shines through. The choice of songs is outstanding and the production overall beautifully balanced, it feels as if all the artists on it are in great harmony. So don't take too much notice of those who say that you should have heard another artist perform this or that better, the fluidity of having one great musician (yes, he is!) serenade you with one luscious number after another is a treat to savour without analysis - just pour yourself a glass of wine and lie back and enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff! 13 July 2014
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Great songs sung in Rod Stewart's gravelly lived in voice. However, if you are going to include a song written by an Englishman (Eric Maschwitz) you shouldn't be calling the compilation "The Great AMERICAN Songbook)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Incorrect delivery 17 April 2014
By spaced
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The CD supplied was not 'Stardust'. The problem was that the barcode was for 'Stardust' but the actual Cd was not. CD returned and account credited.
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4.0 out of 5 stars MUSIC FOR MY TABLET 14 April 2014
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I just Like Rod Stewart's music. I have a lot of is CDs but wanted some on my tablet for when I am out and about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rod Stewart and the Great American Songbook! 28 Feb 2014
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I sent this to my cousin. I have had a copy since it was first released and simply love it!
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