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The Great American Songbook Box Set [Box set]

Rod Stewart Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (22 Oct 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B008VI0ATO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,085 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. You Go To My Head
2. They Can't Take That Away From Me
3. The Way You Look Tonight
4. It Had To Be You
5. That Old Feeling
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Time After Time
2. I'm In The Mood For Love
3. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
4. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered - Rod Stewart featuring Cher
5. 'Till There Was You
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Embraceable You
2. For Sentimental Reasons - Rod Stewart featuring Dave Koz
3. Blue Moon - Rod Stewart featuring Eric Clapton
4. What A Wonderful World - Rod Stewart featuring Stevie Wonder
5. Stardust
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Disc: 4
1. I've Got A Crush On You - Rod Stewart featuring Diana Ross
2. I Wish You Love - Rod Stewart featuring Chris Botti
3. You Send Me - Rod Stewart featuring Chaka Khan
4. Long Ago And Far Away
5. Makin' Whoopee - Rod Stewart featuring Elton John
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Check reviews for separate volumes! 17 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My dad loves these cds. Check the reviews for the separate volumes of the Songbook as most reviewers seem well pleased with them! Not sure these works were aimed at the above reviewer particularly. As it goes Rod does an excellent job in my opinion.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mellow Rod Stewart 13 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a very pleasant, laid-back, easy listening moment! If you like Rod S's voice and the classic old songs, you cannot fail to love these CDs. They may not stand up to the scrutiny of crooners like Bing Crosby, but there's not much better to play in the background during a meal with friends. I love them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad effort at crooning. 6 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD
Ok,so some mixed reviews on this one - firstly,I am no big fan of Rod Stewart but I am a big fan of good music and this type of music in particular.
For a top rock star like Rod to put his reputation on the line by recording these songbooks must have been a big decision for him to make.I agree that he is no old style crooner but I think he makes a great attempt at it.
There are many great performances in this collection and to be fair,he does himself proud on most of the tracks.
I think however that the orchestral arrangements are a little bland at times and an artist draws his inspiration from those around him and relies heavily on great arrangements and inspiring performances by supporting musicians.
There can be no doubt that the material is superb.It just doesn't get any better than these songs by the best of the best of American songsmiths.
I enjoyed all these songs as performed by Rod - he has great taste in music and delivers well.I think many cross-over artists suffer from not being accepted as serious musicians especially coming from a rock and roll background.These recordings will I think be more accepted as the years go by and Rod deserves full credit for some great artistry.
A great collection of great songs well performed!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars S'Wonderful! 21 Jun 2011
By William
Format:MP3 Download
Irving Berlin said that he always preferred his songs to be sung by Fred Astaire because his straightforward, uncomplicated delivery allowed the melody and lyrics to speak for themselves. Well, this is exactly what Rod Stewart achieves here. The clarity of his diction, pitch perfect singing and simple accompaniments and arrangements make every single one of these tracks a joy to hear. I have recordings of all the items in the set by the 'greats' -Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, etc - but in a number of cases, the Stewart version compares favourably with any of them. Did you ever hear better interpretations of 'Embraceable You', 'Long Ago and Far Away' 'Time After Time' and 'S'Wonderful'? Even 'Manhattan', a superb duet with the inestimable Bette Midler, runs the Ella classic pretty close. All in all, if you want a complete review of the goodies from the golden age of American popular music, this is it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laid back Rod Stewart 28 Dec 2012
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Rod Stewart was never blessed with a prefect voice, but he certainly knows how to interpret songs. Excellent choice of material. His voice may not be as raucous as in his youth, but this mellow side suits him, and the choice of songs, well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy, but good listening 30 Nov 2012
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I bought this box set for my wife, It is excellent value and well presented. There are so many classic songs in the set I couldn't single any out. I am more into blues and rock, but I have to confess I have had this playing in the background when I have been on my own, it is easy listening and Rod does the genre justice. I must be getting old!
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5.0 out of 5 stars American Songbook 26 Nov 2012
By pegleg
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I have never been a fan of Rod until this series and i am now converted. A supeb collection of old standards wonderfully translated by this old trouper
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5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely delighted with it 13 July 2014
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I received my Songbook set in record time, absolutely delighted with it. Perfect background music when having a dinner party or travelling alone in the car. Thank you
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend
I found it hard to believe the bargain I got with this 4 cd boxed set. As always Rods voice and style brought these lovely classics alive for me
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars the legend that is rod stewart
nice easy listening. i have always liked his music the voice is even more smokier but this is a lovely compilation
Published 3 months ago by Ursula Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I knew what I was getting. This is Rod at his best. The interpretations are fantastic. A voice made in a gravel pit - wonderful.
Published 5 months ago by dean
4.0 out of 5 stars Relaxed Rod
Nice, easy listening music from a mature rock singer who can sing. Very good interpretation of the songs and melodies.
Published 5 months ago by Alec
5.0 out of 5 stars Rod at his laid back best.
This album is great for easy listening or even background music during a special meal.
Any Rod fan would love this eclectic mix from a master chanter.
Published 5 months ago by 'Amerigo'
5.0 out of 5 stars Good CD
Bought for 88year old who loves the songs and Rod's performances. She does her housework while listening to the music.
Published 6 months ago by Liz Glasgow
4.0 out of 5 stars Ticks all the boxes.
I bought this for a family memberand He is very pleased with it. Packaging was just right. The delivery could have been better.
Published 7 months ago by Evonne Hibbert
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 Stars
I've added he stars and am writing this text because I have to, which is why I do not do reviews
Published 8 months ago by Alex Waterton MCT
5.0 out of 5 stars New style Rod.
A great little collection here in the new style Rod. I just love how he has taken all the old classics and made them his own.He is so talented. Just great to relax to.
Published 8 months ago by Homely girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great easy listening
Loved this collection by Rod. I've grown old with him since teenage years but he still has the X factor for me. Read more
Published 8 months ago by caz
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