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5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly good, 23 April 2004
This review is from: Every Picture Tells A Story (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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Initial post: 23 Nov 2009 15:20:53 GMT
Couldn't agree more with your comments regarding Rod Stewarts'Every Picture Tells A Story'-this is certainly true of this recording showing Rod's great feeling for proper 'r&b' & rock 'n'roll & original sounds unlike his later cop out's.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2011 02:17:35 GMT
I 100% agree with everything you say

Posted on 18 Mar 2015 14:25:06 GMT
I don't agree with this statement fully. Being a follower of Rod for many years I won't and disagree that this is a fantastic album. To basically say everything that followed is rubbish is a stupid statement. Mainly because it's all personal taste so it's only your opinion. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy (The correct title) was actually just tongue in cheek. It wasn't supposed to be taken seriously. Rod was basically the narrator of the story between two people. Which by all accounts was Warner Bros fastest ever selling single certainly of the seventies. Are you saying that Never a Dull Moment is rubbish, and what about the fantastic Atlantic Crossing. By his own admission Rod has said he has maid one or two duff albums in his time but so have the majority of long staying artists. The album Human may not of been a financial success but to me it was one hell of a album.
The American Songbook series may not be my cup of tea, but I wouldn't say they are rubbish. What he sings and how he sings them shows me that he is a versatile vocalist, covering tunes in Country, Rock, Blues, Pop, and of course the classics. The albums from the eighties may not match this classic but they did have some great tracks on them. The Rod Stewart alum from 1986 had a great pop song with Love Touch (from the film Legal Eagles) It also has two great tracks, Red Hot in Black and Here to Eternity.
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