The Very Best of Rod Stewart [Warner Bros.]

The Very Best of Rod Stewart [Warner Bros.]

by Rod Stewart


$15.99 $18.99 Save 16% Current price is $15.99, Original price is $18.99. You Save 16%.
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, December 12


The 15-page booklet that accompanies this album does not include any liner notes; instead, it is jam-packed with photographs of Rod Stewart, from his rosy-cheeked Faces period to his current mature but still frostily coiffed look. A little indulgent, sure, but what do you expect from the man who titled his folk-rock masterpiece Every Picture Tells a Story? The picture collage does more than appease fans who answer affirmatively to Rod's disco query "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" With childhood photos, stage pictures, and snapshots of Rod in drag, it underscores Stewart's remarkably easy manner. That same bemused, self-assured quality is all over his music, which wisely puts his signature rasp front-and-center. This disc focuses mostly on the enduring, soulful tunes of his hit record-churning solo career. The Very Best of Rod Stewart features radio classics like "Maggie May," "Young Turks," and "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and a slew of other hits from his truly impressive repertoire. The compilation also showcases several covers that suggest that Stewart is one of pop's finer interpreters -- from the gorgeous Tom Waits-penned "Downtown Train" to his Unplugged renditions of Tim Hardin's classic "Reason to Believe" and Van Morrison's sentimental "Have I Told You Lately." Yes, diehard fans will miss Stewart's most ambitious song, the moving "The Killing of Georgie Pt. 1-2." But fans of every era of Stewart's solo career will love this near-complete survey of his most popular hits.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2001
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227832827
catalogNumber: 78328
Rank: 3404

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rod Stewart   Primary Artist
Ronald Isley   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tim Hardin   Composer
Rod Stewart   Composer,Producer
Carmine Appice   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Producer
Andy Taylor   Producer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Jim Cregan   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Patrick Leonard   Producer
Van Morrison   Composer
Michael Omartian   Producer
Martin Quittenton   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Gary Grainger   Composer

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Very Best of Rod Stewart [Warner Bros.] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are tons of Rod Stewart compilations out there, but those all leave out important hits. This is, hands down, the best Rod Stewart compilation ever! Included on this compilation are Rod's signature song, "Maggie May", his cover of Van Morrison's "Have I Told You Lately", not the original, but the better 1989 remake of "This Old Heart of Mine", his mega hit from the early 80's, "Young Turks", another early hit of his, "You Wear It Well", the weird (yet surprisingly successful) disco-styled "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?", and his memorable late 80's hit, "Forever Young". If you don't have anything by Rod Stewart in your collection, believe me, you are not going to find a better compilation than this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Totally hits in their original versions. Just what I like and at a great price, too. Rod's not through putting out the hits yet, but this about covers most of his oldies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago