Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Rod Stewart - Sing It Again, Rod (1973)
Released August 1973
This was Rod Stewart's equivalent of The Rolling Stones' "Made In The Shade", a pretty pointless compilation from his first four solo albums that saw him treading water somewhat in 1973. Of course, there is some outstanding material on here - "Maggie May"; "You Wear It Well"; "Reason To Believe"; the rocking "Twistin' The Night Away", "I Know I'm Losing You", "Mandolin Wind" and "Handbags And Gladrags". In fact, it is all good. The one "rarity" chucked in for fans who have everything else is Rod's cover of "Pinball Wizard" - approached with his expected vocal attack.
Obviously, the material is excellent, but I would recommend the four albums in themselves as opposed to this, on which there not enough "hits" as yet to call it a "greatest hits".
B for the songs. C+ for the concept