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Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Michel D. from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 5/6/2012...
I've always been a big Rod Stewart fan and this set has a whole lot of his best songs in one set!
Little Known Gem In Rod Stewart 's Repertoire
Antoinette Klein | Hoover, Alabama USA | 06/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After seeing Rod Stewart live in concert recently, I went in search of "It Takes Two" which had brought the house down at his show. Although I own many of his CD's, this cut was not on any of the ones I had. Although I bought it strictly for this Rod/Tina Turner duet, I found many more "lesser known" songs I thoroughly enjoy on this one. "Rebel Heart" is classic Rocking Rod for those of us who first fell in love with him in the 1970's. The soulful "When A Man's In Love" is also alone worth the cost of the CD. Equally enjoyable are the classic "Rhythm of My Heart" and his delightful homage to Motown with "The Motown Song." I've been playing this one over and over and pondering why it never achieved the success of his other albums.Originally released in 1991, it was his 18th album and is dedicated to his father who had recently passed away. It was his father that had the foresight to give him a guitar on this 14th birthday instead of the model railway equipment Rod requested. Rock music owes a deep debt of gratitude to Mr. Robert Joseph Stewart for such an inspirational gift."
The Finest Rod Stewart Album
Antoinette Klein | 09/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first reviewed this album in 1999, when I called it the best Rod Stewart Album. After 9 years I still believe it is, especially compared the recent "American Song Book" albums. I have a number of Rod's other albums, including Downtown Train and Sing it Again Rod. I have never been a huge fan but to me this is the finest CD he has ever done, reflecting his roots and giving a wonderful balance between ballad and rock. Unlike his other albums, I keep coming back to this one, and I find it has aged well. The Motown songs are not an attempt to be Motown rather than a way for him to express his admiration for the genre. They still retain a distinctively Rod Stewart quality. "Rhythm Of My Heart" is undoubtedly the strongest song, having a Celtic quality to it which is enhanced by the bagpipes, and "Moment of Glory" is the weakest. Yet to call any of it "filler" is a true disservice to the music, as is starting the review by talking about the singer's arrested emotional development. The yearning evident is "If Only" and "Have I Told You" lately is moving, and both songs show a reflective and mature understanding of mistakes and regrets in love. The great variety of musical expression on the different tracks does not detract from a unified thread of style and melodic theme which hold the CD together. If you have any interest in solid ballads and soulful rock all with a Celtic tinge, this is a must have."