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Reason to Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart recorded five albums for Mercury Records between 1969 and 1974, albums that included such hit songs as "Maggie May," "Every Picture Tells a Story," and "You Wear It Well." The three-disc collection Reason to Believe compiles all 56 studio tracks Stewart recorded and released on Mercury, including remastered versions of his five Mercury albums -- The Rod Stewart Album, Gasoline Alley, Every Picture Tells a Story, Never a Dull Moment, and Smiler -- along with non-album rarities. Among them are five tracks recorded in 1973?74 and only released on the import-only Handbags & Gladrags compilation: "You Put Something Better Inside Me," "Crying Laughing Loving Lying," "So Tired,"...
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Editorial Reviews

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart recorded five albums for Mercury Records between 1969 and 1974, albums that included such hit songs as "Maggie May," "Every Picture Tells a Story," and "You Wear It Well." The three-disc collection Reason to Believe compiles all 56 studio tracks Stewart recorded and released on Mercury, including remastered versions of his five Mercury albums -- The Rod Stewart Album, Gasoline Alley, Every Picture Tells a Story, Never a Dull Moment, and Smiler -- along with non-album rarities. Among them are five tracks recorded in 1973–74 and only released on the import-only Handbags & Gladrags compilation: "You Put Something Better Inside Me," "Crying Laughing Loving Lying," "So Tired," "Every Time We Say Goodbye," and "Missed You." The deluxe digipak set features complete credits, an essay, and many rare photographs.
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Reason to Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings rounds up three discs' worth (56 tracks) of primo Rod Stewart, providing listeners with a complete reading of his Mercury period, which lasted from 1969 to 1974. The box set includes the contents of The Rod Stewart Album (1979), Gasoline Alley (1970), Every Picture Tells a Story (1971), Never a Dull Moment (1972), and Smiler (1974) in their entireties, as well as a host of non-album rarities to sweeten the already liberally honeyed pot.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2002
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 044006342221
  • Catalog Number: 063422
  • Sales rank: 96,246

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Street Fighting Man (5:10)
  2. 2 Man of Constant Sorrow (2:33)
  3. 3 Blind Prayer (4:42)
  4. 4 Handbags and Gladrags (4:26)
  5. 5 An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down (3:11)
  6. 6 I Wouldn't Ever Change a Thing (4:49)
  7. 7 Cindy's Lament (4:30)
  8. 8 Dirty Old Town (3:46)
  9. 9 Gasoline Alley (4:07)
  10. 10 It's All Over Now (6:26)
  11. 11 Only a Hobo (4:19)
  12. 12 My Way of Giving (3:59)
  13. 13 Country Comfort (4:46)
  14. 14 Cut Across Shorty (6:34)
  15. 15 Lady Day (4:16)
  16. 16 Jo's Lament (3:29)
  17. 17 You're My Girl (I Don't Want to Discuss It) (4:32)
  18. 18 It's All Over Now (3:37)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Every Picture Tells a Story (5:59)
  2. 2 Seems Like a Long Time (4:03)
  3. 3 That's All Right/Amazing Grace (6:00)
  4. 4 Tomorrow Is a Long Time (3:47)
  5. 5 Maggie May (5:50)
  6. 6 Mandolin Wind (5:36)
  7. 7 (I Know) I'm Losing You (5:24)
  8. 8 (Find A) Reason to Believe (4:10)
  9. 9 True Blue (3:35)
  10. 10 Lost Paraguayos (3:59)
  11. 11 Mama, You Been on My Mind (4:29)
  12. 12 Italian Girls (4:56)
  13. 13 Angel (4:06)
  14. 14 Interludings (0:40)
  15. 15 You Wear It Well (4:24)
  16. 16 I'd Rather Go Blind (3:53)
  17. 17 Twistin' the Night Away (3:18)
  18. 18 What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me) (2:51)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Pinball Wizard (3:12)
  2. 2 Oh! No Not My Baby (3:41)
  3. 3 Jodie (3:12)
  4. 4 Sweet Little Rock & Roller (3:45)
  5. 5 Lochinvar (0:24)
  6. 6 Farewell (4:34)
  7. 7 Sailor (3:36)
  8. 8 Bring It on Home to Me/You Send Me (3:59)
  9. 9 Let Me Be Your Car (4:58)
  10. 10 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man (3:54)
  11. 11 Dixie Toot (3:26)
  12. 12 Hard Road (4:30)
  13. 13 I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (1:34)
  14. 14 Girl from the North Country (3:54)
  15. 15 Mine for Me (4:04)
  16. 16 Missed You (3:59)
  17. 17 You Put Something Better Inside Me (3:50)
  18. 18 Crying Laughing Loving Lying (2:53)
  19. 19 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (3:34)
  20. 20 So Tired (3:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rod Stewart Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Long John Baldry Vocals
Elton John Piano, Vocals
Ruby Turner Vocals
Ron Wood Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bottleneck Guitar
Pete Sears Organ, Bass, Piano
Madeline Bell Vocals
Keith Emerson Organ
Rick Grech Violin
Ray Jackson Mandolin
Ian McLagan Organ, Piano
The Memphis Horns Brass
Sam Mitchell Slide Guitar
Dick Powell Violin
Doreen Chanter Vocals
Irene Chanter Vocals
Ray Cooper Percussion
Michael d'Abo Piano
William Gaff Human Whistle
Spike Heatley Upright Bass
Gordon Huntley Steel Guitar
Ronnie Lane Bass, Vocals
Stanley Matthews Mandolin
David Measham Conductor
Andy Newmark Drums
Dennis O'Flynn Violin (Bass)
Martin Pugh Guitar
Andy Pyle Bass
Martin Quittenton Acoustic Guitar
Mickey Waller Drums
Willie Weeks Bass
Danny Thompson Bass
Kenny Jones Drums
Neemoi "Speedy" Aquaye Conga
Technical Credits
Rod Stewart Arranger, Producer
Ron Wood Producer
Jimmy Horowitz Arranger
Mike Bobak Engineer
Michael d'Abo Arranger
Glyn Johns Engineer
Keith Grant Engineer
David Measham Director
Alan O'Duffy Engineer
Lou Reizner Producer
Roger Wake Remixing
Amy Linden Liner Notes
Will Malone Arranger
Vartan Art Direction
Chris Barber's Jazz Band Contributor
Suha Gur Mastering
Aaron Sixx Label Design, Tray Card Art
James Sullivan Arranger
Laurens Van Houten Label Design, Tray Card Art
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
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