Reason to Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings

Reason to Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings

by Rod Stewart
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2002
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0044006342221
catalogNumber:
063422
Rank:
70275

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Street Fighting Man
  2. Man of Constant Sorrow
  3. Blind Prayer
  4. Handbags and Gladrags
  5. An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
  6. I Wouldn't Ever Change a Thing
  7. Cindy's Lament
  8. Dirty Old Town
  9. Gasoline Alley
  10. It's All Over Now
  11. Only a Hobo
  12. My Way of Giving
  13. Country Comfort
  14. Cut Across Shorty
  15. Lady Day
  16. Jo's Lament
  17. You're My Girl (I Don't Want to Discuss It)
  18. It's All Over Now

Disc 2

  1. Every Picture Tells a Story
  2. Seems Like a Long Time
  3. That's All Right/Amazing Grace
  4. Tomorrow Is a Long Time
  5. Maggie May
  6. Mandolin Wind
  7. (I Know) I'm Losing You
  8. (Find A) Reason to Believe
  9. True Blue
  10. Lost Paraguayos
  11. Mama, You Been on My Mind
  12. Italian Girls
  13. Angel
  14. Interludings
  15. You Wear It Well
  16. I'd Rather Go Blind
  17. Twistin' the Night Away
  18. What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)

Disc 3

  1. Pinball Wizard
  2. Oh! No Not My Baby
  3. Jodie
  4. Sweet Little Rock & Roller
  5. Lochinvar
  6. Farewell
  7. Sailor
  8. Bring It on Home to Me/You Send Me
  9. Let Me Be Your Car
  10. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man
  11. Dixie Toot
  12. Hard Road
  13. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
  14. Girl from the North Country
  15. Mine for Me
  16. Missed You
  17. You Put Something Better Inside Me
  18. Crying Laughing Loving Lying
  19. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  20. So Tired

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rod Stewart   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Long John Baldry   Vocals
Elton John   Piano,Vocals
Ruby Turner   Vocals
Ronnie Wood   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,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
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

Sam Cooke   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Rod Stewart   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bobby Womack   Composer
Ronnie Wood   Composer,Producer
Jimmy Horowitz   Arranger
Ian McLagan   Composer
Mike Bobak   Engineer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Michael d'Abo   Arranger,Composer
Glyn Johns   Engineer
Keith Grant   Engineer
David Measham   Director
Alan O'Duffy   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Lou Reizner   Producer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Roger Wake   Remixing
Amy Linden   Liner Notes
Vartan   Art Direction
Chris Barber's Jazz Band   Contributor
Aaron Sixx   Label Design,Tray Card Art
James Sullivan   Arranger
Laurens Van Houten   Label Design,Tray Card Art
Erwin McColl   Composer
Shirley Jean Womack   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Wil Malone   Arranger

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