The Definitive Rod Stewart

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
"Definitive" may be a touch too strong of a word for this double-disc 2008 set, as it doesn't quite cover all aspects of Rod Stewart's career in its 31 tracks. Opening with the star-making "Maggie May," it bypasses any '60s work (including his time fronting the Jeff Beck Group), skimps on the Faces, enters the '80s by the end of disc one, spends a good chunk of disc two in the latter part of that decade, and then stops around 1993's Unplugged, thereby not including such pretty strong latter-day Warner albums as When We Were the New Boys and also his crooner comeback with the Great American Songbook albums in the new millennium. Given the size of the set, such ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
"Definitive" may be a touch too strong of a word for this double-disc 2008 set, as it doesn't quite cover all aspects of Rod Stewart's career in its 31 tracks. Opening with the star-making "Maggie May," it bypasses any '60s work (including his time fronting the Jeff Beck Group), skimps on the Faces, enters the '80s by the end of disc one, spends a good chunk of disc two in the latter part of that decade, and then stops around 1993's Unplugged, thereby not including such pretty strong latter-day Warner albums as When We Were the New Boys and also his crooner comeback with the Great American Songbook albums in the new millennium. Given the size of the set, such shorthand is inevitable, and while there are some dodgy inclusions and questionable omissions -- sure, "Gasoline Alley" should be here and "Love Touch" sounds sillier with each passing year -- this is nevertheless a very good hit-heavy overview of Rod's prime years as a pop star, containing every one of his big hits. It's enough to make it worthwhile for most casual fans even if it's not quite enough to make it "definitive."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227989941
  • Catalog Number: 514093
  • Sales rank: 428

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rod Stewart Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Tim Hardin Composer
Faces Producer
Marc Jordan Composer
Cat Stevens Composer
Rod Stewart Composer, Producer, Producer
Tom Waits Composer
Ron Wood Composer
John Capek Composer
Carmine Appice Composer
Bernard Edwards Producer
Holly Knight Composer
Andy Taylor Producer
Larry John McNally Composer
Gene Black Composer
Phil Chen Composer
Jim Cregan Composer, Producer
Jay Davis Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Tom Dowd Producer
Ben Edmonds Liner Notes
Glyn Johns Producer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Duane Hitchings Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Trevor Horn Producer
Patrick Leonard Producer
Van Morrison Composer
Dennis Morgan Composer
Michael Omartian Producer
Richard Perry Producer
Martin Quittenton Composer
Barry Rudolph Engineer
Kevin Savigar Composer
Gavin Sutherland Composer
George Tutko Producer
Danny Whitten Composer
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Mike Chapman Producer
Reggie Collins Discographical Annotation
Dave Schultz Remastering
Nigel Parry Cover Photo
Sylvia May Composer
Rowland Robinson Composer
Jeremy Andrew Johns Producer
Simon Slimie Composer
Gary Grainger Composer
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