Time

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Once he became a superstar, Rod Stewart essentially gave up on songwriting because, let's face it, it's easier to play endless football and cavort with models. Every once in a while his muse returned, so he tried a little bit harder, such as in 1988 when he spun Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" into a song of his own, which wound up as the last hit single of his that he ever wrote. After that, he floated through the '90s before finding a comfortable groove as an old-fashioned crooner in the new millennium, spending no less than a full decade revisiting songs from the Great American Songbook. Authoring his memoir -- simply titled Rod: The Autobiography -- jostled ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Once he became a superstar, Rod Stewart essentially gave up on songwriting because, let's face it, it's easier to play endless football and cavort with models. Every once in a while his muse returned, so he tried a little bit harder, such as in 1988 when he spun Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" into a song of his own, which wound up as the last hit single of his that he ever wrote. After that, he floated through the '90s before finding a comfortable groove as an old-fashioned crooner in the new millennium, spending no less than a full decade revisiting songs from the Great American Songbook. Authoring his memoir -- simply titled Rod: The Autobiography -- jostled something within the old boy and he picked up his guitar once again, writing songs about his past and present. Hearing that Stewart strapped on a guitar suggests that perhaps he's returned to the well-weathered folk-rock of his earliest solo albums and, certainly, parts of Time -- the 2013 album that has his greatest concentration of originals in a quarter century -- flirt with folk. Appropriately, these are the songs where Rod is besotted with the past, offering what amounts to a capsule synopsis of his memoir on "Can't Stop Me Now," revisiting his early pre-fame days as a busker on "Brighton Beach," then telling us all to "Love the life you live/Live the life you love," a sentiment that manages to not be the stickiest thing here thanks to a wealth of love songs to his third wife, Penny. Stewart's overwhelming devotion certainly seems sincere -- it's a common thread that ties Time to Rod: The Autobiography, which had a running theme of how he was saved by the love of a good woman -- but it's also quite drippy, not helped by his decision to thread in elements of the Vegas schmaltz of his Great American Songbook "Picture in a Frame" within what's essentially his revival of the glassy adult contemporary pulse of his Out of Order/Vagabond Heart days. At this point, after years of synthesized soft rock and glad-handed standards, this is a reflection of who Rod Stewart is in 2013: he is still a crowd-pleaser, still a bit of a sap, ready to romanticize days gone by but wanting to sound modern. As such, Time winds up a bit muddled, swinging from moments of genuine sweetness toward sharp saccharine, but even with all its flaws it's nice to hear Stewart engaged again, both as a writer and a singer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2013
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099993478922
  • Catalog Number: 347892
  • Sales rank: 594

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She Makes Me Happy (3:44)
  2. 2 Can't Stop Me Now (4:26)
  3. 3 It's Over (4:19)
  4. 4 Brighton Beach (4:25)
  5. 5 Beautiful Morning (3:59)
  6. 6 Live The Life (4:26)
  7. 7 Finest Woman (3:54)
  8. 8 Time (4:27)
  9. 9 Picture In A Frame (2:53)
  10. 10 Sexual Religion (4:45)
  11. 11 Make Love To Me Tonight (3:45)
  12. 12 Pure Love (5:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rod Stewart Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov Violin
Sid Page Violin
Kenny Aronoff Drums, Tambourine
Jim Cregan Acoustic Guitar
Brian Dembow Viola
Stephen Erdody Celli
Chuck Kentis Harmonica, Piano, Accordion, Keyboards, Hammond B3
Don Kirkpatrick Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Nick Lane Horn
Edward Meares Bass
David Palmer Drums
Katia Popov Violin
Kevin Savigar Piano, Celeste, Conductor, Keyboards
Lee Thornburg Horn
Cecilia Tsan Celli
Roger Wilkie Violin
Jimmy Roberts Horn, Saxophone
Di Reed Background Vocals
Andrew Shulman Celli
Drew Dembowski Bass
Paul Warren Guitar, Electric Guitar
Sharlotte Gibson Background Vocals
Natalie Leggett Violin
Shawn Mann Viola
Antony Cooke Celli
Angela Fisher Background Vocals
Michael Valerio Bass
Emerson Swinford Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Matt O'Connor Maracas, Tambourine, Shaker
Kim Johnson Background Vocals
Conrad Korsch Bass
Timothy Loo Celli
Lucy Woodward Background Vocals
Dave Walther Viola
Alyssa Park Violin
Neel Hammond Violin
Belinda Broughton Violin
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Radu Pieptea Violin
Grace Oh Violin
Serena McKinney Violin
Kathleen Sloan Violin
Angela Michael Background Vocals
Nina Evtuhov Violin
Stephen Dress Bass
J'Anna Jacoby Mandolin, Strings, Violin
Thomas Diener Viola
Marc Sazer Violin
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Bridget Cady Background Vocals
Giovanna Clayton Celli
Luke Mauer Viola
Yelena Tegoryan Violin
Sandy Chilla Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Rod Stewart Composer, Producer
Tom Waits Composer
Kathleen Brennan Composer
Jim Cregan Composer, Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Chuck Kentis Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements, Additional Production
Don Kirkpatrick Composer
David Palmer Composer
Kevin Savigar Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements, Additional Production
Tom Weir Engineer
Paul Warren Composer, Vocal Producer
Julian Peploe Art Direction
Emerson Swinford Composer
John 5 Composer
Conrad Korsch Composer
Penny Lancaster Cover Photo
Dennis Stainken Marketing
Jessica Rousseau Composer
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