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Definitive Rod Stewart [Deluxe Edition CD/DVD]
     

The Definitive Rod Stewart [Deluxe Edition CD/DVD]

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by Rod Stewart
 

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"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,

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"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." [A Deluxe Edition CD/DVD set was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2008
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227989910
catalogNumber:
514094
Rank:
93127

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rod Stewart   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

Tim Hardin   Composer
Faces   Producer,Audio Production
Marc Jordan   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Rod Stewart   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Tom Waits   Composer
Ronnie Wood   Composer
John Capek   Composer
Carmine Appice   Composer
Michael Chapman   Composer,Audio Production
Bernard Edwards   Producer,Audio Production
Holly Knight   Composer
Andy Taylor   Producer,Audio Production
Larry John McNally   Composer
Gene Black   Composer
Phil Chen   Composer
Simon Climie   Composer
Jim Cregan   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jay Davis   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Audio Production
Ben Edmonds   Liner Notes
Glyn Johns   Producer,Audio Production
Duane Hitchings   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Trevor Horn   Producer,Audio Production
Ronnie Lane   Composer
Patrick Leonard   Producer,Audio Production
Terry Lewis   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Dennis Morgan   Composer
Michael Omartian   Producer,Audio Production
Michael Ostin   Audio Production
Richard Perry   Producer,Audio Production
Martin Quittenton   Composer
Barry Rudolph   Engineer
Kevin Savigar   Composer
Gavin Sutherland   Composer
George Tutko   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Danny Whitten   Composer
James Harris   Composer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Mike Chapman   Producer
Reggie Collins   Liner Notes,Discographical Annotation
Nigel Parry   Cover Photo
Andy Zax   Audio Production
Sylvia May   Composer
Rowland Robinson   Composer
Jeff Fortang   Composer
Jeremy Andrew Johns   Producer,Audio Production
Simon Slimie   Composer
Harry the Hook   Audio Production
Bob Dickins   Audio Production
Gary Grainger   Composer

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