The Definitive Collection: Rod Stewart 1969-1978
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||Maggie May||Rod Stewart||5:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Handbags and Gladrags||Rod Stewart||4:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Gasoline Alley||Rod Stewart||4:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It's All Over Now (Single Version)||Rod Stewart||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Country Comforts||Rod Stewart||4:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Every Picture Tells a Story||Rod Stewart||5:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Mandolin Wind||Rod Stewart||5:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||(I Know) I'm Losing You||Rod Stewart||5:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Reason to Believe||Rod Stewart||4:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||You Wear It Well||Rod Stewart||4:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'd Rather Go Blind||Rod Stewart||3:53||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Angel||Rod Stewart||4:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Twistin' the Night Away||Rod Stewart||3:14||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)||Rod Stewart||3:57||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?||Rod Stewart||5:27||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)||Rod Stewart||4:30||Album Only||View in iTunes|
There are a number of excellent Rod Stewart compilations available emphasizing his Mercury period. There are a couple of multi-disc packages such as The Mercury Anthology released in the 1990s, and 2002's excellent three-disc box of the Reason to Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings, and a couple of single-disc packages as well, namely Millennium Edition, issued at the beginning of the century. That said, while the The Definitive Collection 1969-1978 won't add anything to the discussion and contains fewer cuts than its predecessors, it is a more tightly focused set than any other single-disc comp, including Millennium Edition, because it only contains hit singles, B-sides, and well-known album tracks — no filler for more casual or budget-minded fans. And yes, there are some who would argue that Stewart never released weak music while he was with Mercury, but frankly, they'd be wrong — the Smiler album being a case in point. In any case, for the money, this is an excellent sounding, beautifully chosen set of tracks that provides an introduction to an artist who arrived at Mercury at the top of his game, and eventually, just as he left it for Warner Bros., became a caricature of himself — as demonstrated by "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?," also included here — despite the fact that he remained as talented as ever.
Now THIS Is Rod Stewart!
Rod is one of the greatest rock frontmen and vocalists of all-time. I think it's a travesty that he turned himself into a "standards" singer. This is the ultimate document of his greatness, and what he should be celebrating in his later years.
ANOTHER GREATEST HITS COLLECTION.
What does this make 22 greatest hits cd's wow who needs more money
This album has some great songs but "The Definitive Collection"? Hardly. Where's True Blue, Los Paraguayas and several others that would make this a true definitive collection. Everything here can be had elsewhere and there are better "Best Of" collections. Not bad for an introdution to Rod the Mod but really only a teaser, IMHO.
Born: January 10, 1945 in London, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s