Rod was never a master lyricist and some of the words here though heartfelt and at times evocative of the Mid West are a bit clumsy. It starts with a slightly funky, blues riff and bass line and grows into fantastic soulful, blues rock song. Overall, while this is a varied album it is also uneven. Two great Rod Stewart-penned numbers, two great covers and four songs that are decent enough album filler.
Musically it's a singers album, and while the musicianship is very good, there is little beyond the mandolin riff on Maggie May that lingers long in the memory. So an album hosting some great songs, but not in itself a great album. Mike Ollier : I remember when the Mercury Years box set came out, years ago, a reviewer said something like "If Rod had died in he'd have been thought of in the same breath as Hendrix, Joplin and Morrison.
A really important record in my life. Sometimes music can speak for yourself. Every picture tells a story, but this album knows everything about mine. Thanks, Rod and Ron. A trainwreck of soul, rock'n'roll, blues, folk and country with topnotch songs and inspired playing. Doesn't get better than this. Sing It Again Rod makes up for it, producing a single good album by cutting out a lot of filler material Richard Cardenas: Lots of great songs on this record.
As such, a solid 9. This is a nice, feel good soft rock album. The songwriting is probably the highlight for me. It made the song a little cheesy for me.
Mike Knoop: Going in, I thought, "No surprises here," given I've heard most of this album through osmosis for years. The title track and all of side two have been rock radio staples since, well, probably But as familiar as I am with the album, I was surprised anew at what a nuanced and skilled singer Rod Stewart is.
Chestnuts like Maggie May , Mandolin Wind , and the title track still resonate, but the rest of the album is a pleasure too. Even though he only has songwriting credits on three songs, he sings them all like he owns them.
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