Released 13th May 2013
INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR ROD STEWART HAS SOLD OVER 100 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE, MAKING HIM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING ARTISTS OF ALL TIME.
In the UK, he has had six consecutive number one albums, and his tally of 62 hit singles include 'Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)', 'Maggie Mae', 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy', 'Have I Told You Lately' & more. Now, Rod Stewart is to release first new studio album in 20 years!
Consequently this new collection from the two-times Rock'n'Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Living Legend is a double landmark. It's not just his first album of original material for nearly two decades; it also represents a concentrated burst of songwriting activity which is unprecedented in his five-decade career and signals the rediscovery of a gift that Stewart long since thought had deserted him.
On the new recordings, that rekindled energy is audible straight away in the mandolin-spangled, fiddle-flecked, guitar-driven burst of optimism of the album's opener, 'She Makes Me Happy'. And it's there again in the skirling bagpipes and huge tune of the fist-pumping 'Can't Stop Me Now', which channels memories of Stewart's early days in search of a break before opening out into a fervent letter of gratitude to the singer's father for his unceasing belief.
Of the overdue return of his muse, Stewart says: "It was clean out of the blue. Something clicked and I realised I had things to write about again and things I wanted to sing about. A whole life's worth of topics, in fact"
With a global tour to follow through the year, this is Rod Stewart, the 2013 version: still singing, still reaching people, still on a mission to go down in the record books as the world's oldest practising football player. And once again, most definitely, a songwriter.