Featuring two CD’s and a DVD, this set is something that should belong in everyones collection. In a career spanning six decades there are few people, unless you live in a yak skin tent in Outer Mongolia who are not familiar with this musician. That gravely voice, and the mullet hair style make Rod Stewart instantly recognizable.
I first stumbled upon Rod Stewart in 1971 when he had the smash hit Maggie May, I will admit that at the time I was not sure what to make of it, was he a one hit wonder, or was this the new wave? That question was answered the following year with his next hit You Wear It Well. Clearly this was a guy who was going to be sticking around for a while.
The second CD takes us into the 80′s and 90′s, and you can see a real change in the songwriting style, it is much more polished. One only has to compare â€œInfatuation,â€ â€œSome Guys Have All The Luck,â€ â€œLove Touch,â€ â€œForever Youngâ€, to â€œMaggie Mayâ€ or â€œYou Wear It Wellâ€ to see how his style matured.
I was doing some research about Rod Stewart and it is estimated that during his career he has sold an astounding 250 million records! I like these chronologically arranged compilations, who, other than lunatic reviewers like me, sit down and listen to an artists career production in chronological order? A compilation like this one is short enough that you can bite it off in one session, but long enough to give you a real sense of just who this guy is.
The Definitive Rod Stewart is available in two versions: a standard two-CD edition and a deluxe edition that includes a bonus DVD of music videos. The collections will be available at all retail outlets, including www.rhino.com, for suggested list prices of $19.98 (standard edition), $24.98 (deluxe edition), and $14.99 (digital).
The deluxe edition includes a 14 song DVD of some of his best video’s and performances. The two CDs contain 30 previously released hits and a bonus track of a very rarely heard song Two Shades Of Blue.