Rod Stewart Studio Albums Boxed Set Coming

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Rod Stewart’s 26-year run with Warner Bros. Records is being celebrated with a new boxed set, The Studio Albums 1975-2001. During that time, the classic rock legend released 14 studio albums, achieving both international success and critical acclaim thanks to massive hits like “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” “Infatuation,” “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” and “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

The September 3 announcement from Rhino / Warner Records celebrates one of the most iconic singers in rock and pop music with the 14-CD collection that includes all of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s studio albums recorded for the label. Presented in a clamshell box, The Studio Albums 1975-2001 will be available on September 13, in time for the holiday selling season.

After his stints with the Jeff Beck Group and Faces, as well as several outstanding solo albums, Stewart moved to Los Angeles in 1974 and joined Warner Bros. Records. Atlantic Crossing, his 1975 debut with the label, was produced by the legendary Tom Dowd, who produced Stewart’s next three albums. That four-album run during the 1970s was one of Stewart’s most successful. After Atlantic Crossing was certified gold, A Night On the Town went double-platinum and Foot Loose & Fancy Free went triple-platinum, as did its 1978 follow-up Blondes Have More Fun, which became Stewart’s second U.S. #1 album. [He earned five consecutive #1 LPs in the U.K. in the 1970s.] That era gave rise to many of the singer’s most beloved tracks, like “Sailing,” “I Don’t Want to Talk About It,” “I Was Only Joking,” “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” and “Hot Legs.”

Stewart’s chart success continued into the 1980s with a string of Top 10 hits that included: “Passion,” “Young Turks,” “Infatuation,” “Some Guys Have All the Luck,” “Love Touch” and “My Heart Can’t Tell You No.” After opening the decade with back-to-back platinum albums — Foolish Behaviour and Tonight I’m Yours — the singer ended it on a high note with the double-platinum success of Out of Order, which was produced by Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor and Chic’s Bernard Edwards.

He notched platinum records in three consecutive decades in 1991 when Vagabond Heart hit the million-seller mark. In 1995, a year after Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his solo career, he released Spanner in the Works, a gold-certified album that included “Leave Virginia Alone,” written by Tom Petty.

Rod Stewart The Studio Albums 1975-2001
Album Listing

Atlantic Crossing (1975)
Night On The Town (1976)
Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977)
Blondes Have More Fun (1978)
Foolish Behaviour (1980)
Tonight I’m Yours (1981)
Body Wishes (1983)
Camouflage (1984)
Every Beat Of My Heart (1986)
Out Of Order (1988)
Vagabond Heart (1991)
A Spanner In The Works (1995)
When We Were The New Boys (1998)
Human (2001)

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  1. Jarmo Keranen
    #1 Jarmo Keranen 3 September, 2019, 11:54

    Rod’s first #1 album wasn’t Blondes Have More Fun. It was Every Picture Tells A Story in 1971. It was #1 in both Britain and USA at the same time when Maggie May was also #1 at singles chart in both countries!

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