Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story (1971/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:52 minutes | 1,72 GB | Genre: Rock, Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | © Mercury Records
A defining moment in a career that has spanned multiple decades, Rod Stewart remains one of the best selling artists of all time. Stewart continued his legacy with the release of his 1971 masterpiece, Every Picture Tells A Story. This quintessential recording rocks hard, comprised of originals and covers; the album is a rich mix of rock, blues and folk. Stewart’s soulful and brilliantly textured vocals are at the forefront of this album, which includes an inspired rendition of The Temptations’ “(I Know) I’m Losing You” and his chart-topping pop anthem, “Maggie May.” Experience this timeless classic and one of the greatest rock albums of all time as a pristine hi-res download.
…he’s got soul to spare…He’s eloquent, literate, and moving: a superb writer. “ Rolling Stone
Without greatly altering his approach, Rod Stewart perfected his blend of hard rock, folk, and blues on his masterpiece, Every Picture Tells a Story. Marginally a harder-rocking album than Gasoline Alley — the Faces blister on the Temptations cover “(I Know I’m) Losing You,” and the acoustic title track goes into hyper-drive with Mick Waller’s primitive drumming — the great triumph of Every Picture Tells a Story lies in its content. Every song on the album, whether it’s a cover or original, is a gem, combining to form a romantic, earthy portrait of a young man joyously celebrating his young life. Of course, “Maggie May” — the ornate, ringing ode about a seduction from an older woman — is the centerpiece, but each song, whether it’s the devilishly witty title track or the unbearably poignant “Mandolin Wind,” has the same appeal. And the covers, including definitive readings of Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow Is Such a Long Time” and Tim Hardin’s “Reason to Believe,” as well as a rollicking “That’s All Right,” are equally terrific, bringing new dimension to the songs. It’s a beautiful album, one that has the timeless qualities of the best folk, yet one that rocks harder than most pop music — few rock albums are quite this powerful or this rich.
01 – Every Picture Tells A Story
02 – Seems Like A Long Time
03 – That’s All Right
04 – Tomorrow Is A Long Time
05 – Maggie May
06 – Mandolin Wind
07 – (I Know) I’m Losing You
08 – Reason To Believe