Disclosure: I received a copy of Rod Steward: Time to review: All opinions and obsessions and with classic rock stars are my own.
When was the last time you rocked out to Rod? Rod Stewart has spent four decades being a rock star, three being a parent, and has a new album’s worth of rollicking stories to tell. Time is his first album of new material in almost 20 years (and his hairstyle hasn’t changed one bit!). We recently were asked by one of our sponsors to check out this album (we only begged a little bit!). Here’s a little bit about it.
Here’s a little bit about the album:
Time, just released on May 7th marks Stewart’s long-awaited return to his songwriting roots and features 12 tracks, 11 of which he wrote and produced.The album was born from a burst of inspiration that came while Rod was reviewing his life for his recent memoir. Rod rediscovered his voice as a songwriter and rekindled his gift for writing the honest, nerve-touching narratives that have been the cornerstone to the first three decades of his career.
“Suddenly ideas for lyrics were piling up in my head,” he says. “Next thing I knew, I had a song called ‘It’s Over’ about divorce and separation. And now I was getting up in the middle of the night and scrambling for a pen to write things down, which has never happened to me. I finished seven or eight songs very quickly and I still wasn’t done, and it became apparent that I would eventually have a whole album of material to record.”
Along with the release of Time, Stewart is set to embark on the European leg of his Live the Life tour on June 1st, while American dates with Steve Winwood will kick off October 17th.
Tracks for this album include:
1. She Makes Me Happy
2. Can’t Stop Me Now
3. It’s Over
4. Brighton Beach
5. Beautiful Morning
6. Live The Life
7. Finest Woman
9. Picture In A Frame
10. Sexual Religion
11. Make Love To Me Tonight
12. Pure Love
You can check out a preview of the album below:
Rod may be in his late 60′s , but he’s still sexy and can still rock it despite the decades. Every song still tells a story and the CD is a great collection of rockin’ new songs combined with new ballads and even a little bit of blues and country thrown in for good measure. Maybe it’s because I’ve got so much “mommy music” on my iPod these days, It had been ages since I had any Rod hits rotating in on my playlist and checking out this album made me realize again how much I love and miss Rod’s raspy voice. Each of the vocals seems like they are singing right to you and I hope we see another album out him in the future.
Disclosure: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.