Don't Forget Danny
Decent Rod Stewart but it was his LAST effort at rock 'n roll.
Please note that "I Don't Want To Talk About It" is a moderate to good slow one ( I like it ) by Rod but written by Danny Whitten of Crazy Horse fame. Danny was big before pairing up with Neil Young ( and sadly becoming the subject of "The Needle and the Damage Done"). The song was released on the 1971 Crazy Horse debut (no Neil ) and although much diifferent than the music here is nonetheless a great album.
A half and half excursion,always wanted Him to do a Soul album and he gets close on the second half.Never missed Him or Faces in the 70's and 80's,saw him perform this music at S.J. State , outdoors in '72,excellent and a joyfull party as always.Still love him, nothing but amazing memories.......
By Sixth chic
Really good, worth every penny. Timeless music.
Rod's last hurrah
No this album is not as good as his Mercury recordings or even some of the Jeff Beck stuff. This is the last album before Rod tumbled down the pop/disco hole never to return to rock and roll. The effort is good and the muscians are strong. This is a good addition to a Rod Stewart catalog.
Definitely a Crossing
By Lyrics and Music
Moving from the simpler and raw sound of his earlier triumphs. Rod hit the studio and came up with some new arrangements and lyrical ballads. Although, the album boasts more complex arrangements the vocals still express the raw energy of a simpler time. This is a must for any Rod Stewart purist as it paved the way for his commercially accepted albums "A Night on the Town" and "Footloose and Fancy Free"
Not my cup of tea
Especially considering the vital tracks Rod Stewart had laid down previous to this album. It's a good album if you're not praying for something harder, and it's got to be hard to be good IMHO. Rod Stewart was moving in another direction with this album. I'd stick with her earlier disks if I were you. This album is just too soft easy-listening to show up on my radar. The orchestral arrangements on this album make my flesh crawl. Stay hungry, Rod. Stay hungry.