I’ve been a Rod Stewart fan since I was a little girl. Songs like “Maggie May” and “Young Turks” are destined to be among my lifelong favorites. He’s just got such a unique style and knack for storytelling in his music that at any age, you just can’t help but love his work. And, as if four decades of being a rock legend isn’t enough, he’s recently added a totally new album of original songs to his collection.
Time is his first album of new material in almost 20 years and, in case you were nervous, while the songs are new his hairstyle is still classic Rod Stewart.
Time, which was just released on May 7th, 2013, marks Stewart’s long-awaited return to his songwriting roots. It features 12 tracks, 11 of which he wrote and produced. The tracks included are:
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
I really enjoyed Time. The variety of styles he uses really gives it a fresh flavor and excites the ears. The blend of songs ranges from the heartbreaking melancholy in “It’s Over” to sexy and bold numbers like Sexual Religion. As I was listening to the album, I kept thinking that the arrangement and diversity is exactly how I would make my own playlist. As a music lover, I crave the constant change in emotion. It stimulates the senses and draws back your ear.
Rod Stewart’s new album Time is fun and relatable. Each song is like a glimpse into key points in a man’s life — happy, hopeful, forlorn, excited. I think other fans will enjoy it as much as I did.
Here’s a look at “She Makes Me Happy!”
Disclosure: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. All opinions stated are my own.