Rod Stewart – “A Night On the Town”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
None.

Personal Review:
 I really grew up on Rod Stewart, my mom was (is) a huge fan of him and went to a whole bunch of his concerts back in the day, a few years ago I got a whole bunch of his records for Christmas (basically almost every one that I own.) and well, here is one of them!

 The album opens with the song “Tonight’s the Night” – and hey, we’re starting on a good note, it’s a song I know and like, and it’s a great way to open the album, Rod Stewart is a really good singer and this is a great chill song. This has to be one of Rod’s best tracks, I absolutely love it. Next up is another great Rod song, “The First Cut is the Deepest” which opens with some really great guitar playing before Rod begins to sing, and as he does, you have no room to complain on such a great song. The guitar playing is just amazing. After that comes the track “Fool for You” and it starts off a little slow, and now we’re onto the part of the album where none of these songs are ones that I know, but hey, I like it so far! Then comes “The Killing of Georgie (Part I & II)” and well, we’re off to a rather good start with this album, I’m liking this a lot. I’m not really sure what this song is about, but hey! I like it. Okay, so according to searches, the song is about a homosexual man who is murdered. Oh. This is also how the A-Side closes, we’re now onto the second part of the song, which is much slower than the more upbeat first part.

The Balltrap” opens the B-Side and Rod Stewart is just an overall really great singer, I’ve enjoyed every song on this album so far, it’s such a good album. I love the music on this track, and Rod’s vocals and lyrics are superb. “Pretty Flamingo” comes next, and once more the musicianship on this track is absolutely great, and Rod has superb vocals, his songs are just so wonderful, I know get why my mom saw him so many times in concert. “Big Bayou” comes next, and once more we’re greeted with another hit from Mr. Rod Stewart, the musicianship rocks, his vocals are great, everything on this album is absolutely great. No complaints here! Then comes “The Wild Side of Life” and well, once more we get great guitar playing from Rod Stewart’s backing band. The vocals provided by Rod Stewart are simply amazing, one cannot even begin to say how great they are. It’s a great song, and the guitar playing is amazing. The album closes with ever-so-slow “Trade Winds” which the album was good up til this song, and well, at least the rest of the album was good.

Interesting Facts:
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Track Listing:
A1 – Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
A2 – The First Cut is the Deepest
A3 – Fool for You
A4 – The Killing of Georgie (Part I & II)

B1 – The Balltrap
B2 – Pretty Flamingo
B3 – Big Bayou
B4 – The Wild Side of Life
B5 – Trade Winds

Label:
Warner Bros. Records

Catalog Number:
BS 2983

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Vocals & Writer – Rod Stewart
Bass – Donald “Duck” Dunn, Bob Glaub, David Hood, Willie Weeks & Leland Sklar
Guitar – Steve Cropper, Billy Peek, Joe Walsh, Jesse Ed Davis, David Lindley & Fred Tackett
Keyboards – John Jarvis, David Foster, Barry Beckett & J. Smith
Drums – Roger Hawkins, Rick Shlosser, Andy Newmark & Al Jackson
Percussion – Tommy Vig & Joe Lala
Horns – Tower of Power Horn Section
Tenor Saxophone & Soloist – Jerry Jumonville & Plas Johnson
String Arrangements – Jimmy Horowitz, Mike Lewis & Arif Mardin
Producer – Tom Dowd
Recording Engineer – Dee Robb & Joe Robb
Assistant Engineer – George Tutko
Writers – Cat Stevens, Mark Barkan, Gib Guilbeau, William Warren, Arlie Carter, Ralph MacDonald & William Salter

Other Albums I Own by Rod Stewart:
Absolutely Live
Blondes Have More Fun
Body Wishes
Camouflage
Foolish Behaviour
Foot Loose & Fancy Free
Greatest Hits
Out of Order
Rod Stewart
Smiler
Superstar: Rod Stewart
Tonight I’m Yours

Released:
1976

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