Rod Stewart’s ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ is his third studio album released in May 1971 by Mercury.
Track Listing : 1.Every Picture Tells A Story (Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 06:01 . 2.Seems Like A Long Time (Theodore Anderson) – 04:02 . 3.That’S All Right (Arthur Crudup) – 03:59 . 4.Amazing Grace (Traditional, Rod Stewart) – 02:03 . 5.Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Bob Dylan) – 03:43 . 6.Henry (Martin Quittenton) – 00:32 . 7.Maggie May (Rod Stewart) – 05:16 . 8.Mandolin Wind (Rod Stewart) – 05:33 . 9.[I Know] I’M Losing You (Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland, Cornelius Grant) – 05:23 . 10.Reason To Believe (Tim Hardin) – 04:06
Musicians : Rod Stewart – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar . Ronnie Wood – Electric Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Slide Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass Guitar . Martell Brandy – Acoustic Guitar . Sam Mitchell – Resonator Guitar . Martin Quittenton – Classical Guitar . Pete Sears – Piano, Celeste . Micky Waller – Drums . Ian Mclagan – Organ, Piano On (9) . Danny Thompson – Upright Bass . Andy Pyle – Bass Guitar . Dick Powell – Violin . Long John Baldry – Vocals On (1 – 2) . Maggie Bell – Vocal On (1 – 2) . Mateus Rosé – Vocal On (2) . Lindsay Raymond Jackson – Mandolin . Kenney Jones – Drums On (9) . Ronnie Lane – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals On (9)
Production : Produced By Rod Stewart .
Package : Desmond Strobel – Art Direction . John Craig – Illustration . Lisa Margolis – Photography
Recorded In January 1971.
Released In May 1971 By Mercury.
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And while unlike Maggie May I have no desire to wreck his bed I would like to kick Roderick David Stewart in the head, and by so doing perhaps knock some sense into him. […]
The comparison is apt, and not just because Stewart consistently cites Cooke as an influence. Good singing is, in many ways, good acting, and both Stewart and Cooke were able to bring humor and pathos to their performances, regardless of who wrote the actual songs. […]
Note with pleasure how, towards the end of his colossal (and excellently produced) drum solo, Kenny Jones, surely among the very best rock and roll drummers drumming, refers back to the song’s basic bass rhythm as a lead instrumentalist will refer back to the melody. […]