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Rod Stewart - As Time Goes By (The Great American Songbook)

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As Time Goes By (The Great American Songbook)

By   Rod Stewart

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At least Rod Stewart is consistent. Long accused by critics of selling his considerable interpretative talents short and playing it safe for the trappings of fame, Stewart revisits the font of his latest career revival here. But while 2002's It Had To Be You at least turned on the novelty of hearing raspy Rod the Mod tackle a slate of American pop standards with a boozy, world-weary tone that sometimes reinforced the originals' intent with trans-generational flair, the British rock icon unfortunately reverted to form a year later on this 14-track sequel. Set against the laconic, cocktail-friendly productions of vets Richard Perry and Phil Ramone, Stewart's performances seem strangely detached throughout. Even when offered the chance at some real human interaction on a pair of ill-conceived duets with Cher (who at least attempts to bring some dramatic flair to "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered") and Queen Latifah (whose recent turn in Chicago informs the title track), Stewart seems almost blissfully unaware of their presence. These are songs that virtually demand to be acted out, not phoned in. Brilliant vocal performances often reinforce the notion of "the singer, not the song;" here that old adage sounds more like a suggestion of where to place the blame for this album's disappointments. --Jerry McCulley


Rod Stewart Time After Time 2:59
Rod Stewart I'm In The Mood For Love 3:07
Rod Stewart Don't Get Around Much Anymore 2:48
Rod Stewart Duet With Cher Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered 4:14
Rod Stewart Till There Was You 2:51
Rod Stewart Until The Real Thing Comes Along 3:38
Rod Stewart Where Or When 3:10
Rod Stewart Smile 3:13
Rod Stewart My Heart Stood Still 3:03
Rod Stewart Someone To Watch Over Me 3:31
Rod Stewart Duet With Queen Latifah As Time Goes By 3:50
Rod Stewart I Only Have Eyes For You 3:08
Rod Stewart Crazy She Calls Me 3:28
Rod Stewart Our Love Is Here To Stay 2:57


Product details

  • Audio CD (October 21, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: October 21, 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • Run Time: 46 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000C9ZEX

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