Editors’ Notes Over five decades, Rod Stewart has amassed an impressive repertoire that encompasses a variety of musical styles rooted in his own folk-blues based beginnings. This collection is a generous, if not comprehensive, introduction to the man’s work. His early hits, “Maggie May,” “Every Picture Tells a Story,” and work with the Faces (“Stay With Me”) are included but much is left unexplored from Stewart’s most formidable period in favor of his more commercially successful moments featuring his more relaxed style. “Tonight’s the Night,” the brilliant “I Was Only Joking,” the silly “Hot Legs” and “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” and the underrated rhythmic pummel of “Young Turks” lead right into Stewart’s unexpected cruise through the ‘80s. “Some Guys Have All the Luck,” Tom Waits’ “Downtown Train,” Danny Whitten’s “I Don’t Want to Talk About It,” the Isley Brothers’ “This Old Heart of Mine” and Stewart’s own “Forever Young” are among his strongest cuts of the era. By the time he got to MTV’s Unplugged…And Seated, revisiting Tim Hardin’s “Reason to Believe” and Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately,” Stewart was an elder statesmen recollecting his past.

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Maggie May
1
5:45
 
Mandolin Wind
2
5:33
 
Every Picture Tells a Story
3
5:57
 
Stay With Me
4
4:39
 
You Wear It Well
5
4:12
 
Sailing
6
4:38
 
The Killing of Georgie, Pts. 1 & 2
7
6:17
 
Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
8
3:57
 
The First Cut Is the Deepest
9
4:27
 
You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
10
4:31
 
I Was Only Joking
11
6:07
 
Hot Legs
12
5:17
 
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
13
5:29
 
Passion
14
5:32
 
Young Turks
15
5:02
 
Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me)
16
4:13
 
Baby Jane
17
4:43
 
Infatuation
18
5:13
 
Some Guys Have All the Luck
19
4:33
 
Love Touch
20
4:04
 
Forever Young
21
4:05
 
My Heart Can't Tell You No
22
5:17
 
Downtown Train
23
4:39
 
This Old Heart of Mine (1989 Version) [with Ronald Isley]
24
4:10
 
I Don't Want to Talk About It (1989 Version)
25
4:52
 
Rhythm of My Heart
26
4:15
 
The Motown Song
27
3:58
 
Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda)
28
6:17
 
Have I Told You Lately (Unplugged Version)
29
4:02
 
Reason to Believe (Unplugged Version)
30
3:41
 
Two Shades of Blue
31
5:06
 
Hot Legs (1991 Live UK B-Side Single Version)
32
4:48
 
You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) [1986 Live UK B-Side Single Version]
33
4:44
 
Sailing
34
4:24
 
I Don't Want to Talk About It
35
5:22
 
The Killing of Georgie, Pts. 1 & 2
36
6:21
 
The First Cut Is the Deepest
37
4:18
 
You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
38
4:31
 
Hot Legs
39
4:24
 
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
40
4:37
 
Ain't Love a Bitch
41
4:20
 
She Won't Dance With Me
42
2:21
 
Young Turks
43
4:28
 
Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me)
44
3:55
 
Baby Jane
45
4:46
 
If We Fall In Love Tonight
46
4:01
 
Ooh La La
47
4:02
 

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