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Rod Stewart: Tonight I'm Yours

Album Notes

Personnel: Rod Stewart (vocals); Jim Cregan (guitar, background vocals); Jeff Baxter, Robin LeMesurier, Danny Johnson (guitar); Byron Berline (fiddle); Jimmy Zavala (harmonica, saxophone); Kevin Savigar, Duane Hitchings (keyboards); Jay Davis (bass); Carmine Appice (drums, background vocals); Tony Brock (percussion, background vocals); Paulinho da Costa (percussion); Tommy Vig (tubular bells); Linda Lewis, The Penetcostal Community Choir, Penny Jones (background vocals).

Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California.

All tracks have been digitally remastered.

From the perky opening strains of the title track, TONIGHT I'M YOURS isn't a difficult album to place in time--it was recorded in 1981, and sounds it from head to toe. Though this might count against a lesser artist, we're talking about Rod Stewart, whose every artistic move has been firmly set in (and often crucial to) the period which produced it (want proof? Imagine the 70's without "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?.")

TONIGHT's tight, hard-panned production techniques and electronic instrumentation only serve to endear it to the listener, from the highly stylized, very soulful cover of "How Long" to the album's biggest track--the anthemic, unabashedly synth-driven "Young Turks," and onto the album's strangest choice of cover version--a delicate, reverent reading of Dylan's "Just Like A Woman." The album closes with the inspiring epic "Never Give Up On A Dream," co-penned with Bernie Taupin, and dedicated to cancer-stricken marathoner Terry Fox.


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