Release Date: 25 February 2012
Format: LP Vinyl
|Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley Limited Numbered Mobile Fidelity LP
Numbered Limited-Edition LP
No matter what era or phase of Rod Stewart you prefer, nearly everyone is unanimous in choosing the artist's early 1970s output as his very finest. Proof comes courtesy of Gasoline Alley. A 1970 record that literally set the template for all folk-rock efforts that followed, the critically acclaimed album remains a blueprint for evocative vocals, low-key presentation and incredible interpretation.
Barely removed from his debut, Stewart comes into his own on Gasoline Alley, essentially a largely "unplugged" record on which the singer surrounds himself with a transcendent blend of acoustic guitars, mandolin, fiddle, piano and understated percussion and channels the music with a gritty, rock 'n' roll attitude. The results? Tough, organic, warm, swaggering and unfettered songs that bow to country, rockabilly, blues and folk influences all the while managing to belong to their own genre. It's just one of the reasons why Gasoline Alley remains a study in distinctive excellence.
It's All Over Now
Only A Hobo
My Way Of Giving
Cut Across Shorty
You're My Girl (I Don't Want To Discuss It)