Rod Stewart – Greatest Hits - 1979 Rock - Original Canada LP
Rod Stewart – Greatest Hits
Warner Bros. Records – XHS 3373
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Record is VG+ VG++ has very light wear (listen to our copy)
Cover is VG+ VG++ has very light ringwear (see our pic)
On the spine of the cover it says "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" however this is the only place it mentions 'Vol. 1'.
No inner sleeve with this release.
This release has "CR" under "Side 1" and "Side 2" on the disc labels
Soft Rock, Pop Rock
A1 Hot Legs 4:14
A2 Maggie May 4:56
Producer – Rod Stewart
A3 Da Ya Think I'm Sexy 5:27
A4 You're In My Heart 4:28
A5 Sailing 4:21
B1 I Don't Want To Talk About It 4:21
B2 Tonight's The Night 3:34
B3 The Killing Of Georgie (Part I & II) 6:27
B4 First Cut Is The Deepest 3:52
B5 I Was Only Joking 6:04
Manufactured By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
Mastered By – Mike Fuller
Producer – Tom Dowd (tracks: A1, A3 to B5)
Stewart's 1971 album Every Picture Tells a Story made him a household name when the B-side of his minor hit "Reason to Believe", "Maggie May", started receiving radio play. The album and the single hit #1 in both the U.S. and the UK simultaneously, a chart first, in September. A loss of innocence tale set off by a striking mandolin part (by Ray Jackson of Lindisfarne), "Maggie May" was also named in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll,
Later in 1976, Stewart topped the Billboard singles charts for eight weeks and the Australian singles charts with the glossy seduction ballad "Tonight's the Night" (an accompanying music video featured Ekland). It came from the A Night on the Town album, which went to #2 on the Billboard album charts and was Stewart's first album to go platinum. By explicitly marking the album as having a "fast side" and a "slow side", Stewart continued the trend started by Atlantic Crossing. "The First Cut is the Deepest", a cover of a Cat Stevens song, went Top 30 in the U.S. in 1977 and #1 in the UK (even though "God Save the Queen" by the Sex Pistols is widely believed to have sold more records in that week). "The Killing of Georgie (Part 1 and 2)", about the murder of a gay man, was also a Top 40 hit for Stewart during 1977.
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