A new two-CD collection titled “Rod Stewart – Rarities” features some great early material recorded during Stewart’s early solo career with Mercury Records.
“Rod Stewart – Rarities” includes outtakes, alternate versions, B-sides, live performances, and cover versions of songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and The Who.
This is a fine collection, but many big fans of Rod will have the bulk of the material already as tracks 3-9 on Disc 1 and 5-9 on Disc 2 were previously released on the 2009 4-CD “The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998” box set, and most of the rest appeared on 2002’s “Reason To Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings”. Collectors might be enticed by the promise of previously unreleased BBC Radio 1 performances of “Country Comforts” and “Maggie May,” although the latter did actually debut on the Faces’ 4-CD box set “Five Guys Walk Into a Bar” in 2004.
“Rod Stewart – Rarities” – Tracklist
- It’s All Over Now (Single Version)
- Country Comforts (BBC Radio 1 Performance)
- Maggie May (Early Version)
- Seems Like a Long Time (Alternate Version)
- Lost Paraguayos (Alternate Version)
- Italian Girls (Early Version)
- You Wear It Well (Early Version)
- I’d Rather Go Blind (Alternate Version)
- Angel (Alternate Version)
- What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)
- Pinball Wizard (From ‘Tommy’)
- Everytime We Say Goodbye (Summer 1973 Sessions).
- Oh! No Not My Baby
- So Tired
- Missed You
- Think I’ll Pack My Bags (Early Version of ‘Mystifies Me’)
- Girl From The North County (Alternate Version)
- (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man (Alternate Version)
- Farewell (Early Version)
- So Tired (Early Version)
- You Put Something Better Inside Of Me
- Crying Laughing Loving Lying
- Maggie May (BBC Radio 1 Performance).
“Rod Stewart – Rarities” can be ordered now via the links below:
Rod Stewart – Rarities (2 CDs)
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