Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing (CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Hard Rock
- Number of Discs
- Number of Items
- Atlantic Crossing [Remaster]
- Country of Origin
- Warner Bros.
- WEA (Distributor)
- Mono / Stereo
Q (11/00, p.133) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Craftily split into a 'fast side' that now suggests The Black Crowes gone pop, and a less satisfactory 'slow side' that nonetheless featured 'I Don't Want To Talk About It'..."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Surrounding himself with Grade A American musos such as Steve Cropper and Al Jackson, Stewart introduces a sophisticated sheen to ATLANTIC CROSSING..."
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] S'posed To Do
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Half A World Away
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Mending Fences
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Dark-Haired Woman
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Woman Like You
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Old Coat
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Same Small Town
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Happened To Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] She
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] We Shall Rise
- Pop / Rock
- Release Date
- 31 August 1987
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Three Time Loser
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Alright for an Hour
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] All in the Name of Rock 'n' Roll
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Drift Away
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Stone Cold Sober
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] I Don't Want to Talk About It
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] It's Not the Spotlight
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Still Love You
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Sailing
Personnel: Rod Stewart (vocals); Pete Carr, Steve Cropper, Jesse Ed Davis, Jimmy Johnson, Fred Tackett (guitar); David Lindley (violin); Duck Dunn, Bob Glaub, David Hood, Lee Sklar (bass); Willie Correa, Roger Hawkins, Al Jackson, Nigel Olsson (drums, percussion); Cindy & Bob Singers, The Pets & The Clappers (background vocals).
Engineers include: Gabby Garcia, Jerry Masters, Steve Melton.
Recorded at A&R, New York, New York; Criteria, Miami, Florida; Wally Heider, Los Angeles, California; Hi Recording and Muscle Shoals Sound, Alabama.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Rod Stewart (vocals); Jimmy Johnson , Jesse Ed Davis , Pete Carr , Steve Cropper, Fred Tackett (guitar); David Lindley (mandolin, violin); The Memphis Horns (horns); Albhy Galuten, Barry Beckett (keyboards); Al Jackson, Jr. , Nigel Olsson, Roger Hawkins, William Correa (drums, percussion); Cindy Singers, Pets (background vocals).
Recording information: A&R Studios, New York, NY; Criteria, Miami, FL; Hi Recording, Memphis, TN; Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL; Wally Heider Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA.
Illustrator: Peter Lloyd .
Photographer: Richard Upper.
None of Rod Stewart's many self re-inventions has been half-hearted, least of all the full-fledged adoption of the full-on electric rock of 1975's ATLANTIC CROSSING. This album saw Stewart moving past the folk and blues of some of his past work, trading it in for some brash saxophones and jumpy R&B-tinged rhythms. AC features a host of well-known Yank studio cats, including guitarist Steve Cropper (whose contribution was also compositional), producer Tom Dowd, and the Memphis Horns, who all lend an able hand in helping Stewart leave his UK roots behind.
The transition at the heart of ATLANTIC CROSSING was a radical musical departure. "Three Time Loser" is a slick rock number, filled with ripping leads, saxophones, and explicit sexual subject matter. From the reggae groove of "Alright For An Hour" to the softer "Slow Half," which features Stewart's version of Crazy Horse's "I Don't Want To Talk About It," ATLANTIC CROSSING catches Rod Stewart as he jumps headlong into another style, one of many directional changes in his ever-continuing journey into legend.
- Date Released
- 1999-01-01 00:00:00
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Rod Stewart
- Tom Dowd
- 44m 2s
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