A Night on the Town (Rod Stewart album)

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A Night on the Town
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released June 1976
Recorded Cherokee Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (except "The First Cut Is the Deepest": Muscle Shoals Sound, AL), String overdubs: Criteria, Miami, FL Caribou Ranch, Nederland, CO.
Genre Rock
Length 41:19
Label Riva Records (UK)
Warner Bros. (US)
Producer Tom Dowd
Rod Stewart chronology
Atlantic Crossing
(1975)
A Night on the Town
(1976)
Foot Loose & Fancy Free
(1977)
Singles from A Night on the Town
  1. "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)"
    Released: May 1976
  2. "The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)"
    Released: 1976
  3. "The First Cut Is the Deepest"
    Released: 1977

A Night on the Town is Rod Stewart's seventh album, released in 1976. The cover art is based on Pierre-Auguste Renoir's painting Bal du moulin de la Galette, with Stewart inserted in the centre in period costume. On 30 June 2009, Rhino reissued the album as a two-disc CD with bonus tracks. Stewart performed "Big Bayou" regularly with The Faces during their final US tour the previous year, although that version was based on the one Ronnie Wood released on his solo album, Now Look.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B link
Rolling Stone (favorable) link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Side one – Slow Side[edit]

  1. "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" (Rod Stewart) – 3:54
  2. "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (Cat Stevens) – 4:31
  3. "Fool for You" (Stewart) – 3:39
  4. "The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)" (Stewart) – 6:28

Side two – Fast Side[edit]

  1. "The Balltrap" (Stewart) – 4:37
  2. "Pretty Flamingo" (Mark Barkan) – 3:27
  3. "Big Bayou" (Floyd Gilbeau) – 3:54
  4. "The Wild Side of Life" (Arlie Carter, William Warren) – 5:09
  5. "Trade Winds" (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) – 5:16

Track Listing for 2009 re-release[edit]

Disc One:

  1. "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" – 3:56
  2. "The First Cut Is the Deepest" – 4:28
  3. "Fool for You" – 3:47
  4. "The Killing of Georgie" (Part I and II) – 6:22
  5. "The Balltrap" – 4:41
  6. "Pretty Flamingo" – 3:32
  7. "Big Bayou" – 3:55
  8. "The Wild Side of Life" – 5:10
  9. "Trade Winds" – 5:28
  10. "Rosie" – 3:50

Disc Two:

  1. "Share" (Studio Outtake) – 4:19
  2. "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" (Early version) – 3:51
  3. "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (Early version) – 3:48
  4. "Fool for You" (Early version) – 3:40
  5. "The Killing of Georgie (Part I)" (Early version) – 4:22
  6. "The Balltrap" (Early version) – 4:40
  7. "Pretty Flamingo" (Early version) – 3:26
  8. "Big Bayou" (Early version) – 4:13
  9. "The Wild Side of Life" (Early version) – 4:47
  10. "Trade Winds" (Early version) – 4:44
  11. "Rosie" (Early version) – 4:21
  12. "Get Back" (Early version) – 4:05

Personnel[edit]

Charting singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" Billboard – Pop Singles 1
1977 "The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)" Billboard – Pop Singles 30
1977 "The First Cut Is the Deepest" Billboard – Pop Singles 21

Album charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1976 Billboard – Pop Albums 2
Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Number 1 Albums – 1970s". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
Preceded by
Greatest Hits by ABBA
UK Albums Chart number one album
10 July 1976 – 17 July 1976
Succeeded by
20 Golden Greats by The Beach Boys
Preceded by
Beautiful Noise by Neil Diamond
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
30 August – 7 November 1976
Succeeded by
Let's Stick Together by Bryan Ferry