An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
|An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down|
|Studio album by Rod Stewart|
|Released||13 February 1970 (UK)
November 1969 (US)
|Recorded||June-August 1969 at Lansdowne and Olympic Studios, London|
|Genre||Rock and roll, R&B, white soul, folk rock|
|Label||Vertigo (UK)/Mercury (US)|
|Rod Stewart chronology|
|U.S. release title / cover|
The Rod Stewart Album (Mercury)
|Singles from An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down|
|Robert Christgau||A− link|
|Rolling Stone||(highly positive) link|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide||link|
An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down is the British title of the debut album by Rod Stewart released in the United Kingdom in February 1970. In the United States, the album was released in November 1969 as The Rod Stewart Album and peaked at #139 on the US Billboard 200 album chart. In addition to other studio musicians, several other members of Stewart's band Faces also appear on the album.
- "Street Fighting Man" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 5:05
- "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Traditional, arranged by Rod Stewart) – 2:31
- "Blind Prayer" (Stewart) – 4:36
- "Handbags and Gladrags" (Mike D'Abo) – 4:24
- "An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down" (Stewart) – 3:04
- "I Wouldn't Ever Change a Thing" (Stewart) – 4:44
- "Cindy's Lament" (Stewart) – 4:26
- "Dirty Old Town" (Ewan MacColl) – 3:42
- Rod Stewart - vocals, guitar on "Man of Constant Sorrow"
- Ronnie Wood - guitar, bottleneck guitar, bass guitar, harmonica on "Dirty Old Town"
- Martin Pugh - guitar
- Mick Waller - drums
- Ian "Mac" McLagan - piano, organ
- Mike D'Abo - piano on "Handbags and Gladrags"
- Keith Emerson - organ on "I Wouldn't Ever Change a Thing"
- Lou Reizner - vocals on "I Wouldn't Ever Change a Thing"
- Vertigo VO4, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
- Mercury SR 61237, The Rod Stewart Album