An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down

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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
Length 32:47
Label Vertigo (UK)/Mercury (US)
Producer Rod Stewart
Lou Reizner
Rod Stewart chronology
An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
(1969)
Gasoline Alley
(1970)
U.S. release title / cover
The Rod Stewart Album (Mercury)
Singles from An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
  1. "Street Fighting Man"
    Released:
  2. "Dirty Old Town"
    Released:
  3. "Handbags and Gladrags"
    Released:
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau A− link
Rolling Stone (highly positive) link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars 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.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Street Fighting Man" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 5:05
  2. "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Traditional, arranged by Rod Stewart) – 2:31
  3. "Blind Prayer" (Stewart) – 4:36
  4. "Handbags and Gladrags" (Mike D'Abo) – 4:24

Side two[edit]

  1. "An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down" (Stewart) – 3:04
  2. "I Wouldn't Ever Change a Thing" (Stewart) – 4:44
  3. "Cindy's Lament" (Stewart) – 4:26
  4. "Dirty Old Town" (Ewan MacColl) – 3:42

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vertigo VO4, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
  • Mercury SR 61237, The Rod Stewart Album