If We Fall in Love Tonight

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If We Fall in Love Tonight
Compilation album by Rod Stewart
Released 4 November 1996
Genre Rock, pop
Length 67:32 (U.S. version)
73:51 (International version)
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Various
Rod Stewart chronology
A Spanner in the Works
(1995)
If We Fall in Love Tonight
(1996)
When We Were the New Boys
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]

If We Fall in Love Tonight is a ballad album released by Rod Stewart on 1 November 1996 (see 1996 in music). It includes mostly previously released songs. The album was released in both the US and UK, though the versions differ slightly. It was released by Warner Bros. Records following the release of a similar ballads album by Madonna called Something to Remember. It produced the singles "If We Fall in Love Tonight" and "When I Need You".

Album information[edit]

If We Fall in Love Tonight contains two tracks, the title track and "For the First Time", which were written for the album. The album also includes two newly recorded cover versions of hit songs. "Sometimes When We Touch," originally sung by Dan Hill, was first released on this album, as was "When I Need You," originally sung by Leo Sayer. Two more of the songs had not been previously released on a Rod Stewart album. "So Far Away", by Carole King, had been released as a single in 1995, having appeared on that year's Carole King tribute album, Tapestry Revisited, while "All for Love," sung with Bryan Adams and Sting is from the 1993 film The Three Musketeers and had been released on its soundtrack. Additionally, two songs were remade for If We Fall in Love Tonight. "Have I Told You Lately" by Van Morrison, which was originally released on Vagabond Heart was remixed, while "Forever Young", originally on Out of Order, was completely re-recorded. The remaining tracks had all been previously released on Rod Stewart albums.

Charts[edit]

If We Fall in Love Tonight reached #8 in the UK and #19 in the US. On 9 September 1997 it received platinum certification by the RIAA.

Singles
Year Song Rank
1996 "If We Fall in Love Tonight" 54(US) 54(UK) 70(GER)
1996 "When I Need You" DID NOT CHART

Track listing[edit]

US release[edit]

  1. "If We Fall in Love Tonight" (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) – 5:42
  2. "For the First Time" (Jud Friedman, Allan Rich, James Newton-Howard) – 4:07
  3. "When I Need You" (Carole Bayer Sager, Albert Hammond) – 4:52
  4. "So Far Away" (Carole King) (previously released on the Carole King tribute album, Tapestry Revisited) – 4:22
  5. "Have I Told You Lately" (remix) (Van Morrison) – 3:58
  6. "My Heart Can't Tell You No" (previously released on Out of Order) – 5:14
  7. "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)" (previously released on Foot Loose & Fancy Free) – 4:28
  8. "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (previously released on A Night on the Town) – 3:52
  9. "I Don't Want to Talk About It (1989)" (previously released on Storyteller) – 4:21
  10. "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" (previously released on A Night on the Town) – 3:34
  11. "Sometimes When We Touch" (Barry Mann, Dan Hill) – 4:20
  12. "Downtown Train" (previously released on Storyteller) – 4:38
  13. "Broken Arrow" (previously released on Vagabond Heart) – 4:23
  14. "Forever Young" (new version) (Stewart, Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar) – 4:57
  15. "All for Love" (Bryan Adams, Robert Lange, Michael Kamen) (previously released on the Three Musketeers Soundtrack)– 4:44

International release[edit]

  1. "If We Fall in Love Tonight" – 5:42
  2. "For the First Time" – 4:07
  3. "When I Need You" – 4:52
  4. "Sometimes When We Touch" – 4:20
  5. "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" – 3:34
  6. "I Don't Want to Talk About It (1989)" –4:21
  7. "Have I Told You Lately" (Van Morrison) (remix) – 3:58
  8. "Broken Arrow" – 4:23
  9. "Forever Young" (new version) – 4:57
  10. "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)" – 4:28
  11. "My Heart Can't Tell You No" – 5:14
  12. "The First Cut Is the Deepest" – 3:52
  13. "This" (previously released on A Spanner in the Works) - 4:37
  14. "Downtown Train" – 4:38
  15. Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda)” (previously released on Lead Vocalist) – 6:10
  16. “All for Love” – 4:44

Note: The Japanese release replaces track 8, "Broken Arrow", with "Your Song," from the Elton John tribute album Two Rooms. The track list is otherwise identical.

Production Personnel[edit]

  • Mastered by Doug Sax
  • Compilation and Mastering Advisor: Bill Schnee
  • Photography: Ken Schles and Randee St. Nicholas
  • Art direction and design: Stephen Walker
  • Management: Arnold Stiefel and Annie Challis
  • "If We Fall in Love Tonight" and "When I Need You" produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
  • "For the First Time" and "Sometimes When We Touch" produced by James Newton-Howard
  • "So Far Away" produced by David Foster
  • "Have I Told You Lately" produced by Rod Stewart & Bernard Edwards; Remixed by Steve MacMillan
  • "Forever Young" produced by Kevin Savigar
  • "All for Love" produced by Chris Thomas, Bryan Adams and David Nicholas

References[edit]

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