Lead Vocalist (album)

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Lead Vocalist
Compilation album by Rod Stewart
Released 22 February 1993
Genre Rock, pop
Length 55:00
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Trevor Horn
Rod Stewart chronology
Vagabond Heart
(1991)
Lead Vocalist
(1993)
Unplugged...and Seated
(1993)

Lead Vocalist is a compilation album released by Rod Stewart on 22 February 1993 (see 1993 in music). It was released by Warner Bros. Records in the UK (WX 503) and Germany (WEA 9362 45258-1/2), but was never released in the US. Three songs from this album either had previously or would be released as singles: "Tom Traubert's Blues", "Shotgun Wedding", and "Ruby Tuesday".

Album information[edit]

Lead Vocalist was released on the heels of Rod receiving the prestigious Outstanding Contribution or Lifetime Achievement Award at the BRITs. The album was advertised appropriately as a "celebration of Rod's glittering career." It opens with seven tracks from earlier in Rod’s career. Notably, four of these were not from his solo career. "I Ain’t Superstitious" was released while with The Jeff Beck Group, "Cindy Incidentally", "Stay with Me", and "Sweet Lady Mary" had all been released on Faces albums. Lead Vocalist closes with five new releases – all cover versions. The new releases were recorded at Woodstock House in County Wicklow, Ireland and Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

Charts[edit]

Lead Vocalist went to #3 on the UK charts.

Singles
Year Song Rank
1992 "Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda)" 6(UK), 18(GER)
1993 "Ruby Tuesday" 11(UK), 57(GER)
1993 "Shotgun Wedding" 21 (UK)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Ain't Superstitious" (Previously released on Truth by The Jeff Beck Group) – 4:53
  2. "Handbags and Gladrags" (Previously released on An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down) – 4:25
  3. "Cindy Incidentally" (Previously released on Ooh La La by Faces) – 2:37
  4. "Stay with Me" (Previously released on A Nod Is as Good as a Wink...To a Blind Horse by Faces) – 4:37
  5. "True Blue" (Previously released on Never a Dull Moment) – 3:32
  6. "Sweet Lady Mary" (Previously released on Long Player by Faces) – 5:48
  7. "Hot Legs" (Previously released on Foot Loose & Fancy Free) – 5:15
  8. "Stand Back" (Stevie Nicks) – 5:44
  9. "Ruby Tuesday" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 4:04
  10. "Shotgun Wedding" (Roy Hammond) – 3:30
  11. "First I Look At the Purse" (Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers) – 4:23
  12. "Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Mathilda)" (Tom Waits) –6:12

Personnel[edit]

  • For Tracks 1-7 see the original recordings

Tracks 8-12[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Tracks 8-12 produced by Trevor Horn
  • Executive Producer – Rob Dickins
  • Engineer – Steve MacMillan, Tim Weidner
  • Assistant Engineer – Lorcan Keogh

References[edit]

  • Lead Vocalist album liner notes. Warner Bros. Records. 

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