Never a Dull Moment (Rod Stewart album)

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Never a Dull Moment
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 21 July 1972
Recorded March–May, 1972
Genre Rock and roll, white soul, folk rock
Length 32:55
Label Mercury
Producer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart chronology
Every Picture Tells a Story
(1971)
Never a Dull Moment
(1972)
Sing It Again Rod
(1973)
Singles from Never a Dull Moment
  1. "You Wear It Well"
    Released: 1972
  2. "Angel" / "What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)"
    Released: 1972
  3. "Twistin' the Night Away"
    Released: 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Never a Dull Moment is a 1972 album by rock musician Rod Stewart. It became a UK number-one album (for two weeks) and reached number two on the US Album chart the same year.[4][5] The track, "You Wear It Well", co-written by Stewart and classical guitarist Martin Quittenton, was a smash hit (another UK No. 1; in US No. 13), as well as "Twistin' the Night Away", a song originally recorded (and written) by Sam Cooke.

Like many of Stewart's albums from the era, Never a Dull Moment features significant musical contributions from the members of his band Faces. Other guest musicians included Ray Jackson of the band Lindisfarne on mandolin, Spike Heatley on upright bass, Gordon Huntley on steel guitar, Dick Powell on violin, Pete Sears on piano and bass.

"Mama You Been on My Mind" is a cover version of a Bob Dylan song. Stewart's version is one of the songs featured in Nick Hornby's book 31 Songs.

"Angel" is a tribute to, and written by Jimi Hendrix, who had recently died. Ronnie Wood & Jimi Hendrix had shared a flat in the late 60's & were both at a Soho club the night he died. The song can be heard in one of the scenes of the film Charlie's Angels.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "True Blue" (Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 3:32
  2. "Lost Paraguayos" (Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 3:57
  3. "Mama You Been on My Mind" (Bob Dylan) – 4:29
  4. "Italian Girls" (Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 4:54

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Angel" (Jimi Hendrix) – 4:04
  2. "Interludings" (Art Wood) – 0:40
  3. "You Wear It Well" (Stewart, Martin Quittenton) – 4:22
  4. "I'd Rather Go Blind" (Billy Foster, Ellington Jordon) –3:53
  5. "Twisting the Night Away" (Sam Cooke) – 3:13
Note

On 8-track tapes, the song "What Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)" was on program 2 following "Twisting the Night Away", but it was not mentioned in the song listing.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
20 Fantastic Hits by Various artists
UK Albums Chart number-one album
16 September 1972 – 30 September 1972
Succeeded by
20 Fantastic Hits by Various artists
Preceded by
Chicago V by Chicago
Canadian RPM 100 number-one album
14 October 1972 – 28 October 1972
Succeeded by
Catch Bull at Four by Cat Stevens

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
  4. ^ a b "Rod Stewart > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Allmusic: Never a Dull Moment : Charts & Awards : Billboard Albums". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  7. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 18, No. 9". RPM. 14 October 1972. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "dutchcharts.nl Rod Stewart – Never a Dull Moment" (ASP). Hung Medien (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Hit Parade Italia – Gli album più venduti del 1972" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  10. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  11. ^ "norwegiancharts.com Rod Stewart – Never a Dull Moment" (ASP). Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Swedish Charts 1969–1972 / Kvällstoppen – Listresultaten vecka för vecka > Augusti 1972 > 29 Augusti". "Swedish Charts 1972–1975 / Kvällstoppen – Listresultaten vecka för vecka > Augusti 1972 > 29 Augusti" (in Swedish). hitsallertijden.nl. Retrieved 3 May 2012.  Note: Kvällstoppen combined sales for albums and singles in the one chart; Never a Dull Moment ranked at the six on the list on 29 August 1972.
  13. ^ "Album Search: Rod Stewart – Never a Dull Moment" (ASP) (in German). Media Control. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dutch charts jaaroverzichten 1972" (ASP) (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "The Official UK Charts Company : ALBUM CHART HISTORY". 17 December 2007. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Rod Stewart – ever a Dull Moment". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 16 February 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH