Never a Dull Moment (Rod Stewart album)

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Never a Dull Moment
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released July 21, 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
Never a Dull Moment
Sing It Again Rod
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. 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 Charlie's Angels (film).

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

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.


Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
UK Albums Chart[4] 1972 1
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