Out of Order (Rod Stewart album)

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Out of Order
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 23 May 1988
Recorded 1987-1988
Genre Pop rock
Length 51:30
Label Warner Brothers / WEA
Producer Rod Stewart, Andy Taylor, Bernard Edwards
Rod Stewart chronology
Every Beat of My Heart
(1986)
Out of Order
(1988)
The Best of Rod Stewart
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C [2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [3]

Out of Order is the 15th album by Rod Stewart, released in 1988. It features the hit singles "Lost In You", "Forever Young", "My Heart Can't Tell You No" and "Crazy About Her". The album was produced members of the Power Station; guitarist Andy Taylor, bassist Bernard Edwards, and drummer Tony Thompson (although only Taylor was credited as a producer besides Rod) [1].

Critical reception[edit]

The album was considered by many critics a return to form after a series of less successful albums. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic called it "well-constructed", and Rolling Stone magazine called it a "confident, well-written, high-voltage work". Robert Christgau, however, gave it a C and said, "You know what 'Produced by Rod Stewart, Andy Taylor & Bernard Edwards' means? It means he's elected to replace Robert Palmer in Power Station. And you know why Jim Cregan, David Lindley, and Lenny Pickett are on the record? Because he didn't have the guts to go all the way."[2]

Chart success[edit]

The album reached #20 on the Billboard 200, eventually going 2× Platinum, which made it Stewart's best-selling album of the 1980s.

Each single released from the album went to the Top 20 of either the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, or the Billboard Hot 100. Music videos were also produced and released for each. The most successful single was "My Heart Can't Tell You No", which reached the Top 5 of both the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and Billboard Hot 100.[2] The album had four charting hits in the U.S., the biggest being "My Heart Can't Tell You No" at #4.

In January 1989, NBC Sports used "Forever Young" for its closing montage (covering the past six months of sports highlights on NBC like the 1988 Summer Olympics, 1988 World Series, 1989 Fiesta Bowl, and Super Bowl XXIII) following their Super Bowl XXIII coverage.

The structure of the lyrics in this song is very similar to a Bob Dylan song of the same title. When this was realized, the song was then sent to Dylan, out of respect, asking whether he had a problem with it. The two men agreed to participate in the ownership of the song and share Stewart's royalties. The album has sold more than 9 million copies, worldwide.

In Brazil, the album was certified Gold in 1994.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lost In You" (Stewart, Andy Taylor) 4:59
  2. "The Wild Horse" (Stewart, Taylor) 4:58
  3. "Lethal Dose of Love" (A. Taylor, R. Stewart) 4:38
  4. "Forever Young" (Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar, Bob Dylan, Stewart) 4:03
  5. "My Heart Can't Tell You No" (Simon Climie, Dennis Morgan) 5:12
  6. Dynamite (A. Taylor, R. Stewart) 4:16
  7. Nobody Knows You When you're Down and Out (Jimmy Cox) 3:50
  8. Crazy About Her (D. Hitchings, J. Cregan, R. Stewart) 4:53
  9. "Try a Little Tenderness" (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods) 4:27
  10. "When I Was Your Man" (K. Savigar, Stewart) 5:14
  11. Almost Illegal (K. Savigar, R. Stewart) 4:27

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Out of Order (Rod Stewart album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-27.
  2. ^ a b Robert Christgau. "CG: Rod Stewart". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  3. ^ Ben Greenman (1988-08-11). "Out Of Order | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Associaусo Brasileira de Produtores de Disco". ABPD. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 

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