Soulbook

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Soulbook
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 17 October 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Soul
Label J
Producer Steve Tyrell, Steven Jordan, Chuck Kentis[1]
Rod Stewart chronology
Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time
(2006)
Soulbook
(2009)
Fly Me to the Moon... The Great American Songbook Volume V
(2010)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (52/100)[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
BBC Music (average)[4]
The Boston Globe (average)[5]
The Daily Telegraph 3/5 stars[6]
Digital Spy 2/5 stars[7]
Entertainment Weekly C+[8]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[9]
The New York Times (mixed)[10]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars[11]
The Seattle Times (average)[12]

Soulbook is the 25th studio album by Rod Stewart. Like his previous five albums, Soulbook features Stewart singing old material; for this album he sings classic material from Motown and the soul genre. It was released on 17 October 2009 and was produced by Steve Tyrell, Steven Jordan and Chuck Kentis.

The album became Stewart's sixth consecutive album to debut in the Top 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200, peaking at #4. It also found success in Canada and the UK, making it to #3 on the Canadian Albums Chart and #9 on the UK Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's the Same Old Song"   Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland 4:15
2. "My Cherie Amour" (Featuring Stevie Wonder) Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder 3:10
3. "You Make Me Feel Brand New" (Duet with Mary J. Blige) Thom Bell, Linda Epstein 4:36
4. "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"   Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner, Carl Smith 3:21
5. "Tracks of My Tears" (Featuring Smokey Robinson) Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin 3:36
6. "Let It Be Me" (Duet with Jennifer Hudson) Gilbert Bécaud, Manny Curtis, Pierre Delanoë 3:16
7. "Rainy Night in Georgia"   Tony Joe White 4:13
8. "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted"   James Dean, Paul Riser, William Weatherspoon 3:19
9. "Love Train"   Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 3:03
10. "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"   Robinson 3:17
11. "Wonderful World"   Lou Adler, Herb Alpert, Sam Cooke 3:33
12. "If You Don't Know Me by Now"   Gamble, Huff 3:59
13. "Just My Imagination"   Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield 3:35
14. "Never Give You Up - Bonus Track for UK-Edition"   Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 3:24
15. "Only the Strong Survive - Bonus Track for UK-Edition"   Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 3:19

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[1]
Production[1]
  • Jon Allen – recording
  • Darwin Best – additional engineering
  • Niko Bolas – recording, mixing
  • Steve Genewick – recording
  • Andrew Hey – recording on "Let It Be Me"
  • Steve Jordan – production
  • Chuck Kentis – production and recording on "Love Train"
  • Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell – recording
  • Kenny Moran – additional engineering
  • Ryan Petrie – additional engineering
  • Al Schmitt – recording, mixing
  • Bill Schnee – mixing
  • Paul Smith – recording
  • Steve Tyrell – production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 11
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 37
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 17
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[17] 3
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[18] 95
German Albums (Official Top 100)[19] 33
Irish Albums (IRMA)[20] 17
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico)[21] 22
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[22] 4
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[23] 17
Scottish Albums (OCC)[24] 7
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[25] 10
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 4
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 46
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 9
US Billboard 200[29] 4
Chart (2010) Peak
position
Hungarian Albums Chart[30] 12

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Billboard 200 162[31]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[32] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[33] Platinum 80,000^
Hungary (Mahasz)[34] Platinum 6,000x
Ireland (IRMA)[35] Gold 7,500x
New Zealand (RMNZ)[36] Platinum 15,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[37] Gold 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[38] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[39] Platinum 300,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Soulbook (Media notes). Rod Stewart. J Records. 2009. 88697 30256 2. 
  2. ^ Critic reviews at Metacritic
  3. ^ AllMusic review
  4. ^ BBC Music review
  5. ^ The Boston Globe review
  6. ^ The Daily Telegraph review
  7. ^ Digital Spy review
  8. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  9. ^ The Guardian review
  10. ^ The New York Times review
  11. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
  12. ^ The Seattle Times review
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  16. ^ "Rod Stewart – Soulbook" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
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  18. ^ "Rod Stewart – Soulbook" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
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  20. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 46, 2009". Chart-Track.co.uk. IRMA. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  21. ^ "Rod Stewart – Soulbook". Mexicancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  22. ^ "Rod Stewart – Soulbook". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  23. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  24. ^ "2009-12-19 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  25. ^ "Rod Stewart – Soulbook". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  26. ^ "Rod Stewart – Soulbook". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  27. ^ "Rod Stewart – Soulbook". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  28. ^ "2009-12-19 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  29. ^ "Rod Stewart Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Rod Stewart. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  30. ^ "MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége". mahasz.hu. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  31. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  32. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2010 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  33. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Rod Stewart – Soulbook". Music Canada. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  34. ^ "Adatbázis – Arany- és platinalemezek – 2010". Mahasz (in Hungarian). Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  35. ^ "Irish album certifications – Rod Stewart – Soulbook". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  36. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". Radioscope. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  37. ^ "Polish album certifications – Rod Stewart – Soulbook" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  38. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certifications: 2009". IFPI Sweden (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. 
  39. ^ "British album certifications – Rod Stewart – Soulbook". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 February 2013.  Enter Soulbook in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go

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