Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time

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Still the Same...
Great Rock Classics of Our Time
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 10 October 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Rock
Label J
Producer John Shanks, Clive Davis
Rod Stewart chronology
Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook 4
(2005)
Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time
(2006)
Soulbook
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C−[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
Music Box 2/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1/5 stars[6]

Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time is an album by Rod Stewart, released on 10 October 2006. After four years singing pop standards from the Great American Songbook with great success, this album continues the notion of singing old material, but now in his classic musical genre – rock.

The album is produced by Clive Davis and John Shanks (the former also produced the American Songbook albums) and includes rock milestones from the last four decades, including "It's a Heartache", "Day After Day" and Creedence Clearwater Revival's classic "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?", which was picked as the first single from the album.

The album debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 184,000 copies sold, making it his fifth Top 5 and second #1 debut in three years. Stewart said he was "extremely happy" with the accomplishment. The album also reached #1 on the New Zealand RIANZ Album Charts and was certified 2x Platinum for sales of 30,000 copies before falling off the chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (John Fogerty) – 3:12
  2. "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" (Elvin Bishop) – 3:48
  3. "I'll Stand by You" (Chrissie Hynde, Thomas Kelly, William Steinberg) – 4:29
  4. "Still the Same" (Bob Seger) – 3:38
  5. "It's a Heartache" (Ronnie Scott, Steve Wolfe) – 3:32
  6. "Day After Day" (Peter Ham) – 3:07
  7. "Missing You" (Mark Leonard, Charles Sandford, John Waite) – 4:18
  8. "Father and Son" (Cat Stevens) – 3:36
  9. "The Best of My Love" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey, J. D. Souther) – 3:44
  10. "If Not for You" (Bob Dylan) – 3:36
  11. "Love Hurts" (Boudleaux Bryant) – 3:47
  12. "Everything I Own" (David Gates) – 3:06
  13. "Crazy Love" (Van Morrison) – 2:42
  14. "Lay Down Sally" (UK Bonus Track) (Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy, George Terry) – 4:00

Credits[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Charlotte Cave – groomer
  • Clive Davis – production
  • Lotus Donovan – project manager
  • Simon Emmett – photography
  • Stephen Ferrera – A&R
  • Lars Fox – digital editing
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Keith Gretlein – assistant engineering
  • John Hanes – digital editing
  • Anthony Harvey – photography
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Derek Karlquist – assistant engineering
  • Kevin Mahoney – mixing assistant
  • Jane Morledge – art direction
  • Jackie Oberhauser – executive assistant
  • Tim Roberts – mixing assistant
  • Jeff Rothschild – engineering
  • John Shanks – production, photography
  • Shari Sutcliffe – production coordination, contractor
  • Tom Syrowski – assistant engineering
  • Mark Valentine – engineering

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 16
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 22
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 9
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 51
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 17
German Albums (Official Top 100)[14] 8
Irish Albums (IRMA)[15] 21
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 1
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[17] 15
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[18] 28
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[19] 7
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 5
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 19
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 4
US Billboard 200[23] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[24] Platinum 70,000^
Brazil (ABPD)[25] Gold 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[26] Platinum 100,000^
Hungary (Mahasz)[27] Gold 3,000x
Ireland (IRMA)[28] 2× Platinum 30,000x
New Zealand (RMNZ)[29] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[30] Gold 10,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[31] Gold 40,000^
Sweden (GLF)[32] Gold 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[33] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[34] Gold 500,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ The Guardian review
  5. ^ Music Box review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
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  22. ^ "2006-11-04 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  23. ^ "Rod Stewart Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Rod Stewart. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
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  27. ^ "Adatbázis – Arany- és platinalemezek – 2007" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
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  29. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Rod Stewart – Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  30. ^ "Polish album certifications – Rod Stewart – Still the Same" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  31. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Rod Stewart – Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  32. ^ "Gold & Platinum 2007" (PDF). IFPI Sweden (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 20 May 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  33. ^ "British album certifications – Rod Stewart – Still the Same: Great Rock Classics". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 February 2014.  Enter Still the Same: Great Rock Classics in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  34. ^ "American album certifications – Rod Stewart – Still the Same". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 24 December 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
The Open Door by Evanescence
Billboard 200 number-one album
22 October 2006 – 28 October 2006
Succeeded by
Press Play by Diddy