An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
|An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down|
|Studio album by Rod Stewart|
|Released||November 1969 (US) February 1970 (UK)|
|Studio||Lansdowne and Olympic Studios, London|
|Genre||Roots rock, blue-eyed soul|
|Label||Vertigo, Mercury, Fontana|
|Producer||Rod Stewart, Lou Reizner|
|Rod Stewart chronology|
|U.S. release title / cover|
The Rod Stewart Album (Mercury)
|Singles from An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down|
An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down is the debut solo album by Rod Stewart, released in the United Kingdom in February 1970. In the United States, the album was released in November 1969 as The Rod Stewart Album and peaked at No. 139 on the US Billboard 200 album chart. Several other members of Faces also appear on the album, as well as Keith Emerson, Jeff Beck Group drummer Micky Waller and guitarists Martin Pugh (of Steamhammer, and later Armageddon and 7th Order) and Martin Quittenton (also from Steamhammer).
The album received positive reviews from Fusion, Rolling Stone, and Robert Christgau. Christgau felt the album was "superb",  the same wording as used by Greil Marcus in his Rolling Stone review.
In a retrospective summary for Rolling Stone, a staff writer felt that Stewart's solo debut showed him as a "highly original interpreter" of other people's songs, and that his own compositions indicated he was "capable of startlingly bare emotion and compassion".
- "Street Fighting Man" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 5:05
- "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Traditional, arranged by Rod Stewart) – 2:31
- "Blind Prayer" (Stewart) – 4:36
- "Handbags and Gladrags" (Mike D'Abo) – 4:24
- "An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down" (Stewart) – 3:04
- "I Wouldn't Ever Change a Thing" (Stewart) – 4:44
- "Cindy's Lament" (Stewart) – 4:26
- "Dirty Old Town" (Ewan MacColl) – 3:42
- Rod Stewart – vocals, guitar on "Man of Constant Sorrow"
- Ronnie Wood – guitar, bottleneck guitar, bass guitar, harmonica on "Dirty Old Town"
- Martin Pugh – guitar
- Martin Quittenton – acoustic guitar
- Mick Waller – drums
- Ian "Mac" McLagan – piano, organ
- Mike D'Abo – piano on "Handbags and Gladrags"
- Keith Emerson – organ on "I Wouldn't Ever Change a Thing"
- Lou Reizner – vocals on "I Wouldn't Ever Change a Thing"
- Keith "Marcus Keef" McMillan – design, photography
- "An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down – Rod Stewart". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
- "Robert Christgau: CG: rod stewart". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
- Griel Marcus (7 February 1970). "Records". Rolling Stone. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. (51): 42. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
- "Rod Stewart". Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2012.