An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
|An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down|
|Studio album by Rod Stewart|
|Recorded||June-August 1969 at Lansdowne and Olympic Studios, London|
|Genre||Rock and roll, R&B, white soul, folk rock|
|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|
|Robert Christgau||A− |
|Rolling Stone||(highly positive)|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down is the British title of the debut 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).
- "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"
- Vertigo VO4, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
- Mercury SR 61237, The Rod Stewart Album
- An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down at AllMusic
- "Robert Christgau: CG: rod stewart". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
- Greil Marcus (7 February 1970). "Rod Stewart The Rod Stewart Album Album Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
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