An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down

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An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
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Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released November 1969 (US) February 1970 (UK)
Recorded June-August 1969
Studio Lansdowne and Olympic Studios, London
Genre Roots rock, blue-eyed soul
Length 32:47
Label Vertigo, Mercury, Fontana
Producer Rod Stewart, Lou Reizner
Rod Stewart chronology
An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
(1969)
Gasoline Alley
(1970)Gasoline Alley1970
U.S. release title / cover
The Rod Stewart Album (Mercury)
The Rod Stewart Album (Mercury)
Singles from An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
  1. "Street Fighting Man"
  2. "Dirty Old Town"
  3. "Handbags and Gladrags"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Rolling Stone (highly positive)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[4]

An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down is the debut solo studio album by the British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart, released in the United Kingdom in February 1970.[5] 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).[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Street Fighting Man" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 5:05
  2. "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Traditional, arranged by Rod Stewart) – 2:31
  3. "Blind Prayer" (Stewart) – 4:36
  4. "Handbags and Gladrags" (Mike D'Abo) – 4:24

Side two[edit]

  1. "An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down" (Stewart) – 3:04
  2. "I Wouldn't Ever Change a Thing" (Stewart) – 4:44
  3. "Cindy's Lament" (Stewart) – 4:26
  4. "Dirty Old Town" (Ewan MacColl) – 3:42

Personnel[edit]

Guests musicians[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Keith "Marcus Keef" McMillan – design, photography

References[edit]

  • Vertigo VO4, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
  • Mercury SR 61237, The Rod Stewart Album
  1. ^ An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: rod stewart". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Marcus, Griel (7 February 1970). "Records". Rolling Stone. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. (51): 42. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130105161110/http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/rod-stewart/albumguide. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down – Rod Stewart". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  6. ^ Barnes & Noble. "The Rod Stewart Album". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 25 November 2015.