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|
|Rolling Stone||(highly positive)|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
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. 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"
- Keith "Marcus Keef" McMillan – design, photography
- Vertigo VO4, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
- Mercury SR 61237, The Rod Stewart Album
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