Downtown Train – Selections from the Storyteller Anthology

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Downtown Train
Rod Stewart Downtowntrain.jpg
Compilation album by Rod Stewart
Released March 1990
Genre Rock, pop
Length 58:41
Label Warner Bros.
Rod Stewart chronology
Downtown Train
Vagabond Heart
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Downtown Train is a compilation album released by Rod Stewart in March 1990 (see 1990 in music). It was a US only release by Warner Bros. Records (WEA 926 158-1/2).

The Album[edit]

The album is made up of twelve tracks from the previously released Storyteller Anthology. The album is skewed toward the more recent period of Rod’s career, most of the songs dating after 1980. Included, however, is Stay with Me, a contemporary sounding song from 1971. This is also the only song on Downtown Train that is not from Rod’s solo catalog, though Storyteller includes ten. In the US Downtown Train would peak at #3 and by 1995 would be double platinum.

Sales History[edit]

Certification Date
Gold 15 May 1990
Platinum 9 December 1991
Double Platinum 9 February 1995

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs previously released on Storyteller - The Complete Anthology: 1964–1990
  1. "Stay With Me" (Rod Stewart, Ron Wood) – 4:38
  2. "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" (Stewart) – 3:56
  3. "The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)" (Stewart) – 6:27
  4. "Passion" (Phil Chen, Jim Cregan, Gary Grainger, Kevin Savigar, Stewart) – 5:32
  5. "Young Turks" (Carmine Appice, Duane Hitchings, Savigar, Stewart) – 5:02
  6. "Infatuation" (Hitchings, Rowland Robinson, Stewart) – 5:13
  7. "People Get Ready" (Curtis Mayfield) – 4:53
  8. "Forever Young" (Cregan, Savigar, Bob Dylan, Stewart) – 4:04
  9. "My Heart Can't Tell You No" (Simon Climie, Dennis Morgan) – 5:13
  10. "I Don't Want to Talk About It" (Danny Whitten) – 4:53
  11. "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" (Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr., Brian Holland, Sylvia Moy) – 4:11
  12. "Downtown Train" (Tom Waits) – 4:39


  • Downtown Train album liner notes. Warner Bros. Records.