Gasoline Alley (album)
|Studio album by Rod Stewart|
|Recorded||Morgan Studios, London, February–April 1970|
|Genre||Rock and roll, roots rock, white soul, folk rock|
|Producer||Rod Stewart, Lou Reizner|
|Rod Stewart chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Gasoline Alley is the second solo studio album by the British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart. It was released in June 1970. It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Originally released in the UK on the Vertigo label, it was re-mastered and re-issued in 2008 by a Russian  reissue label, Lilith Records Ltd. It is a collection of covers combined with Stewart's own compositions. Like many of Stewart's solo albums from the period, it featured significant musical contributions from the other members of his band Faces.
The album was well received, with Langdon Winner of Rolling Stone feeling that Stewart had "a rare sensitivity for the delicate moments in a person's existence", and that this, Stewart's second solo album, was the work "of a supremely fine artist".
|1.||"Gasoline Alley"||Stewart, Ronnie Wood||4:02|
|2.||"It's All Over Now"||Bobby Womack, Shirley Jean Womack||6:22|
|3.||"Only a Hobo"||Bob Dylan||4:13|
|4.||"My Way of Giving"||Ronnie Lane, Steve Marriott||3:55|
|5.||"Country Comfort"||Elton John, Bernie Taupin||4:42|
|6.||"Cut Across Shorty"||Wayne P. Walker, Marijohn Wilkin||6:28|
|9.||"You're My Girl (I Don't Want to Discuss It)"||Dick Cooper, Beth Beatty, Ernie Shelby||4:27|
|CD bonus track|
|10.||"It's All Over Now (single version)"||Bobby Womack, Shirley Jean Womack|
- Rod Stewart – main performer, producer, vocals, guitar on "Jo's Lament"
- Martin Quittenton – classical guitar
- Ronnie Wood – guitar, bottleneck guitar, acoustic guitar, bass
- Ronnie Lane – bass on "My Way Of Giving" and "You're My Girl", vocals on "My Way Of Giving"
- Ian McLagan – piano, organ (the credit list notes: "Mac not available due to bus strike". However, the US release credits him, suggesting he was dubbed later)
- William Gaff – whistle
- Dennis O'Flynn – violin bass
- Dick Powell – violin
- Stanley Matthews – mandolin
- Mick Waller – drums
- Kenney Jones – drums on "My Way Of Giving" and "You're My Girl"
- Pete Sears – piano on "Country Comfort"
- Jack Reynolds – backing vocals on "Country Comfort"
|1993||"Cut Across Shorty"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||16|
Notable covers by other artists
- Elkie Brooks later achieved a hit with a version of the title track in 1983.
- Long John Baldry (With whom Stewart had previously worked in the bands Hoochie Coochie Men and Steampacket) covered the title song for his 1973 album Good To Be Alive.
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Gasoline Alley - Rod Stewart | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
- Christgau, Robert (30 July 1970). "Consumer Guide (12)". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
- Winner, Langdon (3 September 1970). "Gasoline Alley | Album Reviews | Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
- "Rod Stewart: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
- "Lilith Records". Retrieved 17 February 2013.