Never a Dull Moment (Rod Stewart album)

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Never a Dull Moment
Rod Stewart-Never a Dull Moment (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 21 July 1972
Recorded March–May 1972 at Morgan Studios and Olympic Studios, London
Genre Rock and roll, blue-eyed soul, folk rock
Length 32:55
Label Mercury
Producer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart chronology
Every Picture Tells a Story
(1971)Every Picture Tells a Story1971
Never a Dull Moment
Sing It Again Rod
(1973)Sing It Again Rod1973
Singles from Never a Dull Moment
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Never a Dull Moment is the fourth solo album by rock musician Rod Stewart. It was released in the summer of 1972; that year it became a UK number-one album (for two weeks) and reached number two on the US Album chart.[4][5] The track "You Wear It Well", co-written by Stewart and classical guitarist Martin Quittenton, was a smash hit (another UK No. 1; in US No. 13), as well as "Twisting the Night Away", a song originally recorded (and written) by Sam Cooke.

Like many of Stewart's albums from the era, Never a Dull Moment features significant musical contributions from the members of the band Faces. Other guest musicians included Ray Jackson of the band Lindisfarne on mandolin, Spike Heatley on upright bass, Gordon Huntley on steel guitar, Dick Powell on violin and Pete Sears on piano and bass.

"Mama You Been on My Mind" is a cover version of a Bob Dylan song. Stewart's version is one of the songs featured in Nick Hornby's book 31 Songs.

On the 8-track tape release of the album the song "What Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)" was on program 2 following "Twistin' the Night Away", but it was not mentioned in the song listing.[citation needed]

"Angel" is a tribute to, and written by Jimi Hendrix, who had recently died. Hendrix and Ronnie Wood had shared a flat in the late 1960s, and were both at a Soho club on the night he died. The song can be heard in one of the scenes of the film Charlie's Angels.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "True Blue" (Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 3:32
  2. "Lost Paraguayos" (Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 3:57
  3. "Mama You Been on My Mind" (Bob Dylan) – 4:29
  4. "Italian Girls" (Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 4:54

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Angel" (Jimi Hendrix) – 4:04
  2. "Interludings" (Art Wood) – 0:40
  3. "You Wear It Well" (Stewart, Martin Quittenton) – 4:22
  4. "I'd Rather Go Blind" (Billy Foster, Ellington Jordan) – 3:53
  5. "Twistin' the Night Away" (Sam Cooke) – 3:13



Preceded by
20 Fantastic Hits by Various artists
UK Albums Chart number-one album
16 September 1972 – 30 September 1972
Succeeded by
20 Fantastic Hits by Various artists
Preceded by
Chicago V by Chicago
Canadian RPM 100 number-one album
14 October 1972 – 28 October 1972
Succeeded by
Catch Bull at Four by Cat Stevens


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  2. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
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