Never a Dull Moment (Rod Stewart album)
|Never a Dull Moment|
|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|
|Rod Stewart chronology|
|Singles from Never a Dull Moment|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
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. 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.
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.
"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.
|1.||"True Blue"||Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood||3:32|
|2.||"Lost Paraguayos"||Stewart, Wood||3:57|
|3.||"Mama, You Been on My Mind"||Bob Dylan||4:29|
|4.||"Italian Girls"||Stewart, Wood||4:54|
|7.||"You Wear It Well"||Stewart, Martin Quittenton||4:22|
|8.||"I'd Rather Go Blind"||Billy Foster, Ellington Jordan||3:53|
|9.||"Twistin' the Night Away"||Sam Cooke||3:13|
- Rod Stewart – vocals, acoustic guitar
- Ronnie Wood – electric, acoustic, slide and pedal steel guitars, bass
- Ronnie Lane – bass on "True Blue", "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Angel"
- Micky Waller – drums all songs except "True Blue"
- Kenney Jones – drums on "True Blue"
- Ian "Mac" McLagan – organ, piano
- Neemoi "Speedy" Aquaye – congas
- Pete Sears – piano, bass
- Brian – chest piano
- Spike Heatley – upright bass
- Dick "Tricky Dicky" Powell – violin
- Martin Quittenton – acoustic guitar
- Gordon Huntley – steel guitar
- Lindsay Raymond Jackson – mandolin
- Arrangeables on "Twistin' the Night Away" by Jimmy Horowitz
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