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
Released21 July 1972
RecordedMarch–May 1972 at Morgan Studios and Olympic Studios, London
GenreRock and roll, blue-eyed soul, folk rock
ProducerRod Stewart
Rod Stewart chronology
Every Picture Tells a Story
Never a Dull Moment
Sing It Again Rod
Singles from Never a Dull Moment
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideA–[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 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" was written by Jimi Hendrix as a tribute to his mother. Hendrix and Ronnie Wood had shared a flat in the late 1960s, and were both at a Soho club on the night he died.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."True Blue"Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood3:32
2."Lost Paraguayos"Stewart, Wood3:57
3."Mama, You Been on My Mind"Bob Dylan4:29
4."Italian Girls"Stewart, Wood4:54
Side two
1."Angel"Jimi Hendrix4:04
2."Interludings"Art Wood0:40
3."You Wear It Well"Stewart, Martin Quittenton4:22
4."I'd Rather Go Blind"Billy Foster, Ellington Jordan3:53
5."Twistin' the Night Away"Sam Cooke3:13
Total length:32:55




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