Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time

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Still the Same...
Great Rock Classics of Our Time
RodStewartGreatRockClassicsOfOurTime.jpg
Studio album by
Released10 October 2006
Recorded2006 at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles
GenreRock
LabelJ
ProducerJohn Shanks, Clive Davis
Rod Stewart chronology
Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook 4
(2005)
Still the Same...
Great Rock Classics of Our Time

(2006)
Soulbook
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC−[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
Music Box2/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[6]

Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time is an album by Rod Stewart, released on 10 October 2006. After four years singing pop standards from the Great American Songbook with great success, this album continues the notion of singing old material, but now in his classic musical genre – rock.

The album is produced by Clive Davis and John Shanks (the former also produced the American Songbook albums) and includes rock milestones from the last four decades, including "It's a Heartache", "Day After Day" and Creedence Clearwater Revival's classic "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?", which was picked as the first single from the album.

The album debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 184,000 copies sold, making it his fifth Top 5 and second #1 debut in three years. Stewart said he was "extremely happy" with the accomplishment. The album also reached #1 on the New Zealand RIANZ Album Charts and was certified 2x Platinum for sales of 30,000 copies before falling off the chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (John Fogerty) – 3:12
  2. "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" (Elvin Bishop) – 3:48
  3. "I'll Stand by You" (Chrissie Hynde, Thomas Kelly, William Steinberg) – 4:29
  4. "Still the Same" (Bob Seger) – 3:38
  5. "It's a Heartache" (Ronnie Scott, Steve Wolfe) – 3:32
  6. "Day After Day" (Peter Ham) – 3:07
  7. "Missing You" (Mark Leonard, Charles Sandford, John Waite) – 4:18
  8. "Father and Son" (Cat Stevens) – 3:36
  9. "The Best of My Love" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey, J. D. Souther) – 3:44
  10. "If Not for You" (Bob Dylan) – 3:36
  11. "Love Hurts" (Boudleaux Bryant) – 3:47
  12. "Everything I Own" (David Gates) – 3:06
  13. "Crazy Love" (Van Morrison) – 2:42
  14. "Lay Down Sally" (UK Bonus Track) (Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy, George Terry) – 4:00

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer – John Shanks
  • Co-Producer – Clive Davis
  • A&R – Stephen Ferrera
  • Production Coordinator and Music Contractor – Shari Sutcliffe
  • Engineer – Jeff Rothschild
  • Additional Engineer – Mark Valentine
  • Assistant Engineers – Keith Gretlein, Derek Karlquist and Tom Syrowski.
  • Recorded at Henson Recording Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • ProTools Editing – Lars Fox and John Hanes
  • Mixed by Serban Ghenea at MixStar Studios (Virginia Beach, VA), assisted by Kevin Mahoney and Tim Roberts.
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound (New York, NY).
  • Art Direction and Design – Jane Morledge and SMOG Design, Inc.
  • Photography – Simon Emmett, Anthony Harvey and John Shanks.
  • Groomer – Charlotte Cave
  • Project Manager – Lotus Donovan
  • Executive Assistant – Jackie Oberhauser
  • Management – Arnold Stiefel at Stiefel Management.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 16
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 22
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 9
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 51
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 17
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 8
Irish Albums (IRMA)[15] 21
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[16] 1
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[17] 15
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[18] 28
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[19] 7
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 5
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 19
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 4
US Billboard 200[23] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[24] 2× Platinum 80,000^
Australia (ARIA)[25] Platinum 70,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[26] Gold 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[27] Platinum 100,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[28] Gold 3,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[29] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[30] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[31] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[32] Gold 10,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[33] Gold 40,000^
Sweden (GLF)[34] Gold 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[35] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[36] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ The Guardian review
  5. ^ Music Box review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
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  15. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 43, 2006". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
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  17. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
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  22. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  23. ^ "Rod Stewart Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
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  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
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  30. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 16 October 2018. Type Rod Stewart in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Still the Same in the box under TÍTULO
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  32. ^ "Polish album certifications – Rod Stewart – Still the Same" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  33. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Rod Stewart – Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 24 December 2012. Select album under "Chart", enter the certification year in the field "Year". Select the certification week in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts".
  34. ^ "Gold & Platinum 2007" (PDF). IFPI Sweden (in Swedish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 May 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  35. ^ "British album certifications – Rod Stewart – Still the Same: Great Rock Classics". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 February 2014. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Still the Same: Great Rock Classics in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  36. ^ "American album certifications – Rod Stewart – Still the Same". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 24 December 2012. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.