Rod Stewart’s new “Time” album will hit the shelves on May 7, 2013 – the first album released in almost 20 years. I have to say – it’s as good as the very first Rod Stewart album that I listened to over forty (40) years ago. That’s right – we are once again dating myself but that is okay. I’ve moved on in time just as Rod Stewart has. And I have to tell you a secret! His hairstyle hasn’t changed one bit; and ironically, neither has mine!)
I know it’s pretty sad that he and I have the same hair styles we did 20 years earlier regardless – you can count on Rod’s new album to have the same rock style it did back 20, 30, 40 years ago. That’s right – Rod has been producing albums for 40 years and has been a dad for 30 years. His voice, his lyrics are still as good as ever – some things never change.
You’ll find the “Time” album to contain 12 new songs – 11 of which he wrote and produced.
The album was born from a burst of inspiration that came while Rod was reviewing his life for his recent memoir. Rod rediscovered his voice as a songwriter and rekindled his gift for writing the honest, nerve-touching narratives that have been the cornerstone to the first three decades of his career.
“Suddenly ideas for lyrics were piling up in my head,” he says. “Next thing I knew, I had a song called ‘It’s Over’ about divorce and separation. And now I was getting up in the middle of the night and scrambling for a pen to write things down, which has never happened to me. I finished seven or eight songs very quickly and I still wasn’t done, and it became apparent that I would eventually have a whole album of material to record.”
My favorite song from the album is Time. This song has so much meaning behind it. Time really doesn’t wait for anyone – we never know what the next minute in our lives will bring or the next day – we just never know. He wants people to know that you can’t waste time. And if you’re experiencing a breakup of any sorts – you may find comfort in all the songs on this album.
Time Track Listing:
1. She Makes Me Happy
2. Can’t Stop Me Now
3. It’s Over
4. Brighton Beach
5. Beautiful Morning
6. Live The Life
7. Finest Woman
9. Picture In A Frame
10. Sexual Religion
11. Make Love To Me Tonight
12. Pure Love
Live the Life Tour
Along with the release of “Time”, Rod Stewart is set to engage on the European leg of his Live the Life tour on June 1st; American dates with Steve Winwood will kick off October 17th, 2013.**I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.