by Rod Stewart
- Record Label: J-Records
- Release Date: Oct 22, 2002
- Summary: With a title like that, you pretty much know what to expect from Mr. Stewart on this outing, which includes standards such as "They Can't Take That Away from Me" and "I'll Be Seeing You." To make matters worse, Dave Koz and Arturo Sandoval guest.
- Record Label: J-Records
- Genre(s): Pop, Standards
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|The Way You Look Tonight|
|The Nearness Of You It's not the pale moon that excites me That thrills and delights me, oh no It's just the nearness of you It isn't your sweet...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
UncutThe arrangements are banal, but the tunes are exquisite, and his voice, more worn now, is recorded intimately. [Dec 2002, p.148]
BlenderThough The Great American Songbook is bad, it's not shamefully bad--if only because it's too tasteful to risk sinking that low. [#11, p.143]
Q MagazineThe drab orchestrations offer tepid schmaltz, not romance. [Dec 2002, p.112]
KRISTINMJan 15, 2003For anyone who likes ' crooner songs ' this CD is absolutely one of the best!!!! I have enjoyed ALL of Rod Stewart's songs For anyone who likes ' crooner songs ' this CD is absolutely one of the best!!!! I have enjoyed ALL of Rod Stewart's songs over the years (yes, even the dreaded disco song "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy) and this collection is great. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who appreciates these great old classic jazz songs.… Collapse
GiuseppeRJul 7, 2006A particular voice for some of the best songs of the last century. A great interpretation with very good arrangements. The official critics A particular voice for some of the best songs of the last century. A great interpretation with very good arrangements. The official critics didn't appreciate this CD because it is too easy to love it. It's difficult to tire to listen to it. You wish to dance, to sing, to beat time. What else is the music?… Expand
MistyCOct 30, 2006I LOVE this CD along with ALL of Rods others. Only being 24 I hadn't listened to this type of music before thanks Rod.
LindaHNov 5, 2002This is a excellent album of old songs. Stewart sings all the standards in a way I have not heard before.
AlvaroG.May 4, 2008Why so bad ratings??? the whole series of The Great American Songbook are great!!
SarahPDec 17, 2002It sounds like he is singing in the shower, but he is still a better singer than me.
DLawDec 12, 2003I thought these classic songs were indestructible...and then I heard Rod have a go. This could well be one of the worst albums of all time. I thought these classic songs were indestructible...and then I heard Rod have a go. This could well be one of the worst albums of all time. It's simply shocking - avoid at all costs.… Expand
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