Soulbook - Rod Stewart
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  • Summary: Rod Stewart's latest album features covers of Motown and soul classics.
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  1. Rod could have stepped out more energetically on this album, but his gentlemanly approach still has its merits. Plus, it’s great to hear these songs again.
  2. There's no doubting the love in that old heart of his, but Soulbook could've cut much deeper.
  3. His new versions are respectful and careful, with his voice recorded in close-up. Compared to the originals, they are just about joyless.
  4. It's all pleasing enough, flowing better than the American Songbook albums, and not feeling as karaoke as the Rock album, but it's so comfortable, so easygoing, it verges on the forgettable.
  5. Alas, instead of a small, tight band and a focused, driven Rod the Mod, the project creaks with over-syrupy productions and seemingly phoned-in vocals.
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