Album cover artwork for Rod Stewart with black vinyl record popping outRod Stewart’s talent for transcending all genres of popular music has seen him comfortably move away from interpreting the Great American Songbook to return to his roots, as a writer and singer of songs that have something to say.

His fourth album of original songs since 2013 includes the moving Touchline, dedicated to his father, who taught him to love football; while Born To Boogie (A Tribute To Mark Bolan), is a nod to one of his contemporaries.
A great interpreter who makes any song his own, Rod offers outstanding covers of Marc Jordan’s title track, Johnny Cash’s These Are My People, and Soul Brothers Six’s Some Kind Of Wonderful.

The Tears Of Hercules by Rod Stewart is out Nov 11 via Rhino.

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