1975-1978

$300.00

Sir Rod Stewart was on his way to becoming one of the most successful recording artists in history in 1974 when he moved to America and signed with Warner Bros. Records (now Warner Records). Over his next 27 years with the label, Stewart released some of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed records of his extraordinary career. Warner Records goes back to the start of that legendary run with a new boxed set that features Stewart's first four Warner albums on vinyl, plus a bonus LP of rare and unreleased studio outtakes from those albums: Atlantic Crossing (1975), A Night on the Town (1976), Footloose & Fancy Free (1977), and Blondes Have More Fun (1978).

After being out of print for decades, the studio albums look and sound better than ever as they return to vinyl, complete with replica sleeves and newly remastered sound. The albums and the bonus LP are all organized in an iridescent box with Stewart foil-stamped on the cover, his blonde shag haircut glistening in gold, and his leopard-print suit shimmering in silver.

The bonus LP, titled Encores 1975-1978, is a collection of 10 outtakes selected from the recording sessions for all four albums. The first side highlights five songs from the recent deluxe editions released for Atlantic Crossing and A Night on the Town. Songs include an alternate version of the B-side "Rosie" and a cover of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody" recorded with the influential Stax Records house band, Booker T. & The MG's. The flip side features five previously unreleased session outtakes from Foot Loose & Fancy Free and Blondes Have More Fun. Highlights include a cover of the Motown classic, "You Really Got A Hold On Me," and the unreleased tracks "Silver Tongue" and "Don't Hang Up".

Release date: 4th June, 2021

Tracklist:

LP1 – ATLANTIC CROSSING

Three Time Loser
Alright for an Hour
All in the Name of Rock'n'roll
Drift Away
Stone Cold Sober
I Don't Want to Talk About It
It's Not the Spotlight
This Old Heart of Mine
Still Love You
Sailing

LP2 – A NIGHT ON THE TOWN
Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
The First Cut is the Deepest
Fool for You
The Killing of Georgie (Part I and Ii)
The Balltrap
Pretty Flamingo
Big Bayou
The Wild Side of Life
Trade Winds

LP3 – FOOT LOOSE AND FANCY FREE
Hot Legs
You're Insane
You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
Born Loose
You Keep Me Hangin' on
(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
You Got a Nerve
I Was Only Joking

LP4 – BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
Dirty Weekend
Ain't Love a Bitch
The Best Days of My Life
Is That the Thanks I Get?
Attractive Female Wanted
Blondes (Have More Fun)
Last Summer
Standin' in the Shadows of Love
Scarred and Scared

LP5 - ENCORES
Holy Cow with Booker T. & the Mg's
To Love Somebody with Booker T. & the Mg's
Return to Sender with Booker T. & the Mg's
Rosie Early Version
Get Back Alternate Version
You Really Got a Hold on Me
Honey, Let Me Be Your Man
Lost Love
Silver Tongue
Don't Hang Up