Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells A Story Numbered Limited Edition LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 172/500!
Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI!
Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells A Story on Numbered Limited Edition LP from
Mobile Fidelity Silver Label!
Rod the Mod’s definitive album: Timeless feel-good set contains eternal
chart-topper “Maggie May,” and the introspective “(Find A) Reason to Believe”.
Ranked #172 on Rolling Stone's List of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!0
Stewart’s band includes his Faces mates: Ron Wood, Ian McLagan Shine.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
(The Best Plant in America): LP Boasts Organic Warmth and Full-Range Extension.
Rod Stewart owned the early 1970s. When he wasn’t recording great sets with the
Faces, he was redefining how folk, country, and soul music could be folded under
rock’s umbrella. Filled with first-rate originals and terrific interpretations
of classics, Every Picture Tells A Story remains Stewart’s watershed moment, a
brilliant synthesis of organic warmth, earthy tones, raucous romance, and loose
performances. Those who only know Stewart from his later evolution into a sappy
balladeer will be overwhelmed.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI
(the best record plant in America), MoFi Silver Labels’ numbered limited edition
LP presents the 1971 smash in the most transparent, warm, and full-range sound
the music has ever enjoyed. Stewart’s supremely soulful vocals come on with
insouciant passion and joyous persuasion, the detail allowing listeners to hear
into his lungs and feel every breath he draws. His equally superb band is
presented amidst an expanded soundstage that’s free of artificial ceilings and
harshness introduced by several digital remastering editions. The explosive
sound is akin to watching a fledgling group come into its own in a small club.
Kicking up the tempo and slightly increasing the edge from his previous solo
effort, Stewart transforms blues, folk, country, and soul into a hard-rocking
hybrid that maintains acoustic properties but isn’t afraid to step out and
report on what it’s like to have a night out on the town. Anchored by Mick
Waller’s free-swinging percussion, every song triumphs, with Stewart’s slightly
hoarse and eminently emotive vocals communicating each word as if they’re
literally sewn as hearts on his sleeve. Ron Wood’s slide guitar and gritty
chords complement the singer’s earnest conviction, and Ian McLagan’s organ adds
bittersweet accents. Nothing here is blue; Every Picture Tells A Story is a
Stewart combines American and British folk styles on the strolling “Mandolin
Wind,” the touching song epitomizing the simple, direct approach that underpins
the entire album. On the breathless title track, Stewart embraces his inner
playboy, the tune’s likeable crude-and-rude swagger sent up on crackling rhythms
and visceral harmonies. The British native handles Bob Dylan’s “Tommorow Is Such A
Long Time” and the evergreen “That’s All Right Mama” as if he wrote them. The best
aspect of Every Picture Tells A Story relates to how genuine and believable
Stewart and his good-natured company sound throughout.
If you are a fan of rock, soul, folk, or the blues, you owe it to yourself to
have a superb copy of this timeless record that shows off its translucent and
organic tones, extraordinary vocal performances, and crack backing band. Mobile
Fidelity’s Silver Label numbered limited edition LP does just that. And it
restores one of the most iconic album covers in history. As for that “Classic
Edition” statement that’s always hovered at the top of the record? Never truer
About Silver Series: Coming from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, the MoFi Silver
Label Vinyl Series features an eclectic mix of recordings. This series is
mastered and cut on the famous Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de
Paravacini-designed mastering system. Vinyl is pressed at RTI on
audiophile-grade standard vinyl and are numbered limited-editions. Future
releases will continue to stretch stylistic boundaries, as the MoFi Silver Label
continues to explore music from many different genres. Expand your musical
horizons with the Silver Label!
"We had no preconceived ideas of what we were going to do," Stewart said. "We would have a few drinks and strum away and play." With a first-class band of drinking buddies (including guitarist Ron Wood and drummer Mickey Waller), Stewart made a loose, warm, compassionate album, rocking hard with mostly acoustic instruments. "Mandolin Wind" was his moving ballad of a country couple toughing out a long winter on the farm; the title tune was a hilarious goof. But Stewart scored his first Number One hit with "Maggie May," his autobiographical tale of a young stud getting kicked in the head by an older lady." - www.rollingstone.com
• Limited Edition
• MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series
• Mastered and Cut on the famous MoFi Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de Paravacini-designed mastering system.
• Pressed at RTI on Audiophile-Grade Standard Vinyl
1. Reason To Believe
2. That's All Right Mama
3. Tomorrow Is Such A Long Time
4. Seems Like A Long Time
5. I Know I'm Losing You
6. Mandolin Wind
7. Every Picture Tells a Story
8. Maggie May