| ROD STEWART & FACES: LIVE IN LONDON - IMM940115
International rock-and-roll superstar and sex symbol Rod Stewart in his intense and fascinating 1975 “final concert” with the benchmark British blues band faces – a key moment of rock history, in which Rod was finally launched as a solo artist, and British blues-rock came to a climax.
Featuring Ron Wood on lead guitar, the concert makes abundantly clear the chemistry and collaboration of guitarist and vocalist on which the Faces’ smash success as a live act was founded. Great drumming, bass playing, and piano playing from Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane, and Ian McLagan provide the tight groove that served so ideally as a platform for Rod’s raspy, soulful singing.
”Maggie May” and “You Wear It Well” were already solo hits for Rod when the band was rocking them here. But the band also takes on the Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry and Bobby Womack tunes from which their pub-rock sound was drawn. Rod gives his frontman role all the glam that was ensuring his success as a solo star. And for a dose of extra excitement: Keith Richards pays a visit and sits in on guitar.
At once a period piece and an extraordinary musical treat, this show is not to be missed by any fan of Rod Stewart and classic rock.
1. It’s All Over Now
2. Take A Look At The Guy
3. Bring It On Home to Me
4. You Send Me
5. Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller
6. I’d Rather Be Blind
8. I Can Feel The Fire
9. You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything
10. Twistin’ The Night Away
11. You Wear It Well
12. Maggie May