Rod Stewart’s SOULBOOK is obviously a labor of love. Rod sings 13 soul standards like “It’s a Rainy Night in Georgia” and “Love Train.” Stevie Wonder joins Rod on “My Cherie Amour.” Mary J. Blige shows up on “You Make Me Feel Brand New.” And Jennifer Hudson sings a duet with Rod on “Let It Be Me.” I love these songs and clearly Rod Stewart does too. I consider “Tracks of My Tears” to be the strongest track on the CD. Listen to it and if you don’t care for it, then you won’t like this album. But, if it strikes the same chord in you that it does in me, then go to AMAZON and take advantage of their $8.99 sale price. Best Buy has it for a buck more. Either way, this is a very affordable CD full of classic soul hits. I enjoyed it. GRADE: B+

11 thoughts on “BARGAIN OF THE WEEK: SOULBOOK By Rod Stewart

  1. Jeff Meyerson

    Jackie’s been a fan of Rod’s take on “classics” (which have gone downhill since the first IMHO) so I’m sure she’ll want this one too.

  2. Jeff Meyerson

    It’s now $9.99 on amazon too, George. Of course, Jackie ordered it, along with a few DVDs (Animal House, When Harry Met Sally… and Fools Rush In).

  3. Bill Crider

    I’ve been a Rod Stewart fan for over 30 years now. I have a stack of old vinyl albums in the closet, and later I bought a bunch of them on CD. Not to mention a big boxed set. But I haven’t been such a fan of his recordings of the pop classics. I’ve listened to this new CD a couple of times now, and I like it better than his take on the pop songs.

    1. george Post author

      I’m with you, Bill. I didn’t bother buying Rod Stewart’s CDs of “standards.” But these soul songs evidently resonate with Rod. I think the $8.99 AMAZON price was the “pre-release” price. Now that the CD is out, AMAZON jacked up the price.

  4. Richard Robinson

    It seems like all I’ve been doing lately is saying “no, thanks” to your selections for posting, George. Sorry about that, but, to misquote Abraham Lincoln, you can please all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.

    There are a few Rod Stewart songs I like, but a “best of” CD would be more than enough of that voice for me.

    On the other hand, George, you’re saving me some money. That’s a good thing.


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