- Lead Vocalist (album)
Infobox Album |
Name = Lead Vocalist
Type = Compilation
Released = February 22, 1993
Genre = Rock, pop
Warner Bros. Records
Last album = "
This album = "Lead Vocalist"
Next album = "
"Lead Vocalist" is a
compilation albumreleased by Rod Stewarton February 22, 1993 (see 1993 in music). It was released by Warner Bros. Recordsin the UK (WX 503) and Germany (WEA 9362 45258-1/2), but was never released in the US. Three songs from this album either had previously or would be released as singles: “Tom Traubert's Blues”, “Shotgun Wedding”, and “Ruby Tuesday”.
"Lead Vocalist" was released on the heels of Rod receiving the prestigious Outstanding Contribution or Lifetime Achievement Award at the BRITs. The album was advertised appropriately as a “celebration of Rod's glittering career.” It opens with seven tracks from earlier in Rod’s career. Notably, four of these were not from his solo career. “I Ain’t Superstitious” was released while with
The Jeff Beck Group, “Cindy Incidentally”, “Stay with Me”, and “Sweet Lady Mary” had all been released on Faces albums. "Lead Vocalist" closes with five new releases – all cover versions. The new releases were recorded at Woodstock House in County Wicklow, Irelandand Cherokee Studiosin Los Angeles, CA.
"Lead Vocalist" went to #3 on the UK charts.
I Ain’t Superstitious" (Previously released on "Truth" by The Jeff Beck Group) – 4:55
Handbags and Gladrags" (Previously released on " An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down") – 4:24
#"Cindy Incidentally" (Previously released on "Ooh La La" by Faces) –
#"Stay with Me" (Previously released on "
A Nod Is as Good as a Wink...To a Blind Horse" by Faces) – 4:38
#"True Blue" (Previously released on "
Never a Dull Moment") – 3:31
#"Sweet Lady Mary" (Previously released on "Long Player" by Faces) – 5:50
Hot Legs" (Previously released on " Foot Loose & Fancy Free") – 5:15
#"Stand Back" (
Stevie Nicks) –
#"Ruby Tuesday" (
#"Shotgun Wedding" (Roy Hammond) –
#"First I Look At the Purse" (
Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers) –
#"Tom Traubert’s Blues (Waltzing Matilda)" (
Tom Waits) –
*For Tracks 1-7 see the original recordings
*Rod Stewart –
lead vocals, backing vocals
Jeff Golub– guitar
*Robin LeMesurier – guitar
Tim Pierce– guitar
Paul Jackson, Jr.– guitar
Jeff Baxter– guitar
Waddy Wachtel– guitar
*Carmine Rojas –
John Pierce– bass guitar
Trevor Horn– bass guitar, backing vocals
Dave Palmer– drums
Eric Caudieux– drums, money jangler
*Kevin Savigar – keyboards,
Anne Dudley– keyboards, string & horn arrangements
Nicky Hopkins– keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
*Jimmy Roberts –
*The J.B. Horns – saxophone
*Jimmy Zavala –
*Mr. Hunter –
*Alicia Irving, Joseph Powell, Rob Dickins, Arnold Stiefel, The Waters – backing vocals
*Tracks 8-12 produced by Trevor Horn
*Executive Producer – Rob Dickins
*Engineer – Steve MacMillan, Tim Weidner
*Assistant Engineer – Lorcan Keogh
*cite book| title = Lead Vocalist album liner notes| publisher = Warner Bros. Records
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