14 Rod Stewart Albums Everyone Should Own

14 Rod Stewart Albums Everyone Should Own

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One of the most successful recording artists in history, Sir Rod Stewart cut some of his most memorable music during his epic 26-year tenure with Warner Bros. Records. During that time, he released 14 studio albums, achieving both international success and critical acclaim thanks to massive hits like “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” “Infatuation,” “Love Touch” and “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” 

After brilliant stints with the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces, as well as several outstanding solo albums, Stewart moved to Los Angeles in 1974 and joined Warner Bros. Records. Atlantic Crossing, his 1975 debut with the label, was produced by the legendary Tom Dowd, who produced Stewart’s next three albums. That four-album run during the 1970s was one of Stewart’s most successful. After Atlantic Crossing was certified gold, A Night On the Town went double-platinum and Foot Loose & Fancy Free went triple-platinum, as did its follow-up Blondes Have More Fun, which became Stewart’s first #1 album. That era gave rise to many of the singer’s most beloved tracks, like “Sailing,” “I Don’t Want to Talk About It,” “I Was Only Joking,” “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” and “Hot Legs.” 

Stewart’s chart success continued into the 1980s with a string of Top 10 hits that included: “Passion,” “Young Turks,” “Infatuation,” “Some Guys Have All the Luck,” “Love Touch” and “My Heart Can’t Tell You No.” After opening the decade with back-to-back platinum albums - Foolish Behaviour and Tonight I’m Yours - the singer ended it on a high note with the double-platinum success of Out of Order, which was produced by Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor and Chic’s Bernard Edwards.

He notched platinum records in three consecutive decades in 1991 when Vagabond Heart hit the million-seller mark while peaking at #10 on the album chart. In 1995, a year after Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his solo career, he released Spanner In the Works, a gold-certified album that included “Leave Virginia Alone,” a stellar track written by Tom Petty. Following the mostly-covers album When We Were the New Boys, the singer returned with his final album for Warner Bros. Records, Human, which featured the hit “I Can’t Deny It.”

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Rod Stewart, 1983 (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

You can now get your hands on all 14 of Rod Stewarts albums from 1975-2001 in a sensational boxed set. Presented in a clamshell box, The Studio Albums 1975-2001 will be available on September 13 and you can pre-order it here. 

Here are the 14 Rod Stewart albums every fan should own, included in The Studio Albums 1975-2001.

Atlantic Crossing (1975)
Night On The Town (1976)
Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977)
Blondes Have More Fun (1978)
Foolish Behaviour (1980)
Tonight I’m Yours (1981)
Body Wishes (1983)                
Camouflage (1984)
Every Beat Of My Heart (1986)            
Out Of Order (1988)
Vagabond Heart (1991)    
A Spanner In The Works (1995)        
When We Were The New Boys (1998)        
Human (2001)


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